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Self-taught artist making her mark

Chris Clegg Spotlight Just under two years ago, Jennifer Calliou wanted to find something she and her children could enjoy together. She went to the H&S Dollar Store in High Prairie and purchased some paints. “I thought it’d be a…

Richard Froese Who says small rural and northern communities are not supported by provincial and federal governments? Residents in the High Prairie region have great reason to celebrate, not one, but two big-news stories. After waiting many years, the new…
Girouxville Co-op Ltd. is celebrating 75 years in business

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Girouxville Co-op Ltd. is 75 years young in 2017 and the organization is hosting a series of events to commemorate the anniversary. The co-op held its annual general meeting at the Girouxville community hall in…

Spotlight Staff A campaign to encourage more women to run in local government elections this fall has expanded. A how-to video series has been launched on ReadyForHer.alberta.ca, where women politicians share their campaigning tips to help encourage more women to…
Nutrition program expands at local schools

Richard Froese Spotlight An additional $250,000 from the provincial government has been dished out to High Prairie School Division to expand the nutrition program. “High Prairie School Division is very pleased that the Alberta government has continued to fund the…

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   The Villa Beausejour in Falher held its annual volunteer appreciation lunch on April 11. Approximately 30 people attended the event, which included a performance by the GPV high school band. Look for a story…