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Commentary by Jeff Burgar Hard times call for hard measures. A Provincial Sales Tax? Oh the humanity of it all! But, with our Alberta government swimming in an ocean of red ink, the PST idea is once again floating in…

Katelyn Lambert, left, and Rebecca Edmunson performed ‘If I die Young’ and ‘A Heart like Yours’ for La Société Historique et Généalogique de Smoky River’s talent show at the Girouxville community hall on March 15, 2015. Express Staff The public…

The Smoky River Minor Hockey Bantam Pirates are heading for the Hockey Alberta Bantam D Provincial Championships. They will be held in High Level during March 17-20. The Smoky River Express will have an article about their participation in the…

Georges P. Vanier vice principal and band teacher Pam Heckbert Striking up the Band at the Sunday February 20 dinner, performance and silent auction fundraiser. Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   The 13th annual Georges P. Vanier’s Strike up the…

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   The Centre Chevaliers in Falher was filled with representatives from businesses, government agencies and post-secondary institutions on Feb. 24, as part of a career fair. “It’s to give kids information about what’s available in…

From left, Cecil Dickner, Pierrette L’Abbe, Norma Sobolewski, and Paul Dubrule, the first place carpet bowling team. Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs The Seniors Fun Days cribbage and pool tournaments were held at the McLennan Golden Age Club and the…

Mac Olsen Express Staff During their meeting on Feb. 8, council for the Town of Falher presented a cheque in the amount of $2,150 to Glenda Farnden of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation. It is the municipality’s $2…

Principal Nicole Walisser says it is very exciting to see their student athletes compete at this level of play and amazing that a small school such as École Héritage will have a total of six students participating in the Games.…

Georgia Dubois Director Smoky River FCSS Roots of Empathy Program, Part I Empathy-the ability to relate to how someone else is feeling-is at the core of our humanity. The absence of empathy underlies abuse, bullying, and marginalization in all forms.…