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Public Interest Alberta News release Public Interest Alberta joined the Minister of Labour for her announcement this morning (June 30) on the roll-out of the government’s plan to implement a $15 per hour minimum wage by 2018. “I was pleased…

Smoky River Regional Economic Development Dan Dibbelt The Alberta economy took a pretty hard hit with sudden and dramatic drop in the price of oil. Recently the Alberta government released the government deficit at 6.4 billion dollars. According to finance…

Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois Director Smoky River FCSS Week three kicks off in Donnelly. During this week of July 18-21, the theme is ‘Kids in the Kitchen’. Youth will spend the four days full…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, take a more serious approach if you want others to give your ideas more thoughtful consideration. Devote more time and attention to work and other necessities. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, put your…
A journey for healing and hope

Richard Froese Spotlight Tradition and respect for roots of First Nations culture and past were celebrated as generations departed Driftpile in the 16th annual pilgrimage to Lac Ste Anne. “We had close to 70 travel in the wagon train, from…

Spotlight High Prairie School Division has appointed new administrators in Slave Lake with a principal at C.J. Schurter School, vice-principal at E.G. Wahlstrom School, and principal at Roland Michener Secondary School. Robyn Ord-Boisvert returns to C.J. Schurter School as Pprincipal…

Commentary by Katrina Owens Something absolutely dreadful happened last week – my beagle almost died, okay perhaps died is an exaggeration but she did still become violently ill. Why you may ask? Because I turned my head for a millisecond,…
Red Hatters lead in Falher’s Canada Day celebration

Mac Olsen Express Staff Our country marked 149 years on July 1, and area residents marked the occasion in their own ways. One Canada Day event was held at the Smoky River Visitor Information Centre in Falher. Approximately 100 people…

Spotlight Staff People who put a lot of thought into their wardrobes know that one of the challenges presented by the changing seasons is figuring out what to wear and when. Such sudden changes can be problematic, as not everyone…