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Smoky River Regional Economic Development by Dan Dibbelt   In a previous life, I was a senior manager with the Alberta Government, located out of Peace River. It was a great job. I had about a dozen people working under…
HPSD appoints inclusive education co-ordinators

Spotlight Staff High Prairie School Division has appointed Michelle Berggren and Brennan McDonald to two positions of inclusive education co-ordinators. They will work as a team to provide leadership in planning, developing, and implementing inclusive education services across the district.…
4-H members shine at Achievement Day

Blackhurst raises Grand Champion Steer, Verstappen Supreme Female Mature Ewe East Peace 4-H District Show and Sale – Lambs [Saturday, June 4] Name Weight Buyer Ramona Bokhout 118 lbs Lazy W Ranch Naomi Bokhout 113 lbs Cox Petroleum/UFA Whisper Forseille 98…

Ecole Routhier held their final assembly for the school year on June 24. In this photo the Grade 6 French students give their celebratory stance by ‘hiding’ from the camera lens. A story and more photos of the final assembly…

Ecole Routhier held their ‘Peter Pan’ performance in the evening of June 21. In this photo plays Aaliyah Elliot plays the crocodile, targeting Captain Hook as her meal. The Smoky River Express will have a story and more photos of…
The greatest grandpa chase in the history of the world

Tom Henihan Express Staff There was some serious time travel going on at G.P. Vanier on the evening of June 14, with the high school drama class performing in an original play that the students wrote and directed themselves with…
Falher UFA Farmers Day Celebration a great success

Tom Henihan Express Staff Farmers Day was first celebrated in 1945 and at that time, the UFA lobbied the provincial government to declare the second Friday in June a provincial holiday. While the move to declare Farmers Day a holiday…
Ecole Routhier holds track and field event June 1-2

Mac Olsen Express Staff June 1-2 were very busy days for teachers at Ecole Routhier, as the school held its annual track and field event. Students in Grades 4-6 held their activities the first day and the other grades held…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 You are motivated to explore new relationships this week, Aries. Do so without jeopardizing existing relationships. Speak about your plans with others as you work things through. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, it’s best…
Pruden-Barrie new FNMI co-ordinator

Richard Froese Spotlight High Prairie School Division has appointed Delores Pruden-Barrie as First Nations, Metis, Inuit (FNMI) co-oordinator. She has been a director at Aspen View Public Schools since August 2015 in charge of FNMI learning and achievement. Previously employed…