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Express Staff The murder trial for John Edward Chomiak has been delayed to Aug. 8. It was originally to start in Peace River on April 25, after a judge agreed late last year to grant Chomiak his most recent extension.…
PIC – Breakfast is on Ecole Routhier

Pictured above, left-right, are vice-principal Melissa Portelance and teacher Donna Seier. They and others at Ecole Routhier volunteered to cook and serve the sausage and pancake breakfast to the public. It was held in the main gym at the school…
Long dry spell sparks extreme fire hazard

Richard Froese Spotlight Extremely dry and windy spring conditions have raised the risk of wildfires. “It is very very dry this spring because of a lack of accumulation of snow,” says fire chief Ken Melnyk, who has served on the…

Richard Froese Spotlight A former police officer has joined the ranks of High Prairie School Division as safety officer. Michael Bourguignon became the safety and health officer in March after 13 years with the RCMP. “I consider it a rewarding…

Spotlight Staff Did you know you could pay your traffic fines online? Apparently, most do because more Albertans are doing so. The Association of Alberta Registry Agents says more Albertans are paying their traffic fines online than ever before, and…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, it is easy to get excited about the wrong things this week. Try not to be too reckless in your actions, and stick with someone like Libra to keep you grounded. TAURUS – Apr…
Award-winning author passes away

A man proud of his heritage, Larry Loyie lived a Cree life Larry Loyie had two dreams back in 2005. The first was to leave Vancouver and return to Cree country, the source and inspiration for his award-winning children’s books.…
A colourful family event at Heritage

Written in French by Julie Desrosier Translated by Sylvianne Maisonneuve On Friday, April 8th, the CAFE Nord-Ouest hosted its third annual spring Family Fair. The morning was dedicated to older youth and members of the community. The organizing committee welcomed…

Georgia Dubois Director Smoky River FCSS “PLAN FOR THE WORST AND HOPE FOR THE BEST” – Unknown. With the beginnings of what seems to be a very busy fire season I would like to touch base with our residents about…

Smoky River Regional Economic Development Dan Dibbelt It is hard to argue against climate change. Experts seem to agree its happening, but were people differ is in what exactly we should be doing about it. The Alberta government has taken…