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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.…

Dan Dibbelt Smoky River Regional Economic Development Orphan oil wells and the issue of reclamation The decline in the economy due to low oil prices has many impacts beyond the obvious ones of a slow economy and loss of jobs.…

Mac Olsen Express staff   Lots of people converged at the Park Regalo in Donnelly on Feb. 15 to take in the Family Day activities. The Donnelly recreation board organized the event and accepted donations as part of the festivities.…

Tom Henihan Express Staff The 34th annual Carnaval de St-Isidore, a two-day occasion that since its inception in 1982 has established itself as a seminal winter event in northern Alberta. While certainly a favorite winter rendezvous for Alberta’s Francophones, the…

World Day of Prayer This event will be held at the St. John the Baptist Cathedral in McLennan on March 3, beginning at 7:30 p.m. It is a non-denominational worldwide movement of Christian women who come together to observe a…

Smoky Lanes Bowling in Girouxville held their Family Day event on Feb. 15, which featured a game of bowling and a burger meal, at $10 per person. In the photo above is the Morin family. Clockwise from left are Benjamin,…

In front, left-right, are Mayor Myrna Lanctot and Deputy Mayor Brian Labrecque. In the back, left-right, are Councillor Gordon Rundle, new Councillor Katrina Jolie and Councillor Vance Yaremko. They held their monthly meeting on Feb. 17.

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Arnold Viersen, the Conservative MP for Peace River-Westlock, met with the council for the M.D. of Smoky No. 130 during their meeting in Falher on Feb. 10. Viersen discussed issues of concern to him, such…

Grade six, Late Entry French Immersion students from Grande Prairie, researching their family histories while visiting the Société Historique at Généalogique de Smoky River in Donnelly, February 12. Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs In a partnership between Grande Prairie Public…