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Mac Olsen Express Staff Fine and suspension for over .08 Hayley Dawn Peterson pled guilty to one charge of driving with a blood alcohol level over .08. A charge of impaired driving was withdrawn. Peterson received a $1,000 and a…

Jeff Burgar I just returned from my birthplace of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The city is as beautiful as I remember, although not keeping up with its brand as “City of Bridges.” Maybe change to something like “City of Parks.” There are…

Mac Olsen How many billions of pizza boxes are manufactured each year throughout the world? Notoriously, they wind up in landfills and it’s appalling to see this one-off type packaging still in use today. However, plastic straws seem to be…
Village of Donnelly Council Meeting July 30, 2018

CAO Rita Maure Village of Donnelly Council held an open house to discuss with residents the Public Notification Bylaw. There were no residents that attended, and the public meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m. ATCO Red Flag Power Pole The…

Mac Olsen Express Staff It’s high summer and there’s no better time to enjoy a barbecue. Residents at the Villa Beausejour had such an opportunity July 27, as staff cooked hamburgers and hot dogs for them. “I put it on…
Home and RV damaged in fire

Mac Olsen Express Staff At 4:15 p.m. on July 29, Smoky River Emergency Services responded to a fire at a residence west of Girouxville. Two fire trucks and a tender, as well as the RCMP and EMS, responded to the…

Mac Olsen Express Staff smokyriverexpress.com @SmokyRiverExprs   Horse enthusiasts converged at the Smoky River Ag Society grounds by Donnelly during the long weekend of Aug. 4-6 for a summer gymkhana event. A competition was held on Aug. 4, featuring pole…

Mac Olsen Express Staff smokyriverexpress.com @SmokyRiverExprs   The mud was flying here and there, and the tires were spinning on occasion, going nowhere. But fans cheered and applauded those who took their trucks and ATVs through the 200-foot mud trenches.…
PIC – Flooded farmland by Highway 49

Above, flooded farmland on Highway 49, between Giroxuville and Falher. A heavy rainstorm hit the Smoky River region on July 20, resulting in flooding throughout.  
Lightning strikes plastic gas pipe causing minor flare-up

Tom Henihan Express Staff During the numerous thunderstorms and heavy downpours the region experienced recently something unusual occurred on Albert Laflamme’s land just outside Falher. On July 18, while Laflamme and a friend were talking in the feed mill on…