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Richard Froese For The Express Bus safety in the Smoky River region will come under study. At its monthly meeting Feb. 20, the board of High Prairie School Division discussed a local concern, says a news release from HPSD dated…
Pirates down but not out

Chris Clegg For Smoky River Express The Falher Pirates face an undaunting task if they want to advance to the NPHL Final. The Pirates are down 3-1 in their best-of-seven series against the Grande Prairie Athletics after action ended last…
Two Smoky River schools receive atlas

Tom Henihan Express Staff MLA and Minister of Energy Marg McCuaig- Boyd visited schools in the Smoky River region on February 21. The Minister visited Ecole Heritage in Falher and G.P. Vanier School in Donnelly to present the school libraries…

Richard Froese For The Express Communities and organizations can apply for funding to host Alberta Culture Days events. Groups can host events Sept. 27-29 to showcase their arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit. The provincial government announced the grant Feb.…
Vanier students learn about forestry careers

Richard Froese For The Express Students at Georges P. Vanier learned about opportunities at a forestry career fair Feb. 26 in High Prairie. Lesser Slave Forest Education Society hosted the event for junior high school students. Various career options were…
A fascinating display of scientific enquiry

TA Norris and Glenmary schools’ Science Fair Tom Henihan Express Staff Over 300 students exhibiting approximately 230 projects took part in the Peace River Science Fair on February 20. The Grade 7 to 9 students event, hosted by Glenmary and…
A lot to ponder at G.P. Vanier Science Fair 2019

Tom Henihan Express Staff Albert Einstein said, “The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking,” and that insight was certainly apparent at G. P. Vanier School’s Grade 7 and 8 Science Fair on February 28.…

Richard Froese Winter is winding down and warmer and brighter days are ahead. Spring is just around the corner. The first day of spring is March 20. Before that, remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour when daylight saving…

Jeff Burgar A few years ago, when Jason Kenney was federal Immigration Minister, he didn’t care a farfle about Alberta businesses crying for staffing help. Today, he frets Alberta businesses can’t afford minimum wages. Seriously? Now he says he doesn’t…
McLennan Rec Board cites accomplishments

Tom Henihan Express Staff At the McLennan Parks and Recreation AGM, held February 27 in her President’s Report , Marie-Anne Jones thanked all volunteers for their work and enthusiasm, saying they should be collectively proud of all that the Rec…
2019 show celebrates a “Bright Future”

Tom Henihan Express Staff Peace River and District Chamber of Commerce “Spring Trade Show 2019” will take place on April 5 and 6 at Baytex Energy Centre. Recognizing that 2019 is the 100 anniversary of the incorporation of the Town…
Win a free, sweetheart pizza

Commentary by Jeff Burgar There are few, very, very few sweethearts in Northern Alberta! Bold statement. I hope it isn’t true. But did you take your honey out for dinner last week? Bought flowers or candies, or both? A pox…
Students may have to buckle up on buses

Richard Froese For The Express Local students riding school buses may have to buckle up in seatbelts in a year or so. That concept is supported by Harry Davis, director of transportation for the High Prairie School Division. “If Transport…
Cold snap hard on pets: tips from a peace officer

Callie Hermanson For The Express Slave Lake has recently hit a cold snap and Peace Officer Mark Becker says in regards to this extreme cold, it is imperative that pet owners take the appropriate steps to ensure their pets are…