Boreal Research holds public tour

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff NAIT’s Centre for Boreal Research in Peace River held a public tour of their labs and greenhouse on May 14. Scientists and students at the Centre research how to grow boreal plants that will help them reclaim…
Make every choice the right choice

PARTY program sends strong message Richard FroeseFor The Express Junior high school students learned lessons about impacts of drinking and driving during the annual Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth program in High Prairie on May. Grade 9 students…
Vegas style golf tournament fundraiser May 25

Tom HenihanExpress Staff A 4-ball, Vegas Style Golf Tournament fundraiser will take place at Smoky River Regional Golf Course in McLennan, Saturday May 25 beginning at 10am. All funds raised at the two-round, 18-hole tournament will go to Ecole Providence…
Morin nominated for teaching award

Richard FroeseFor The Express École Routhier School teacher Krystin Morin is the 2019 High Prairie School Division nominee for the Edwin Parr Award. The award is given to a first-year Alberta teacher who goes above and beyond in the duties…
Savage outlines plan to diversify Reno facility

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff Savage CANAC Corporation made a presentation to Northern Sunrise County council at their regular meeting on May 14 outlining a proposed diversification of the Savage facility in Reno. The Northern Sunrise Crude Terminal provides direct access to…
Catholic Archbishop visits Ecole Providence

Tom HenihanExpress Staff Archbishop Gérard Pettipas, Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Grouard- McLennan visited communities in the Smoky River Region recently, including McLennan, Falher and Girouxville. While in McLennan the Archbishop spent time with students at Ecole Providence on…
Twelve Foot Davis Gravesite wild fire

Express Staff On May 9 at 1:50 p.m., Northern Sunrise Protective Services were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the hills west of the Twelve Foot Davis Gravesite. Due to very strong winds, the fire spread into the surrounding grasses…
Francophone students demonstrate their talents

Tom HenihanExpress Staff Over 250, audience members, musicians, artists and performers attended the third annual “Gala du Nord” celebration at Centre Chevaliers on April 27. The CAFE Nord-Ouest organizes the event in conjunction with École Héritage whose students present the…
Survivors share the trauma of the “60’s Scoop”

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff The Peace River Museum hosted the “Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop” exhibition for one day only on May 2. According to the exhibit, “This Anishnaabe that means ‘coming home,’ was given to…
McLennan’s Heritage House Society opens its annual garage sale

Tom HenihanExpress Staff St.Paul’s Heritage House Society, a group responsible for the restoration and ongoing maintenance of the Manse House and St. Paul’s Anglican Church, has opened its annual summer-long garage sale at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall on Highway…