Season starts with Opening Tournament 2017

Tom Henihan Spotlight The Smoky River Regional Golf Course, Opening Tournament had 43 players participate in the June 17 and 18 two-day event. The tournament got under way on both days at approximately 9.30 in the morning and the event…
HPSD honours employees for long service

Richard Froese Spotlight High Prairie School Division honoured employees during the Long-Service Awards Night on May 26 in High Prairie. More than 80 staff members were recognized for their milestone years of service to the division, says a news release…
French ECS graduation held at Ecole Routhier

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Ten French kindergarten students at Ecole Routhier are moving up in the world next fall. But before that, they had their moment to shine in the spotlight, as their teacher held a graduation ceremony for…
Explore the outdoors and be safe

Richard Froese Spotlight Spruce Point Park west of Kinuso was the scene of an Outdoor Expo on June 10 to promote safe and healthy outdoor activities. Big Lakes County hosted the event with a grant of $1,495 from the Alberta…
A perfect day at the lake for fishing derby

Tom Henihan Spotlight The weather was ideal, sunny and warm will a cool breeze by the water during the ninth annual Knights of Columbus Children’s Fishing Derby at Winagmi Lake Provincial Park on Saturday, June 10. Although the conditions were…
Dubrule named new VP at Vanier

Richard Froese Spotlight Monique Dubrule has been named the new principal of Georges. P. Vanier School in Donnelly. She has been teaching at Vanier since 2005 and been in a LEED (Leading Education Every Day) position for the past year,…
Close support for victims of murdered and missing

Richard Froese Spotlight Families and victims of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls now have a special liaison with the provincial government during a national inquiry. Michelle MacIsaac serves as the northwest Alberta family information liaison for Indigenous programs…
Drefs co-ordinates curriculum for HPSD

Richard Froese Spotlight Julia Drefs has been appointed the new curriculum co-ordinator for High Prairie School Division. She will be responsible to prepare and plan for the new curriculum for early childhood studies to Grade 4 that is proposed to…