Catholic youth mission visits HFCRD Peace Region schools

Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Pure Witness Ministries, a Catholic youth oriented evangelical mission based in Saskatoon, visited Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) schools from February 1 to February 9. The team, comprised of seven members, held retreats and…
RCMP Dog Services provide valuable tool

Spotlight Staff Police dog services under the RCMP provide an effective tool to fight crime. Only purebred German shepherds in perfect physical condition for general duty teams, and mostly male, states the following information on the RCMP website. Those breeds…
Family Day events planned for Donnelly and Falher

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Mark Feb. 19 on your calendar, as Family Day activities will be held in Donnelly and Falher. Activities get under way at 11 a.m. at the Park Regalo in Donnelly. “We’re excited to host our…
Volunteer receives reply from Buckingham Palace

Tom Henihan Spotlight Austin Doyle has worked as a volunteer at the Société historique et généalogique de Smoky River in Donnelly for two years, working fulltime during the summer months and on Tuesdays during the winter. Doyle’s commitment to the…
Alberta junior curling places fourth at nationals in Quebec

Mac Olsen Spotlight It wasn’t quite the finish that Coach Charles Simoneau and his junior girls’ curling team hoped for, but it was quite an accomplishment to compete at the national level. Simoneau and the Peace Curling Association’s junior team…
Fighting mountain pine beetle in Whitecourt area

Spotlight Staff The Alberta government is partnering with Woodlands County and the town of Whitecourt to combat mountain pine beetle. The mountain pine beetle threatens six million hectares of Alberta’s pine forest and affects the activities of more than half…