Ecole Heritage sends teacher and students to 70th l’ACELF conference

Principal Nicole Walisser Ecole Heritage Several students and one teacher attended a national conference in Calgary during October 5-7. The 70th edition of the conference of l’ACELF (Association candienne d’éducation de langue française) saw 500 teachers and youth gather under…
Pond hockey program commences

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Fifteen children are enrolled in the pond hockey program this fall, which is being held at the Falher Regional Recreation Complex. “It’s a good number,” says organizer Doreen Brulotte, “a manageable number for one coach.”…
Buchinski to receive AUMA’s Distinguished Service Award

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Donna Buchinski is surprised and pleased to hear that the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association has announced that she will receive their Distinguished Service Award. “It’s an honour to receive the award,” says Buchinski. “Being recognized…
Henkel eager to chair new HPSD board

Richard Froese Spotlight High Prairie School Division swore in its new board of trustees for the 2017-21 term at the organizational meeting Oct. 18, just two days after elections. High Prairie Trustee Tammy Henkel was re-elected by the board as…
Firefighters train for pulling people out of a hotel fire

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Members of Smoky River Fire and Rescue conducted a training exercise at the Girouxville Hotel in the evening of Sept. 27. “Training was conducted to familiarize the firefighters with the building,” says Fire Chief Marcel…
Smoky River Gymnastics Club begins another season

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs The main gym at Ecole Routhier is once again the scene for somersaults, balance beam performances, the uneven bars and other gymnastics training. The Smoky River Gymnastics Club has begun the 2017/18 season with 80…
McLennan Oktoberfest, an authentic Bavarian festival

Tom Henihan Express Staff The McLennan Recreation Board’s “Oktoberfest” fundraising event was by all accounts a great success. Approximately 130 people attended the event that offered, along with beer and great music, an extensive Bavarian themed menu of bratwurst, potato…
Art depicts murdered and missing women

Chris Clegg Spotlight To the naked and untrained eye, James F. Willier’s art is eye-catching on its own. But take a closer look and you will see a very strong message being delivered. Willier drew a picture with a red…