MLA and minister all ears on farm safety Bill 6

Richard Froese For the Express Local farmers pitched in ideas as government drafts the new provincial Farm Freedom and Safety Act Bill 6. About 20 farmers and ranchers shared their views at a consultation meeting Aug. 23 in High Prairie…

Alberta Health Services September marks Alzheimer’s Awareness month, a time designated to raise awareness of the effects and signs of Alzheimer’s disease in our loved ones and what we can do to support them. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common…
Obituary – Noella L. Charest

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Noella Charest, on August 25, 2019. She was the daughter of Roland Giroux and Aline Guindon. Noella was born and raised in the Girouxville/Falher area. She married Gaston Charest on November 1951,…
Obituary – Lilian Béland

Lilian Béland died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 at the Edmonton General Hospice. She was 84 years old. Lilian was born in 1935 in Falher, the eldest of two daughters of Agnes Crawford, a Scottish immigrant, and Pierre Paul,…
New art show celebrates plants native to the Peace

Susan Thompson Express Staff A new art show at the Peace River library celebrates the beauty of the many different plants that grow wild in the region. The Plants of Peace art show opened on Wednesday August 28 and is…
PIC – A taste of honey!

Ginette Paradis, right, offering samples of clover and blueberry honey at the “Alberta Open Farm Day,” event. held on August 17.

Susan Thompson Express Staff Peace River’s administration has been contacting municipalities across the province after being reassessed $400,000 in GST owing based largely on the wording of their intermunicipal agreement. The Peace River intermunicipal agreement specifies that no municipality signed…
This Old House:  1914 – 2019

Tom Henihan Express Staff The former Smoky River Express building on Main Street in Falher was demolished on August 14. The building, next door to the present Smoky River Express office at 217 Main Street SW, became the property of…
Town of McLennan Council Notebook – August 12

Tom Henihan Express Staff Tax Acquired Highway House Council will be considering available options on the development or sale of the property. Water Co-op Services at the Donnelly Airport Council voted in support of the Smoky River Water Co-op bringingwater…

Tom Henihan From the beginning of the Jack Letts saga, when the convert to Islam left his middleclass home in Oxford to travel to Syria, I suspect that the British media used the moniker “Jihadi Jack,” not to describe a…

Joe McWilliams An email from an odd and unexpected source showed up the other day. It was from somebody calling him or herself ‘Neo’, asking me if I wanted to be ‘part of the herd’ or join up with the…
Kimiwan Birdwalk and Railway Museum “End of Season BBQ”

Tom Henihan Express Staff The Kimiwan Birdwalk and the McLennan Northern Alberta Railway Museum held their “End of Season Barbeque,” August 22. Due to cold, uncertain weather, the event moved indoors, from the Kimiwan Lake Birdwalk Interpretative Centre patio, to…
A great turnout for Paradis Valley Honey, “Open Farm Day,”

Tom Henihan Express Staff Paradis Valley Honey held an “Alberta Open Farm Day,” August 17, at its location in Watino, on Highway 49, approximately 96 kilometers northeast of Grande Prairie, and 85Km southwest of Peace River. The Peace River region,…