Peace River celebrates Canada Day

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff The rain may have delayed the fireworks show until Monday night but it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits for Peace River’s Canada Day celebrations. After a flag raising and walking parade to Riverfront Park, local families enjoyed games…

Jeff Burgar “There’s more to Alberta than the Calgary Stampede or the picturesque roads that wind through Banff.” So says no less an authority than the Calgary Herald newspaper. The paper then tells readers there are “7 places in Alberta…

Richard Froese School is out, Canada Day is over and the summer vacation season for families officially starts. Summer is time for picnics and community events with plenty of food. That often creates a great amount of waste of plastic…

Express Staff The onset of warm weather has finally arrived and the Canadian media has already documented cases of dogs left in cars. Dogs are increasingly part of our lives, consequently people want to bring them everywhere they go as…
Ecole Providence year-end awards ceremony

Tom Henihan Express Staff Due to ongoing renovations in the school gym, Ecole Providence held this year’s awards and kindergarten graduation ceremony in St. John the Baptist Church on June 20. Staying with the annual routine, the awards event began…
Duane Steele plays for another sold out crowd in Nampa

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff Chart topping country artist Duane Steele was back at Farmers Restaurant in Nampa on June 28 for an intimate acoustic show featuring some old favourites as well as new songs. Steele called the local restaurant a “cool…

Alberta Health Services Illnesses such as measles can be prevented through immunization. To find out more, go to immunizealberta.ca. It is important to know the facts about immunization in order to make the best decisions. Immunization prompts our immune systems…

Express Staff Photographers are invited to submit photos for display in the new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital now under construction. Alberta Health Services (AHS) welcomes inspiring photos that demonstrate the diversity of the region that the hospital will serve, says…
Perfect weather and excellent turnout

Tom HenihanExpress Staff This year’s Peace River Powwow and Aboriginal Gathering took place on June 22 and 23 at the Peace River Agricultural Grounds in Northern Sunrise County. The 16th annual powwow and 24th Aboriginal Gathering was scheduled for June…
PR Shell Rotary House holds open house

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff The new Shell Rotary House across from the Peace River Hospital held an open house on June 20. The open house was co-hosted by the Peace River Chamber of Commerce and included a free barbeque. Rotary House…