High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show coming in April

Mac Olsen Spotlight All outdoor enthusiasts and the general public are invited to the annual High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show. It will be held in the Sports Palace, Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre and curling rink during April 22-23. The…
PIC – Atom team advances to provincials

On February 25, the Smoky River Atoms team won their game for provincials in the final series versus Ridgevalley, and they are Zone 1 Atom D Champions.  The Atoms advance to the Provincial Championship for Atom D in Delburne  March…
A full day of fun at Club Alouette Seniors Fun Day

Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Approximately 100 participants took part in the Seniors Fun Day cribbage, snooker and carpet bowling tournaments held at the Club Alouette on Thursday February 23. The entry fee of 10 dollars, seven of which went…
Women’s shelter impacts lives over history

By Joyce Badger, chair of the board, Sucker Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter (Board chair Joyce Badger presented the history of the shelter in her speech.) It is a great pleasure to see you all here as we celebrate 25 years…

Government of Alberta News release If the bill is passed, Alberta parents will no longer have to pay school fees for instructional supplies or materials or for eligible students taking the bus to their designated schools. These two fees cost…

Joe McWilliams You could say the topic of World War II prisoner of war camps around here has gotten as much coverage as it deserves. I thought I was pretty much done with it, after a flurry of articles I…
Pirates win! They defeat Huskies in seven games

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs The Falher Pirates are moving on to the Campbell Cup final, after seven battles with the Grimshaw Huskies. For coach Mathieu Maisonneuve, the East Division final was gruelling and the team can’t rest on their…
Sucker Creek Women’s Shelter celebrates 25 years

Richard Froese Spotlight A quarter century of serving local needs was celebrated by Sucker Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter at a gala Feb. 18 in High Prairie. Leaders and partners gathered at Edmo Peyre Hall to thank the shelter, which has…

RCMP News release   Faust, Alberta – Police are investigating a stolen vehicle with an armed suspect. The suspect is contained at this time on Highway 33 between Highway 2 and Swan Hills. RCMP members from several surrounding detachments along with the…

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   It came down to the wire for the Falher Pirates, as they were forced to play game seven against the Grimshaw Huskies. They played at the Mile Zero Regional Multiplex in Grimshaw on March…

Mac Olsen I Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   The Local Actors Having Fun Troupe held their annual performances at the Jean Cote Community Hall on February 25 and March 4. Their productions feature dinner mystery theatre, and this year it was…