Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Smoky River Fire and Rescue will be getting an unmanned aerial vehicle for their operations after the council for the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 approved the purchase during their meeting on Feb. 10.…

Testing their speed and endurance, left-right are Lise Roby, the activities coordinator for the Villa Beausejour, and manager Aline Roy. Sitting on the log is Jean Lalonde, the maintence man for the Villa. Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   Residents…

Richard Froese Spotlight Love and marriage go together when people celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14. Vernon and Eileen Cox of Prairie Echo celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last November and know how to keep that special love in a…

Richard Froese Spotlight Plenty of local resources are available to farmers and landowners to enhance riparian areas and other components related to the watershed. Lesser Slave Watershed Council and Peace Country Beef and Forage Association can offer funding support and…

Gary Cotton 1963 – 2016 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Garry Cotton at the age of 52 years. He was born on July 9, 1963 in Spirit River, Alberta and passed away on January…

Georgia Dubois Director Smoky River FCSS   Community Volunteer Income Tax Program   Understanding your rights and responsibilities and the benefits of filing an income tax and benefit return is an important aspect of financial literacy. Did you know that…

Dan Dibbelt Smoky River Regional Economic Development   It may be time to spread the work around   It is an unusual time in Alberta. I have lived in Alberta for more than 40 years and pretty much during that…

Morgan Maclean scores for the Falher Pirates late in the second period, with Craig Anderson and Drake Cunningham collecting the assists. The Pirates hosted the Manning Comets on Feb. 2. Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   The NPHL playoffs are…

The UAlberta Augustana Campus has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Isabelle Maure of McLennan. Maure is a first-year Bachelor of Science student and she is the recipient of the scholarship, funded by An Augustana Faculty Honours Entrance Scholarship. She is one…