Don’t Dream It, Be It!

Georges P. Vanier held their annual valediction ceremony on May 21. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Don’t Dream It, Be It’. Before the ceremony, the students were on stage for families, staff and the media to get photos.…
Green, Marran named district principals for HPSD

Spotlight High Prairie School Division has appointed Linda Green and Murray Marran as district principals starting Sept. 1. Green has been the principal of Roland Michener Secondary School in Slave Lake since June 2012. She has more than 16 years…

Mac Olsen Express Staff During their meeting on May 11, council for the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 approved a budget of $16,484,118 for 2016. Council also approved Bylaw No. 16-883, for property taxation. The rates are: farm, 17.151;…
PIC – GPV band experiences a world of music in Richmond

The Georges P. Vanier band had the opportunity, in late April, to attend a prestigous music festival in British Columbia. Band teacher Pam Heckbert and 60 students in Grades 8-12 attended the Kiwanis Festival in Richmond during April 20-24. Seventy-five…
Rookie drivers make the grade in bus roadeo

Richard Froese Spotlight Two rookie drivers placed in the top three at the Zone 5 (northwest) School Bus Roadeo in High Prairie on May 14 at High Prairie Regional Aquatic Centre. Jamie Bilyk of High Prairie finished first among 20…

Spotlight Staff Don Fish, long-time resident of McLennan, Alberta, passed away at his home on May 15, 2016. Don was born in Canwood, Saskatchewan on September 12, 1934. Don grew up in McLennan, joined the RCAF in 1959 and retired…

Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois Director Smoky River FCSS What is Parent Link and why is it important to our region? Prairie Parent Link Centre provides Early Childhood Development Services, Developmental Screening Services, Family Support…

Smoky River Regional Economic Development Dan Dibbelt Smoky River Regional Economic Development Once in awhile, someone pops into our office and expresses an interest in starting or opening up a new business in the region, but they are not sure…

Mac Olsen Express Staff The M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 is monitoring weed growth in the region, due to the warm weather. Normand Boulet, the ag fieldman for the M.D., is talking to farmers to ensure they get them…