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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…
Village of Donnelly Regular Meeting, August 7 2019

At the Village of Donnelly regular meeting on August 7, recently elected Kyle Heyn read and signed the oath of office, and was welcomed to council by Mayor Myrna Lanctot, Deputy Mayor Brian Labrecque, and councillors Aubrey Stenhouse and Lyle…

Susan Thompson Express Staff Peace River’s town council has vowed to use every political and legal option available after receiving a demand letter for $600,000 in additional GST payments from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Finance Manager Allan Schramm presented…
McLennan Council Notebook – July 8, 2019

Tom Henihan Express Staff Appointment of Mayor Bylaw A motion of Council to appoint the Mayor from within at the next general election was defeated. Banning of plastic bags Council received a letter from the Smoky River Waste Commission requesting…
Shared plan for Big Lakes and Smoky River

Richard FroeseFor The Express A proposed inter-municipal development plan for Big Lakes County and the M.D. of Smoky River was presented at an open house June 18. However, only one citizen attended the event at Triangle Hall. “In creating the…
McLennan council notebook – June 10, 2019

Tom HenihanExpress Staff Kiosk Council approved the placement of a kiosks in the area of the new covered bridge on the lakeshore and on the triangular piece of land west of the Manor West building. Elks Hall – Not for…
Summary of June 12, 2019 Donnelly council meeting

Council ratified the decision to offer to the evacuee’s affected by fires in the North, our campground free of charge. * Council will support and sign the regional letter being sent to Honourable Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health and MLA…
Kyle Heyn is the new member of Donnelly Council

Tom HenihanExpress Staff Of the three candidates for one vacant position on the Village of Donnelly Council, Kyle Heyn, Abdul Hameed Khan and Lynn (Katie) King, Kyle Heyn proved successful. The new member of Donnelly Council is originally from Eckville…
Village of Donnelly council meeting May 21, 2019 summary

Smoky River Regional Economic Development A 3-year municipal agreement was accepted by council. This 3-year agreement will commit the Village of Donnelly to a 3-year budget with the Smoky River Regional Economic Development and the other 4 municipalities. Council approved…
Three compete for position on Donnelly council

Tom HenihanExpress Staff Three candidates are vying for an open position on Donnelly Village Council. In order for the community to get to know the candidates and make an informed choice, the community is invited to a “Meet and Greet…

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff The Town of Peace River held a public hearing on the off-site levy bylaw which will affect any new development in the town. Off-site levies are a tool municipalities can use to help pay for new infrastructure…
Summary of Donnelly Council meeting April 23

“Good Drivers Reward Program” Delegation from Cst. N. Fournier to present to council the “Good Drivers Reward Program”. Council is in support of any community involvement that the RCMP can provide, however due to financial constraints no financial contribution is…

Tom Henihan Express Staff Kimwan Birdwalk Kimiwan Birdwalk Society presiden, Philippa O’Mahony and board member Mark Heckbert appeared before Council to renegotiate the Kimiwan Birdwalk Agreement with the Town of McLennan. Under the new agreement the society is responsible to…