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Smoky River Regional Economic Development Dan Dibbelt It was inevitable. Sooner or late it was inevitable that a large urban centre in northern Alberta would be devastated by a catastrophic forest fire. We have had forewarnings. The Zama City fire…

Mac Olsen Express Staff The Honey Festival Committee met at the Town of Falher office in the evening of May 12 and continued planning for the June 17-19 event. Soleille Briand, the recreation coordinator for the Town of Falher, reported…
AHS warns of gastrointestinal illness among Fort McMurray evacuees

Alberta Health Services News release May 12, 2016 EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is responding to an increase in patients experiencing symptoms consistent with viral gastroenteritis at various evacuation/reception centres, around Alberta. Zones impacted, as of 4 p.m. Wednesday,…

Spotlight Staff Through the tremendous acts of generosity and kindness of the communities in which they operate, Freson Bros. is extremely proud to announce they, along with their great customers and supportive team members, have raised $58,449.27 for the Red…

Fraser Institute News release TORONTO—The federal government’s plan to run $113.2 billion in deficits over the next five years is premised on unrealistic assumptions regarding future spending restraint, which will likely result in much larger deficits and debt accumulation, finds…
Northland Supt. calls it a career

Chris Clegg Spotlight She has helped guild Northland School Division through some difficult times. Now it’s time to call it a career. After six years of service, Northland School Division’s Supt. of Schools Donna Barrett announced April 23, she plans…

Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois Director, Smoky River FCSS In October 2015, Colby Robbins, Smoky River FCSS Roots of Empathy facilitator, introduced the program to a class at Ecole Routhier School, as well as a class…

EDMONTON – May 2, 2016 /CNW/ – Since launching only three weeks ago, the Alberta Motor Association’s Vehicle Registration Auto-Renew service has been a hit with members. Thousands of members have ¬¬already signed up to let AMA automatically take care…