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Mac Olsen Express Staff During their meeting on April 18, council for the Town of Falher approved a motion to install sidewalks, in the future, for the Central Area Subdivision as part of the Municipal Development Plan. Council also approved…
Local Green Acreages Workshop a big success

Richard Froese Spotlight Ways to create and preserve more green space on rural residential land were presented at a free stewardship workshop in High Prairie on April 21 and Slave Lake on April 23. The Green Acreages Workshop was hosted…

Express Staff On April 4, the McLennan RCMP Detachment responded to a complaint of robbery in Falher. The RCMP attended and, upon further investigation, revealed one male wearing dark coloured clothing, a hoodie and sunglasses, assaulted a resident before fleeing…
PIC – Customer appreciation day at Max Fuel

It was customer appreciation day at Max Fuel Distributors Ltd. in Falher on April 20. Above, manager Roger Remillard cooks hamburgers and hot dogs for the event. Smoky River fire chief Marcel Maure took over the role later. There was…
Police officer inspires as mentor and musician

Richard Froese Spotlight A respected Aboriginal police officer and role model for youth, Kinuso musician Cory Cardinal has released his first compact disc (CD). “North of Town Roads” features many songs he wrote and composed from a career that started…

Express Staff The murder trial for John Edward Chomiak has been delayed to Aug. 8. It was originally to start in Peace River on April 25, after a judge agreed late last year to grant Chomiak his most recent extension.…
PIC – Breakfast is on Ecole Routhier

Pictured above, left-right, are vice-principal Melissa Portelance and teacher Donna Seier. They and others at Ecole Routhier volunteered to cook and serve the sausage and pancake breakfast to the public. It was held in the main gym at the school…
Long dry spell sparks extreme fire hazard

Richard Froese Spotlight Extremely dry and windy spring conditions have raised the risk of wildfires. “It is very very dry this spring because of a lack of accumulation of snow,” says fire chief Ken Melnyk, who has served on the…

Richard Froese Spotlight A former police officer has joined the ranks of High Prairie School Division as safety officer. Michael Bourguignon became the safety and health officer in March after 13 years with the RCMP. “I consider it a rewarding…

Spotlight Staff Did you know you could pay your traffic fines online? Apparently, most do because more Albertans are doing so. The Association of Alberta Registry Agents says more Albertans are paying their traffic fines online than ever before, and…