All Stories

by Tom Henihan Originally from Holland, Eric Verstappen, has been in Alberta since 2008 and is keen to create greater dialogue and exchange of ideas with business people in the region. “I am a business person who is fairly new…

by Spotlight Staff The following information is taken from the Facebook page of In the Woods Animal Rescue, based in Marie Reine. “We are a non-profit animal rescue and adoption organization dedicated to saving the lives of animals. “As a…

by Richard Froese An evening of popular hymns and choruses of worship is uniting churches of the High Prairie region with the Christian Community Gospel Sing held the fifth Sunday of the month at the Nazarene Church. Everyone is welcomed…

Students at Georges P. Vanier held their Christmas concert on Dec. 17. The junior and senior high bands performed, as did the GPV Chorus and the Grade 9 drama students.  

by Tom Henihan Apart from the weather being considerably warmer than last year, McLennan Santa Day, on December 13 still delivered all the seasonal excitement and lived up to the high expectations those who organize the annual event have created.…

by Jean Moore-Lemoine, Community Development Coordinator “Smoky River Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) has, for the first time, completed the new Smoky River Christmas Voucher Program, a program that provides those in need with an opportunity for greater independence in choosing…

by Spotlight staff Motorists are reminded to be prepared for slippery, snowy road conditions and to modify their driving habits accordingly while driving thsi winter. Varying weather is a hallmark of Alberta winters and can wreak havoc on roads, states…

by Spotlight Staff Tammy Lamouche, 27, a Metis/Cree woman, was raised in Gift Lake Metis Settlement. She moved to Edmonton not long after graduating junior high school to purse her education. She went on to graduate high school at Edmonton…

The Knights of Columbus donated $950 to the FCSS Christmas Voucher Program Fund. The money was raised at the Knights “Turkey Bingo” held on December 6 at St. Ann Parish Church basement in Falher and the cheque presented to Jean…

Tom Henihan McLennan Victory Life Church has been extremely busy coming up to Christmas with two back-to-back events, the Christmas Café Concert at the Elks Hall on Friday Dec. 4 and the Ladies’ Bake Exchange on Saturday Dec. 5. Approximately…

by Tom Henihan There was an interesting change of pace at Villa Beausejour on Monday, November 8 when the Smoky River Dance Society came by to present a brief but energetic 45-minute recital in the late afternoon. The approximately 60…