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Mac Olsen Spotlight The 15th annual High Prairie Gun and Sportsman Show is set for the weekend of April 16-17 and planning is well under way. The Sports Palace, Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre and the curling rink will be filled…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Your sense of time management and practicality come to the forefront this week, Aries. You want to get down to business, and your no-nonsense attitude will shine through. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, this…

Wilfred Richard Labrecque September 2, 1939 – January 24, 2016 Wilfred was born, raised and lived his whole life near Lac Magloire. At age 17, he bought his first quarter-section of land and began his 49-year career of farming. At…

Craig Anderson of the Falher Pirates scores the tie-breaking goal in double overtime against the Manning Comets on Feb. 6. Below, the two teams shake hands at the end of the game. The Pirates win the best-of-five series as a…

Dan Dibbelt Smoky River Regional Economic Development   Acting now to address Alberta’s economic ills is essential I have worked in Alberta for almost 40 years now. I have had many jobs, seen a variety of federal governments but only…

The Georges P. Vanier Vipers senior high boys’ basketball team won the silver medal at their invitational tournament on Jan. 30. In the photo above, in front, from left, are Sean Sutton, Dustin Jones, Nathan Owanga and Jacob Johnson. In…

Mayor Donna Buchinski of Falher, left, and Glenda Farnden, the Senior Municipal Relations Liaison for the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation in Grande Prairie. The mayor presented the town’s annual contribution of $2 per capita to Farnden on Feb.…

Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   Change to disconnection and reconnection water services fees Council has amended the disconnection and reconnection fee for water services. The fee for the period from April 1 to November 30 is now $125 reduced…

Commentary by Katrina Owens Recently I’ve been trying hard to make it a point to profile local painters, crafters, writers, fibre-artists and photographers in The Leader. I decided to create the series after realizing there are lots of talented people…