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Rookie drivers make the grade in bus roadeo

Richard Froese Spotlight Two rookie drivers placed in the top three at the Zone 5 (northwest) School Bus Roadeo in High Prairie on May 14 at High Prairie Regional Aquatic Centre. Jamie Bilyk of High Prairie finished first among 20…

Spotlight Staff Don Fish, long-time resident of McLennan, Alberta, passed away at his home on May 15, 2016. Don was born in Canwood, Saskatchewan on September 12, 1934. Don grew up in McLennan, joined the RCAF in 1959 and retired…

Family and Community Support Services – In Focus Georgia Dubois Director Smoky River FCSS What is Parent Link and why is it important to our region? Prairie Parent Link Centre provides Early Childhood Development Services, Developmental Screening Services, Family Support…

Smoky River Regional Economic Development Dan Dibbelt Smoky River Regional Economic Development Once in awhile, someone pops into our office and expresses an interest in starting or opening up a new business in the region, but they are not sure…

Mac Olsen Express Staff The M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 is monitoring weed growth in the region, due to the warm weather. Normand Boulet, the ag fieldman for the M.D., is talking to farmers to ensure they get them…
SPORTS – Four-ball golf tournament held in McLennan

Mac Olsen Express Staff The golf season has opened and the Smoky River Regional Golf Course in McLennan got down to business with a four-ball tournament on May 14. “It’s a season opener to get everyone in the groove,” says…
Students smash records at annual meet

This year’s High Prairie School Division Track and Field Meet was held under perfect conditions in High Prairie May 16. The early spring allowed for early training, and the result was evident as 13 records fell [see list below]. All…

Government of Alberta News release The Government of Alberta is introducing amendments to the Traffic Safety Act to protect Albertans with legislation that addresses current traffic safety issues. “As Minister of Transportation, my primary objective is to ensure that passengers,…

Express Staff Smoky River Family and Community Support Services is hosting a series of Seniors’ Week activities: . June 7, 2 p.m. at the Golden Age Club in McLennan. . June 8, 2:30 p.m. at the Villa Beausejour in Falher.…