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Dan Dibbelt Smoky River Regional Economic Development The price of living in northern Alberta, Part I Living in northern Alberta comes with a price. This shouldn’t be a surprise for anyone living here, but I think few people fully understand…

  Philippe Anctil was born in Cabano, Quebec on April 27 1930, to Joseph and Elise Anctil. He moved to Girouxville with his parents, grandmother and two older brothers in August 1931. Philippe’s early years showed signs of the characteristics…

The Falher Library has announced their cash calendar winners. Above, from left, Wendy Gagnon of the Friends of the Falher Library board presents a $1,000 cheque to Paula Guindon. Not shown is Lynn Vanlersberghe, the $500 winner.

Jackie Hockey demonstrates how to establish a community profile online. Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   Community and non-profit groups that wish to develop an online presence should contact the Falher Library to access their new tool called Community Profile.…

Chris and Jen Futter at the McLennan Library with the table they made with encyclopedias and poplar wood cut in the yard of former long-time librarian Mariette Limoges. Tom Henihan Express Staff @SmokyRixerExprs Chris and Jen Futter recently presented a…

Tom Henihan Twenty-five, University of Alberta first-year healthcare professionals will attend a Medical Skills Weekend in McLennan, March 18, 19 and 20. The aim of inviting the students, who are studying to be physicians, nurses and paramedics, is to introduce…

Commentary by Tom Henihan Nothing can ruin one’s fun quicker than municipal bylaws. Many a rock concert, late night party, fireworks display and bonfire singalong have had their flames quickly and unceremoniously doused by the meddlesome enforcement of bylaws. They…

Mr. Jean Simoneau, late of Barrhead, Alberta, born in Girouxville, Alberta, passed away on December 30, 2015 at the age of 76 years. He is survived by his loving family; wife of 54 years, Jeannine; 3 children, Bernie (Barb Ringer),…