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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…

Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs Smoky River Fire and Rescue will be getting an unmanned aerial vehicle for their operations after the council for the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 approved the purchase during their meeting on Feb. 10.…

Testing their speed and endurance, left-right are Lise Roby, the activities coordinator for the Villa Beausejour, and manager Aline Roy. Sitting on the log is Jean Lalonde, the maintence man for the Villa. Mac Olsen Express Staff @SmokyRiverExprs   Residents…

Richard Froese Spotlight Love and marriage go together when people celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14. Vernon and Eileen Cox of Prairie Echo celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last November and know how to keep that special love in a…

Richard Froese Spotlight Plenty of local resources are available to farmers and landowners to enhance riparian areas and other components related to the watershed. Lesser Slave Watershed Council and Peace Country Beef and Forage Association can offer funding support and…