Above, left-right, are Gilbert Lauze, former Falher Pirates captain Robert Maisonneuve and Roland Turcotte. Lauze and Turcotte were honoured during a ceremony in the Falher Regional Recreation Complex Jan. 26. They saw their jerseys unfurled on the wall with other Pirates jerseys, making them retired. Lauze and Turcotte also received Pirates jerseys and framed plaques with their numbers.
Peace River Member of Parliament Chris Warkentin acknowledged the outstanding efforts of 50 Peace Country residents, including three from the Smoky River region, in Grande Prairie Jan. 22 by presenting them with the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal.
The Alberta Wilderness Association is crying foul against the Alberta Government for allowing a petroleum company to build an access road and infrastructure into an area near Horshoe Lake, which is known to have a Woodland Caribou herd of about 80 animals.
President and CEO of Northern Lakes College, Rick Neidig, was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal was awarded by His Honour Col. (Ret’d) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor on January 18, 2013 in Grande Prairie, Alberta.