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Top Stories This Week - December 4, 2013


Donnelly residents lighting it up for the holidays


This house, just north of the tracks in Donnelly, is elaborately decorated with Christmas lights. The back of the property is equally lavished in Christmas lights. Other homes and the street lights in the village are also decorated for the spirit of Christmas. If you have decorated your home or business in a similar manner, please send your photos to the Smoky River Express for publication.



Park Regalo in Donnelly receives helping hand

The Donnelly Recreational Society is laying down the roots for its community-based park – Park Regalo.


HPSD No. 48 promotes awareness about bus/student safety

High Prairie School Division No. 48’s (student) wellness support team is taking its educational message of bus safety awareness and safe driving practises to the streets of several communities in early December.


Area residents encouraged to fill out fire service regionalization survey

With the possibility of fire department service here being regionalized, area residents are encouraged to fill out a survey, beginning this week, to provide their input.

Opinion


Commentary: Unjustified social assistance fraud

The Christmas season is almost upon us, and I appreciate the desire and even obligation to help the less fortunate, but that doesn’t extend to people who commit welfare/social assistance fraud.


SRE Sports: Falher Pirates lose 2-1 at home to Manning Comets

Luck wasn’t with the Falher Pirates at home on Nov. 22, as the Manning Comets edged them out 2-1 that night.


SRE From The Hip: Tweaking needed for provincial EMS dispatch service plan

You don’t have to be a genius to reach the conclusion that the province’s plans to fully consolidate EMS (Emergency Medical Services) dispatch services by the end of 2013 simply isn’t working.


SRE Where Things Stand: It’s time to abolish the taxpayer-supported CBC in all its entities

With Rogers Communications getting a big piece of the National Hockey League broadcasting rights in the near future, it’s time to abolish the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in all its entities.


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Spotlight: Championship trophies renamed to honour founder

The founder of the Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League in 1999 is lost for words after being informed the league will name its championship trophies in his honour.


Spotlight: Oilers Alumni Lumley highlight at Revolution Motors grand opening

The new owners and staff at High Prairie’s Chevrolet – GM dealership officially introduced themselves to the community Nov. 23 with a grand opening under the new name of Revolution Motors.


Your Horoscope for the first week of December

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Reestablish your priorities, Sagittarius. Doing so will help you live up to your end of the bargain on various commitments. If necessary, ask others for help.


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