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Top Stories This Week - December 11, 2013


Mathieu's very first visit with Santa Claus!


Santa had a very busy day at the Falher Regional Recreation Complex on Dec. 1. Many children were there to tell him what they wanted for Christmas and to receive treat bags from his elves. It was also the very first visit for three-month-old Mathieu Michaud, pictured above, with the jolly old fellow. There were other activities for the children, including art and gingerbread crafts, organized by members of Falher and Area Beautification and Leisure Activities Society. For additional coverage, please see Pages 10 & 11 of this week's Smoky River Express.



M.D. to receive funding relief for spring flooding

Municipalities hit hard by spring flooding in 2013, including the Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130, are receiving a helping financial hand from the provincial government.


SARDA receives $20,000 grant from Government of Alberta

Christmas arrived early for SARDA (Smoky Applied Research and Demonstration Association) on the afternoon of Nov. 29.


Busy week ahead for Christmas hamper effort in region

Crunch time has arrived for Smoky River Family and Community Support Services with respect to final preparations for this year's Christmas hamper program.

Opinion


Commentary: Winter’s surprise

Maybe you were ready. I wasn’t.


SRE Sports: Pirates win against Huskies and Regals, lose to Fort St. John Flyers in recent action

The Falher Pirates came away with a 5-3 win after playing against the Grimshaw Huskies at home on Nov. 29 but lost 7-5 on Nov. 30 in Fort St. John against the Flyers.


SRE From The Hip: Christmas – it's the thought that counts, right folks?

My wife and I always get a kick out of coming up with gag gifts as practical jokes during the holiday season.


SRE Where Things Stand: Farewell, Nelson Mandela, you were a true warrior for peace and dignity

In relation to Nelson Mandela, as the saying goes, we'll never see another leader like him again.


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Spotlight


Spotlight: Ties, rails being replaced along CNR line to improve safety

Canadian National is upgrading its rail line between Falher and Winagami, one mile west of McLennan, to improve safety and handle increased traffic.


Spotlight: Scientists begin research to protect at-risk caribou and grizzly

As grizzly bear populations in western Canada make their way into winter hibernation this month, scientists in Alberta are embarking on their next phase of field research, the results of which will go a long way towards protecting the province’s at-risk grizzly and caribou populations.


Your Horoscope for the second week of December

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you are having so much fun lately that it almost seems like life is a game. Just don’t get so caught up in the good times that you overlook your responsibilities.


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