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MLA Goudreau hands out funding

Societe du Centre Communautaire Riviere-la-paix received a grant funding cheque in the amount of $28,000 in December 2013. Esther Picard, Rachelle Berube and Diane Chiasson accepted the Community Facility Enhancement Program cheque from Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley MLA Hector Goudreau. The funds will be used for renovations to the Chevaliers Centre.

McLennan mayor reflects on 2013

The year 2013 was an election year and the Town of McLennan welcomed four new councillors – Jason Doris, Danielle Drouin, Bruce Chymboryk and John Nairn.

2013 Year In Review - Looking back (January & April)

January 9, 2013 – Dwayne Stout returns to McLennan town council

2013 Year In Review - Looking back (June & October)

June 5, 2013 – Buzz! Buzz! ‘Day of the Honey Bee’ celebrated


Commentary: What did you accomplish in 2013?

“So, this is the last day of the year,” says Snoopy. “Another complete year gone by, and what have I accomplished this year that I haven’t accomplished every other year? Nothing! How consistent can you get!” Snoopy concludes with a smile.

SRE From The Hip: A sneak peek at our top 10 stories of 2013

This week's edition of the Smoky River Express – our annual Year In Review – focusses on a detailed recap of many of the highlights from 2013.

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Spotlight: Kraft Hockeyville nominations now open!

It’s the moment hockey lovers have been waiting for: Kraft Hockeyville opens its nomination period with even more prizing opportunities. With many local rinks across Canada in need of repair and upgrades, Kraft Hockeyville is giving communities the opportunity to breathe new life into their rinks, keeping them open for many more years to come. The nomination period runs from January 1 to February 9, 2014 at

Spotlight: Extensive information on wheat midge in Peace Region

On Dec. 18 and 19, the Smoky Applied Research and Demonstration Association, in cooperation with the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130, Northern Peace Applied Research Association, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (AARD) and Agriculture Canada staff hosted wheat midge producer information meetings in Donnelly, Manning and Rycroft.

Your Horoscope for the first week of January

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 After time away for the holidays, getting back into a routine can be challenging, Capricorn. But you like to stick to a schedule, and getting back on track is the way to do it.


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