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Pictured above is featured performer Shelly Dubois, offering a dazzling performance to her fans at the FCSS fundraiser in McLennan.

Smoky River FCSS has a new program coordinator

Working with youth and meeting their needs is the primary calling of Colby Robbins, and she will do everything she can in her new position at Smoky River Family and Community Support Services to help.

Emplir le Vide art exhibition featured at McLennan Municipal Library in February

A unique and interesting art exhibit depicting Alberta’s rich Francophone heritage is coming to the McLennan Municipal Library in February.

Labrecque family shares stories at AER inquiry in Peace River

A family vacation in November of 2011 by Alain and Karla Labrecque was all it took for the former Peace Country couple to decide they needed to abandon their home, situated directly in the Baytex Energy Ltd.'s Reno field.


Commentary: Families fighting for change

Mike Labrecque loved his role as a contractor for Koch Exploration Canada Ltd. and Prosper Petroleum Ltd. But his world was turned upside down beginning in the summer of 2011 after Baytex Energy Ltd. took over oilfield leases/well sites in the Reno field area earlier that year.

SRE Sports: Pirates make it a clean season sweep over Lakeland Eagles

The Falher Pirates have had little trouble with the Lakeland Eagles in 2013-’14.

SRE From The Hip: Government, industry and residents must work together

Area families are hoping the results and recommendations of the Alberta Energy Regulator's inquiry in Peace River examing the health effects of odour and emissions from bitumen extraction in the Reno field will bring about postive regulatory change throughout the oilfield industry.

SRE Where Things Stand: Is a school bus parking ban the ideal solution for McLennan?

As this issue of the Smoky River Express was going to press, the Town of McLennan's no-compromise ban on school bus parking on the municipality's streets was taking effect.

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Spotlight: Let school know when your child is ill

Under the weather? Parents need to let schools know when their children are absent due to illness.

Spotlight: Proper management practices to avoid problems or mishaps

Residents of this region, and Canada in general, are well accustomed to a heavy winter climate, along with the nasty conditions that come with it including towering piles of snow, unbelievably cold conditions, and ice. All can pose dangerous threats to people’s well-being, and proper management practices to avoid problems or mishaps is important, but what about the environment?

Your Horoscope for the first week of February

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Change is not the best idea right now, Aquarius. It is much better to stick with the status quo for a little while longer. Then you will have enough stability to make a change.


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