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Top Stories This Week - March 5, 2014

FABuLAS support from ATB Financial. ATB Financial Branch Manager Dave Chapados presents a sponsorship cheque in the amount of $2,500 to the FABuLAS (Falher & Area Beautification and Leisure Activities Society) committee Feb. 28 in support of the organization's splash park project and masquerade ball fundraiser March 22. Representing the committee are directors Lorraine Desaulniers and Tara Gagnon, as well as vice-president Pauline Therriault and president Selena Sliger.

Wildrose Party seeking feedback to vexing grain railcar availability issues

Grain producers concerned about the lack of railcars available to transport their product to market are getting an attentive ear from the Wildrose Party.

Georges P. Vanier students set $2,500 target for orphanage in China

The public is encouraged to donate money towards a charitable cause supporting children at the Sun Village near Beijing, China.

Place your seedling orders by March 15 under the M.D.'s shelterbelt program

The Municipal District of Smoky River 130 has set a deadline of March 15 for interested residents in the region to place their orders for white spruce and lodgepole pine seedlings under its recently established shelterbelt tree seedling program.


Commentary: Newspapers dying? What about comic strips

After witnessing Bill Watterson, creator of beloved comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, publish a panel 19 years after retiring, I freaked out for two reasons. First, it was very unexpected but equally awesome. Second reason, the cartoon character he created was holding a newspaper with a headline that read, “Bye-Bye Newspapers.”

SRE Sports: Falher Pirates continue their quest for NPHL's Campbell Cup

It came down to the seventh and final game of their series, but the Falher Pirates emerged victorious on Feb. 25, skating to an easy 8-1 victory over the Grimshaw Huskies and advancing to the next round of the playoffs, against the Manning Comets.

SRE From The Hip: Exploring the history of Daylight Savings Time

In 2012, an Ohio man was arrested for drinking and driving twice at the same time on the same day by the exact same police officer.

SRE Where Things Stand: Help make a difference to the children in Sun Village, give to GPV students for China

Twenty-two students at Georges P. Vanier and four chaperones are heading to Beijing in late March for a very worthy endeavour.

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Spotlight: Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan transferring to Grande Prairie

The Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan has announced their intention to transfer to Grande Prairie next June.

Spotlight: Kinuso Lakeside 4-H Club is raffling a live steer

Greetings Slave Lake and Area! I would like to bring you up to date on what we have been doing in the last 2 months!

Your Horoscope for the first week of March

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, expect others to seek your help in the coming days. Do your best to help, and those around you will greatly appreciate it.


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