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Grass fire occurs southeast of Falher


Smoky River Fire & Rescue responded to a grass fire on the afternoon of May 9, located on Range Road 213 (farm land) approximately seven kilometres southeast of Falher. McLennan RCMP responded to the fire along with firefighters from Donnelly, Falher and McLennan. Crews focussed their attention around the perimeter of the property and put out the fire with shovels and hoses. Smoky River Fire &Rescue reminds everyone to be extremely cautious when performing a controlled burn. Also, check to see if there are fire bans in place by going to the Alberta government's website, at www.albertafirebans.com.



M.D. passes $12.8 million budget for 2014

Residents within the M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 will not see a mill rate increase for 2014.


Petroleum industry shows its resources at Peace Oil Sands Conference

Petroleum and service companies were well represented at the third biannual Peace Oil Sands Conference, held at the Belle Petroleum Centre in Peace River May 12-14.


Second annual Show and Sale in Girouxville

The Girouxville Community Hall was the place to be on May 10 as local merchants had food products and wares on sale.

Opinion


Commentary: Albertans heading back to the polls soon

Just when people in Alberta thought they wouldn’t be heading to the polls, think again.


SRE From The Hip: We are all responsible for climate change

I came across a very interesting article last week on The Weather Network's website by Digital Meteorologist Scott Sutherland.


SRE Where Things Stand: When you know Wi-Fi is in your life too much and should leave it behind

Taking your summer vacation at a national park this year won’t just mean being in the great outdoors; it also means you can remain in touch with civilization through free Wi-Fi service.


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Spotlight: St. Andrew's students share Truth and Reconciliation Report

Impacted by victims of Indian residential schools through the generations, young students of the area shared the youth vision at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission national event in Edmonton.


Spotlight: Dana Meise: A follow-up to the Great Hike

On the evening of May 9, Dana Meise, the man behind The Great Hike, emerged from the muskeg after spending 5 days hiking along the north shore of Slave Lake.


Your Horoscope for the third week of May

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, if you’re not careful, you could find yourself debating family and friends this week. Instead, try to sit back and listen rather than fostering debate.


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