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Top Stories This Week - June 18, 2014


'This is Just the Start' for the Class of 2014


Georges P. Vanier in Donnelly is preparing to say goodbye to the Class of 2014, as they are pictured above. On June 7, families attended the graduation ceremony for 48 students. Principal Murray Marran was among the dignitaries to speak and Sydney Aubin gave the valedictorian address. A story and more photos about the event are found on Pages 10 & 11 of this week's Smoky River Express.



M.D. amends its land-use bylaw, no increase in property taxes

The M.D. of Smoky River No. 130s land-use bylaw has been brought up to date, but property taxes will not go up as a result.


Former resident encourages kids to participate in Youth Fun Triathlon

Trevor Zahara, president of Peak Play Environments and a former resident of the area, has always maintained a passion for the sport of triathlon.


Enjoy a free night of camping at select provincial parks in 2014

Alberta Tourism, Parks & Recreation has introduced a new mid-week incentive for campers to take advantage of at a select few provincial campgrounds, including many in northwestern Alberta.

Opinion


Commentary: June 28, 1914 the original day of infamy

The date June 28, 1914 set in motion all the conflagrations for the remainder of the 20th century, and some we are still dealing with today.


SRE Sports: Georges P. Vanier holds Colours Night awards ceremony

Georges P. Vanier recognized their athletes and sports teams June 10, hosting the annual Colours Night and presenting water bottles to the deserving.


SRE From The Hip: FABuLAS nominated for the 2014 Kraft Celebration Tour

The Falher Area Beautification & Leisure Activities Society (FABuLAS) received more positive news this past week.


SRE Where Things Stand: Guess what, Alberta? You still have to deal with Kathleen Wynne

If there was a good reason to start drinking - which I won't be doing of course, given my intolerance of alcohol - it was in the evening of June 11.


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Spotlight


Spotlight: Practice caution around deer mice

While they may appear relatively harmless, even cute, deer mice are the primary carriers of the rare and dangerous hantavirus and should be treated with caution.


Spotlight: Kinuso students teach Aboriginal hand games to Ecole Routhier students

Students at Ecole Routhier in Falher were keen to learn a new game, the Aboriginal hand games, courtesy of their counterparts at Kinuso School.


Your Horoscope for the third week of June

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, spend some time thinking about what you want rather than what others want for you. You may discover significant differences between the two, but do what makes you happy.


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