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Top Stories This Week - July 23, 2014

FCSS summer youth program brings out the children's 'crafty' talents

The Smoky River Family and Community Support Services' summer youth program is in high gear. Pictured above are the program staff and children at the Falher campground on July 16. The children are holding the parachute crafts they made earlier the week. There are still openings available in the program for the rest of the summer and for more information, please call the FCSS office in Falher at (780)-837-2220.

Mayor Don Regier asks of the McLennan Centennial - what will its legacy be?

The accolades have to go to every volunteer, every business and the centennial committee for the success of the McLennan celebration, says Mayor Don Rieger.

Derian Rosario stepping down as Smoky River Fire and Rescue chief

The M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 has to recruit a new fire chief, as Derian Rosario has resigned and is moving to another community to take a similar position there.

Falher Friendship Corner Association, Grandma's Den help Edmonton thrift shop with generous donation

For the second time in nine months, the Bissell Centre Thrift Shoppe has been levelled by fire, destroying over 100,000 pieces of clothing and household goods destined for homeless and less fortunate Edmontonians.


Commentary: Taking politics back to the people

Russell Simmons suggested in the 1970s that government is not truly representative of the people. His argument was there never seemed to be a proportionate number of minorities, women and poor to help steer the country in the right direction. Politics is, for the most part, a rich manís game.

SRE From The Hip: Tips for handling food in the great outdoors this summer

Thereís nothing like a fresh salad in the summer or a juicy watermelon to refresh you on a hot day. Whether youíre camping or having a picnic or a barbecue, fresh produce is often part of an outdoor summer meal.

SRE Where Things Stand: Kudos to Alberta government for lots of infrastructure work in the Peace Country

It looks as though I have my wish.

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Spotlight: It's powwow time again in Driftpile

This yearís 27th Annual Driftpile Powwow will be held between August 8 and 10 at the Driftpile Powwow Grounds.

Spotlight: Regional camping spots to enjoy

The following is a continuation of Campground and Development area updates in the region.

Your Horoscope for the fourth week of July

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, enjoy the noisiness around you this week. This extra hop in your step is refreshing and encourages you to make some bold moves that will pay off in the long run.


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