Month: January 2017

Regional recreation society on the table

Forming a regional recreation society will be formally presented at a special meeting later this month.
The Falher and Area Recreational Development Society will host a meeting March 27 in the Falher Town Office at 7:30 p.m.
Society secretary Dan …

Bee beard, a beard you don’t want to pull on

The Bee Beard Contest has been a huge attraction at the honey festival for the past four years and was again this year.
“We weren’t sure how things were going to turn out this year because bee keepers are running …


Routhier students DARE

Over 30 Grade-6 students of Routhier school in Falher were honoured March 20 for completing the DARE – Drug Abuse Resistance Education – program under McLennan RCMP.
“DARE focuses on raising self-esteem levels by promoting awareness about violence and abuse …


Falher studies funding boost for economic officer

Town of Falher council will study expanding its economic and tourism development program.
Cost-shared with the Municipal District of Smoky River, Falher council has been requestedto increase its annual cost to $31,850 from $20,000.
The program would extend the services …


McLennan onside with regional economic development proposal

The Town of McLennan has carried out an about-face in regards to a proposal to establish a Regional Economic Development Committee within the Smoky River region.
Town council met Feb. 10, blowing the dust off what appeared to be a …


Ecole Heritage volunteers ear provincial awards

Two committed volunteers of Ecole Heritage school in Falher have been honoured provincially for their dedicated service to their school and communities.
Diane Therriault of Donnelly and Carole Lavoie of St. Isidore recently received the Manon Bouthillier Award after being …


Pirate old-timers return for fundraiser

Excitement is in the air in Falher for the Ultimate Challenge hockey game this Saturday, March 29 at Falher Memorial Arena when the midget boys’ team faces the Falher Pirate old-timers to officially kick off fund-raising to replace the ice …


School’s in; drivers urged to use extreme caution

The return of children to schools throughout the Smoky River region next week carries with it a vivid reminder from McLennan RCMP.
“We’re forewarning motorists to pay very close attention to reduced speed limits in playground and school zones,” says …


FCSS to sponsor motivational seminar

The local Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) chapter will be sponsoring a workshop on Moms and Daughters Sept. 29.
The workshop will be held at the Club Des Pionniers in Donnelly where Whitecourt speakers Sandra Young Kolbuc and three …


Regional Pool opening slated for May 18

Pull out the bathing suit, lather up the tanning grease and grab your beach towel, the swimming season at the Falher Regional Pool is here.
Well, almost here.
Manager Anne Challier says regular patrons of the local recreational facility will …