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Youth curfew amendment could be on the way in McLennan

McLennan Town Council and the RCMP have teamed in an effort to help curb the number of incidents of youth roaming local streets after the hours of 10 p.m. Both parties met face to face at council’s regular meeting Feb. 13 to discuss the possibility of amending the municipality’s existing curfew bylaw by giving it …

Signs at the entrance to Falher to begin going up again

At least one of the three businesses that had contacted Falher’s town office about putting up a sign at the entrance to the community is ready to get the green light from local council. Venture Parts Supply opened its doors in the spring on the other side of the tracks under the assumption that they …

NAR Station lease extension approved

The Town of Falher has agreed to extend the land lease for the new site for the Northern Alberta Railway (NAR) Station. Council approved the lease changeto 25 years at their Feb. 18 meetingd after the town received a request from Tourisme Smoky River Tourism Association (TSRTA) President Richard Primeau. Last month, council gave final …

Anxious duffers migrating to local golf courses

The return to milder weather conditions has paved a path for the official opening of a number of golf courses located throughout the Smoky River region. That includes the scenic Lakeside Golf & Country Club, located just east of Eaglesham off Highway 49, where golfers have been in the swing of things since last Wednesday …

McLennan subdivision proposal anything but a done deal

A developer’s bid to transform a portion of the Kimiwan Lake lakefront into residential property has been given the thumbs up in principal by McLennan Town Council. Councillors met with Art Cloutier during their May 13 regular meeting to discuss Quail’s Run, a proposed subdivision within the Town of McLennan’s corporate limits. “While a project …

“Stunt Street” wins

Stunt Street is the official name of the new regional skateboard facility planned for McLennan. For suggesting the name, Adam Kuntz, 11, of McLennan, won a brand new skateboard donated by McLennan Home Hardware. He was presented his prize from Doris Comeau, president of the Hamelin-Leiding Memorial Society, which is heading the project which will …

Regionalizing recreation facilities most economical, concludes meeting

Regionalizing recreational facilities and services in the Smoky River area is the only option for adequately and efficiently serving users and taxpayers. That was the consensus at a meeting hosted by Falher and Area Recreational Development Society in Girouxville last Sunday to discuss the future of recreational facilities. Organizers of the meeting were optimistic about …

Will teachers strike?

A decision by Peace Wapiti teachers to follow the lead of an estimated 13,500 of their colleagues has left many people wondering whether or not their public and separate school divisions will be next. That includes the High Prairie School Divsision (HPSD) which employs an estimated 220 teachers in municipalities such as Falher and Donnelly. …

Rob Willick slides into full-time GM seat with ambulance authority

The Smoky River Ambulance Service Society, in McLennan, has officially named its new full-time general manager. Rob Willick took over the reins as GM Aug. 19 following formal approval last month by executive members of the Smoky River Ambulance Society Board. For the 38-year-old, the transition from EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) into the role of …

Aurore Brillante owner, a true blue Canadian

The slogan “I Am Canadian” has never held more meaning than it does for Shu Guang Min (Kevin), owner of the Aurore Brillante Restaurant in McLennan. Kevin, a native of the People’s Republic of China who set up shop in McLennan in November of last year to start up his own business, officially achieved Canadian …