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McLennan and M.D. residents headed to the polls

Residents of two municipalities in the Smoky River region will be heading to the polls Oct. 15, the date of the 2001 Municipal Election.
Officials from both the Town of McLennan and M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 have confirmed …

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Caisse Horizon Credit Union enjoys strong year

Members of Caisse Horizon Credit Union were on the receiving end of an estimated $200,000 in profit dividends last year.
That was the optimistic news coming out of the Credit Union’s Annual General Meeting, held Feb. 27 at the Girouxville …

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Jets lickin’ wounds after battle with Eagles

The Lakeland Eagles of the North Peace Hockey League continued to reap the rewards of hard work last week, earning a tie and a win in regular season action.
Lakeland’s first action last weekend saw the club blow a 6-2, …

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Francophone rights recognized

Francophone programs in the public education system should receive the same funding per student as those under Francophone school boards.
That issue is one of the ongoing concerns of the Ad-hoc Committee, which consists of representatives from École Routhier School, …

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Falher council begins new term in denim style

In the face of adamant opposition, Falher town council voted 6-to-1 at their last meeting to have the municipality buy them clothing for an upcoming conference.
“It’s not the best time to purchase something for council with public funds,” said …

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Brothers chew into new grain handlin’ biz in Girouxville

By the first week of November Dave and Ron Morin of Falher will be running their own grain-handling outlet in Girouxville.
And it couldn’t come soon enough.
“They’ve been waiting anxiously for the building,” said Ron’s wife Janet October 23, …

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M.D. of Smoky River explores solid waste handling options

The M.D. of Smoky River No. 130 is trying to rule out all other options prior to entering into a regional solid waste management proposal with neighboring communities band together to support.
That was the cautious message reverberating from the …

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Alberta Winter Games coming to the Peace region in 2004

The 2004 Alberta Winter Games are coming to Falher and the north Peace region.
The announcement was revealed Jan. 3 by Dunvegan Constituency MLA Hector Goudreau following a debriefing at the Peace River town office shortly after noon. Also on …

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McLennan Curling Club delays start of season

A fiscal belt-tightening effort by the McLennan Curling Club has resulted in a delayed start to the upcoming season.
Rita L’Heureux, president of the local recreational organization, says that delay will see the curling club kick off its season Jan. …

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