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January 20, 2017 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

McLennan’s curling season put on ice

Waning interest levels for curling has forced McLennan Curling Club executive members to pull the plug on the upcoming season. That was the disappointing news announced by curling club President Rita L’Heureux last week after the executive revealed it had exhausted all of its efforts to try and draw a rock solid response for the […]

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January 20, 2017 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Donnelly’s solid waste bound for McLennan

The recent closure of the Village of Donnelly’s landfill site has resulted in a shift of solid waste into McLennan. That was the news coming out of McLennan Town Council chambers Sept. 17 after councillors put their stamp of approval on a proposal which has seen Donnelly’s garbage being hauled to the local landfill site. […]

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January 20, 2017 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

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 […]

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January 20, 2017 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Smoky farmers join to harvest federal funding

Grain and oilseed producers have just a couple of days to petition the federal government for financial assistance. Falher was one of the final scheduled stops last week for farmer Nick Parsons of Dawson Creek, B.C., traveling to Ottawa and back to lobby the federal government for farming subsidies and gathering support along the route. […]

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January 20, 2017 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Power outage leaves 600 customers in the dark

More than 600 faithful ATCO Electric customers, including those in McLennan, were left in the dark for several hours Feb. 1 after an insulator failed on a power pole between the town and Donnelly. “All of our customers east of Donnelly, including McLennan and Kathleen rural were affected by the power outage,” said Larry Tutt, […]

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January 20, 2017 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Cop cruiser damaged in major chase

A McLennan police cruiser sustained over $4,000 damage in a high-speed police chase June 28 that ended southwest of Girouxville with three police cruisers damaged, an officer slightly injured, and two men arrested. Mounties were able to stop the suspect pick-up truck on Highway 744 south of Girouxville, forcing the vehicle of the road, ending […]

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January 20, 2017 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

McAleer named GM of merging credit unions

Caisse Horizon Credit Union General Manager Colin McAleer has been named to the same position for the new amalgamated credit union in the Peace Country. The appointment was announced last week by Bernie Fedorowicz, president of the committee representing the amalgamating credit unions boards of Caisse Horizon, La Glace, and Manning. “Colin will be responsible […]

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January 20, 2017 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

McLennan water line break “no big deal”

Last week’s water line break in McLennan didn’t put a serious dent in the municipality’s dwindling water supply, much to the satisfaction of residents and town officials. “Our current water level has not been seriously affected by the water line break,” said town foreman Robert Lamoureux. “The loss was very minimal.” The break occurred at […]

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January 20, 2017 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

DARE graduates learn life lessons

Almost 40 Grade-6 students of Falher schools were honoured May 30 for completing the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program under McLennan RCMP. Constable M. C. Verreault presented certificates to 38 students of Ecole Routhier and Ecole Heritage schools during the French ceremony at Club Alouette. “Each student had a chance to discover different ways […]

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January 17, 2017 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Health Foundation working towards improved services in region

The implementation of a new health foundation within the Peace Health Region was front and center at Falher Town Council’s regular meeting last week. Town council met one on one March 5 with Peace Health Region Foundation President Jim Johnston and Trustee Craig Holmes to discuss the recent formation of the foundation and its mandate. […]

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