Swift Current MLA, Everett Hindley, is excited for 2023, while also appreciative of all that was accomplished in 2022.

While the new year means new possibilities and new plans getting underway, Hindley is still keen to remind people of everything that was accomplished in 2022.

"I think we were the first province in the country to announce and follow through on the reopening plan in the spring of 2022," said Hindley. "Restoring some normalcy to people's lives, and that was important because it's been very difficult on a number of fronts the last couple of years for people."

With in-person options and meetings being reopened to the public, things got busy fast across Swift Current and area. Plenty of major events that had previously been put on remotely, or that had been postponed, were able to resume regular activity. 

One major event for Hindley was the grand opening of the Canadian Mental Health Association's (CMHA) new facilities in Swift Current.

"The province of Saskatchewan is pleased to have contributed a couple hundred thousand dollars towards that project," said Hindley. "We all know with the increased pressures on people's mental health that that's an important service here in our community."

Hindley also talked about the $215,000 that the government was able to contribute to the Family Resource Centre, and how they provide another fantastic service for Swift Current residents.

"Both of those organizations were very, very important events and announcements for our government," said Hindley. "In addition to that Prairie Pioneers Independent Housing opened some new supportive living units this past fall and multiple levels of government provided funding to that."

East of Swift Current, Hindley remembered the major milestone achieved with the overpass project on the Trans Canada Highway reaching an operational completion, allowing travellers to make their way across the multi-year spanning infrastructure project.

"Those are all fairly major investments into our community that I think are helping to improve lives for people in the Swift Current area," finished Hindley.