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David Zammit

Mayor Delivers on Promise at State of the City Breakfast

Roughly 12 hours after the City of Swift Current's 2019 budget was released at city council, it was shown off again this morning at the Living Sky Casino. This time it was in front of dozens of Swift... read more..

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Penny Schreiner

Lighting Up the Night for Swift Current Seniors

  The Swift Current Rotary Club, along with support from Swift Current City Transit, Sask Abilities, The Bentley, and First United Church, held their Second Annual Rotary Lights Senior Tour over read more..

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David Zammit

City 'Striving For Excellence' With 2019 Budget

The City of Swift Current's 2019 municipal budget 'Striving For Excellence' was unveiled tonight, which includes a 2.9 per cent tax increase for the year ahead. That tax hike equates to an extra $4 read more..

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Anthony Janzen

Criminal Code Changes Focus on Impaired Driving

Impaired driving remains a grave concern in Saskatchewan, but it's possible new federal legislation could mitigate that. Criminal Code changes come into effect Tuesday, which will change the way poli... read more..

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David Zammit

Salvation Army Gearing Up for Final Week of Xmas Campaign

It's crunch time for the Swift Current Salvation Army's Christmas campaign. With only a week until the big day, they will be handing out some of the 273 Christmas hampers today and the rest on Thursd... read more..

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David Zammit

Week of Warmer Weather Ahead

The warm weather is sticking around, at least for the work week. Since the beginning of last week southwestern Saskatchewan has been blasted with above average temperatures and according to Environme... read more..

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Anthony Janzen

Swift Current Students Offer Reminder not to Drink and Drive

Members of the Swift Current Students Against Drunk Driving group were at the Swift Current Mall on Saturday giving out refreshments and spreading awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving. ... read more..

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Anthony Janzen

Local Youth Provide Food Hampers to Less Fortunate

Just before the weekend a youth group from Swift Current was out distributing food items to members of the community in need. Preston Holder and his wife Vanessa are youth pastors with Alpine Church ... read more..

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Anthony Janzen

Swift Current not an Exception to Worldwide Protesting

Swift Current has joined in on a global protest sweeping the globe. Saturday outside of city hall, protesters adorned yellow high visibility vests and joined in others from around the world in protes... read more..

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Anthony Janzen

Swift Current Daycare Receives Provincial Expansion Consent

Room for growth in the City of Swift Current is needed, as is outlined by the Government of Saskatchewan providing it. An announcement made by the provincial government outlined that 149 new child ca... read more..

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Anthony Janzen

SaskPower Revises Net Metering Program

Following consultations with the solar industry, SaskPower has revised their Net Metering Program to create more long-term certainty for those participating in the program. The program will now allow... read more..

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David Zammit

Cannabis Store Looking for Location, While Other is Almost Open

While one cannabis store in Swift Current inches closer to opening, the other is still searching for a place to set up shop.  Kevin Tindall one of the permit holders to be able to sell cann... read more..

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Penny Schreiner

Class 1 License Changes on the Way

Changes to the requirements for those persons seeking a Class 1 license after March 15, 2019, have been announced by the Saskatchewan government. Drivers seeking to obtain a Class 1 license after Mar... read more..

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Anthony Janzen

More Hunters Participating in CWD Monitoring Program

As this year's hunting season comes to an end, a large number of samples have been submitted to check for a disease sweeping the province. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) affects animals like mule deer... read more..

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David Zammit

Tough Sledding for Ice Fishing Currently

The warm weather certainly isn't making it easy for the ice fishing season to get underway in southern Saskatchewan. For the past four days and the foreseeable future daytime temperatures will be abo... read more..

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David Zammit

Health Canada Pulls Two Types of Cannabis

Shortly after romaine lettuce was pulled off of shelves due to E. coli concerns, another kind of green is now being recalled. Health Canada is pulling two brands of cannabis from stores in Saskatchew... read more..

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Penny Schreiner

Swift Current Students Connect with Business Leaders

  Students and advisors from the Swift Current Comprehensive High School and the College recently had the opportunity to attend the Swift Current Chamber of Commerce's Second Annual Business Con read more..

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Anthony Janzen

Humboldt Broncos Intersection Scheduled for Renovations

The Government of Saskatchewan is hoping to ensure that the intersection which the Humboldt Broncos bus crash occurred on will be as safe as possible. Yesterday the Government of Saskatchewan outline... read more..

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Anthony Janzen

More Scam Text Activity in Area

A new fraudulent text scam is making its way around the area, posing under the guise of the company Netflix. Saying that they represent 'Net-Flix,' the text seems to be attempting to tell subscribers... read more..

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David Zammit

City Fire Chief Returns Upbeat After Cancer Treatments

Swift Current's fire chief is back at the helm and feeling refreshed after undergoing experimental treatments for colon cancer. Darren McClelland happily returned to his desk at 236 Chaplin Street Ea... read more..

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Andrew McCormack

Matter Adjourned for Man Charged after 100+ Items Seized

Yesterday in Swift Current Provincial Court, it was an adjournment for a man charged following a bust that saw over 100 allegedly stolen items seized by police. Neil Olson appeared in person, and had... read more..

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Penny Schreiner

The Spirit of the Season Auction in Shaunavon Was a Success

  The Southwest Chronic Disease Support Group Inc. wrapped up their second annual Spirit of the Season Fundraiser Auction last week in Shaunavon. A total of 12 items were on display in various read more..

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Penny Schreiner

Promoting the Community of Shaunavon

  The Shaunavon Economic Development Committee is continuing with their initiative to gain feedback from the community on how to best promote Shaunavon. After a successful Town Hall Meeting in read more..

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Andrew McCormack

Adverse Driving Conditions on Highway 4

The Swift Current Online newsroom is hearing road conditions are poor on Highway 4 south of town. One caller said there are several vehicles in the ditch in close proximity about 20 kilometres south ... read more..

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David Zammit

CMHA Swift Current Cashes in Big

The announcement of $125,000 donation going to the Canadian Mental Health Association - Swift Current Branch had numerous people in tears yesterday. iA Financial Group provided the six-digit giant ch... read more..

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Andrew McCormack

Police Seeking Help with Case Involving Theft, Hit and Run

The Swift Current City RCMP has an investigation underway dating back to November involving dangerous driving and theft. On November 21st police were contacted by employees at Canadian Tire in town. ... read more..

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Andrew McCormack

Hutterian Generosity Appreciated

A huge reason why the Swift Current Salvation Army is able to provide hundreds of hampers with nutritious food around Christmas is the generosity of Hutterite colonies around the area, and yesterday t... read more..

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Andrew McCormack

Water Advisory Remains

A drinking water advisory remains in effect in Stewart Valley until further notice. It was put into effect Sunday afternoon, and samples were just sent off for testing. People are advised to use boi... read more..

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David Zammit

Weather Could Put a Damper on Outdoor Rinks

This week's warmer weather isn't doing any favours for City crews as they're trying to get the outdoor rinks ready for the winter season. So far all five of the outdoor rinks have about an inch or tw... read more..

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Andrew McCormack

Another Text Message Scam

There's another scam floating around where people are being targeted through text messages. SaskPower is warning the public widespread fraudulent texts claiming to notify customers about refunds. Th... read more..

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