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Anthony Janzen

Carbon Tax Arguments Over; Now Waiting For The Decision

Arguments are over in a Regina courtroom, and now the decision on the future of a federally imposed carbon tax is in the hands of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeals. The judges heard arguments from th... read more..

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Eric James

Emergency Kits For Vehicles

Traveling almost anywhere in Saskatchewan usually means you are going to be on the highway for a fair amount of time. It's important to make sure that you are prepared for all situations, including em... read more..

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David Zammit

Annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend

For those who have been spending the majority of their time indoors due to the recent frigid temperatures, the province is giving residents some incentive for some outdoor fun as the temperatures star... read more..

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David Zammit

Cold February in Swift Could Challenge Coldest Ever

This might be the coldest February on record in Swift Current history. Up until Friday morning, the temperature hadn't risen above -20 C for 12 consecutive days (February 3 - February 14) pushing thi... read more..

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Penny Schreiner

Maple Creek Working On New Strategic Plan

  The Town of Maple Creek has begun work on updating their Strategic Plan for the community. The original plan has been in place since  2014, and with a number of changes in the community read more..

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David Zammit

Lyric's Bones Are Strong Says Donor

A trio of upgrades are on the way for Swift Current's Lyric Theatre after a recent donation. The upgrades include improving the sound and lighting and adding an extension to the stage. It's slated t... read more..

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Andrew McCormack

Poor Driving Conditions West of Swift Current

Word has come to the Swift Current Online newsroom of poor driving conditions on Highway 1 around the Saskatchewan-Alberta border. Apparently visibility is poor and traffic is moving very slowly. Th... read more..

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Anthony Janzen

High-Rolling Local Businesses Dig Up Some Awards

Two organizations with Swift Current businesses picked up some hardware earlier in the week as they received recognization for their roles as employers. Both SIGA and Pattison Agriculture Limited wer... read more..

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Andrew McCormack

Adjournment for Alleged Sex Offender

In Swift Current Provincial Court Wednesday a man appeared on several charges but had his matter adjourned. Jason Logan is in custody in British Columbia, so he appeared by video link. He is schedule... read more..

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David Zammit

Convoy En Route to Ottawa Passes Through Swift

There were a few extra vehicles on the roads in Swift Current this evening during rush-hour. The United We Roll convoy passed through the city around dinner time en route to Ottawa's Parliament Hill ... read more..

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David Zammit

New Animal Control Bylaw in Elrose

The Town of Elrose has implemented a new Animal Control Bylaw outlining the regulations pet owners will now have to abide by. At the beginning of February, the Town released Bylaw No. 2019-01 which c... read more..

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Penny Schreiner

Eastend Wins Saskatchewan Municipal Award

  At the recent SUMA Convention in Saskatoon, the Town of Eastend received the win in the Regional Cooperation category of the Saskatchewan Municipal Awards Program. The Town, along with the RM read more..

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David Zammit

City RCMP Investigating Liquor Theft

The Swift Current City RCMP are looking for a liquor thief. Back on January 24, a male suspect stole four bottles of liquor from a Swift Current business located in the 1600 block of Springs Drive. ... read more..

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Penny Schreiner

Preparing for an Emergency Situation in Shaunavon

  The Shaunavon and District Emergency Measures Organization held a couple of information sessions at the Grand Coteau Center in Shaunavon yesterday. Both an afternoon and an evening session to read more..

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David Zammit

No Set Date For Leader Healthcare Facility to Reopen

It could be days or even weeks before the Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility is back up and running. Last Thursday the facility suffered a sprinkler line break in the older portion of... read more..

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Anthony Janzen

SGI Advises to Practice Safe Driving on Valentine's Day

As Valentines Day is upon us, SGI is advising the public to treat driving on Cupid's holiday as you would treat your relationship. SGI Spokesperson Tyler McMurchy outlined how driving and your love l... read more..

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David Zammit

No Objections to Rezoning Lot in City's Southeast

The chance to support or oppose was offered up at city council Monday night, but there were no takers. In late January the City sent out public notice they were intending to pass a bylaw that would r... read more..

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Andrew McCormack

Another Appearance by Alleged Murderer

Yesterday in Swift Current Provincial Court it was the third appearance for a man charged with second-degree murder. Maple Creek's Ronald Plummer is in custody and appeared by video, and will be back... read more..

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Andrew McCormack

Adjournment for Couple Facing Hundreds of Charges

A couple that allegedly went on a multi-provincial crime spree were back in Swift Current Provincial Court yesterday. Katelyn Koury and Dustin Purvis had their matters pushed back two more weeks. Th... read more..

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David Zammit

No Disssent At Liquor Store Public Hearing

It was a silent public hearing Monday night for an application from the Pioneer Co-Op. The business filed an application with the City back in January to make changes to a zoning bylaw that would per... read more..

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Penny Schreiner

Swift Current Represented at SUMA Convention

  The 114th Annual SUMA Convention was held in Saskatoon this past week, and a number of representatives from Saskatchewan communities were in attendance. Swift Current City Councillor, Ron Tol read more..

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David Zammit

Jersey Sale Nets Swift Minor Hockey Some Funds

The Swift Current Minor Hockey Association received a sizeable donation this morning. Rene Alexandre donated $1,000 to the hockey program as part of his winning bid for a signed Toronto Maple Leafs A... read more..

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David Zammit

Lyric Receives $50K Donation

The renovations and upgrades are still ongoing at the Lyric Theatre, and with a recent donation, they will be able to do more. On February 4 S3 Enterprises Inc. donated $50,000 to the not-for-profit ... read more..

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Andrew McCormack

Light Posts Vandalized

The Swift Current City RCMP are hoping the public can shine a light on who might be responsible for some vandalism that took place over the weekend. An investigation has begun following an incident t... read more..

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Penny Schreiner

Swift Current Man Awarded a Doctoral Fellowship

  A Swift Current Psychologist has recently been awarded a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Studies and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Conor Barker, who is presently undertaking his read more..

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David Zammit

Quiet Public Hearing for Cannabis Store Application

It was a pretty tame public hearing last night for Swift Current's second cannabis retail store seeking city council's approval. Back in mid-January the City sent out a notice to property owners with... read more..

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Andrew McCormack

Work Continues in Waldeck

The location of a suspected water line break that has the east part of Waldeck without water has been found, and now work is underway to fix it. The water was shut off for that part of the village ... read more..

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Andrew McCormack

Province Starts Campaign to Curb Overdoses

The Saskatchewan government started an awareness campaign today to help prevent deaths from opioid overdoses. They're trying to increase public knowledge of how to recognize signs of an overdose, and... read more..

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Penny Schreiner

Shaunavon Mayor Attends SUMA Convention

  Shaunavon Mayor, Grant Greenslade, was one of many representatives from towns and cities across the province that attended the 114th Annual SUMA Convention in Saskatoon last week. He says SUM read more..

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David Zammit

Mayor Reflects on HDIC at Council

What seemed like a dream became reality last week for the City of Swift Current as Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada visited. "They pitched to us the City of Swift Current an opportunity to host Hockey... read more..

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