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Swift Current and Moose Jaw had their warmest February 15 in over a century when the mercury rose to double digit temperatures on Wednesday. Swift Current reached a new daytime high of 11.4 Celsius on Wednesday, breaking the former mark of 8.3 set in 1916. It also ranks as the warmest February 15 since weather records began in 1886. Moose...
Shaunavon’s own Hunter Brothers have received a quartet of nominations for the 2017 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards. They picked up nominations as the Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year, the Group of the Year plus the Emerging Artist Award. Their song El Dorado has been nominated in the Single of the Year category. Luke Hunter picked up an individual nomination...
After reaching a daytime high of 7.1 Celsius yesterday, Swift Current can expect to bask in double digit warm temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday. Environment Canada is forecasting daytime highs of 10 Celsius for both today and tomorrow, as unseasonably warm temperatures settle in over the prairies. Maple Creek reached a new record high of 13.7 Celsius on Valentine’s Day, edging...
The Swift Current SPCA is making an appeal to the public to help them reach their financial needs for 2017. The SPCA has launched their $17 for ’17 appeal, calling on regional residents to make a $17 donation, or higher, to support the pet shelter during 2017. “We are seeing cost increases, especially in areas such as food, staffing and medical...
Respiratory outbreaks at the Shaunavon Hospital and Care Centre and the Herbert and District Integrated Health Facility have resulted in visitation restrictions being put in place at both facilities. The Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory has confirmed that the virus circulating within the Herbert and District Integrated Health Facility is coronavirus OC43. This particular strain is a common virus that usually...
The Maple Creek RCMP Detachment have reported they have safely located a missing female from Maple Creek. RCMP reported shortly after 10 p.m. on Thursday night that they had located Cheyenne Wolfe who had not been seen since the previous afternoon. The RCMP extend their thanks to the public for their assistance during their search efforts.
For the second straight February, the Southwest endured a quiet start to calendar year activity public offering of Crown Petroleum and Natural Gas Dispositions. Just one of two available parcels in the Swift Current region sold for $4,861 during the February 2 sale, nearly identically mirroring the $4,862 generated during the February 2016 sale. The 16.188 hectare parcel was purchased by...
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From a 93.3 per cent jump in Carmichael to a -50.0 per cent decrease in Ernfold, the Southwest had a wide range of population changes according to 2016 census data. The 2016 Census data, released today by Statistics Canada, reflected the population total changes in the five year census span from 2011 to 2016. Saskatchewan’s overall population grew by 6.3 per...
The City of Swift Current’s population increased to 16,604 in the 2016 Census, a jump from the 15,554 residents posted in 2011. Statistics Canada notes that Swift Current’s growth of 1,050 residents, a 6.8 per cent increase in population over the five year census span, is above the national average of 5.0 per cent. The Census Profile for the RM of...
Southern Saskatchewan will be experiencing extreme wind chill values of below -40 Celsius tonight as an icy blast of arctic air envelops the southern region. Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Warning for all of southern Saskatchewan for tonight, as a high pressure ridge will help plunge temperatures below -30 Celsius. When combined with winds of 20 kilometres per...
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