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Street sweeping operations got underway in the City of Swift Current earlier today. The first zone being tackled was Zone Three, located west of Central Ave. N. and north of Herbert St. The remainder of the Residential Street Sweeping Program will continue through to the end of May. The City of Swift Current’s Streets and Roadways Department is hoping for the...
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The Government of Saskatchewan has launched a constitutional reference case in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to challenge the federal government’s ability to impose a carbon tax on the province. The government is asking the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to answer a clear question on the constitutionality of the legislation the federal government has introduced to impose the carbon tax. The...
The Ponteix RCMP Detachment is asking the public’s assistance in locating a missing man from the Vanguard Hutterian Colony. Peter Entz, 54, has been missing since late Thursday afternoon, and was last seen leaving the Vanguard Hutterian Colony at approximately 5 p.m. yesterday. He is known to travel to the Swift Current area, however it is unusual for him to not...
SaskPower is warning residents and business owners about a significant increase in scams occurring across the province. They warn scammers are pretending to represent SaskPower during phone calls, emails and even physical visits to businesses. These scammers claim that unless the resident or business submit payment on the spot, their power will be disconnected immediately. Some scammers have also been...
Two Southwest businesses were among the winners walking away with Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence for 2017. Ghostown Blues Bed & Breakfast in Maple Creek claimed the Service Excellence Award, while the Business of the Year Award (under 20 full-time employees) went to the Historic Reesor Ranch. The Historic Reesor Ranch, situated just outside the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, was also...
April 6 certainly did not feel like a spring day in Saskatchewan, with record low morning temperatures hovering near -30 Celsius in parts of the province. Environment Canada reports that 14 Saskatchewan locations recorded new record-lows for April 6, with a number of century old records eclipsed. In the Southwest a pair of record cold temperatures were officially recorded. Swift Current...
Lafleche man arrested in connection with financial institution robberies across southern SaskatchewanSouthwest Booster Staff -
After a lengthy investigation a Lafleche man has been arrested and is facing 13 charges in connection with six robberies and two attempted robberies at financial institutions across southern Saskatchewan. Robert Holden, 59, was arrested without incident at a residence in Lafleche on Wednesday in connection to the incidents which occurred between May 2016 and June 2017. Holden is facing five...
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Well above normal March snowfalls have increased the runoff potential across Saskatchewan according to the April spring runoff forecast released by the Water Security Agency. However the forecast for the Southwest corner ranges from well below normal to above normal. April’s forecast is significantly different from the February 1 runoff potential forecast which had the entire Southwest in the well below...
The Maple Creek RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult male who was last seen in mid February. Christopher Tuttle, a 52-year old man from the Maple Creek area, was last seen in the Cypress Hills Provincial Park on February 16, and his last contact with family was February 18. Tuttle was reported missing to RCMP on...
Environment Canada is forecasting a Good Friday blast of snowfall for much of Southern Saskatchewan. A Special Weather Statement was issued by Environment Canada earlier this afternoon advising of the potential of six to 12 centimetres of snowfall on Friday. An Alberta Clipper is forecast to track into the Southwest starting tonight and spreading across the rest of southern Saskatchewan...
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