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Friday, September 21, 2018
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A six-year-old girl who was the focus of an Amber Alert is now safety back with her family in North Battleford. RCMP report that workers in a remote portion of an industrial area in North Battleford contacted police at approximately 6:45 a.m. this morning after spotting a vehicle parked in some bushes off a paved road. RCMP and EMS personnel...
A record number of businesses, organizations and individuals have earned nominations for the 20th anniversary edition of the Swift Current Business Excellence Awards (SCBEX). The 2017 list of SCBEX nominees features 79 nominees in eight categories. There are a total of 65 businesses nominated in six categories, along with eight non for profit nominees, and six people in the running...
The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan has asked the federal government for a 2018 Livestock Tax Deferral Program for all Saskatchewan producers who cannot feed their livestock due to lack of feed and poor pasture conditions. “Two extremely dry years have left some of our producers with no choice but to sell some of their herds because hay is not...
Ten of the 11 scouts working for the Swift Current Broncos this season will be entering their first campaign identifying players for the defending Western Hockey League champions. Yesterday, the Broncos announced on their website they have named the new scouting staff who will be working with newly hired Broncos Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Dean Brockman. The lone...
The Chinook Power Station is still over a year away from being completed, but the project recently reached a series of important milestones. Back on August 7, power was successfully brought to the station just outside of Swift Current, allowing functional tests to be performed at the site. This week also marked one million hours of work being completed on the...
The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan has asked the federal government for a 2018 Livestock Tax Deferral Program for all Saskatchewan producers who cannot feed their livestock due to lack of feed and poor pasture conditions. “Two extremely dry years have left some of our producers with no choice but to sell some of their herds because hay is not...
Southern Saskatchewan endured back-to-back days of record heat during the final two days of a memorable August heatwave. The communities of Val Marie, Assiniboia, and Broadview all set all time record highs on Saturday, August 11, while extreme heat enveloped Western Canada. Val Marie rose to an all time record high of 40.9 Celsius on Saturday to edge past the previous...
A trio of Southern communities reached the 40 Celsius mark during a record setting hot August 10. While a total of 18 Saskatchewan communities set new daytime records highs, Friday’s extreme heat was most potent in the South. Both Maple Creek and Assiniboia reached a scorching 40.1 Celsius, while Swift Current climbed to 40.0 Celsius. Maple Creek’s new record of 40.1...
Six new summer heat records were the main contributing factors in the new summer power demand record recorded by SaskPower on Thursday. On August 9 Saskatchewan established a new summer peak record of electrical consumption, reaching 3,520 megawatts of electricity consumption, breaking the previous summer record of 50 megawatts. The additional consumption is the equivalent amount of electricity needed for...
Lumsden-Morse MLA Lyle Stewart is stepping down from his duties as Saskatchewan’s Minister of Agriculture to focus on his battle with cancer. Stewart will continue in his duties as MLA, but will relinquish his responsibilities for his cabinet position in order to focus on his health. “I was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer and will be undergoing several months of pretty...

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