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The Swift Current Library is excited to announce Phase 2 of our planned public reopening on Monday, August 24th. We are implementing safe reopening protocols, and as long as we continue to feel that our staff and the general public will be safe, we will reopen on that date. Our public opening hours, starting...
On Saturday, August 8, 2020, at approximately 2 a.m., Swift Current Rural RCMP conducted a traffic stop on an SUV travelling east on Highway 1 near Waldeck, SK, for a Vehicle Equipment Regulation (VER) violation. During the course of the vehicle stop, a simple equipment violation turned into a drug trafficking and possession investigation...
Both the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation and Education Critic Carla Beck quickly weighed in on the Government of Saskatchewan’s Safe Schools Plan: Level Two Guidance, which was released on Tuesday. The STF statement reads as follows: "The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation remains concerned about the inconsistency between school re-opening plans and the guidelines...
The Government of Saskatchewan, Education’s Response Planning Team (RPT) and Public Health guidelines are being updated to support the safe return of children to school. The province and Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab have provided additional guidance for divisions wishing to move to Level 2. This guidance is...
While the Western Hockey League remains committed to playing a full 68-game season, the league has pushed back the starting date into December due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After previously announcing an early October start to the 2020-21 regular season, the league announced on Thursday that the beginning of the regular season would be...
The Swift Current Broncos announced today they have signed 2020 CHL Import Draft pick Vladislav Demidovich to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement. He was selected 63rd overall in the June 30 draft. “He’s a player that brings size up front and a willingness to go to the net,” Broncos head coach and...
Dr. David Torr, Medical Health Officer, Saskatchewan Health Authority, has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at Prairie Wind Estate personal care home in Herbert. An individual associated with this personal care home tested positive for COVID-19. The SHA is conducting a public health investigation to identify and contain any risk of further spread. Staff...
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Motorists and downtown businesses in Swift Current can expect some traffic delays during a three day pavement renewal project along Central Ave. N. occurring Monday to Wednesday. Work begins on Monday, July 27 and runs until Wednesday, July 29 from the zero block to Herbert Street. “To minimize the impact of...
Swift Current’s popular Market Square will press pause for two weeks in response to a growing number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Southwest over the past week. As of Friday, July 24, there are 189 total COVID-19 cases (active and recovered) in the Southwest region: 172 of these are on 11 colonies and...
Saskatchewan Health Authority adds/subtracts businesses where possible COVID-19 exposure occurred in Swift CurrentSouthwest Booster Staff -
Four businesses have been removed and 15 dates and times have been added to a list where possible COVID-19 exposure could potentially have occurred in Swift Current earlier this month. The list of dates, which ranges from nine to 13 days ago, were announced by the Saskatchewan Health Authority in a Sunday afternoon public...
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