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Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Sunday, July 23, 2017
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The majority of crops across the Southwest remain ahead or at normal stage of development despite the dry conditions. According to the Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Report for the period of July 11 to 17, crop development is keeping pace with past years. Among Fall Cereals, 17 per cent of field are ahead, 79 per cent are normal, and just four...
The Swift Current City RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a trio of individuals who entered and searched through a series of vehicles in and around Colonel Otter Drive early this morning. RCMP received a call around 5 a.m. this morning reporting that three suspects were entering unlocked vehicles and searching inside. Multiple vehicles are reportedly involved. RCMP conducted...
An Orange Wave of Courage will move into Swift Current today when Theo Fleury and the Victor Walk will be in the community. Fleury and his team are in Saskatchewan this week for a five-community stop in conjunction with a walk from Saskatoon to Regina. The Victor Walk Movement is a nation wide initiative which hopes to change the way...
A Special Air Quality Statement is in effect for Southern Saskatchewan with smoke from British Columbia forest fires impacting air quality in Saskatchewan. The Environment Canada special air quality statement notes that high levels of air pollution is occurring in Saskatchewan as a result of smoke plumes from forest fires in BC. In the Southwest, the statement has been issued for...
Crop, hay and pasture land across the Southwest remains under stress, with hot temperatures and a lack of moisture impacting the growing season. The July 4 to 10 Crop Report issued today by Saskatchewan Agriculture highlights that topsoil moisture conditions in the Southwest continues to rapidly deteriorate as a result of hot and dry weather. Topsoil moisture on cropland is...
Seven Rural Municipalities in the Swift Current area along with the Lac Pelletier Regional Park have implemented fire bans effective immediately. In an announcement late Wednesday afternoon, fire bans were instituted in the R.M.’s of Swift Current #137, Lac Pelletier #107, Riverside #168, Coulee #136, Whiska Creek #106, Webb #138, plus Excelsior #166. Fire bans are in place for all open...
A large group of cyclists will make quick work of the roads of Southwest Saskatchewan as part of the Sea to Sea Fighting To End Poverty ride by members of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. On Thursday, the cyclists will cover the 164 kilometres from Medicine Hat to Gull Lake, and on Friday they will be equally ambitious...
Households in the Highland and Trail Subdivisions have been placed under a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory. The Water Security Agency has issued the advisory effective 9 a.m. for all properties north of the TransCanada Highway and west of Central Avenue/Highway 4 (excluding industrial properties west of Highland Subdivision). The advisory was issued in response to a depressurization of the water distribution system. Public Drinking...
Supporters of the Saskatchewan Abilities Council/Easter Seals Saskatchewan are invited to stop at Boston Pizza today to help raise funds to send kids with disabilities to camp. The fifth annual Boston Pizza Day for Camp Easter Seal runs today, with 20 per cent of pizza sales donated to Camp Easter Seal courtesy of Boston Pizza Saskatchewan franchisees. The July 12...
Parts of the Southwest were impacted by hail which accompanied a series of severe thunderstorms that developed on Monday evening. While the primary damage occurred in West Central and Southeast Saskatchewan, portions of the Southwest were hit by the storms. Environment Canada reports that golf ball sized hail fell at the Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park shortly after midnight. There was...

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