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Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Saskatchewan emerged from deep freeze temperatures earlier in the month to set a series of warm weather records on January 18. In the Southwest, Maple Creek jumped to a provincial high 10.9 Celsius on Thursday, eclipsing the community’s previous warm weather record of 10.1 set just in 2014. However it also sets a new record for the warmest January 19...
The Swift Current Municipal RCMP are advising the public that the dangerous drug Fentanyl was detected in a seizure of cocaine made in Swift Current on Monday morning. They issued a public safety message in response to the detected fentanyl, a highly addictive synthetic opiate that can be fatal in very small quantities. This prescription painkillers is about 100 times...
A trio of cannabis retail permits will be issued by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA), paving the way for private retail outlets to sell cannabis when the federal government legalizes the drug on July 1. Two retail permits will be provided for Swift Current, while Maple Creek is the only other Southwest community to be on the initial...
There was a definite Southwest feel to the top of the charts of SaskMusic’s Top 10 list of Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2017. Three of the top six albums had direct Southwest connections. Megan Nash’s September album release Seeker was rated at the top album of 2017. Nash recorded this 12-track album with Swift Current based Bears in Hazenmore, giving the...
Swift Current residents and businesses were right on target for sharing their generosity towards the Swift Current Salvation Army in 2017. The Swift Current Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaign raised a final total of $231,775, surpassing their campaign goal of $215,000. The final total for 2017 is just shy of the local record of $249,000 they raised during their 2016 campaign. “We...
Saskatchewan will bid a chilly farewell to 2017, with Environment Canada extending an Extreme Cold Warning through to January 1. Extreme windchill values in the -40 to -50 range will occur during the overnight hours tonight and Saturday across southern Saskatchewan, and daytime temperatures on Saturday will only reach the -25 to -30 Celsius levels. Environment Canada warns that a frigid...
Swift Current families can once again ring in the new year at a family-friendly drop-in event on December 31. The Parent Support Network is hosting their annual New Year’s Eve Party at Walker Place from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on December 31. There will be a series of activities for families with young children, including arts, crafts, face-painting, bouncy...
The CP Holiday Train will be making another 30 minute daytime stop in Swift Current during 2017. The Holiday Train rolls into Swift Current on December 17 for a 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. festive concert featuring Terri Clark, Dallas Smith and Kelly Prescott. Swift Current will be the opening show on the final day of performing for the trio, who...
The Swift Current Salvation Army is hoping individuals who took Angel Tree Tags will meet a quickly approaching deadline to fill the items on their tags. There were a total of 218 Angel Tree tags set out this year, and as of yesterday afternoon there were 62 Angel Tags outstanding. The deadline for people to return their Angel Tree tags with...
Innovation Credit Union received an overwhelming vote of support for their proposal to become the first federal credit union headquartered in Saskatchewan. A full 82 per cent of the 17,214 people who voted on Innovation’s Special Resolution voted in support of the question. Innovation Credit Union Board President Bruce Sack, was extremely pleased with member response during the November 22 to...

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