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At a time when many businesses are in need of support due to the devastating economic effects of COVID-19 pandemic, the Southwest Booster has established a $250,000 marketing fund to help locally owned and operated businesses across the Southwest with their recovery plan. Beginning today, businesses can now apply for the Southwest Booster Community...
Great Plains College is pleased to announce its Entrance Scholarship deadline has been extended to June 30, 2020. Students are automatically considered for an Entrance Scholarship of $500-$5,000 when they apply to a full-time student loan-eligible program (September entry) before the June 30 deadline. The extended deadline is a direct result of the tremendous...
The true economic impact of the 2019 Western Canada Games was a significant amount of money spent in the Southwest to go along with job creation. In an economic impact study prepared for the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games, Tourism Saskatchewan indicates that approximately $5.75 million was spent in the local economy and 35...
A pair of former Swift Current Broncos are on track to hear their names called at the 2020 NHL Draft. Both Kasper Puutio and Ben King were listed on the NHL Central Scouting final rankings, which were released on Wednesday. Puutio was ranked 76th amongst North American skaters. The 5’11’’ defenseman...
Former Swift Current Broncos netminder Joel Hofer was named a Western Hockey League all-star on Monday. The Winnipeg native was named to the Western Conference Second All-Star Team after a standout season with the Portland Winterhawks. The 6’5’’ St. Louis Blues prospects tied for the WHL lead with 34 wins. He added a 2.49...
Swift Current’s summer launching Frontier Days celebration has been cancelled for 2020. In a press release on Monday morning, the Swift Current Agricultural and Exhibition confirmed Frontier Days 2020 and the accompanying Canadian Cowboys’ Association Rodeo have been cancelled. The 82nd annual Frontier Days had been scheduled for June 24 to 27.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Government of Canada team up to launch Canadian Business Resilience Network to help businesses get through COVID-19Southwest Booster Staff -
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has established the Canadian Business Resilience Network (CBRN) in partnership with the Government of Canada to help the business community prepare, persevere and, ultimately, prosper in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CBRN is a coordinated, business-led, inclusive campaign that will focus on providing businesses the tools they...
The COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled many sports leagues already and now the Western Canadian Baseball League is being forced to deal with the realities of the escalating situation. The collegiate league, which relies heavily on American players, announced a series of dates for the format of the 2020 season. After a Board...
The City of Swift Current Community Services Division is hoping to help promote mental and physical well-being. With schools closed and many people working remotely, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that most of us are spending a significant amount of time indoors these days. Just like there are measures we can take to...
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The Coast Swift Current hotel is temporarily closing their doors effective Monday, March 30 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a news release, Coast Swift Current hotel noted they are making the proactive decision in the interest of their guests, staff and community. And while the hotel will be closed to guests,...
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