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The Swift Current Broncos announced the addition of two new faces and four departing players during a hectic Western Hockey League trade deadline day. In the Broncos biggest move of deadline day, the club acquired overage goaltender Jordan Papirny and a fourth round draft pick in 2018 from the Brandon Wheat Kings in exchange for 19-year-old veteran goaltender Travis Child,...
Environment Canada has issued a series of Extreme Cold Warnings across Saskatchewan for tonight, with temperatures expected to dip into the -30 Celsius range and windchill values of -40. The Extreme Cold Warning notes that an arctic high pressure ridge will bring the freezing temperatures to Saskatchewan tonight, but conditions will moderate by Wednesday morning. Swift Current’s overnight low tonight is...
Cortney Reynolds is ready to continue fighting the stigma surrounding mental health After a lengthy search, Swift Current’s branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association has found an excellent candidate to continue building the legacy of the non-profit organization in the southwest, now that the well-known former Executive Director, Ruth Smith, has retired. Cortney Reynolds is the new Executive Director, and...
The 32-year old Swift Current man faces multiple drug charges The man at the centre of a Canada-wide warrant was apprehended by Swift Current Municipal police yesterday following a lengthy standoff with police at a residence on Cowie Crescent. Jordan Marleau, 32, faces a total of six charges, including four charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. These charges are...
Bill Lee spearheads fundraising to create proper memorial for fallen hockey players In a touching ceremony on Friday, a volunteer committee, led by Swift Current local Bill Lee, unveiled a memorial honoring the four hockey players who were killed in the Broncos bus crash, 30 years to the day after the accident. The faces of Brent Ruff, Chris Mantyka, Scott Kruger,...
Amidst the often overwhelming hustle and bustle of the holiday season, some special children enjoyed a quiet moment with Santa Claus on December 5 at the Swift Current Mall. For the fourth consecutive year, families had the opportunity to participate in the Sensitive Santa program sponsored by SaskFEAT (Saskatchewan Families for Effective Autism Treatment). To avoid the sensory problems some of the children experience with light, sights, smells and sounds, the Mall dimmed the...
The grand prize winners of the Rilling Bus Christmas Colouring Contest received a special pizza lunch courtesy of Domino’s Pizza this past Thursday. Jennifer Papineau from Domino’s Pizza presented the prizes to contest winners Ethan Peters (Central School), Jodi Switzer (Ecole Centennial), Lola Ruehs (Irwin School), and Gracie Carnahan (Fairview School), with the assistance of Rilling Bus representatives Theresa Griffiths, Teresa Bye and Bailey Russill. Missing from the photo was Taiyan Reinhart (All Saints Catholic School).
Swift Current families can ring in 2017 at a family-friendly drop-in event on December 31. A New Year’s Eve Family Drop-in Party is planned for December 31 between 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Walker Place. The celebration is hosted by the Parent Support Network agencies. All families with young children are welcome to attend the drop-in party which features music and dancing, sleigh rides, a bouncy house,...
Gift cards are one of the most popular gifts to give during the holidays. They’re a simple, low-fuss solution to showing your friends, family and coworkers a little cheer. One of the most common questions the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA) gets from consumers and retailers about gift cards is about expiry dates. Gift cards bought and sold in Saskatchewan are not allowed to have an expiry...
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