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Sunday, September 15, 2019
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Southwest Booster Staff

Southwest Booster Staff
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An eclectic line-up of concerts in Swift Current during the coming weeks will appeal to a wide range of musical tastes. Among the shows coming to Swift Current during January and February are: JANUARY 13 - MALANKA A few tickets are still available for tonight’s Malanka - Ukrainian New Year’s Celebration at Living Sky Casino. The evening boasts an authentic Ukrainian supper at...
Saskatchewan RCMP are not recommending travel across the province tonight because of poor road conditions caused by high winds and blowing snow. RCMP across the province are reporting poor roadways and whiteout driving conditions throughout much of Saskatchewan tonight. They have received reports of a number of motorists in ditches in all areas of the province. In addition, the Saskatchewan Highway...
The Jim Pattison Group has announced a significant merger, with JayDee Ag Tech and Maple Farm Equipment now consolidated into a combined entity. Now operating as Pattison Agriculture, a division of the Jim Pattison Group, the consolidation merges two major prairie equipment dealerships. They boast a combined 440 employees and operate 17 locations across Saskatchewan and Manitoba. “This merger is a...
The trial of a former Swift Current Rural RCMP officer facing two federal drug trafficking charges has been tentatively rescheduled from early February to April 18-19. Michael Chachula was scheduled to begin trial proceedings on February 7 to 10, but the matter has been adjourned at the request of Chachula’s new defence council. Chachula had previously entered not guilty pleas on...
A Maple Creek man pled guilty to a pair of Wildlife Act violations in connection to an October incident where an ATV chased and ran down a pronghorn antelope with a side-by-side ATV. Jonathon Hofer, 45, was fined a total of $3,280 after pleading guilty to a charge of chasing a big game animal with a vehicle, plus a charge...
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,...


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