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Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Southwest Booster Staff

Southwest Booster Staff
The Swift Current Southwest Booster is your best source of community news, sports and weather in Southwest Saskatchewan.
The City of Swift Current’s population increased to 16,604 in the 2016 Census, a jump from the 15,554 residents posted in 2011. Statistics Canada notes that Swift Current’s growth of 1,050 residents, a 6.8 per cent increase in population over the five year census span, is above the national average of 5.0 per cent. The Census Profile for the RM of...
Southern Saskatchewan will be experiencing extreme wind chill values of below -40 Celsius tonight as an icy blast of arctic air envelops the southern region. Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Warning for all of southern Saskatchewan for tonight, as a high pressure ridge will help plunge temperatures below -30 Celsius. When combined with winds of 20 kilometres per...
A Swift Current woman is $324,588 richer after cashing in a winning ticket from the December 30 Lotto Max draw. Patricia Dauk matched six numbers and the bonus number during the final Lotto Max draw of 2016, and she shared her jackpot with other winning ticket holders in Ontario, Quebec, and in the Atlantic Provinces. “I was at the store and...
The Living Sky Casino will be hosting a Pow Wow For The Public information evening on Tuesday to allow community members to learn more about the origins and traditions of Pow Wow events. The evening will be put on by the Living Sky Casino’s Pow Wow Committee starting at 7 p.m. in the Sky Centre. The evening will share information...
Editor: My name is Omar Murray and I am a school bus driver from Maple Creek. I am very concerned about the changes mentioned in the Perrins Governance Review Report. I can hardly believe these ideas, which completely demolish our school system, were developed in a three week span. These are recommendations that need to be deliberated and well thought out,...
Editor: I am writing this to try to end the Stigma of the disease of “addiction” or as I would rather have it referred to as SUD (Substance Use Disorder). Three years ago, my son passed away while struggling with the cunning, baffling, powerful disease of SUD. I have finally received the coroner’s report which listed “undetermined causes” as manner of death. To...
Thanks to the busiest fourth quarter on record, the Swift Current real estate market ended 2016 on a very busy note. According to MLS® statistics for the city, there were 70 residential sales in the final three months of the year, which was four more than the boom year of 2007. City real estate agent Kelsey Adam of Century 21...
Weather watchers in Southern Saskatchewan can expect a colder than normal winter in 2017, punctuated by some big temperature swings, according to Jeff Woodward’s annual pig spleen forecast. Woodward continues the tradition of pig-spleen weather predicting made popular by Gus Wickstrom, but Woodward has further elevated the popularity of the forecast by participating in a Pig Spleen Prognostication Party at...
A large SaskPower building is currently making the move from Swift Current to Assiniboia where it will be utilized by SaskPower crews in Assiniboia. Swift Current Light and Power had a temporary power outage to allow the building to be safely negotiated through narrow City streets. The move is also being coordinated with CP Rail, CN Rail plus SaskPower. Neufeld Building...
Swift Current Municipal RCMP are reporting they have confirmed the safety and well-being of Deborah Dion from Swift Current. The 39-year-old Swift Current woman had previously been reported missing on January 23 after she had not been heard from in over a week. Dion's family has been updated regarding her safety. RCMP are thanking the public for their assistance with this...


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