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Eight members of the the Swift Current Barracudas swim club had stellar performances at the 2017 Long Course Prairie Championships on March 24-26 in Saskatoon at the Shaw Centre. Elliot Duncalfe, Griffin Duncalfe, Reid Ewert and Evan Ewert took home a combined six medals. Elliot’s time of 21:12.42 in the 1500-Metre Freestyle got her first gold medal at the championships, while...
Public libraries have always played an essential role in the educational, recreational, cultural and community development of Saskatchewan. Towards these ends, Saskatchewan libraries have provided excellent public services through their development of co-operative practices and through their willingness to utilize the latest technological advances to meet the needs of their patrons. So begins the entry for Public Libraries found in...
Editor: As the librarian for the Vanguard Library from August 2002 to January 2017, I know how hard our staff has worked to: make the library a welcoming, safe space where people can access computers and printing; take part in arts and crafts; learn EAL; get help with computers; make a puzzle; curl up and read in our reading nooks;...
A Swift Current physician will be lending his assistance to the team working on the Saskatchewan government’s transition to a single Provincial Health Authority. Dr. Kevin Wasko has agreed to share the physician co-lead duties on the transition team responsible for changing from the existing Regional Health Authority structure to a single Provincial Health Authority. Dr. Wasko, who serves as...
As part of an investigation into an outbreak of E.coli, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a food recall of 10 kilogram bags of Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original. The recall advises prairie residents to not use any Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original with a code containing BB/MA 2018 AL 17 and 6 291 548, as these...
The agriculture industry is facing a trio of directly impacting decisions as part of the Saskatchewan budget. The budget confirmed the current partial Fuel Tax exemption for bulk purchase of gasoline will end effective April 1. In addition, the exemption for bulk purchases of diesel fuel is being reduced to 80 per cent of purchases. The province notes this measure...
The Cypress Health Region has confirmed a trio of cases of mumps in the Southwest and a fourth suspected case continues to be investigated. Positive laboratory results have confirmed the presence of mumps in the Southwest, and both youth and adult individuals have been impacted. Mumps has recently been occurring across Canada, and a number of the most recently identified cases...
David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands is deeply concerned about the effect Budget 2017 will have on the families and businesses of Cypress Hills—Grasslands. Unveiled by the Liberal Government today, the Budget promises billions in new spending and taxes. Anderson feels it is just the latest example of the Liberals’ disconnect from the issues that are relevant to...
Submitted The Swift Current Barracudas Swim Club stood out once again at the annual Saskatchewan “A” Provincial Championships in Moose Jaw on March 10-12. The meet was a congregation of top “A” level swimmers and brought together 12 swim clubs in Saskatchewan to compete for Championships. The meet began on Friday evening with 50 Metre Butterfly, 50 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke, 50...
The Saskatchewan government announced increases to a list of 13 fees and charges, with the province anticipating to generate an additional $10.68 million. The single largest financial increase will be a penalty on audit findings for oil and gas companies who are found under audit to own money to the province. By applying a penalty of 10 per cent on...

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