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Thursday, July 2, 2020
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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...
A new conservation area has been unveiled adjacent to the Grasslands National Park, with the over 3,000 acre project dedicated to conserving wildlife habitat and preserving native grasslands in the Southwest. The Wideview Complex, a 1,222 hectare (3,021 acre) project, combines a number of recently acquired parcels of property by the Nature Conservancy of Canada and their partners. The major...
The provincial government is consulting with producers across Saskatchewan in regards to how the province delivers agriculture extension services to farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses. Agriculture extension services include providing information and advice delivered through specialists in regional offices, extension events, a toll-free Agriculture Knowledge Centre, plus a variety of print and electronic publications. In order to ensure these extension activities continue...

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