Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Members of the Students Against Drinking and Driving (SADD) chapter at Swift Current Comprehensive High School (SCCHS) asked motorists to drive safely during the Thanksgiving long weekend at a traffic stop held in association with the RCMP on Central Avenue North in Swift Current, Oct. 7. In addition to a reminder not to drink and drive, students handed out candy and red SADD ribbons to motorists at the checkstop.

 

For 66-year-old William Caton, a third-generation cattle rancher and Green Party candidate in the Cypress Hills-Grasslands riding for the Oct. 19 federal election, politics is all about what he sees around him every day on the farm and he is worried.

The dream of the Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Parish to have a larger church sanctuary for worship is now becoming a reality with construction starting this fall.

The Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation’s campaign to raise funds to fully equip the new long-term care facility in Swift Current started on a high note with a donation of $1 million from the estate of Albert “Bert” Miller.

The Swift Current Comprehensive High School's Senior Colts volleyball team hosted their annual 12-team tournament on Oct. 2 and 3. The Colts have not only reached the finals of the previous two tournaments they attended, but they won the 20-team University of Regina tournament a week earlier. They continued their successful season at home by placing first in their pool with four wins from five games. They then won two playoff games to reach the championship final against the Saskatoon Centennial Chargers. However, the Chargers remained undefeated at the tournament by winning the two-set game 25-14 and 25-21. This was the fifth time in a row that the Senior Colts volleyball team placed second at a home tournament.

 

The Swift Current Comprehensive High School Colts football team had an important victory on a wet field against the Estevan Elecs, Oct. 3. It was the first win out of five games for the Colts in the 3A 12-man Moose Jaw league this season. The Colts dominated their home game and played with more confidence than the visitors in the muddy and slippery conditions to win 49-0.

 

Swift Current's western heritage was celebrated during the 9th annual Ranchman's Ridin' and Recitin' that was hosted by the Swift Current Agricultural and Exhibition Association at Kinetic Exhibition Park from Sept. 25 to 27. A variety of livestock and equine events took place during each day. The third annual Young Ranchman's All Breeds Livestock Show took place at the same time to provide youth an opportunity to develop their farming and leadership skills. Western entertainment was provided by Swift Current cowboy poet Bryce Burnett and multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Ed Peekeekoot, who now lives on Vancouver Island, but he was born and grew up on the Ahtahkakoop Cree First Nation in Saskatchewan.

 

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:41

Culture Days in Swift Current, Sept. 25-27, 2015

A variety of activities took place in Swift Current from Sept. 25 to 27 to celebrate Culture Days. The Art Gallery of Swift Current had a walk and talk tour with the artists participating in the new sculpture exhibition at the gallery. The four artists are wood carver Milan Gerza of Kyle, stone carver Allan Wiederhold of Swift Current, Sylvia Thompson of Pennant, who works in carved wood and mixed media, and Gladys Wozny-Siemens of Rush Lake, who works in cast and carved plaster. The Swift Current Branch Library hosted a Makerfest where participants were able to visit with members of the local Maker community, learn more about 3D printing and engage in fun, hands-on activities such as creating their own brushbots and making music on a banana piano. The Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre had crafts, a dress-up photo booth, storytelling and an opportunity to make new friends through learning to say hello and goodbye in seven different languages. Culture Days is an annual three-day event that takes place every September across Canada to raise the cultural awareness of Canadians and to encourage them to participate in cultural activities in their communities.


The Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation has launched the largest ever fundraising campaign in the organization’s history to raise about $8 million to fully equip the new long-term care facility in Swift Current.

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