Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg


Montreal folk musician Derek Olive performed songs from his new album Mystery and Dust at the Urban Ground Coffeehouse in Swift Current on Aug. 20 after a hard day of cycling over a distance of 110 kilometres along the Trans-Canada Highway. His music cycling tour started in Vancouver on Aug. 5 to promote his new album and to raise awareness about the David Suzuki Foundation's Blue Dot campaign. The goal of the Blue Dot movement is to inspire Canadians to take action in their own communities for a healthy environment by calling on their municipal leaders to pass declarations that recognize the right to clean water, fresh air and healthy food. Olive is cycling to Winnipeg, and he will then be the VIA Rail artist on board a train to Toronto. He will continue to cycle eastwards from Toronto and the tour will conclude in Montreal on Sept. 4.


The first half of 2015 has been one of the driest years ever recorded for the Swift Current area.

Hailey Clark will be the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party’s candidate for Swift Current in the 2016 provincial election. She was declared as the party’s candidate after an uncontested nomination meeting took place in Swift Current Aug. 11.

The essential function of journalism is to provide accurate and impartial information to society.

The City of Swift Current is anticipating a significant interest in the 80 residential lots in the new Elmwood golf course subdivision when the properties become available for sale this fall.

Conservative Party candidate David Anderson is using the 11-week election campaign to talk to as many voters as possible in the Cypress Hills-Grasslands riding.

Wymark farmer Marvin Wiens is worried about the growing number of acts of vandalism directed at his election campaign in the Cypress Hills-Grasslands riding.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:26

Doc's Town hosts Made by Hand, Aug. 16, 2015

A number of crafters participated in the Made by Hand afternoon at the Doc's Town Heritage Village in Swift Current, Aug. 16. The event included a blacksmith's hammer-in at the William Ball blacksmith shop. There were arts and crafts displays as well as demonstrations of the practical skills required by early settlers on the prairie. Special programming takes place every Sunday afternoon at the heritage village, which is located at Kinetic Exhibition Park. The buildings and tea room at Doc's Town is open every Friday through Sunday and holiday Mondays from 1-5 p.m. until September.


Dirt oval racers had to deal with a slippery track at the Speedy Creek Raceway in Swift Current on Aug. 15 after some rainfall earlier in the day, but it added to the excitement for race fans on a chilly evening. The feature race winners were Mathew Palaschak (Thunder Trucks), Destiny Klym (Hobby Stock), Mike Dionne (Street Stock) and Kelly Baumann (Modifieds). The final race of the season will take place on Aug. 29 with racing starting at 7 p.m.


The Eliminators Car Club in Swift Current, which was established in 1970, hosted its 35th annual Riverside Run Show and Shine in Riverside Park, Aug. 15. Dark clouds and a slight drizzle during the afternoon did not deter the many car fans who came out to look at the vehicles on display.


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