Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Coping with an illness can be a challenging time for patients and their families, but at the Cypress Regional Hospital a chaplaincy program is available to provide them with spiritual and emotional support.

The positive contributions of individuals and organizations in support of local youth were highlighted during the Swift Current & District Drug Task Force recognition luncheon at the Center on May 30.

Despite various financial pressures the Cypress Health Region has been able to balance its operating budget for 2013/14.

The Swift Current RCMP has investigated reports about a suspicious person around Ashley Park School.

Three male youths from Swift Current have been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

The 2013 Relay for Life in Swift Current raised $71,638.57 for the fight against cancer. The event took place at Riverside Park, starting at 7 p.m. and continuing throughout the night as teams walked around the track. This year's guest speaker was Regina resident Dionne Warner, who is an eight times cancer survivor. A total of 105 survivors, all in yellow t-shirts, participated in the opening ceremonies along with the members of 19 teams. Shoulders-up for a Cure team members Bobby Moore and Brad Torry, who have been growing their facial hair since December, raised just over $5,500. Herb Butz shaved their beards at Relay for Life. Seven-year-old Amanda Blohm made a donation of $325.65 to Relay for Life. She raised the money by asking her friends for a donation towards Relay for Life instead of a birthday gift. During the luminary ceremony a total of 1,000 luminaries were lit to remember loved ones who  lost the battle against cancer.

Neidpath resident Angela Bulbeck is hoping to make more people aware of a hereditary connective tissue disorder by talking about her experiences with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS).

“My difficulty with the Prime Minister at this point is that I don't think he's been forthcoming and honest on fairly simple questions when there appeared to be contradictions.”

An $800 donation from the Swift Current Kiwanis Club will be put to good use at the local SPCA.

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