Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Two visitors from the North Pole gave a helping hand to the Swift Current SPCA at the annual Santa Paws fundraiser, Nov. 25. Santa and Mrs Claus spend the afternoon at Cowtown to have their photos taken with a variety of pets. The fundraiser was an opportunity for pet owners to show their support for the animal shelter and to receive a unique souvenir print of their pets. The shelter's resources get stretched during the winter and there are different ways to support the Swift Current SPCA during the festive season. The 2018 SPCA pet calendars are on sale for $10 each at the animal shelter, the SPCA bookstore and selected businesses in the city. It will be Feed the Pets SPCA Night at the Dec. 16 Broncos game against the Kamloops Blazers. Hockey fans can make a monetary donation at the game or bring along pet food or cleaning supplies. The Swift Current SPCA 2017 holiday giving guide can now also be viewed on the shelter's website at http://spcaswiftcurrent.com. The guide gives an option to select a donation amount for a specific purpose, for example a $25 donation will feed a shelter pet for one month.

 

Record breaking mild weather attracted a very large crowd to downtown Swift Current for the annual Christmas tree lighting, Nov. 23. Families crowded into Market Square to watch the countdown for switching on the lights on the large Christmas tree at 7 p.m. Santa Claus and Mrs Claus arrived shortly afterwards in a fire truck. There was a long line-up of children who wanted to see Santa and each child received a treat bag after meeting him. The École Centennial School choir entertained the crowd with festive songs after the Christmas tree lighting. Horse wagon rides were a popular attraction at the event. The horses were provided by Lost Valley Horse Ranch, Pebble Ridge Percherons, and Prairie Percherons. A new temperature record of 13.2 degrees Celsius was set for Swift Current on this day. The old record of 11.7 degrees for Swift Current on Nov. 23 was set in 1890. The temperature was still almost three degrees above freezing when the Christmas tree lighting took place.

 

 
Monday, 27 November 2017 15:07

ALERT nabs suspect in Brooks

More than $50,000 worth of drugs and cash has been seized from a suspectin Brooks. ALERT, Brooks RCMP and Medicine Hat Police teamed up to make the arrest.

A presentation at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current created awareness about the meaning of treaties and highlighted the need for more education about people's duties and responsibilities as treaty people.

Simply Agriculture Solutions will be hosting four workshops in southwest Saskatchewan in the first half of December for producers who want to learn about species at risk on their land.

As part of Saskatchewan's expanding Take-Home Naloxone (THN) program, THN kits will be available in Swift Current starting Nov. 28. The program is being launched by the Cypress Health Region in partnership with the Ministry of Health.

A Swift Current family is overjoyed to have their beloved dog Charlie back home after he was missing for almost three months.

An image of a cowboy wrestling with a steer by Herbert photographer Colleen Edwards was selected as the winning submission in the events and festival category of Tourism Saskatchewan's 2017 ExploreSask photo contest.

Thursday, 23 November 2017 12:29

Musical drama The Cypress Hills entertains

The popular historical musical drama The Cypress Hills would never be the same returned to the stage at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current for a third time, Nov. 14-18.

The Great Plains College will be offering a unique dual certificate program at the Rosetown Program Centre in 2018.

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