Ryan Dahlman

Ryan Dahlman

Managing Editor

Saskatchewan is under the spotlight these days as the landmine term of “racism” makes an unwelcome appearance in news headlines.

One gets the impression from Janet Biemans that this year’s Quonset Days fundraiser in support of the ALS Society of Alberta was even more successful than usual.

Last week, Darla Lindbjerg, former executive director of the Swift Current Chamber of Commerce and now the AVP marketing and strategic intelligence at Innovation Credit Union in Swift Current, received an email from former colleague Steve McLellan.

Henry Banman loves Swift Current, but he isn’t happy with what he feels is overspending and a lack of communication and information between city council and its residents.

The self-described ambient-alt rock band based in Regina have come a long way from their humble beginnings of friends going to school together in southwest Saskatchewan where they jammed.

August is quickly heading to a conclusion and with it brings the start of a new post-secondary school year and some apprehension.

Swift Current florist extraordinaire Poppy Parsons’ knowledge, contacts and passion for flowers and design continues to grow ... literally.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 11:53

Sask.’s deputy premier shows infallibility

On May 13, Saskatchewan Government Insurance announced it was launching a “new, emotionally-charged multi-media advertising campaign to raise awareness about impaired driving. The campaign shows the void, literally, that is left behind when a friend or loved one is killed by an impaired driver. The absence of that person leaves a hole in the lives of those left behind, demonstrating the campaign slogan that “impaired driving impacts lives, families — everything.”

Cypress Hills Destination Area (CHDA) is an award-winning organization which comes up with new, innovative ways to promote tourism in the areas surrounding the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park and a healthy-sized region surrounding it.
On Aug. 21, they have a new idea that is just delicious.

Despite a tough economy, the Vauxhall and District Growing Project for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank proved it had community support as more than 40 volunteers hosted an even more successful Barbecue and Pig Roast Fundraiser than they did last year.

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