Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Measles cases in three different provinces in Canada and a multi-state measles outbreak in the United States have placed the importance of vaccinating in the spotlight.

The Swift Current Salvation Army hosted a talking circle in the city on Feb. 4 as a means to provide support to people in the community.

Swift Current firefighters responded to another fire on the 500 block of Robert Street East in the early morning hours of Feb. 1. This fire occurred at a row of garages behind an apartment building at 550 Robert Street. It destroyed the western half of the structure. This is the second time that a fire broke out at this row of garages. Shortly before midnight on Jan. 23 a fire started at this location that destroyed the eastern half of the structure. This latest fire is the fifth one to occur on the 500 block of Robert Street East since Jan. 14, when firefighters responded to a fire in an empty basement suite and another fire in a garbage can. On Jan. 30 at about 2 a.m. the Swift Current Fire Department responded to a fire at a vacant basement suite, which caused minimal damage. These matters are still under investigation.

 

A fire caused significant damage to a row of garages located behind apartment buildings on 550 Robert Street East in Swift Current. The Swift Current Fire Department responded to the fire at around midnight on Jan. 23. A number of garage units, including at least two vehicles, were completely destroyed. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

Award-winning Regina guitarist Jack Semple performed at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current on Jan. 17 as part of the current Blenders music season. He was joined on stage by the other two members of the Jack Semple Trio, bassist Dave Chabot and drummer Martin Blonski. The popular Blenders music series brings talented musicians from across Canada to Swift Current between September and May. In addition to this season's regular 10 concerts there are two special concerts featuring folk singer-songwriter Basia Bulat on Jan. 23 and the acoustical sounds of the blues, reggae rock band Big Sugar on Feb. 19. For more information about the Blenders music series, visit the website at www.blendersmusic.ca

 

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is still looking for volunteer canvassers in Swift Current to participate in the annual Heart Month campaign.

Twelve more inductees will take their place in the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame (SHHoF) in 2015.

A new club in Swift Current is helping local snowboarders to improve their skill levels in a fun, team environment.

Economy watchers might be wondering if dropping oil prices will be giving the Canadian economy a lump of coal this festive season.

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