On its 4,100 kilometre journey across Canada to the 100th Grey Cup game in Toronto on Nov. 25, the Grey Cup 100 Train Tour made a stop in Swift Current on Sept. 26. The 302 metre, 730 ton train showcases the history and lore of the championship and provides fans with an opportunity to have their photos taken with the famous cup. Saskatchewan Roughrider alumnus Roger Aldag from Gull Lake was the special guest at the train's Swift Current stop.


Speedy Creek Racing Association hosted their final race of the season on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 23. In addition to the feature winners, the day's racing determined the 2012 points champions.

Points Champions:

Trucks - #59 Jen Schultz

Hobbies - #24 Murray Koethler

Streets - #98 Daryl Kehler

Mods - #46 Jason Duclos

Feature winners for Sept. 23:

Trucks - #03 Coty Smith, #01 Stuart Johnson, #59 Jen Schultz, #81 Dwayne Kraus

Hobbies - #11 Tyson Crowe, #8 Brody Crowe, #88 Trevor Monk, #44 Kevin Schafer

Streets - #35 Mike Dionne, #98 Daryl Kehler, #23 Troy Hunter, #86 Bradley Kehler

IMCA Modifieds - #46 Jason Duclos, #9 Roger Bonneville, #45 Trent Guest, #4R

A fire next to the railway tracks on Swift Current's west side on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 18, resulted in a disruption of traffic along South Railway St W while firefighters were busy to bring the fire under control.


The City of Swift Current Fire Department, Rural Municipality #137 Fire Department, EMS and RCMP were the key responders in association with a number of other organizations during the Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) exercise that took place at the Swift Current Airport on Sept. 6, 2012.

The exercise consisted of a simulated two-plane collision. Simulated casualties were transported to the Cypress Regional Hospital to evaluate the Cypress Health Region's mass casualty protocols.




The City of Swift Current hosted their third theme day - Planes, Trains and Spaceships - at the August 25 Market Square along with a costume contest. Saskatchewan Science Centre staff brought along their travelling exhibit and gave hands-on demonstrations of rocket building. Members of the Speedy Creek Model Railway Club and the Swift Wings Remote Control Flying Club brought along their trains and planes, while the Swift Current Public Library staff presented a puppet show. Musical entertainment was provided by Over the Air and the Midnight Roses.


Two semis collided in the westbound lanes of Highway #1, about 30 kilometres west of Swift Current on Aug. 21, 2012. The westbound lanes were closed for over three hours and the RCMP diverted traffic onto a grid road. There were no injuries. One of the semi drivers was charged under the Traffic Safety Act for driving without due care and attention.



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