Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The Cypress Health Region is looking for physicians to fill vacancies in two rural communities, but it is not an easy task.

The ongoing development of the residential neighbourhood around the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current has resulted in a review of landing arrangements for Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) helicopters at the hospital.

Workshops took place in two southwest Saskatchewan watersheds to inform cattle producers about changing water quality during times of drought and how to deal with degraded water sources that are a result of dry conditions.

A southwest Saskatchewan athlete won two gold medals and a bronze medal at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

Two 23-year-old graduates from the University of British Columbia spent time in Swift Current last week on their cross-country hitchhike on a budget of only $150 each.

The work continues to complete the Swift Current Broncos memorial site next to the Trans-Canada Highway east of the city.

An event to celebrate Métis culture and heritage in southwest Saskatchewan will take place in Swift Current on Aug. 3.

The 23rd annual Mennonite Heritage Village Watermelon Festival took place in Swift Current, July 23.

Swift Current Minor Baseball and the Midget AA Swift Current 57's hosted the 2017 Midget AA Tier 1 provincial baseball championships, July 21-23. Eight teams competed for the provincial title.

While an incidence of sylvatic plague has been found in the Grasslands National Park, the park remains open to visitors. Parks Canada announced last week that the death of one black-tailed prairie dog at the Broken Hills prairie dog colony in Grasslands National Park was a result of sylvatic plague, which is a naturally occurring disease in wildlife.

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