Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The Harvest for Hope fundraising initiative near Swift Current gathered another crop for Rock Solid Refuge, despite the very dry conditions in the area during the 2017 growing season.

A Swift Current resident celebrated his 50th birthday by competing in a gruelling triathlon race through the mountainous terrain around Whistler, B.C.

Job seekers in the Swift Current area who need information on career and job opportunities or on training and education can use the community-hosted job search resource centre at Great Plains College.

Innovation Credit Union is a gold sponsor of Swift Current United Way's 3rd annual Foundation of Hope gala.

A commemorative plaque was unveiled in Gull Lake on National Peacekeepers’ Day to recognize the sacrifice of Capt. Keith Mirau, who grew up in the town and died 43 years ago when a Canadian military aircraft was shot down while on peacekeeping duties in the Middle East.

The Swift Current and District Chamber of Commerce made changes to the nomination and voting procedures for the 19th annual Swift Current Business Excellence (SCBEX) Spirit of Swift Current awards.

Some Swift Current area residents are saddened by the decision of Premier Brad Wall to retire from politics, but others feel it is the right time for him to do so.

The Saskatchewan Party is looking for a new leader and Swift Current residents will have a new MLA in the near future after the announcement by Premier Brad Wall that he is leaving politics behind.

The latest in a series of free bi-weekly events in southwest Saskatchewan to celebrate Canada 150 and cultural diversity in Saskatchewan took place at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current on Aug. 12.

The latest in a series of free bi-weekly events in southwest Saskatchewan to celebrate Canada 150 and cultural diversity in Saskatchewan took place at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, Aug. 12. This show featured performances by Regina interdisciplinary artist Chancz Perry and Swift Current dancers Tintu Sebastian and Pearl Munim. The Southwest CultureFest is organized by the Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre to promote inclusion and to build stronger community relationships. The next event in this festival series takes place at the Lyric Theatre on Aug. 26. There will be a dance show by singer Jebunnessa Chapola and the SARGAM Bengali Performers as well as a performance by Iraqi-Canadian spoken word and hip hop artist Ahmad Majid. Admission is free and the show starts at 7 p.m.

 

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