Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The Swift Current Broncos concluded their epic first round playoff series against the Regina Pats with a 3-2 win in the seventh game at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex, April 2. The Broncos had a one-goal advantage at the end of the second period and they withstood the offensive efforts of the Pats during the final period to advance to the second round. The Broncos took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 5-2 victory on home ice, March 30. Tyler Steenbergen scored his first career WHL postseason hat trick during this game. The Pats forced the seventh game when they defeated the Broncos 7-2 in Regina, March 31.

 

People showed their support for an emergency youth shelter in southwest Saskatchewan during a rally in front of Dorie's House in Swift Current, March 28. The rally was a response to a letter from the Ministry of Social Services to the non-profit organization Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter (YES), which indicated there will not be any funding allocation for Dorie's House in the 2018-19 provincial budget. Speakers during the rally included two local youth, who talked about their personal experiences with homelessness in Swift Current. There were also musical performances by students from Maverick School.

 

A spring workshop on organic and low-input agricultural research takes place at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Swift Current Research and Development Centre, April 4.

The classical elements (earth, water, air and fire) are shifting and water is now “the new fire” according to The Insurance Bureau of Canada.

The efforts by the non-profit organization Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter (YES) to secure provincial funding for Dorie's House appeared to have suffered a setback after a recent letter from the Ministry of Social Services.

A cast of Swift Current seniors and youth presented a drama production about technology and how it can be used for good or bad.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:04

Rock Solid Refuge has rock solid fundraiser

The 9th annual banquet and auction fundraiser for Rock Solid Refuge in Swift Current took place at the Legion Hall, March 22.

The current exhibition at the Art Gallery of Swift Current (AGSC) reflects on an aspect of the art world that is usually ignored by public galleries.

The Swift Current Curling Club hosted the 2018 Ramada Hotels U18 provincial championship, March 22-25. There were a total of 22 teams at the event, with eight teams each in the men's and women's divisions and six teams in the open recreational division. Moose Jaw's Team Ackerman, who represented the South West region, remained undefeated in the women's division to claim the championship title. Team Bindig from the Wadena Curling Club won the men's title and the open championship winner was Team Sutherland from the Rosetown Curling Club. The men's and women's U18 champions will represent Saskatchewan at the national championship at St. Andrews, New Brunswick, from April 9-14. Team Behm of Moose Jaw represented the South West region in the men's division. Swift Current curler Theo Lautsch was a member of Brett Behm's team. They were eliminated on Saturday night and finished the championship with three wins and three losses. Team Stark from Moose Jaw competed in the open division. The team won their opening game, but then lost two games and conceded their final game in the C event on Saturday morning. Pictured are the three South West region teams in action in the men's, open and women's divisions. 

 

The Swift Current Broncos started their best-of-seven playoff series against the Regina Pats with a win and a loss on home ice. The Broncos had a 3-0 shutout victory on March 23 with three goals in the first period, but then lost a tight game 2-1 on March 24. After two games in Regina the Broncos will be back on home ice for the fifth game on March 30.

 

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