Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

National Aboriginal Day was celebrated at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park on June 21, 2013. The event took place at Goodwin House, the location of a historic crossing on the South Saskatchewan River. The guest speakers were Métis elder Cecile Blanke from Swift Current, Saskatchewan Landing Park Supervisor Sheldon Kowalchuk and Wayne McKenzie of Regina. Scott Duffee from Saskatoon played on his fiddle and danced a traditional Red River jig.

 

Many people came out to do some shopping and enjoy the entertainment on the launch day of this summer's Market Square in Swift Current on June 15. A record number of 51 vendors participated and the ringing of the bell at 10 a.m. by Chuck Audette of the day's featured business W.W. Smith Insurance signalled the official start of the event. The line-up of entertainers for the day consisted of Al Hudec, the Country Strings, the Youth Advisory Band and Dave Lang & the Twin Otters. Market Square will take place every Saturday until Sept. 28.

 

 

There are many activities to look forward to at the historic Doc’s Town in Swift Current this summer, including a number of new social activities on Fridays.

Vehicles of all shapes and sizes will soon be flying down the Swift Current airport landing strip when the drag racing season gets under way, but the first racing weekend had to be cancelled due to weather conditions.

Depression is the second leading cause of death for teens in Canada, but a bike ride across Canada is making a call for action against this silent killer.

A new community garden will provide fresh vegetables to the food bank in Swift Current.

Doing a good deed in Swift Current this summer might result in a ticket from a police officer or other emergency services staff.

For six small communities in southwest Saskatchewan the local credit union will soon not be down the street anymore.

A come-and-go open house took place at the Swift Current Mall on May 30 to highlight the growth plans for the city’s northwest corner.

A special visitor to the Swift Current Museum caused quite a stir during the Lunch and Learn talk on June 12. Sanders, a six-year-old burrowing owl, accompanied Lori Johnson of the Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre in Moose Jaw. Johnson spoke about this endangered owl species and Sanders captivated the audience with her presence. Burrowing owl numbers in Saskatchewan have decreased at a rate of about 22 per cent per year during the past 10 years. In 2012 there were only 32 pairs in the province. Visit the Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre website to learn more about these unique birds.

 

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