Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

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.

 

Coping with an illness can be a challenging time for patients and their families, but at the Cypress Regional Hospital a chaplaincy program is available to provide them with spiritual and emotional support.

The positive contributions of individuals and organizations in support of local youth were highlighted during the Swift Current & District Drug Task Force recognition luncheon at the Center on May 30.

Despite various financial pressures the Cypress Health Region has been able to balance its operating budget for 2013/14.

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