Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Students returned to the food farm at the Swift Current Research and Development Centre on Sept. 21 to see what happened over the summer to the seeds planted there in the spring. The event was attended by 178 students from six schools in southwest Saskatchewan, who learned in a hands-on way about agriculture and food production. The students were from Gull Lake, Success, Waldeck, and Swift Current (École Centennial, Fairview and O.M. Irwin schools). This two-part educational program gave students an opportunity in the spring to participate in the planting of seeds and then to see the results in the fall. The initiative is coordinated by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture in association with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Swift Current Research and Development Centre and other industry partners.

 

Zarqa Nawaz, the creator of the hit CBC sitcom, Little Mosque on the Prairie, was the featured author at the first Write Out Loud event of the 2017-2018 season at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, Sept. 20. Nawaz is a freelance writer, journalist, broadcaster, and filmmaker from Regina who uses comedy to explore the relationships between Muslims and their neighbours in contemporary North America.  The evening started with a musical performance by Maverick School Grade 12 student Catrina Kearney. Thereafter Nawaz spoke about the experience of working on the popular sitcom series Little Mosque on the Prairie as well as her new writing endeavours. She presented her idea for a new comedy about a Muslim family in the United States to the audience. She will soon be travelling to Los Angeles to present this proposal for a sitcom to U.S. television executives. She also read an excerpt from her new book, Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, which was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. The Write Out Loud series presents readings by acclaimed Canadian authors to local literary fans. Write Out Loud will host award-winning western Canadian historian Bill Waiser at the Lyric Theatre, Oct. 18. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. with musical entertainment.

 

Thursday, 28 September 2017 07:02

Speedy Creek Racing rolls along

Dirt racers from across the province competed for cash at the Speedy Creek Racing Association’s 4th annual Wild Throttle Fun racing weekend at the Living Sky Casino Speedway in Swift Current, Sept. 16 and 17.

Friday, 29 September 2017 05:49

Fall Brawl an outdoor experience

The first ever outdoor amateur boxing event in Saskatchewan took place under the lights of a baseball field in Swift Current, Sept. 23.

A tree planting ceremony took place in Swift Current on Sept. 18 as part of a national initiative by Tree Canada to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.

The Cypress Health Region is considering a change to the delivery of health care services in Cabri.

Thursday, 28 September 2017 06:39

Citizen West kicks off Stars for Sask. series

The Swift Current Arts Council's 2017/18 Stars for Saskatchewan concert series started on a high note with a performance by the pop/crossover group Citizen West, Sept. 21.

A good playoff run helped the Swift Current Broncos to generate a profit of $135,922 for the 2016-17 season.

The Chinook School Division's maintenance department is still able to deal with incoming work requests, despite some staffing adjustments during the past year as a result of budget limitations.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 09:11

Road to Swift Current Airport to be paved in 2018

The R.M. of Swift Current No. 137 has entered into an agreement with Delta Aggregates for the paving of the road to the Swift Current Airport.

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