Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg


There was entertainment for the entire family at the Swift Current Stock Car Association (SCSCA) race weekend, Aug. 24 and 25. On Friday night there were bicycle races for the children during intermission and Saturday night was kids day with prices for all ages and an opportunity to receive candy from drivers during intermission. Drivers competed in three racing classes on both nights and there was plenty of action on the track to entertain racing fans. The final two races of the 2018 SCSCA racing season will take place on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 15 at 2 p.m., when the championship winners will be determined.


Crops have been harvested at two community growing projects in the Swift Current area in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The Grasslands Growing Project has been taking place in the Swift Current area for over a decade. It consists of the Lone Tree community project just northeast of Swift Current and the Stewart Valley community project. Volunteers helped to harvest a canola crop on 157 acres of land at the Lone Tree community project Aug. 23 while the 135 acre durum crop at the Stewart Valley project was harvested the following day.


Two organizations expressed concerns at a public hearing about allowing cannabis retail activity near the downtown Swift Current location of a non-profit organization that provides programs and support services to youth.

Crops have been harvested at two community growing projects in the Swift Current area in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

A sea cadet from Swift Current had the unique experience of competing at the 2018 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet National Regatta in Kingston, Ontario, from Aug. 19-24.

Thursday, 30 August 2018 08:19

Lyric Theatre announces exciting initiatives

Patrons of Swift Current’s historic theatre can look forward to some exciting initiatives over the next year.

The Swift Current Drag Racing Association (SCDRA) concluded the 2018 drag racing season on a high note with a well attended racing weekend at the Swift Current Airport.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 14:59

More hope for Gala

Vision Care in Swift Current is a gold sponsor of Swift Current United Way's 4th annual Foundation of Hope gala. The optometric practice made a cheque presentation for $7,500 to Swift Current United Way, July 5.

A Bow Island area youth lost his life on Tuesday as a result of a tragic accident.

The Canadian Rescue Hovercraft Pilots Association (CRHPA) hosted the 2018 Great Canadian Hover Rally in southwest Saskatchewan during the August long weekend. Four hovercraft and an amphibious all-terrain vehicle were on display at Riverside Park in Swift Current, Aug. 3. A public demonstration event took place at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park on Aug. 4, where people could take a close look at these vehicles and see them in action. The rally provided an opportunity for hovercraft owners to get together and to also talk to others about air-cushion vehicles. Members of the CRHPA’s Amphibious Response Support Unit No. 1 (ARSU1), which is based in Regina, were present during the weekend to talk about water safety. The four hovercraft at the event ranged from a home-built craft to a luxury hovercraft imported from Russia. Rob Hoban of Vancouver Island Hovercraft in Ladysmith, B.C., attended the event with his Sevtec Surveyor hovercraft and the CRHPA’s ARSU1 brought their Canadian-built AR45 hovercraft. Delroy Fauth of Amphibious Crafts Enterprises in North Battleford brought a Russian-built Christy hovercraft, the first one imported to Canada. Bill and Marie Cookshaw from De Winton, Alberta, attended the Great Canadian Hover Rally in their home-built UH-14P hovercraft. Bill built the craft for less than $5,000 over a period of two-and-a-half years, spending about 300 hours. The composite hull is made from foam, plywood and fibreglass and it has a 30 horsepower Brigss & Stratton engine. Representatives from SHERP Canada attended the first two days of the event with the SHERP amphibious all-terrain vehicle. It has a fully sealed body and the large tubeless tires enable it to reach a water speed of up to six kilometres per hour.



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