Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg


The Swift Current Broncos played two games against the Medicine Hat Tigers over the Family Day long weekend, and each team won on home ice. The Broncos had a convincing 6-2 victory over the Tigers on Feb. 16. It was their 10th straight win on home ice. The Swift Current team scored four goals in the first period and added two more in the second period. The Tigers avoided a shutout when they scored twice in the final period. Broncos captain Glenn Gawdin scored his 50th goal of the season and Aleksi Heponiemi recorded four assists to reach his 100th point of the year. The Broncos played in Medicine Hat on Feb. 17, where they suffered a 4-3 loss in overtime. The Broncos had a 3-1 lead in the third period, but the Tigers scored twice to force overtime. Ryan Jevne scored the game-winning goal for the Tigers against Broncos goalie Stuart Skinner at 3:07 in overtime.


The Swift Current SPCA's annual appeal to the community kicked off on Feb. 15 with a fun event to make residents aware of the fundraising campaign. Three local celebrities were impounded at the shelter during the Celebrity Dog Pound event and they had to raise at least $18 from 18 people before they were released. They received the same treatment as other strays, and got a bowl of food, their photos were taken, and they were issued with a dog tag. The Celebrity Dog Pound participants were Dan Johnson of Innovation Credit Union, Justina Sather of Living Sky Casino and Karla Wiens (pictured) of the Swift Current & District Chamber of Commerce. They helped the SPCA to raise over $3,300 with the event. The SPCA's $18-for-'18 appeal is asking Swift Current area residents to consider a donation of $18 or more to the animal shelter during 2018. The Swift Current SPCA is a non-profit organization that relies on community support for most of its operational costs. The shelter costs more than $25,000 per month to operate and provided care to more than 350 pets in 2017. It is a non-kill animal shelter that is staffed 365 days a year to provide shelter, food and care to domestic pets. Donations to the $18-for-'18 appeal can be mailed to the Swift Current SPCA at Box 1163, Swift Current, S9H 3X3 or dropped off at the shelter at 2101 Knight Crescent or the SPCA Used Book Store at 37 1st Ave NE. Donations can also be made online at the SPCA website Donations of $10 or more are tax-receipted.


Students from Maple Creek Composite School (MCCS) attended a regular meeting of the Chinook School Division's board of education on Feb. 12 to make a presentation about the benefits of using Google Classroom. They guided board members through the process to log into Google Classroom, complete an assignment, submit it to a teacher, and share feedback. The students spoke about the benefits of Google Classroom for individual and group learning. This versatile web tool makes it easier for teachers to distribute assignments and to communicate with students. MCCS has been using Google Classroom about a year, and it is a good combination with the Chromebook laptops that are used by students in the school.


Swift Current resident and small business owner Maria Lewans is the Saskatchewan Green Party candidate in the March 1 by-election in Swift Current.

Stefan Rumpel, the Saskatchewan NDP candidate in the Swift Current by-election, wants to be a strong local voice for the community and he is eager to meet voters during his campaign.

Aidan Roy, the candidate for the Saskatchewan Liberal Party in the upcoming March 1 by-election in Swift Current, believes it is time to bring back the voice of moderate voters in provincial politics.

Scientists at the agricultural research station at Swift Current have been conducting research about farming practices in the semi-arid prairie region for almost 100 years.

The second half of the 2017-18 Blenders concert series, which brings live performances by some of Canada's best musicians to Swift Current, is in full swing. Award-winning singer-songwriter Nuela Charles was the performer at the Feb. 10 concert at the Lyric Theatre.

Central School choir held a Valentine's Day bake sale at the Swift Current Mall on Feb. 10 to raise funds for Telemiracle.

The Art Gallery of Swift Current is currently hosting an exhibition of paintings and mixed media works by Saskatoon artist Grant McConnell that reflects the artist's longstanding fascination with the work of Spanish Baroque painter Diego Velázquez.

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