Swift Current News

Members of Swift Current’s business community received information about the City of Swift Current’s 2014 budget during the State of the City address by Mayor Jerrod Schafer March 19.

It did not take long to complete the nomination meeting for the Swift Current candidate representing the Saskatchewan Party in the next provincial election.

The Cypress Health Region has once again partnered with the City of Swift Current to offer the 6th Annual Get Fit! Be Fit! Youth Wellness Day tonight (Friday March 21). The event promotes physical activity in youth by providing an opportunity to learn new sports and gain knowledge of healthy nutrition.

Labour shortages in Saskatchewan’s strong economy mean a growing number of businesses are considering the option of using temporary foreign workers.

Saskatchewan Party Leader Premier Brad Wall will be nominated tonight as the Saskatchewan Party candidate in Swift Current for the next provincial election, expected in 2016.

The Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre hosted an information session in Swift Current March 5 to provide newcomers with details about their rights and obligations as tenants.

An event in celebration of International Women’s Day focused on the contribution of women to community life in Swift Current over the past 100 years and the role of the Southwest Safe Shelter over the past 25 years.

The Cypress Health Region wanted to pass along a brief update that the Palliser Regional Care Centre remains on outbreak status due to an unconfirmed respiratory illness. 

The first budget delivered under the City of Swift Current's new financial strategy includes a property tax increase of 9.2 per cent, of which 6.9 per cent will be allocated to civic services and 2.3 per cent will be dedicated to capital projects.

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