Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Swift Current swimmer Katie Durant and her coach Jackie Powell attended a regular City of Swift Current council meeting on Sept. 10 to talk about Durant's success at the Special Olympics Canada 2018 Summer Games, which took place from July 31 to Aug. 4 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She won a gold medal in the 200 metres breaststroke, and also won bronze medals in the 100 metres breaststroke and 100 metres individual medley. She was a member of the Team Saskatchewan women's relay team that won a bronze medal in the 4 x 50 metres medley relay. Over 1,000 athletes competed in nine sports at the 2018 Summer Games. They were accompanied by 300 coaches and mission staff. Swift Current swim coach Jackie Powell was a member of the coaching staff for Team Saskatchewan. The Team Saskatchewan swimmers had 30 top three finishes during the week and they won 12 gold, eight silver and 10 bronze medals in individual events. Councillors are pictured with their two visitors. Pictured, from left to right, George Bowditch, Bruce Deg, Ryan Plewis, Katie Durant, Jackie Powell, Pat Friesen, Ron Toles and Chris Martens.

 

Thursday, 20 September 2018 10:17

SCSCA championships getting delayed a few weeks

Rain disrupted the final race weekend hosted by the Swift Current Stock Car Association (SCSCA).

Significant moments and events from Swift Current's past are presented in 10 sculptured brick murals that were created to celebrate the city's centennial.

A new animal safekeeping program in Swift Current will make it easier for victims of interpersonal violence who have pets to leave an abusive relationship.

The overall math scores for Grade 3, 6 and 9 students in Chinook School Division improved to the highest level ever recorded since the start of the Math Momentum initiative in 2011.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 18:54

Community members help to keep Terry Fox Run going

Community members stepped up to ensure that the long tradition of a Terry Fox Run in Swift Current can continue.

A fieldwork team from the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa discovered a variety of mammal fossils during a successful summer trip to Grasslands National Park.

Two couples from Medicine Hat are undertaking a 900 mile trip on Saskatchewan backroads in their vintage cars to re-enact a journey by a family during the Great Depression.

The SaskAbilities Swift Current branch held an open house on Sept. 7 that also celebrated the grand re-opening of the special needs equipment program.

The City of Swift Current has made an amendment to the zoning bylaw that will control the location of cannabis retail stores in the city after concerns were raised at a recent public hearing.

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