Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Several local authors were featured at the Write Out Loud Local Writers Night at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, Feb. 21. Grade 11 student Robin Matisho started the evening by reading some of her poems and a short story. She participated in last summer's Sage Hill Teen Writing Program in Swift Current and she is already a published author, with one of her works recently included in a book of short stories by young Canadians. She is currently working on a novel series. Saskatoon resident Rachel Laverdiere, who was born and raised in Swift Current, read from her new collection of short stories, which will be published soon, as well as a short non-fiction piece. Tina-Marie Letwiniuk, the current president of the Prairie Quills Writers Group in Swift Current, read a number of extracts from her writing while speaking about discovering her inner writer voice. She encouraged audience members to discover their own writer voice and to focus on writing for themselves. Stormchaser and severe weather photographer Craig Hilts spoke about his goal to tell a story through images and he read excerpts from his recently published book “Living Skies” about the dynamic skies and weather in Saskatchewan. The next Write Out Loud event on March 21 will feature fiction writer and poet Dave Margoshes and the musical entertainment will be provided by Corinne Newton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m.

 

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 15:56

Winter Carnival in Swift Current, Feb. 21, 2018

There was no reason to be bored or inactive in Swift Current during the February break, because the City of Swift Current's Community Services teamed up with various community partners and sponsors to offer different activities during Family Fun Week. The mid-week event was a winter carnival, which was hosted by the Parent Support Network agencies at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex, Feb. 21. Indoor activities included skating, a bouncy house, faee-painting and other fun stuff, while there were also horse wagon rides in the parking lot.

 

The Swift Current and Area Ministerial Association (SCAMA) Refugee Committee continues to provide support to a number of refugee families in the city and the group is preparing to sponsor another family to come to Swift Current.

Swift Current residents had an opportunity to hear from the four candidates in the provincial by-election before going to the polls on March 1.

Should Swift Current library users have the opportunity to read a book that was banned 95 years ago from the local library? Swift Current residents will be able to share their opinions on this matter during the 2018 Freedom to Read event at the Swift Current Branch Library, Feb. 28.

The City of Swift Current has renewed the contract for the operation of the multi-material recycle depot with SaskAbilities.

The Chinook Cyber School continues to provide diverse online learning opportunities for students and enrolment increased during the past school year.

A donation of sensory playroom equipment to the Swift Current and District Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP) is adding a new dimension to the services provided by the organization.

The provincial government's allocation of additional mid-year school funding to Saskatchewan school divisions will help the Chinook School Division to deal with a deficit during the current financial year.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 06:11

City council votes to increase electrical rates

Swift Current residents and business will be paying more for electricity in March as a result of an electricity rate adjustment by SaskPower that will be passed on by the City of Swift Current’s Light & Power.

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