Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Award-winning Saskatchewan writer and historian Bill Waiser was the featured author at Write Out Loud, Oct. 18. He spoke about and read from his most recent publication, A world we have lost: Saskatchewan before 1905. The book won the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction. The Write Out Loud series, which takes place at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, presents readings by acclaimed Canadian authors to local literary fans. Retired Saskatoon City police officer Ernie Louttit, the author of Indian Ernie: Perspectives on policing and leadership and More Indian Ernie: Insights from the streets, will be the guest author at the next Write Out Loud, Nov. 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. with musical entertainment.

 

The Students Against Drinking and Driving (SADD) chapter at Swift Current Comprehensive High School hosted a positive ticketing event at the school, Oct. 18. The event took place during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 15-21. Const. Chloe Lentz, the RCMP school liaison officer in Swift Current, and Tracy Church, a community relations coordinator with SGI's traffic safety promotion division, issued positive tickets to young drivers in the school's parking lot for wearing seat belts and obeying traffic rules. According to SGI there were 8,573 collisions involving drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 in Saskatchewan in 2016, and teen drivers were found to be at fault in 79 per cent of those collisions. While teen drivers represent just under seven per cent of drivers on Saskatchewan roads, they are involved in 13 per cent of collisions, 18 per cent of major injury collisions, and 15 per cent of fatal collisions.

 

The musical journey of Swift Current hip-hop artist Jacob Heinrichs has reached a new height with the completion of his debut album Everest.

The City of Swift Current will ask the Saskatchewan Municipal Board (SMB) to re-establish the current debt limit while over $7.3 million will have to be borrowed to finance various infrastructure investments in the 2017 budget.

The contributions of southwest Saskatchewan residents to their communities were recognized at a Celebrate Canada 150 medal ceremony in Swift Current.

The Swift Current Broncos perfect record away from home came to a close on Saturday night as they were handed a 5-4 overtime loss by the Kootenay ICE.

All five Saskatchewan Party leadership candidates emphasized the need to continue Brad Wall's legacy at their first debate in Swift Current, Oct. 19.

Carla Beck, the Saskatchewan NDP's deputy house leader and MLA for Regina Lakeview, believes the opportunity for political change in Saskatchewan has increased since the 2016 provincial election.

Various emergency services participated in a simulated scenario at the Swift Current Airport on Oct. 11 to test their readiness to deal with a real emergency event at the airfield.

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Prairie Quill Writers Group was impressive

The members of the Prairie Quills Writers Group released their latest anthology with an evening of reading and music at the Art Gallery of Swift Current, Oct. 13. 

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