Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

A large crowd attended the Thursday Night Lights football game between the Swift Current Comprehensive High School Colts and the visiting Moose Jaw Central Collegiate Cyclones, Sept. 14.  It was the fourth year the Colts hosted a game under lights, but this was the first time that the night game was also the team's home opener. The team had a good start to the season the previous week, when the Colts won 39-14 against the Eagles in Weyburn. Their home opener did not go as planned for the Colts and they lost 34-14 to the Cyclones. The Colts were playing defence for most of the first half and the Cyclones had a 21-0 lead at halftime. The Moose Jaw team extended their lead to 34-0 in the fourth quarter, when Colts players Nic Bachiu and Brady McCarty-Moen scored touchdowns for the home team.

 

A gathering of electric vehicle owners took place in Swift Current during National Drive Electric Week to raise awareness about plug-in electric vehicles, Sept. 13. The event took place at the Kal Tire premises in downtown Swift Current, the only location of a charging station for electric vehicles in the city. Five fully electric cars, one plug-in hybrid vehicle and an electric-powered bicycle were on display. In addition to Swift Current electric vehicle owner Lloyd Fehr the other vehicles came from Moose Jaw, Regina, Creighton, and Fort Macleod, Alberta. This was the second year that Swift Current was a location for a National Drive Electric Week event in Saskatchewan. During the week of Sept. 9-17 there were similar events for electric vehicle owners in Regina, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon.

 

A portion of the proceeds from the MNP Bronco Alumni Golf Classic was donated to the City of Swift Current’s Safe Places – Youth Certified initiative. Jeremy Rondeau (at right), a partner at MNP in Swift Current, presented a cheque of $10,000 to Mayor Denis Perrault, Sept. 13. The presentation was made during the fall/winter city wide registration event for community groups at Kinetic Park. The MNP Bronco Alumni Golf Classic took place at the Elmwood golf course, July 29. There were 144 golfers and the event raised a total of $22,000. It was the largest amount raised in the history of this tournament. The Bronco Education Fund received $10,000 while $2,000 was donated to KidSport.

 

Thursday, 21 September 2017 16:46

Living Sky Casino Day of Sharing, Sept. 13, 2017

The Living Sky Casino in Swift Current hosted a Day of Sharing for elders and other community seniors, Sept. 13. The elders and seniors were treated to tea and refreshments, while they had an opportunity to win prizes at the different games set up in the event centre. The casino held the event as part of the new Day of Sharing initiative by the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA). The intention is for SIGA employees at the six casinos and central office to give back to the community. This volunteering effort by Living Sky Casino staff will include a clean-up project in the veterans section of the Mount Pleasant burial park at a future date. It was scheduled to take place on Sept. 14, but it was postponed due to inclement weather.

 

Harvesting took place at the Lone Tree community project northeast of Swift Current, Sept. 11, 2017. The 157 acres was seeded with durum and delivered a crop of 17 bushels per acre. The Lone Tree project is one of two community projects coordinated by the Grasslands Growing Project to raise funds for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The other project, the Stewart Valley community project, was harvested a few days earlier. The 135 acres for that project was seeded with canola and produced a crop of close to 35 bushels per acre.

 

A delegation from the Swift Current 57's baseball club attended a regular City of Swift Current council meeting, Sept. 11. Club President Mike Mutlow and Coach Joe Carnahan spoke about the team's successful season. The Swift Current 57's won their second Western Major Baseball League championship title in a row in 2017.

 

Thursday, 21 September 2017 06:57

Swift Current area supports Foodgrains Bank

Farmers have been helping to harvest crops at two locations in the Swift Current area that will provide financial support for Canadian Foodgrains Bank development programs.

The Swift Current Fire Department will no longer be providing vehicle extrication rescue services to the R.M. of Swift Current.

The City of Swift Current is working on a project to implement an asset management system and to quantify the infrastructure gap.

Swift Current powerlifter Wayne Cormier’s dedication to the sport in Saskatchewan was recognized with his induction into the Saskatchewan Powerlifting Association (SPA) Hall of Fame as a builder.

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