Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The Chinook Cyber School continues to expand the learning opportunities available to students through various online courses.

There were good performances by local swimmers at the annual swim meet hosted by Swift Current Special Olympics on Feb. 21.

Political parties that want success at the ballot box will have to engage on an ongoing basis with voters between elections.

Powerlifter Wayne Cormier completed his comeback year to the sport with a bronze medal at the 2016 Canadian Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships in Regina Feb. 15.

A presentation by a medical expert to raise awareness about prostate cancer was hosted by Swift Current Ride for Dad at the Living Sky Casino Feb. 10.

Last year’s decision by SaskPower to locate a new natural gas power plant in the Swift Current area was generally welcomed as good news for the region.

The City of Swift Current is finalizing the zoning designation and architectural controls for the new Cypress Point residential development next to the Elmwood golf course as the sale process for lots is getting under way.

The 6th annual Cramer Livestock and Crop Production Expo was the largest ever in the event’s brief history. The one-day event took place at Kinetic Exhibition Park in Swift Current Feb. 18. It drew visitors from around the province as well as Alberta.

The current exhibition at the Swift Current Museum highlights the important role of newspapers in the development of prairie society.

The Living Sky Casino hosted the fifth Pow Wow in Swift Current on Feb. 13 to 14. The event took place at the Stockade in Kinetic Exhibition Park. It is part of the North American Pow Wow circuit and drew participants from across Canada and the United States. There were participants from as far away as the Maritimes, Kansas, Oklahoma, Montana and the Dakotas. Dancers made two grand entries on the first day of the event and another grand entry took place on the second day. The total price pool for the Pow Wow was $65,000. There were 247 registered contestants and around 40 dancers also participated, but did not compete in the dance categories. There were 12 drum groups, each with between eight and 12 members, at the event.

 

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