Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The fundraising efforts of the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation during 2012 generated over $2 million that will be used to support healthcare provision in southwest Saskatchewan.

A number of rural communities in southwest Saskatchewan are pooling their financial resources to support the construction of a new $425,000 medical clinic in the town of Cabri.

The official opening of the new simulation training centre at Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current took place on April 19. The centre has three medical mannequins - an adult, child and baby - that will be used to enhance the training of medical staff. The mannequins are controlled from a control room to exhibit life-like medical conditions that must be treated by medical staff.

 

Thursday, 11 April 2013 14:31

Lower water level in Cypress Lake East Dam

The water level in the Cypress Lake East Dam is currently kept below the full supply level until engineers have completed a survey of the dam’s foundation and embankment.

Opposition Whip Doyle Vermette accused the Saskatchewan Party government of taking rural residents for granted and not listening to their concerns over proposed cuts to Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) bus routes.

There has been a steady increase in the water volumes released from Duncairn Dam into the Swift Current Creek. On April 3 the flow rate increased from 200 to 400 cubic feet per second (cfs) and on April 4 it increased to 600 cfs. The higher flow rate will speed up the clearing of ice and snow from the creek channel and also increase storage potential in the dam.

Below are video and photos of the water flow over the Duncairn Dam spillway on April 3. Other photos show the water runoff as a result of melting ice and snow in the rural area southwest of Swift Current between the city and the Duncairn Dam reservoir.

 

 

Max Kirkpatrick remained undefeated during the October to December section of the Swift Current Curling Club's Innovation Credit Union Super League to become the December 2012 champion.

The City of Swift Current will implement a 4.9 per cent electrical rate increase in the New Year in accordance with a similar increase by SaskPower.

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