Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg


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.

It was a special Remembrance Day for the community of Morse this year, as they unveiled a new cenotaph to honour 480 men and women from the district who have served in the Canadian military since the First World War. The dignitaries at the event included a brother and sister who grew up in Morse and who are currently serving in the Canadian Military - Lieutenant Colonel Carla Harding and Captain Warren Hruska. Also present were Cypress Hills-Grasslands MP David Anderson and Thunder Creek MLA and Minister of Agriculture Lyle Stewart.


The swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected council members and mayor took place at the City of Swift Current Council Chambers on Oct. 29 with Mr. Justice Tim Keene presiding. Councillors were sworn in alphabetically - George Bowditch, Gord Budd, Pat Friesen, Denis Perrault, Ryan Plewis and Ron Toles. After reading the oath and receiving the mayoral chain from Justice Keene, Mayor Jerrod Schafer took his chair and welcomed councillors to the inaugural meeting of their four-year term. He emphasized the need for a cooperative spirit and a focus on economic growth and prosperity before adjourning the meeting.

The First United Church congregation in Swift Current celebrated the 100th anniversary of their church building on Oct. 20 and 21. The building was constructed in the Gothic Revival architectural style and it is a designated municipal heritage property. Events during the weekend included tours of the building on Saturday afternoon that took people from the beautiful church interior to the banner room and the adjacent Metropolitan Place and Knox Hall, where they could see the small chapel and various other rooms that are used for meetings and other functions.  At 5 p.m. on Oct. 20 there was a catered supper in the gymnasium hall. The celebrations on Sunday morning included music and a presentation by guest speaker Laura Balas, a former principal of St. Andrew's College. To commemorate the celebration, Jean Pearson made a special banner for the occasion that was on display in the foyer of Metropolitan Place.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 09:41

Advance polls for Swift Current start today

Swift Current residents who are unable to vote in the civic election on Oct. 24 will have an opportunity to still cast their vote today and on Saturday in an advance poll.

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