Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The 88th annual Swift Current & District Music Festival Xtravaganza took place at the St. Olaf Lutheran Church, March 31. The festival provides an opportunity for amateur musicians to perform and showcase their talent. During March the participants in the different categories were evaluated at adjudicated sessions and the festival concluded with the Xtravaganza, where award presentations were made to the category winners and a number of the winners performed to the audience. The following festival competitors received recommendations to participate in the finals for the provincial competition: Sarah Elezaby (vocal solo), Jesse Koethler (musical theatre), Anthony Merkel (brass solo), Presley Reddekopp (piano), Dawnella Rude (musical theatre), Prairie Spirit Choir (choral) and Swift Current Comprehensive High School Chamber Singers (choral).

 

The City of Swift Current is purchasing new cloud-based software to upgrade the utility billing and financial management system.

The City of Swift Current has started a three-phase process to construct a new fire hall that will meet the requirements of a modern fire department.

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 15:30

Quite a debut album for Glenna Switzer

After decades playing and teaching music Glenna Switzer decided to do her own album of original songs.

Sunday, 09 April 2017 05:20

Windscape photography contest underway

This year will be the third time the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival has partnered with Photoworks by Laura to hold a photo contest for all of those interested in participating.

The countdown is on for the 13th Annual SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival, which takes place June 24 and June 25 this year.

The Chinook Regional Library has started the process of reviewing the impact of a large reduction in provincial funding on library services in southwest Saskatchewan.

The City of Swift Current will have to find additional savings in its 2017 budget as a result of a reduction in funding from the provincial government.

A reduction in funding from the provincial government along with the cost of the landfill transition will have a significant impact on the Town of Gull Lake’s budget for 2017.

A one-year secondment to the Ministry of Education in Regina will provide Liam Choo-Foo with an interesting new challenge, but it has not been an easy decision for him to temporary step down as director of education for the Chinook School Division.

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