Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The City of Swift Current plans to add an extra $2 to the annual fee for dog licences to help cover the maintenance costs for the off-leash dog park.

After the success of the first Swift Current Mad Dash two months ago the Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre plans to make the next one even better and more fun.

More families across southwest Saskatchewan are participating in the home-based, family-centred services provided by the Swift Current & District Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP).

Most Canadians still find it difficult to relate concerns over climate change to their daily lives, but a recent report by a Canadian bank makes a clear link between the economic impacts of a growing number of natural catastrophes.

The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society's ArchaeoCaravan started its summer tour to various locations around the province at the Swift Current Museum on May 15. Pictured are students from Maverick School who visited the mobile activity centre to learn more about archaeology in an interactive way through artifact identification, hide painting and separating and assembling porcelain pieces. For more information about the ArchaeoCaravan, visit the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society website at http://www.saskarchsoc.ca/archaeocaravan/

A bike safety event took place at Bright Beginnings Family Centre in Swift Current on May 14 to teach young cyclists the necessary safety skills and behaviours that will reduce their risk of injury when cycling. The event took place during Bike Safety Week, May 12-18, and was hosted by the City of Swift Current, Cypress Health Region, Bright Beginnings Family Centre, Family Resource Centre, RCMP and the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute. The bike rodeo included helmet and bike inspections, safety awareness and fun cycling activities.

The Speedy Creek Racing Association season opener on the Mother's Day weekend saw racing action in four classes. The feature winners were Stuart Johnson (Thunder Trucks), Destiny Klym (Hobby Stocks), Mike Dionne (Street Stocks) and Bob Heffer (Modifieds). The next race day will be on May 23, when racing starts at 7 p.m. The event will be a breast cancer fundraiser with a silent auction of pink body panels from Terry Davidson's race car and there will also be a relay race around the track by 35 men who will be running on foot in pink speedos.

 

Thursday, 01 May 2014 22:12

Swift Current grass fire, May 1, 2014

 

The Swift Current Redneck Betties won their home opener against the visiting Nor-Sask DiefenBreakHers at the Credit Union iPlex, April 26. The Redneck Betties were ahead 125-76 at halftime and hold on to their lead during a very physical second half to win 214-158. Their next home game will be on May 31 against the Sugar Skulls during the Show 'n Shiners 1950s themed event. Redneck Betties team members will be selling tickets and merchandise at the Ladybug trade show taking place in the Stockade building at Kinetic Park on May 3.

 

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