Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg


Three male youths from Swift Current have been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

The 2013 Relay for Life in Swift Current raised $71,638.57 for the fight against cancer. The event took place at Riverside Park, starting at 7 p.m. and continuing throughout the night as teams walked around the track. This year's guest speaker was Regina resident Dionne Warner, who is an eight times cancer survivor. A total of 105 survivors, all in yellow t-shirts, participated in the opening ceremonies along with the members of 19 teams. Shoulders-up for a Cure team members Bobby Moore and Brad Torry, who have been growing their facial hair since December, raised just over $5,500. Herb Butz shaved their beards at Relay for Life. Seven-year-old Amanda Blohm made a donation of $325.65 to Relay for Life. She raised the money by asking her friends for a donation towards Relay for Life instead of a birthday gift. During the luminary ceremony a total of 1,000 luminaries were lit to remember loved ones who  lost the battle against cancer.

Neidpath resident Angela Bulbeck is hoping to make more people aware of a hereditary connective tissue disorder by talking about her experiences with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS).

“My difficulty with the Prime Minister at this point is that I don't think he's been forthcoming and honest on fairly simple questions when there appeared to be contradictions.”

An $800 donation from the Swift Current Kiwanis Club will be put to good use at the local SPCA.

Dry conditions remain a concern for the R.M. of Swift Current Fire Department, as members of this volunteer fire department had to deal with two grass fires in the past three days.

Efforts by the City of Swift Current to develop a new economic development strategy for the community is receiving financial support from a regional business development agency.

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