Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

A variety of activities took place during Swift Current’s inaugural Pride Week from May 29 to June 3. The event was organized by Southwest Saskatchewan Pride to celebrate the community’s diversity. On June 3 a family barbecue and Pride march took place at Market Square. Participants enjoyed live music and visited the different vendor stalls, there were free activities for children, and speeches by a number of dignitaries before the start of the Pride march.

 

The Western Major Baseball League's 2017 season got underway on June 1. The Swift Current 57's will not only be defending their 2016 championship title, but the team will be doing it while playing in their new colours and under a new name. The Swift Current 57's recognized Swift Current athletes who captured provincial or league titles during the past year during a pre-game ceremony at the Night of Champions season opener, June 1. The 57's had a solid start by winning all three home games. They opened the season with a 3-2 win against the Moose Jaw Miller Express. Returning pitcher Bobby St. Pierre gave the home team the win with five strikeouts, two hits and one unearned run over six innings. The 57's also won two games against the Melville Millionaires. Another solid pitching effort resulted in a 4-1 win for the Swift Current team on June 3, and the 57's batters exploded in the June 4 game to defeat the visitors 13-1, with Blake Adams responsible for five RBI's.

 

 

The presenting sponsors for the Swift Current United Way’s 3rd annual Foundation of Hope gala will be Pattison Agriculture and Standard Motors.

The Swift Current United Way has seen growing support for the Day of Caring project and the initiative will soon transition into a year-round opportunity for workplace volunteer teams to give a helping hand to non-profit community organizations.

The first graduates from the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program in Swift Current received their nursing pins during a ceremony at Walker Place, June 2.

The Holy Trinity Catholic School Division (HTCSD) will maintain staffing levels in classrooms for the 2017-18 school year, despite a reduction in provincial funding.

The City of Swift Current proclaimed the week of June 11 to 17 as Refugee Awareness Week and local organizations are hoping it will help to make residents more aware of the plight of refugees as well as the presence of refugees in the city.

The final budget of the Cypress Health Region before the transition to a single provincial health authority will be balanced, but the health region will use almost its entire unrestricted surplus to find $9.2 million in efficiencies during the 2017/18 fiscal year.

The Canadian-based cannabis company Harvest One Cannabis Inc. has identified an opportunity to produce marijuana at a former potato storage facility near the village of Lucky Lake in Saskatchewan.

Community support helped the Swift Current SPCA to raise $18,562 during the 4th annual John Mueller Memorial SPCA Radiothon, May 25.

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