The town of Claresholm is ready to rejoice as this year’s Fair Days return, bigger and better than ever. With a theme this year that helps celebrate Canada’s grand 150th anniversary, the town is getting ready to enjoy this year’s fair in style Aug. 10-13.

The Raymond Pioneer Museum is open for business this summer with a new feature for the public to enjoy.

The ongoing development of the residential neighbourhood around the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current has resulted in a review of landing arrangements for Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) helicopters at the hospital.

Workshops took place in two southwest Saskatchewan watersheds to inform cattle producers about changing water quality during times of drought and how to deal with degraded water sources that are a result of dry conditions.

The village of Champion is the proud recipient of a new grant from the Regional and Economic Support program (CARES) to promote economic growth for municipalities in Alberta.

With the fires still blazing through British Columbia, causing the province to stay in a state of emergency, fire restrictions and bans have been called into action through parts of Alberta, and have throughout the month of July extended to reach further across the province.

Due to extreme wildfire hazards, the Ministry of Environment, in consultation with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, issued a ban on all open fires for provincial Crown land and for provincial parks and recreation sites in southwest Saskatchewan as of Aug. 1.

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