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Redcliff RCMP investigate serious motor vehicle collision which resulted in two fatalities

On March 20, 2023, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Redcliff and Bow Island RCMP, along with Cypress County Fire, and emergency medical services, responded to a serious two-vehicle collision on Highway 3 near Seven Persons.  Although early in the investigation, initial reports indicate that a Chevrolet pick-up was driving east bound on Highway 3 and crossed the center line, and was struck head-on by a west… Read More »

Mobile mammography service to visit Milk River 

Women ages 45-74 — the group most at risk of developing breast cancer — will have local access to mammography services when the Alberta Health Services Screen Test program arrives soon in Milk River. A mobile mammography trailer will be stationed at the following location: Prairie Rose Lodge, 117 3 Ave. NW, North side of lodge, off 4th Ave., April 3 and 4. Appointments are… Read More »

Crowsnest Pass RCMP aid in backcountry rescue

Contributed On March 13, at 2:30 p.m., Crowsnest Pass RCMP received a call from a company that monitors back country emergencies to advise of an injured snowmobiler in the back country. The area where the subject was stranded, south of Coleman, Alta., was well known by emergency responders and was not accessible by vehicle. Given the steep and high mountainous terrain and the location of… Read More »

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Saskatchewan RCMP STRT seize significant amount of fentanyl following inter-provincial drug trafficking investigation

Contributed In January 2023, the Saskatchewan RCMP’s Saskatchewan Trafficking Response Team (STRT) in Swift Current and the Swift Current RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) launched an investigation into the inter-provincial drug trafficking activities of 41-year-old Keenan Leith Ireland. RCMP released this information March 27. Over the coming months, investigators worked in collaboration and corroborated information to better locate and identify Ireland’s whereabouts and activities. Based… Read More »

A building fire on 5th Avenue Northwest forces firefighters out March 24

At 3:52 p.m., March 24, the Swift Current Fire Department was dispatched to a building fire on 5th Avenue NW.  When crews arrived, there was smoke and flames exiting the rear of the building. Crews quickly entered the building and searched for occupants. Finding none, the crews attacked the fire. Homes on both sides of the fire were protected with cooling water and a layer… Read More »

Major gift from Innovation Credit Union to Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation 

Contributed The Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation was honoured to accept a major gift March 23 from the Innovation Credit Union in memory of long time Innovation Credit Union Director and former Board Chair, Gordon Lightfoot. Russ Siemens, Innovation Credit Union Board President, presented Crystal Imrie, Communications & Development Coordinator from Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation with a cheque for $5000 dollars. This… Read More »

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Alberta Sports

Lethbridge College hosts 2023 ACAC Women’s Basketball Championship March 2 to 4

Contributed The top women’s basketball teams in the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference (ACAC) will be shooting for gold this week at Lethbridge College. Presented by… Read More »

Ski Swap Oct. 22 will benefit southeast Alberta and SW Sask. skiers

By Anna Smith Right before the snow hits, Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP) in the Palliser Zone offers families a chance to move on their old… Read More »


Saskatchewan Cattle Market Update on March 27

Please find attached the Saskatchewan Cattle Market Update based on reporting from the week ending March 24, 2023. Some highlights include: · Canfax reported Saskatchewan… Read More »

Saskatchewan Cattle Market Update

Please find attached the Saskatchewan Cattle Market Update based on reporting from the week ending March 3. Some highlights include: · Canfax reported Saskatchewan feeder… Read More »

Saskatchewan Sports

First Avenue Dental Innovation Credit Union Super League curling champs

First Avenue Dental are champions of the October to March 2023 Innovation Credit Union Super League! First Avenue Dental defeated Swift Plumbing & Heating March… Read More »

17U Jr SunDogs Black win medal, lead charge going into provincials

Contribution The 17UW Jr SunDogs Black are making a name for themselves this club volleyball season. After placing 5th at Sask Cup 1, the team,… Read More »


For What It’s Worth: Some thoughts on veganism, meat and sustainability

By Cash Moore Guest Opinion I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of veganism. As the son of a butcher, I’ve always been puzzled by… Read More »

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