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ALBERTA

Lead Medical Officer of Health says numbers don’t tell the whole immunization story with County of Forty Mile

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter While the County of Forty Mile currently sits at 53.7% of the 12 and up population being fully vaccinated as of December 3rd, the issue may not be solely geographical, said Dr. Vivian Suttorp, Lead Medical Officer of Health in the south zone with Alberta Health Services. “If you look at 12 and up being eligible when this data was pulled… Read More »

Miyawasin Friendship Centre extends helping hands, celebrates Indigenous community

The Miyawasin Friendship Centre self describes itself as a “an Aboriginal service delivery centre serving Medicine Hat and area.” Their vision to “Celebrate our Aboriginal Cultures; Gather together and share; Respect our diversity and Build our future” is done extremely well with a wide variety of programs and services. However, like all of Alberta and the rest of the country, the pandemic and serious social… Read More »

Stars of Alberta awards celebrate volunteers: one each from Lethbridge and Medicine Hat

Nine outstanding Albertans have been recognized at the 2021 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards. The awards coincide with International Volunteer Day, a global initiative to recognize the work, dedication and contributions of volunteers. “The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards honour our brightest and best community leaders and advocates. We celebrate these inspiring volunteers who give their time and talents to a wide range of projects,… Read More »

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SASKATCHEWAN

Initiative by Swift Current resident brings festive cheer to seniors

An initiative by a Swift Current resident will again be bringing festive cheer to seniors in the area when they receive personalized gift bags this Christmas. Kathy Jennings started the Adopt a Senior for the Christmas Holidays program for Swift Current and area in 2020 due to her concern about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic might have on seniors, because it made it more difficult… Read More »

City debt set to increase, but no rate hikes for Swift Current taxpayers

The City of Swift Current’s debt is set to increase by $10.7 million as a result of additional borrowing, but it will not result in rate hikes for Swift Current taxpayers. Council members approved motions during a regular council meeting on Nov. 29 to advise the public of their intention to consider two borrowing bylaws for financing with general government and utility operations. The one… Read More »

Swift Current’s SPCA gets great gift from Mr. and Mrs. Claus with Santa Paws fundraiser

Pet owners showed their support for the Swift Current SPCA at the annual Santa Paws fundraiser, Nov. 27. Santa and Mrs. Claus were at Cowtown during the afternoon to have their photos taken with a variety of pets. Swift Current SPCA Development Officer Amanda Huxted said the event raised $648. There was a good turnout of 71 pets and some children who had their photos… Read More »

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Alberta Sports

Professional Bull Riders Canada’s Elite Cup Series returns to Lethbridge for fourth consecutive season on Feb. 11-12

Tickets for the PBR South Country Co-op Showdown, presented by VisitLethbridge.com, at ENMAX Centre on sale now For the fourth consecutive season, PBR (Professional Bull… Read More »

Kodiaks prepare for final games of 2021

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks basketball and volleyball teams wrap up the fall semester portion of their schedules this week, as they each begin a home-and-home… Read More »

Agriculture

Agriculture Canada looking for producers willing to have grain traps

By Anna Smith, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Agriculture Canada is looking for producers in southern Alberta to participate in a grain bin survey in the… Read More »

Med. Hat’s Delta Irrigation recognized by Reinke as a Top Ten Dealership in the U.S. and Canada

Reinke Manufacturing, a global leader in irrigation systems and technology, has recognized Delta Irrigation as a top ten dealership for total sales in the U.S.… Read More »

Saskatchewan Sports

Chinook golf course rates set to increase for 2022

The Chinook golf in Swift Current had a record-breaking season in 2021, but golfers will be paying more to use the course next year. Council… Read More »

SCCHS Colt of the Week

Colt of the Week- Cade Schindel This grade 11 left side had a great year for the Colts. Cade is a great teammate who works… Read More »

Editorials

Too many red alerts for a lack of available Alberta ambulances recent

' Just prior to the early stages of COVID-19, the Alberta provincial government started talking about eliminating physicians and nurses from the fold. Government indicated… Read More »

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