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ALBERTA

Pertussis outbreak declared in South Zone 

Contributed Alberta Health Services (AHS) has declared an outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) in the central part of the South Zone and is reminding all people of the importance of immunization, particularly in small children, to prevent further illness. Communities impacted at this time involve those spanning the County of Lethbridge, Coaldale, Taber, Vauxhall, Grassy Lake and Bow Island. These are communities with significantly low… Read More »

Milk River Emergency Department to temporarily close 

Due to a lack of physician coverage, the Milk River Health Centre Emergency Department (ED) will be temporarily closed from 8 a.m. today Thursday, Jan. 26 to 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2023.  The ED will re-open at 8 a.m. Jan. 30 to provide 24-hour service seven days a week. During the temporary closure, nursing staff will remain on-site to provide care for long-term care… Read More »

ALERT: 61 charges against man in Cypress County

Contributed Various firearms and weapons have been seized from a home in Cypress County following an investigation into stolen property by ALERT Medicine Hat’s regional property crime unit. In December 2022, ALERT began investigating a report of a stolen recreational vehicle and trailer. The theft occurred in the Redcliff area and ALERT worked with the Medicine Hat Police Service and Redcliff RCMP. The stolen recreational… Read More »

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SASKATCHEWAN

Platinum Jubilee Medal presentation recognizes community contributions

By Matthew Liebenberg mliebenberg@prairiepost.com There was a sense of excitement and gratitude at a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal presentation in Swift Current. The medal ceremony took place at the InnovationPlex on Jan. 20 to recognize the achievements and contributions of recipients to their community and society. Lieutenant Governor (Lt.-Gov.) Russ Mirasty made the medal presentations to 108 recipients. He noted during his remarks… Read More »

Chinook Board of Education votes in favour of rebuilding Stewart Valley School

By Matthew Liebenberg mliebenberg@prairiepost.com A decision by the Chinook Board of Education during a special meeting on Jan. 23 ended months of uncertainty about the rebuilding of Stewart Valley School. Trustees votes 8-2 in favour of a motion that the Chinook Board of Education approves the rebuild of the Stewart Valley School subject to the approval and requirements of the Ministry of Education and the… Read More »

Council approves Swift Current cemetery fees for next two years

By Matthew Liebenberg mliebenberg@prairiepost.com Some Swift Current cemetery fees will remain unchanged over the next two years, because they are already among the highest in the province. However, there will be annual fee increases in categories for which the City of Swift Current’s fee structure is average or below average compared to other urban municipalities. Council members approved the proposed cemetery fees during the regular… Read More »

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Alberta Sports

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 »

Exciting PBR event in Medicine Hat

At the penultimate regular-season event for the 2022 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada Cup Series, presented by Wrangler, Brock Radford (De Winton, Alberta) showed up,… Read More »

Agriculture

Cattle Market Update for Sask. (Jan. 6)

Please find attached the Cattle Market Update based on the week ending January 6, 2023. Some highlights include: • Canfax reported a total of 327… Read More »

Hendricks named Farm Credit Canada President and CEO

Contributed On Dec. 21 the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced that Justine Hendricks has been named the next President and Chief… Read More »

Saskatchewan Sports

SWAC Report: basketball hitting a lot of courts

Contributed SWAC BASKETBALL LEAGUES On Tuesday, January 17, Gull Lake hosted Maple Creek girls and boys. Maple Creek won the boys match up (72-38). Gull… Read More »

17U Sundogs finish a respectable second in Regina

The 17U Sundogs travelled to Regina for QCVC Elite's 10 team home tournament on January 13th and 14th. The opening match against QCVC Elite ended… Read More »

Editorials

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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