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ALBERTA

Renovations to world’s largest teepe expected to wrap up in August

Alberta Newspaper Group The Saamis Tepee is receiving several upgrades to its steel structure as well as several decorative components getting a fresh touch-up. The city says walkways around the teepee will remain open during the work which is expected to be complete by the middle of August, roughly a month ahead of plans. However the vehicle access gate may be closed periodically during the… Read More »

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CreekWatch and SEAWA to facilitate citizen science river testing

Alberta Newspaper Group South East Alberta Watershed Alliance and CreekWatch are inviting residents to take part in a free citizen science project, to get to know their local waterways better. June 8 will see families, children and youth collecting water and invertebrate samples from the South Saskatchewan River at Police Point Park, then testing their samples to learn how healthy the river is. “The health… Read More »

Provincial government trying to battle zebra and quagga mussels

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Alberta’s government is launching a new task force to defend the province from zebra and quagga mussels, and other aquatic invasive species. Zebra and quagga mussels are not native to Canada and can wreak havoc on ecosystems and infrastructure. Alberta is currently free of invasive mussels; however, if introduced these kinds of aquatic invasive species could cause millions in damage to lakes and waterways. More… Read More »

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SASKATCHEWAN

Theatrical event in Swift Current provides powerful message about reconciliation

By Matthew Liebenberg mliebenberg@prairiepost.com A powerful theatrical event brought a strong message about reconciliation and a need to learn from the past to audiences in southwest Saskatchewan. The Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Swift Current and Area hosted performances of New Blood: A Story of Reconciliation on May 14 and 15. It is inspired by the life of Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman of Siksika… Read More »

Saskatchewan RCMP Historical Case Unit seeking public’s help to identify located human remains

SUBMITTED On April 28, 2024, Moose Jaw RCMP began an investigation into human remains located in the RM of Moose Jaw. Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes were initially consulted as is protocol when human remains are found. Upon attending the scene, investigators discovered a makeshift campsite in a deeply forested area. Evidence was collected and in collaboration with a forensic anthropologist and pathologist, investigators determined that… Read More »

Missing Person Advisory-Shaunavon

This is a Saskatchewan RCMP Missing Person Advisory:  Shaunavon Detachment is seeking the public's assistance in locating 38 year old, Roy Baird who was last seen in Swift Current on March 19, 2024. He is 5'9" tall and 230 lbs. No known clothing description. Photo of Baird is attached. If you have information related to this missing person advisory please call 310-RCMP. Read More »

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Alberta Sports

Brooks officially in BCHL, playing a new schedule as of now

The BC Hockey League (BCHL) has announced that five Alberta-based teams have signed franchise agreements and are now officially members of the league, as of… Read More »

Vanden Dungen and McLeod named Canadian Brewhouse Kodiaks student-athletes of the week

Contributed Kodiaks soccer continues to dominate in the Athletic Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC). Both teams are still undefeated going into week four of the season… Read More »

Agriculture

Saskatchewan Cattle Market Update (as of May 3)

Saskatchewan Agriculture Please find attached the Saskatchewan Cattle Market Update based on the week ending May 3. Some highlights include: · Canfax reported 10,355 head… Read More »

Several SW Sask. water reservoirs unlikely to fill this year

Alberta Newspaper Group Most reservoirs in Saskatchewan are at good levels ahead of an expectedly dry spring and summer, but six in the southwest of… Read More »

Saskatchewan Sports

Broncos’ Leslie named Central Division Executive of the Year

Contributed The Western Hockey League announced on Wednesday, that Broncos General Manager Chad Leslie has been named as the Central Division’s Executive of the Year,… Read More »

Swift Current Broncos to host mental health awareness game in partnership with CMHA Swift Current

Contributed The Swift Current Broncos have partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Swift Current Branch for a mental health awareness game January 31st, 7… Read More »

Editorials

Is it time to defund the CBC?

By Kris Sims The CBC just got another cash infusion from the Trudeau government and treated itself to a fresh round of bonuses. Cabinet documents… Read More »

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