February 6, 2023 February 6, 2023


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 5 p.m. today Friday, Feb. 3 to 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. The ED will re-open at 8 a.m. Feb. 6 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 »

13th annual CRHF ‘Care from the Heart Day’ Radio-a-Thon is back next week

On Thursday, February 9th, 2023, the 13th annual Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation ‘Care from the Heart Day’ Radio-a-thon will run from 7 am to 6 pm. Throughout the day, our six (amazing and generous!) local radio stations - B93.3FM, 106.7 Rock, 94.1CJOC, Wild 95-5, 98.1 2day FM, and KISS 107.7 - chat on-air with doctors and nurses, administrators, donors and front-line staff to share stories… Read More »

Bridge replacement Southeast of Coaldale scheduled for February 6

Contributed Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 6 on a bridge replacement in Lethbridge County. The bridge, a culvert structure located on Range Road 19-4 approximately 9 kilometres southeast of the Town of Coaldale, has reached the end of its useful life. It was identified for replacement under the County’s annual bridge replacement program, funded through the 2022 Capital Budget. A portion of… Read More »

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Anticipating an enjoyable Family Fun Week 2023 in Swift Current 

A week full of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy is on the horizon as Family Fun Week returns during the school break, February 20th to 26th! Monday, February 20: The Pioneer Co-op, in partnership with Innovation Credit Union and the City of Swift Current, will host a Family Skate at the InnovationPlex from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. In addition to free… Read More »

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 »

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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 »


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

No-Hit Hockey League to host 2nd Annual Outdoor Classic this weekend

Contributed Dr. Noble Irwin Foundation & No-Hit Hockey League have partnered to host the second annual Outdoor Classic presented by Innovation Wealth. Taking place at… Read More »

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 »


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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