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ALBERTA

Harambee Grandmas hosting annual yarn sale

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The Harambee Grandmas welcome you to their 5th Annual Fabric and Yarn Sale at McKillop United Church, 2329 - 15 Ave. S. Lethbridge. Yarn sale - Friday, September 16 from 4 - 8 pm. Fabric sale - Saturday, September 17 from 10 am - 4 pm. Cash, debit and credit card payments accepted. It is encouraged shoppers to bring their own bags. See you there… Read More »

Medicine Hat drug dealer arrested, $100G worth of drugs seized

Contributed One person was arrested and over $100,000 worth of drugs was seized after a Medicine Hat hotel room was searched. ALERT Medicine Hat’s organized crime team and Medicine Hat Police Service teamed up to make the seizure and arrest on August 11, 2022. Criminal intelligence was shared between the two partner agencies concerning suspected drug trafficking activity in the region. A search warrant executed… Read More »

Fort Macleod RCMP seek assistance in locating missing youth

Contributed Fort Macleod RCMP seek public assistance in locating a missing Fort Macleod youth. Auston Bird (14) was last seen walking in Fort Macleod on Aug. 15, 2022, at approximately 5:45 p.m. There is a concern for his safety. Auston is described as: · 6’0 and 205 lbs · Black hair and brown eyes · Last seen wearing black hat with red rim, black sweater,… Read More »

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SASKATCHEWAN

Southwest Homes continues to provide support during a challenging time

By Matthew Liebenberg mliebenberg@prairiepost.com Southwest Homes continued to empower people and strengthen lives during a challenging year of adapting to the pandemic situation. The organization’s annual report for April 2021 to March 2022 provides a glimpse into the activities carried out to support and empower individuals with an intellectual disability. Leah McDonald Perrault, who has been the executive director at Southwest Homes since March 2021,… Read More »

Memorial tank in Swift Current receives fresh coat of paint after graffiti damage

By Matthew Liebenberg mliebenberg@prairiepost.com Volunteers in Swift Current helped to give a historic Second World War tank a fresh coat of paint after it was recently covered with graffiti. Local Legion member and British Army veteran Andy Keys organized the clean-up of the Sherman tank, which is located at the Lt. Colonel Clifton Centre. The work took place over three days from Aug. 3-5. The… Read More »

Author Lee Gowan visits Swift Current during prairie tour for new novel

mliebenberg@prairiepost.com Acclaimed author Lee Gowan did a reading in his hometown as part of a mini tour to promote his latest novel. He now lives in Toronto, where he is the program director for creative writing and business communications at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies, but he grew up on a farm near Swift Current. His latest novel The Beautiful Place was… Read More »

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Alberta Sports

Basketball camp in Bow Island will attract from the region

For kids looking for something to do this summer and improve their chances of making the team this fall, basketball camp in Bow Island returns… Read More »

National champions release AJHL schedule

Contributed Brooks Bandits 2022-23 schedule is released, and will see the team compete in a 60-game regular season schedule starting September 16, ending on March… Read More »

Agriculture

County crops face drought, but held up to storm

By Collin Gallant Alberta Newspaper Group While life was looking good for growers following the June rains, things took a turn for the worse when… Read More »

Grasshopper populations on the rise this summer

By Samantha Johnson Alberta Newspaper Group According to http://www.alberta.ca/grasshopper-forecast, “In southern Alberta, dry summers are resulting in increasing grasshopper numbers. This is especially true in… Read More »

Saskatchewan Sports

22 Swift Current ACT/UCT Stingrays Summer Swim Club qualify for provincials

A large group of 22 swimmers from the Swift Current ACT/UCT Stingrays Summer Swim Club qualified for the provincial finals during the south semi-final swim… Read More »

Frontier Days Canadian Cowboys Association Rodeo 2022 results

2022 Results (after July 2) in Swift Current Saddle Bronc: Chase Bourque (80 pts) Novice Saddle Bronc: TIE (67 pts) Carter Udal, Aidan Jeffery Bareback:… Read More »

Editorials

Smith wanting to steer the UCP into a hard right turn

Danielle Smith is making waves in the United Conservative Party leadership race. Maybe not tidal waves but a lot of big ones, lots of them.… Read More »

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