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ALBERTA

Medicine Hat JazzFest Kicks off Today. MEDICINE HAT, Alberta (May 25 2024) The Medicine Hat JazzFest is celebrating its 28th anniversary from, June 25 to 30, 2024. The Medicine Hat JazzFest kicks off today with the first events in a week packed with worldclass music. Free and ticketed events, a reduced pass price and a new youth ticket that lets anyone 25 years and younger… Read More »

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Fire restriction back in Lethbridge County

As of 2 p.m., Monday, June 24, a Fire Restriction is in place for Lethbridge County. The risk of fire spread has been elevated due to warmer temperatures and high winds. These weather conditions are expected to continue with little to no precipitation in the forecast. The Restriction is in place to prevent wildfires. They threaten public safety and can result in evacuation orders, property… Read More »

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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SASKATCHEWAN

SCBEX nominations now open to honour Swift Current’s best in business 

Contributed Celebrating SCBEX – Swift Current Business Excellence Awards again this year! Awards season kicks off with nominations open July 1 thru August 31st. This is the public’s opportunity to recognize excellence in 9 different award categories. How do you vote? Now is your chance to do so by submitting your nominations. Nominations - https://www.swiftcurrentchamber.ca/the-2024-scbex-awards/ Anyone can be nominated (within Award criteria) and anyone can… Read More »

Fatal fire in Swift Current

A fierce house fire in Swift Current resulted in a single fatality. According to a City of Swift Current media release, the Swift Current Fire Department responded to a structure fire on 14th Avenue Southeast just before midnight on June 18. Firefighters saw flames coming out of two windows and the back door when they arrived on the scene. They initiated a fast attack firefighting… Read More »

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 »

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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

Catastrophic flooding in Montana gifts water to Alberta

By Justin Sibbet Alberta Newspaper Group  A crack, a bang and a burst. Thousands of litres of water flowed freely from a pipe in the… Read More »

Aurora making way more money in vegetable seedlings than it did in cannabis

Collin Gallant Alberta Newspaper Group Aurora Cannabis made more money on growing vegetable seedlings than on recreational cannabis over the last 12 months, but improved… 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

Saskatchewan is spending too much for a tax cut

By Greg Haubrich The Saskatchewan government is spending too much money and it’s costing taxpayers big time. The government offered no tax relief to cash-strapped… Read More »

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