The Western Producer
Push to private plant breeding shameful
The closing of cereal research centres and funding for spring wheat breeding is creating a seed oligopoly, says the author.
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Midnight Roses named 2014 SCMA Rising Stars
The Midnight Roses walked away with the prestigious Rising Star Award at the 2014 Saskatchewan Country Music Association awards weekend hosted in Nipawin.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Historical sexual assault investigation results in charges against a serving RCMP member
An RCMP officer and a woman he was romantically involved with have been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Saskatchewan more than 30 years ago.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Glimpse into farm life shared with city students
Ecole Oman School teacher Ambre Romich assisted UFA Cattle College members Rudy Nordin and Darren Mack in conducting a calving demonstration at the Swift Current Ag and Ex's Discover The Farm agricultural program.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Closure of Cereal Research Centre part of Federal UPOV '91 agenda
The Cereal Research Centre is being closed this month, marking the end of nearly a century of public plant breeding in Winnipeg.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Electric Energy Online
Siemens Canada awarded first wind turbine order and service in...
Siemens Canada has further expanded its wind power footprint into the Province of Saskatchewan in partnership with Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. to supply, deliver and commission ten direct drive SWT-2.3-113 wind turbines for the Morse Project.
Swift Current hosting Sask. full-length play Festival April 21-26
Stefan Rumpel and Wendy Lockman perform a scene from Willow Road which will be the kick-off performance at the 180 Theatre Festival hosted by Swift Current Little Theatre at Beatty Playhouse from April 21-26.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Southwest continues to lag in petroleum and natural gas right activity
For the tenth consecutive Crown petroleum and natural gas rights sale the Southwest has been in the bottom two of Saskatchewan activity generating regions.
"Definition" by Patty Beaton on display at Lyric Theatre
"I love to paint. It enables me to process things," says abstract painter, Patty Beaton.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
STC ridership dipped in 2013
The province's intercity bus company carried 276,113 passengers last year, a dip of about 2.1 per cent from the year before.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Saluting the contributions of three special ladies
As the final Poker chips were being played at the March 29th Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Annual Poker Event - three special community leaders were busy cleaning up and putting equipment away from another successful event that raised $16,500 to help find the cause and cure of Type 1 Diabetes - a disease that impacts over 90,000 ... (more)
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Red Cross Day of Pink approaching
Dwinell Stevenson, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Red Cross in the Southwest, along with Roy Bluehorn from the Red Cross Provincial Advisory Committee, presented a Pink Shirt to Mayor Jerrod Schafer while helping proclaim the week of April 6 to 12 as Red Cross Day of Pink Week in Swift Current.
Little Theatre preparing for milestone TheatreFest on April 20 to 26
Bruce Rayner, who will serve as the Festival Stage Manager during the 180 Theatre Festival, adjusts a speaker at Beatty Playhouse at the Great Plains College gymnasium in advance of the six performance festival which runs April 20 to 26. Beatty Playhouse is undergoing a serious spring cleaning in preparation for Swift Current Little Theatre's ... (more)
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Contractor Safety Breakfasts scheduled in the Southwest
A trio of Contractors Safety Breakfasts will be hosted in the Southwest over the coming days in order to share an important spring safety message.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Stabat Mater: From Carnegie Hall to Bridgeway Community Church
The Swift Current Oratorio Choir presents their annual spring concert on Sunday April 13 at 7 p.m. at Bridgeway Community Church.
Recent tax increases in Swift Current questioned
The City recently released its budget for 2014 with a 15.2 per cent tax increase .
Work zone traffic restrictions at 2nd Ave. Overpass start Tuesday
A maintenance project on Swift Current's 2nd Ave. Overpass will result in a series of traffic restrictions on the link to the Southside but also for motorists travelling on North Railway St. Beginning on April 1 and continuing until approximately April 11, the City of Swift Current Engineering Services Department will be conducting maintenance to ... (more)
The First Perspective-Aboriginal
First Nation making a play for Estevan casino
First Nations officials hoping to build a casino, hotel and convention centre in Lloydminster are placing another bet in southern Saskatchewan.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Prince Albert Daily Herald
Workshop helps writers find their voice
Prince Albert Writing For Your Life facilitator Lynda Monahan leads a discussion among participants at a writers' workshop on Saturday at Par Place.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
The Western Producer
AC Harvest top choice for wheat growers
Carberry wheat continues to grow in popularity among Manitoba wheat growers. Since commercial seed became available in 2012, Carberry acreage in the province has grown to 832,00 acres.