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Local news for Swift Current, SK continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Wednesday | Southwest Booster

Volunteer medal nomination deadline coming up

Saskatchewan residents have until Oct. 18 to submit a candidate for consideration.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Star Phoenix

All the world's a stage with production of Saskatchewan Outdoors

Dakota Hebert, wearing yellow, and Emma Thorpe, in orange, play sisters in Embrace Theatre's outdoor play this summer.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Times-Herald

Family medical residents prescribed to Moose Jaw

Amanda Waldner uses her stethoscope to listen to the breathing of a patient in the emergency ward at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital on July 25. Waldner is one of four family medicine residents that recently started two-year residencies in the Friendly City under the province's Distributed Medical Education initiative.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Western Producer

While east suffers, crops in west reasonable

A farmer sprays a canola field west of Nanton, Alta., in mid-July. While crops are looking good in some parts of the Prairies, other areas are not faring well because of a late spring and excessive moisture.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Southwest Booster

Parsons achieves floral design highest designation

Swift Current's Poppy Parsons is Saskatchewan's only florist to have achieved her Accredited in Floral Design designation from the American Institute of Floral Designers.

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Southwest Booster

No plans yet for municipal tax agreement funds

The city of Swift Current has announced the signing of the Municipal Gas Tax Fund Agreement, which will see an estimated $4.58 million roll into the city's accounts over the next five years.

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Southwest Booster

Meghan Chisholm becomes first Saskatchewan citizen...

Swift Current's Meghan Chisholm shared the waters of the English Channel with many ferries, tankers and other maritime traffic during her July 22 crossing, with her route taking her through the midst of heavily used shipping lanes.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

CBC News

Retired RCMP Musical Ride horses join depot division in Regina for the summer

Horses Salute, left, and Turbo with riders Ashley Jarton, left, and Chantal Fernell who are caring for the animals for the summer.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

CNN

Severe Thunderstorms to Hit Regina Saskatchewan on Thursday July 24, 2014

Severe Thunderstorms is on its way for Regina Saskatchewan on Thursday July 24, 2014 and it will bring 30+ mm of Rain and Chain Lightning and Very loud Thunder and some Damaging Winds May be some Large Hail In Regina and the Surrounding Areas Including Moose Jaw and Swift Current and it will also Hit Southwestern Saskatchewan Including Maple Creek ... (more)

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Southwest Booster

Chisholm completes English Channel swim

Swift Current's Meghan Chisholm has successfully completed her English Channel swim, walking onto the shores of France between the tiny oceanside villages of Ambleteuse and Audresselles just after 1:30 p.m. to mark the completion of an over 14 hour swim.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Southwest Booster

Southwest corner placed under severe thunderstorm watch

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Southwest corner of Saskatchewan, with the conditions favourable for the development of strong storms later this afternoon and into the evening hours.

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Chisholm hours away from English Channel swim attempt

Swift Current's Meghan Chisholm, flanked by her parents John and Donna Chisholm, show the Canadian flag they will fly aboard the pilot boat accompanying Meghan on her English Channel swim attempt.

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Plenary Group bid selected for Swift Current Long Term Care Facility

Plenary Group beat out two other bids to secure the contract to construct a new 225 bed long-term care facility in Swift Current.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Southwest Booster

Severe thunderstorm watch issued in Southwest for Saturday night

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for a number of forecast regions in the province, including the Swift Current - Herbert - Cabri - Kyle - Lucky Lake plus the Leader - Gull Lake regions of the Southwest.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Southwest Booster

Research and innovation growing at Wheatland Conservation field day

The Wheatland Conservation Area showcased their most recent test results at their July 17th Field Day just east of Swift Current.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Southwest Booster

Semi carrying fireworks catches fire, delays traffic along Trans-Canada Highway

Firefighters extinguish the last few flames that engulfed a semi truck and trailer underneath the Trans-Canada overpass on the west side of the city.

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Brandon Sun

'Let er' go':Fire chief lets truck carrying fireworks burn itself out

People got an unscheduled fireworks show when a truck carrying the explosives caught fire heading into the Saskatchewan city of Swift Current.

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Southwest Booster

Plenary Group bid selected for Swift Current Long Term Care Facility

Plenary Group beat out two other bids to secure the contract to construct the new 225 bed long-term care facility in Swift Current.

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CBC News

Fireworks ignite on truck in Swift Current

A truck carrying fireworks caught fire Wednesday night in Swift Current, Sask. and -- once fire fighters determined everyone was OK and there was no danger -- the explosives were allowed to burn themselves out.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Southwest Booster

Fans entertained during return of Tractor and Truck Pull

The roar of the engines and the sights of smoke and dust signalled the thunderous return of Tractor Pulling to Swift Current after an over two decade absence this past weekend.

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