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October 2016

NEWS

DENIED BAIL

Two persons accused of allegedly burning down the Clarendon Hotel on October 9 were back in Swift Current Provincial Court last week. Phylisia Smiley, 30, of no fixed address, has been charged under Section 434 of the Criminal Code with intentionally or recklessly causing damage by fire to the hotel, break and enter, theft, two… Keep Reading

ARTS & CULTURE

Roots rocker impresses at Blenders

She may not be related to Canadian music icon, Gordon Lightfoot, but Hamilton’s Terra Lightfoot is embarking on her own impressive musical career. The roots rocker with her powerful voice and electric guitar wowed the sold out crowd at The Lyric Theatre on October 22. Lightfoot’s stop in Swift Current was her second last show… Keep Reading

ASK YOUR LIFE/OPINION

How did you get your name?

Some days I forget I have an interesting name. Until the barrista asks for it. Once, when I said: “Madonna” I received the response: “Oh, my, it’s been a red letter day. I just served Beyonce!” Beyonce was a twentyish Asian man with a sense of humour. “No, really,” I explained for the umpteenth time,”… Keep Reading

NEWS

Smiley bail hearing adjourned; Williams denied bail

Two persons accused of allegedly burning down the Clarendon Hotel on October 9 were back in Swift Current Provincial Court on Tuesday. 30 year-old Phylisia Smiley of no fixed address, and 46 year-old Roy Williams of Swift Current appeared before honourable Judge Karl Bazin. The court has ordered a Section 517 Publication Ban. A section… Keep Reading

ARTS & CULTURE

The Abrams: Stories To Tell

John and James Abrams have been playing theatre since they were little kids. The brothers are already seasoned veterans of the music industry, having been on the road for fifteen years. In 2005, they became the youngest Canadians to perform at the Grand Ole Opry at age 11 and 9. As the Abrams travelled down… Keep Reading

NEWS

Second person charged in Gull Lake arson

A second person has been charged in connection with the hotel fire that gutted the Clarendon Hotel in Gull Lake on October 9. Roy Williams, 46, of Swift Current appeared in Swift Current Provincial Court Thursday. Williams has been charged with one count of arson, breach of probation, break, enter and theft and possession of stolen… Keep Reading

ASK YOUR LIFE/OPINION

Are you open?

I collect questions. It started as a professional pastime- asking myself questions about the characters I created for my art. And then, when performance shifted to songwriting, the characters came with me, telling me their stories in verse rather than monologue. When I became a journalist the need for great questions became more pressing: I… Keep Reading

NEWS

Clarendon Hotel fire ruled Arson

30 year-old Phylisia Smiley has been charged in connection with the blaze that burned down the historic Clarendon Hotel in Gull Lake on the morning of October 9. Smiley has been charged under the Criminal Code (Section 434) with intentionally or recklessly causing damage by fire to the hotel, break and enter, theft, two counts… Keep Reading

NEWS

Swift Current Drug Raid

Four southwest Saskatchewan residents have been taken into custody after Swift Current City and Rural RCMP executed a search warrant Tuesday at a home at 461 – 1st Street NE in Swift Current. The Swift Current Police Dog unit also assisted. An undisclosed amount of Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth), Canadian and U.S. currency, prohibited weapons, stolen… Keep Reading

A LITTLE BIT WESTERN/OPINION

The Write Stuff

I don’t typically consider myself to be a writer. If asked to describe myself, I usually stick with wife, mom, rancher, Gelbvieh breeder, and sometimes range ninja (or in other words, a prairie plant geek). I even still refer to myself as a piano player before a writer, although based on my behaviour, I’ve pretty… Keep Reading

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