Monthly archive

January 2017


Anderson releases statement

Cypress Hills-Grasslands MLA condemns murder of worshipers at Quebec City Mosque David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands and Official Opposition Critic for International Human Rights and Religious Freedom, released the following statement in response to the deadly attack on worshipers at the Sainte-Foy Islamic Cultural Centre: “We express our deepest sympathies to the… Keep Reading


Broncos stunned by Raiders

Lose 3-2 in final seconds It was SWT Family Day at the rink on Sunday afternoon as 2,106 people filled the i-Plex to see the Swift Current Broncos duel the Prince Albert Raiders. The game was as entertaining as it could get with scoring chances, hits, fights and passion but penalty kill woes continued to… Keep Reading


Al Countryman’s Story

Al Countryman eventually opened Al’s Bakery in Gull Lake after his service in WWII ended. He was a transport driver with the Canadian Service Corps. The Service Corps job was to haul fuel, food, ammunition and other supplies in to the front line soldiers so they would be able to keep pushing ahead toward final… Keep Reading


Behind the logo of the Swift Current 57’s

There comes a time when organizations are due for an update, whether it be big or small. The now called Swift Current 57’s, previously known as the Swift Current Indians, were no exception to that. The decision to make the drastic change has been a topic of discussion for over the past two decades. With… Keep Reading


Walter’s Home Furnishings in new hands

The well-known Shaunavon business, Walter’s Home Furnishings, will be under new ownership as of February 1. The news may come as a surprise to the community. It was a surprise to current owner’s Darcy and Jane Barkley as well as the incoming new owners. Voth’s BrandSource will be taking over. “Over the years we’ve had… Keep Reading


The Dudes making special appearance at Blenders

The next Blenders special concert will happen on Saturday, February 11th and will feature the Canadian indie-rock band The Dudes. Formed in 1996 in Calgary, Alberta, the band consists of the major creative force Dan Vacon, guitarist Bob Quaschnick, bassist Brock Geiger and newest member Matt Doherty.  The Dudes gained popularity in Calgary both for… Keep Reading


Violet Connick

Violet Connick (nee Cann), 95, of Calgary, passed away January 5, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta. Violet was born in Gull Lake, SK to Robert and Edith Cann on August 29, 1921. She graduated from the Calgary General Hospital registered nursing program. She enjoyed all kinds of dogs, walking in all kinds of weather and watching… Keep Reading


Dennis Logan

Dennis C. Logan, age 75, of Gull Lake SK, passed away January 9, 2017 at Cypress Regional Hospital, after a long courageous battle with prostate cancer. Dennis was born in Gull Lake on October 10, 1941. He took his schooling at Earview and Gull Lake High School. Dennis married Linda Davies on May 27, 1961.… Keep Reading


The Little Things In Laos

Sabaidee (hello) from Laos! Let me tell you, Laos is a seriously underrated country. Before coming here I didn’t even know how to pronounce it. In case you’re now second guessing yourself, it’s said like “ow,” but with an l sound in front. I’m already thinking about how and when I can manage to come… Keep Reading

It’s like riding a bike

I have officially been in Sweden two weeks now. I’m getting lost less often and no longer have to visit the grocery store every day. I have adjusted to the time difference and the language, but most importantly I bought a bike. In Lund and elsewhere in Europe, the primary transportation is cycling. Considering the… Keep Reading

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