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April 2017


Women plan to honour mothers they lost

BY JORDAN PARKER Mothers who were lost too soon will be honoured by their daughters in the southwest in May. The Motherless Daughters group are prepping for their second annual luncheon, which this year will bring women together who have lost their moms in hopes of healing and remembrance. For organizer Tracy Bowie, Motherless Daughters… Keep Reading

More than books

BY MEGAN LACELLE Public libraries have saved me on more than one occasion. Most recently, in Sweden. I needed to find a way to print my boarding pass for London to save myself a 50-euro printing charge at the airport. Without a Swedish bank account, I was unable to print at the University and did… Keep Reading


Southwest community fund working for healthcare accessibility

BY JORDAN PARKER It’s been a rough year financially in the area, so founders of South West Chronic Disease Support Inc. began a quest for better medical supports to area residents. Now, after an 18-month ramp-up, the SWCDS board are set to begin fundraising and bringing help to those who need it, with a membership… Keep Reading


Restore the funding to the libraries

Letter to Cypress Hills-Grasslands MLA, Doug Steele Dear Mr. Steele, I want to encourage you to restore the funding that was cut to the provincial library system in the recent budget announcement. These cuts completely gut our libraries. They make interlibrary loans impossible, freeze new collections of updated reading material, reduce staffing and hours to… Keep Reading


Medieval & Spanish Blues showcased at Ghostown Blues

Are you ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world. Bourbon will be showcasing… Keep Reading


Eastend Astronomy Club reaches for the stars

Hosting Open House on Astronomy Day BY KAILEY GUILLEMIN Going out of town on a clear dark night and gazing at the stars is a wonder to see. But you can take that wonder even farther in Eastend through the Wilkinson Memorial Observatory Astronomy Club. Saturday, April 29th is known as Astronomy Day where astronomers… Keep Reading


Kreative Kidz new facility to be open by the fall

PHOTOS & STORY BY KATE WINQUIST The “Easter Fun at the Movies Event” in Gull Lake was held Saturday afternoon. The family fun event was being hosted by the Kreative Kids Early Learning Centre. There was a BBQ, Bouncy Castle and Carnival Games in front of the Lyceum Theatre prior to the matinee, “Sing” with… Keep Reading


Toney elected as Trustee for Subdivision 4

Congratulations to Katelyn Toney, elected Trustee for Subdivision 4 of the Chinook School Division Board of Education. Results: Katelyn Toney (elected) 163 Brent Castle 94 Katelyn Toney was elected as the Trustee for Subdivision 4, which includes schools in Wymark, Gull Lake, and Tompkins as well as numerous Hutterian schools. Katelyn obtained a degree in… Keep Reading

Culture by culture

BY MEGAN LACELLE My checklist of countries visited is growing every month. With new countries come new experiences and the new opportunity to observe new cultures. Granted, I’m a millennial Canadian in the age of digital media and internet, so the cultural gap is not nearly as wide as someone travelling 20 years ago. The… Keep Reading


Three Broncos named in 2017 NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings

Shaunavon native Kole Lind is ranked 23rd overall Three Swift Current Bronco skaters made the final list in the 2017 NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings released earlier Tuesday morning amongst North American skaters eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft. Finnish Import Aleksi Heponiemi is ranked 26th by NHL Central Scouting. The product of Tampere, Finland… Keep Reading

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