Monthly archive

May 2017


Southwest Saskatchewan Spotlight: Claydon

Annual Slow Pitch Tournament being held this weekend Claydon is an unincorporated community located in the Rural Municipality of Frontier #19 approximately 60 km southeast of the community of Robsart and 50 km south of the town of Eastend on Highway #18. Very little remains of the former community, only the post office, community hall and a… Keep Reading


Attention Southwest Saskatchewan Film and Digital Creators!

NFB puts out call for short documentary ideas by emerging creators with Doc Lab Saskatchewan Three winning finalists—from Saskatoon, Regina and rural Saskatchewan—will work with NFB producers and mentors to make their own short docs this fall The National Film Board of Canada is reaching out to film and digital creators across Saskatchewan with an… Keep Reading


Improving Soil Health

By Trevor Lennox PAg Agricultural Producers understand the value of having healthy, productive soil, and are always looking for ways to improve their land. To a landowner, soil is their most important land asset. Soil health is the condition of the soil in relation to its potential to sustain biological productivity, maintain environmental quality, and… Keep Reading


Common Garden Pests: Part I

By Jackie Bantle and Sara Williams Your trees and shrubs are just beginning to recover from prairie tent caterpillars, but around the corner are pests waiting to chow down on your veggie patch. Here are two to watch for. Aphids are one of the most common insects around the garden.  These tiny (up to 1/8… Keep Reading


What does Canada get for being on the UN Security Council?

BY AARON WUDRICK Foreign travel. Embassies. Contributions to international organizations. Few people would claim that international diplomacy is going to be cheap. But with recent news that Canada is gearing up for a potentially expensive campaign to secure a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2021, it’s fair for Canadians to ask: just how much… Keep Reading


Push For Change

Raising Awareness To Prevent Youth Homelessness The Push for Change’s Former Homeless Youth Turned CEO, Joe Roberts and his shopping cart are now in Saskatchewan after walking  for over a year from St. John’s Newfoundland. On June 2, 2017,  it will be Day 400 out of 517, when Joe Roberts and The Push for Change… Keep Reading


Heavenly train ride sparks interesting question

BY CHRISTALEE FROESE Where are you spreading your ashes? It’s a bit of a morbid question, I know. But it comes out of a recent train excursion that was so heavenly, I actually had many moments when I thought, ‘this is where I’d like to have my ashes spread when I die.’ Last week I… Keep Reading


Cypress Health Region responds to poster

BY KATE WINQUIST On the evening of Thursday, May 25, Advance Southwest was made aware of a situation regarding alleged cutbacks to the Ponteix Health Centre. We created a poster and posted it on our Facebook page which has garnered a lot of attention. The Public Notice (seen below) has reached 5,645 people and shared… Keep Reading


Clairbank Multiple 4-H Club Report

BY MIRANDA HUGHES An update on Clairbank Multiple 4-H Club: Speeches were held in February and they were very well done. Everyone worked hard on them and some even had props. Thank-you to all the people who judged the speeches you were very good at giving some advice for next year! In April and May… Keep Reading


Frechette & Thomsen to play Ghostown Blues

Lyrically refreshing and musically diverse Roots-Folk MAPLE CREEK – Ghostown Blues and Maple Creek Small Venue Concert Events are pleased to announce Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen, will perform at Ghostown Blues B&B on Wednesday, May 31st at 7:30 pm. “Described by The Monterey Herald, as “a match made in heaven,” YouTube served as yenta… Keep Reading

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