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July 2017

Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility Update

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Expansion project sees construction move forward throughout summer months Construction continues to progress on a $12 million expansion project that will result in the complete integration of health services in Leader.  The project site is a busy area of activity with noticeable construction elements being completed each day.Wright Construction, awarded with the construction tender in…

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Celebrate Canada’s Birthday With Southwest CultureFest

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Southwest CultureFest is a new festival in Saskatchewan created to celebrate Canada 150 and presented by the Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre from July 14 to September 9.    The biweekly events feature exciting entertainment that reflects Saskatchewan’s cultural diversity. Organizers hope the festival will promote inclusion and build stronger community relationships.  Held primarily at Swift Current’s…

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New Cougar and Bear Trapping Seasons Start in Fall

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The Government of Saskatchewan has established trapping seasons for cougars and black bears in select wildlife management zones in Saskatchewan’s farmland. “Both cougar and bear populations have been expanding into the southern portion of Saskatchewan,” Environment Minister Scott Moe said.  “Establishing additional trapping seasons will better manage these growing populations and help reduce human and…

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To Climb a Mountain. Growing Up in the Canadian West: Adventure Amid Turmoil and History

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By Jean Forbes-King Review by Keith Foster Jean Forbes-King’s To Climb a Mountain. Growing Up in the Canadian West: Adventure Amid Turmoil and History is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure story of her late husband, William Forbes-King, who endures the devastating drought and depression of the Dirty Thirties, becomes an orphan at age fourteen, and is…

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Safe Places reaches 1,000 Youth Certified in Swift Current

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The Swift Current Safe Places Committee is extremely pleased to announce that 1,000 individuals have become Safe Places – Youth Certified in our community as of July 1st. Safe Places, which was officially launched to the public on March 9th, 2016, is a community-wide initiative designed to support quality programming while reducing the potential risks…

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Free Fishing Weekend

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Saskatchewan’s annual summer free fishing weekend is July 8 and 9.  Since 1989, one weekend is designated each summer when residents and visitors may fish in any of Saskatchewan’s public waters open to sport fishing without purchasing a fishing licence. “Sport fishing is one of many outdoor activities that Saskatchewan has to offer,” Environment Minister…

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