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Hazlet’s Justine Sletten looks to break ground with her debut EP

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BY KATE WINQUIST For most 16 year-olds in southwest Saskatchewan, summer holidays means finding a part-time job at the local Co-op, or lending a helping hand on the family farm, but for Hazlet’s Justine Sletten, this summer has been a whirlwind of activity as she looks to advance her music career, which has taken off…

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Finally Home

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Private Lawrence Gordon finally comes home to Eastend after 70 years BY TIM KALINOWSKI On Wednesday, August 13, exactly 70 years to the day he died in France in 1944, Private Lawrence Gordon finally came home to the open arms of the Eastend hills and the beautiful Frenchman River Valley. Gordon’s saga has become well…

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Backyard Concert featuring Brian Keith Wallen

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Maple Creek Small Venue Concert Series is pleased to present Brian Keith Wallen at a Backyard Concert performance at Bremner’s tonight. Singer-Songwriter Brian Keith Wallen is on the road all the time. From coast to coast and beyond, Brian is spreading his blend of blues-influenced acoustic music across the world. His award winning combination of…

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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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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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New online exhibition celebrates Canada’s Confederation

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To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, national, provincial and territorial archives in a historic collaboration of 14 institutions across Canada have selected 150 images and stories that illustrate how people have traversed our nation over years, decades and centuries, with a major focus on the role of the railway. This online exhibition called…

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“Mudeater: An American Buffalo Hunter and the Surrender of Louis Riel”

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By John D. Pihach Review by Shelley A. Leedahl It’s significant when an illustrious individual appropriates an ancestry, ie: Archie Belaney reinventing himself as Grey Owl. Frontiersman Irvin Mudeater had Grey Owl beat: Mudeater switched back and forth between Indian and European ancestry each time he crossed the 49th Parallel. Born to a Wyandot Chief…

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