Saskatchewan unified by school choice

BY TODD MACKAY A unifying force is sweeping Saskatchewan and bringing together left and right; rural and urban; First Nations communities and Hutterite colonies; and, of course, Catholics and protestants. Saskatchewanians are united in the conviction that parents and students have the right to choose their schools. This explosion of solidarity was sparked by a… Keep Reading


New group home opens in Swift Current

Joined by Premier Brad Wall and members of their families, three former residents of Valley View Centre today celebrated the grand opening of their new home in Swift Current. “This is an exciting day that marks a new beginning for the residents of this beautiful new home,” Wall said.  “When we announced the transition at… Keep Reading


What next, and how?

BY MADONNA HAMEL Not every woman wears an apron. If you’re past eighty, you quietly don the faded floral beauty you’ve worn since before the war, to wash dishes or bake a pie. You can’t remember where you got it, was that the one from John’s sister? Or did your daughter give you it that… Keep Reading


Motherhood … the most underated profession

BY KATE WINQUIST My husband came home from work and found our three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of my car was open, as was the front door to the house. Proceeding into the entry, he… Keep Reading


Chocolate Peak

It was Wedding Cake Hill until someone set it on fire. Chocolate Peak has been a favourite topic of conversation for years. Not because of its view, though it is breathtaking. People like to tell of how the hill got its unique colour. The story goes like this … The peak was first known as… Keep Reading


Dominion Electric building demolished

Gull Lake loses another heritage building Yet another sad day for the community of Gull Lake, as on Monday, May 7, crews worked to demolish the old Dominion Electric Plant on the intersection of Rutland Avenue and Sixth Street. The following is taken from Centennial Chronicles: Electrification of Gull Lake was provided as early as… Keep Reading


Badminton season nears completion

By Deb Reamer, Athletic Coordinator The SHSAA region A badminton championships were held Saturday, May 6 in Swift Current.  Special thanks to commissioner Janna Walker and the Swift Current Comp for hosting.  Also thanks to Trish Carleton for helping at the scoring desk.  There were six teams in each category – girls singles, boys singles,… Keep Reading


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

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