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Introducing the Swift Current 57’s

The 2016 Western Major Baseball league champions have a new name. Honouring the 57 seasons the team played as The Swift Current Indians, the WMBL baseball team in Swift Current will now use the nickname “57’s”. Long time Swift Current player/coach Harv Martinez explained that the new name reflects the evolving focus and standards of… Keep Reading

OBITUARIES

Alan Johnson

ALAN DAVID JOHNSON (April 20, 1946 – January 6, 2017) With his family by his side, Alan David Johnson, was taken to his heavenly home on the evening of January 6, 2017. Alan is predeceased by his parents, John and Anna Johnson; his brother, Gordon Johnson; and his granddaughter, Kylie Dosko. Alan is survived by… Keep Reading

RURAL ROOTS

FROESE, Sassy Frassy (2005—2016)

It is with great sadness that the family of Sassy Froese announces her passing after a long and heroic battle with a brain tumour. Sassy is survived by her family Lewis, Christalee, Logan and Journey Froese. She will be lovingly remembered by her relatives, namely niece Gracey Douan who spent hours laying with her on… Keep Reading

TOURISM/TRAVELS WITH CLEO

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

It was a bittersweet day, the day we left Oceania. I was sad for a couple of reasons. Number one being, I loved New Zealand so much. I will definitely be back – next time to explore the South Island, which I’ve heard is even more beautiful than the North Island, and is a statement… Keep Reading

Staples closed, and I want to cry

The sign on the door said hit me like a ton of bricks. “Dear Customers, “On Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, this Staples location will close. We encourage you to shop with us online at www.staples.ca, where you will continue to find a full assortment of Staples products and services. We than you for your continued… Keep Reading

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JUST A SMALL TOWN GIRL/OPINION

Vad heter det på svenska?

No, that headline is not a typo or an error, it’s me attempting to practice my Swedish. It means “how do you say that in Swedish?” – something I’m going to be mentally asking myself for the next five months. After 17 hours in a plane, multiple time changes and a quick train ride I… Keep Reading

ASK YOUR LIFE/OPINION

Where were you when?

By now I hope you’ve taken to answering these questions and are deep into your memoir. If not, I hope they’re affording you an opportunity to contemplate your life. I’ve asked these questions as a journalist, but also, as a friend, over coffee in the grocery store, or the hotel, nursing a pilsner waiting for… Keep Reading

A LITTLE BIT WESTERN/OPINION

Land Down Under

I enjoy traveling. The whole idea of going to a faraway place, where the surroundings and customs are unfamiliar to you is exciting. Traveling pushes me out of my Type A comfort zone and into a place of adventure and fun. As a self-confessed organizer, going on a trip is one of my best reminders… Keep Reading

ASK YOUR LIFE/OPINION

Are you a good host?

My ‘holiday’ began on December 1st, when I began playing only festive tunes. I spent the second week of December dreaming up specials for the café: decking the meat pies with mini-boughs of holly and dotting everything with red cranberries. While the snow and the temperature fell, my spirits rose. If only there was a… Keep Reading

NEWS/SPORTS

Hockey legend calls it a career

The pride of Shaunavon and Five-time Olympic medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser, has announced her retirement from the game of hockey. Wickenheiser made the announcement on her Twitter account on Friday, January 13. “It’s a celebration and of course it’s really emotional,” she told the Canadian Press. “It’s sad in some ways because you’re leaving a part… Keep Reading

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