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Restore the funding to the libraries

Letter to Cypress Hills-Grasslands MLA, Doug Steele Dear Mr. Steele, I want to encourage you to restore the funding that was cut to the provincial library system in the recent budget announcement. These cuts completely gut our libraries. They make interlibrary loans impossible, freeze new collections of updated reading material, reduce staffing and hours to… Keep Reading

ARTS & CULTURE

Medieval & Spanish Blues showcased at Ghostown Blues

Are you ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world. Bourbon will be showcasing… Keep Reading

NEWS

Eastend Astronomy Club reaches for the stars

Hosting Open House on Astronomy Day BY KAILEY GUILLEMIN Going out of town on a clear dark night and gazing at the stars is a wonder to see. But you can take that wonder even farther in Eastend through the Wilkinson Memorial Observatory Astronomy Club. Saturday, April 29th is known as Astronomy Day where astronomers… Keep Reading

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Kreative Kidz new facility to be open by the fall

PHOTOS & STORY BY KATE WINQUIST The “Easter Fun at the Movies Event” in Gull Lake was held Saturday afternoon. The family fun event was being hosted by the Kreative Kids Early Learning Centre. There was a BBQ, Bouncy Castle and Carnival Games in front of the Lyceum Theatre prior to the matinee, “Sing” with… Keep Reading

EDUCATION/NEWS

Toney elected as Trustee for Subdivision 4

Congratulations to Katelyn Toney, elected Trustee for Subdivision 4 of the Chinook School Division Board of Education. Results: Katelyn Toney (elected) 163 Brent Castle 94 Katelyn Toney was elected as the Trustee for Subdivision 4, which includes schools in Wymark, Gull Lake, and Tompkins as well as numerous Hutterian schools. Katelyn obtained a degree in… Keep Reading

Culture by culture

BY MEGAN LACELLE My checklist of countries visited is growing every month. With new countries come new experiences and the new opportunity to observe new cultures. Granted, I’m a millennial Canadian in the age of digital media and internet, so the cultural gap is not nearly as wide as someone travelling 20 years ago. The… Keep Reading

SPORTS

Three Broncos named in 2017 NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings

Shaunavon native Kole Lind is ranked 23rd overall Three Swift Current Bronco skaters made the final list in the 2017 NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings released earlier Tuesday morning amongst North American skaters eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft. Finnish Import Aleksi Heponiemi is ranked 26th by NHL Central Scouting. The product of Tampere, Finland… Keep Reading

SPORTS

Upstart Broncos take 2-1 series lead on Pats

Sissons nets overtime winner The Swift Current Broncos welcomed the Regina Pats to the Innovation Credit Union i-Plex for a Monday night matinee, in other words, Game 3 of their playoff matchup against their East Division rivals. Colby Sissons slapped home the game-winner less than two minutes into overtime to send the crowd of 2,890… Keep Reading

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Parkinson’s support group providing hope

BY KAILEY GUILLEMIN April is Parkinson’s Awareness month and Swift Current Parkinson’s Support Group is hoping to achieve just that – awareness of the deadly neurodegenerative disease. In Canada, over 100,000 people live with diagnosed Parkinson’s. Over 4,000 are in Saskatchewan. But with Parkinson’s being difficult to diagnose, those living with undiagnosed Parkinson’s could raise… Keep Reading

What’s up, Buttercup?

BY TARA MULHERN DAVIDSON Pasque flower. Wind flower. Prairie anemone. Anemone patens. Does a crocus by any other name smell as sweet? There is no rite of spring quite like the discovery of the first crocus. I’m sure at this moment sitting on many a table across southwest Saskatchewan, there are crocuses in teacups, tiny… Keep Reading

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