Remembering Saskatchewan Artist Joe Fafard

In this March 22, 2019 episode of Southwest TV News; Following a recent board decision the Chinook School Division will oversee 96% of busing across the Southwest. The Saskatchewan arts community is remembering Joe Fafard and in this special feature SWTV News spotlights this provincial icon and a recent exhibit at the Art Gallery of Swift Current. Spring is here and home owners are reminded to ensure snow and ice are not building up around energy meters.

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March Out Racism Rally in Swift Current

In this March 19, 2019 episode of Southwest TV News; Powerful Personal stories of experiencing racism were shared by local residents during a noon hour rally in Swift Current marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. As another camping season approaches, outdoor enthusiasts can book their campsites on line through Saskatchewan Parks.  RCMP are alerting you of numerous scams circulating including the fraudulent request for Google play cards to pay bills.

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Mariel Buckley Performs to the Blenders Audience

In this March 15, 2019 episode of Southwest TV News; The Government of Saskatchewan has invested $4.2Million in the development of eight mental health community recovery teams enhancing treatment programs for clients across the province. As spring approaches, the Water Security Agency is forecasting a lower than normal runoff for Southwest Saskatchewan. Calgary singer/songwriter Mariel Buckley performed for the Blenders audience during a Swift Current date on her current tour.

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Public Forum Focuses on Racism in Swift Current

In this March 13, 2019 episode of Southwest TV News;Sharing stories of racism and making others aware of these issues in Swift Current was the focus of a forum hosted by the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan. The host committee for the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games is seeking nominations for torch bearers for the event set for August9-18 in Swift Current. The annual Tourism Awards of Excellence are on the horizon and a number of nominees are from Southwest Saskatchewan.

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Newcomers Voice Concerns About Racism in Swift Current

In this March 8, 2019 episode of Southwest TV News; Protecting youth from on-line bullying is an ongoing issue and RCMP advise parents to take an active role in how their children are using their cell phones and social media. Racism is a growing concern in Swift Current and a number of local agencies are working together to host a special event focusing on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. As the 2019 federal election approaches, Cypress Hills Grasslands MP David Anderson will not be seeking re-election.

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February 2019 was one of Coldest For Swift Current

In this March 05, 2019 episode of Southwest TV News; Following a colder than normal month of February, Environment Canada is offering its’ long term forecast as many await the arrival of spring. The Swift Current SPCA relies on donations throughout the year and is asking for your support in the 19 for 19 Campaign. A piece of Swift Current’s history is now lying in rubble as crews demolished the Palliser Regional Care Centre.

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The March West a Key Event in Canadian History

In this March 1, 2019 episode of Southwest TV News; A Swift Current youth is in custody following the discovery of a pipe bomb under construction in a local residence. As more cases of measles are being diagnosed the importance of vaccinations is in the spotlight. Local historian Hugh Henry focused on the NWMP March West in his latest presentation at the Swift Current Museum.

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Taking a Stand Against Bullying

In this February 26, 2019 episode of Southwest TV News; Taking a stand against bullying is the focus of Pink Day initiated by the Canadian Red Cross. What Do You Know About a Powwow? In this special feature we spotlight the Living Sky Casino’s Powwow in Swift Current. Perceptual Playground is a unique exhibit at the Art Gallery of Swift Current featuring Regina artist Zane Wilcox.

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Swift Current Hosts Hockey Day In Canada

In this February 15, 2019 episode of Southwest TV News; The national spotlight shone on Southwest Saskatchewan as Swift Current hosted the 2019 Hockey Day in Canada which included a special dedication to Sheldon Kennedy. Thanks to a generous donation by the family of the late Ted Knight, the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame has a new name and plans for expanded programs. Provincial dignitaries were in Swift Current for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new helipad at the Cypress Regional Hospital.

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Leader Hospital Evacuated

In this February 12, 2019 episode of Southwest TV News; A water main break has diverted numerous long term care residents and patients from the Leader & District Integrated Healthcare Facility to other regional sites. Motorists are advised to be prepared for adverse weather conditions as forecasts can change quickly through the winter season. The Prairie Women on Snowmobiles are celebrating their 19th year raising money for breast cancer research

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Experiencing The Abstract Art Work of Zane Wilcox

In this February 8, 2019 episode of Southwest TV News ; Seat belts save lives and this February you’re reminded to buckle up with a RCMP Traffic blitz. Perceptual Playground is a unique exhibit at the Art Gallery of Swift Current featuring Regina artist Zane Wilcox. A Cabri photographer is showcasing her work through a current exhibition at the Jasper Culture & Historical Centre.

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Protecting Yourself From Phone And Online Scams

In this February 5, 2019 episode of Southwest TV News; RCMP are reminding you to protect yourself from scam artists by not giving out personal information over the telephone or by email. As you plan your winter vacation, health officials suggest you check for travel advisories and any illnesses which may require vaccinations ahead of boarding your flight. Fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors save lives and the batteries on these units need to be changed on a regular basis.

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