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McIntyre Family Foundation to Distribute More Scholarships
Individuals pursuing a career in the healthcare sector are welcome to apply for the second round of Prairie Healthcare Scholarships. The funding is administered through the McIntyre Family Foundation and will accept the second intake of applications for 2014 November 1-30. The Prairie Healthcare Scholarships were launched on April 29 and to date have awarded 59 scholarships ranging from $1000-18,500.

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Local reaction to the shooting on Parliament Hill and the next steps. and Canadians are moving forward despite threats of terrorism. The Southwest Emergency Youth Shelter has its’ eye on winning $100 000 through the AVIVA Community Fund. Police across the province continue to hand out numerous speeding tickets to motorists breaking the law in school zones.

Motorists Treated to a Drop in Fuel Prices
Gas prices continues to tumble at the pumps across Saskatchewan with motorists filling up with more desirable rates. In Swift Current, gas stations in the City were selling regular unleaded fuel at 114.9per litre.

Three Saskatchewan Communities Set to Lose Home Mail Delivery
Prince Albert, Moose Jaw and Yorkton are the first communities in the province targeted by Canada Post to lose door to door mail delivery in 2015. This service will be replaced with the super mailboxes already om place in many Canadian neighborhoods. Last year Canada Post announced it was losing millions of dollars and would counter this shortfall with the end of home mail delivery.

Mild Weather Outlook for Halloween
The Environment Canada forecast is calling for Sunshine Today with a High of 5. Clear Tonight and a Low of -1, South wind at 40-60km/hr. Sunshine for Friday and Halloween with a forecast High of 14. Looking ahead to Saturday, Cloudy and 10. Flurries enter the area on Sunday with a High of 6. Monday's outlook includes a High of 9 in the Sunshine and 11 by Tuesday.

Westridge Construction Wins Award for Swift Current Project
The Saskatchewan Construction Association recently hosted its 50th Anniversary & Member Awards Gala in Saskatoon and presented a number of awards. Westridge Construction Ltd. of Regina won the award for Project Recognition Over $10 Million for its role in the construction of the new All Saints Catholic and Ecole Centennial Schools in Swift Current.

Halloween Safety in the Spotlight
As the young ghosts and goblins look forward to Halloween on Friday, you're reminded to take safety precautions on the roadways. Stay alert for children darting out into traffic as they may their way out looking for the traditional treats. Parents and caregivers are reminded to ensure costumes have reflective tape/ colors, not too long in length to avoid tripping and falling, masks should have large eye pockets for proper street view and always check candy bags upon arrival at home.

Broncos Weekend Schedule at a Glance
The Swift Current Broncos will be on home ice on Friday night as they host the visiting Calgary Hitmen. Game time is 7:00 at teh iplex. The Broncos are on the road to Regina on Saturday to face the Pats. Upcoming games include all out of town match ups in Moose Jaw on November 4; Lethbridge(November 7) and Kootenay (November 8.)