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HEADLINES FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 27
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In this Episode of SWTV News:

Tyler Bragg has tendered his resignation as Board Chair for the Cypress Regional Health Authority after filling the role since April of 2008. The City of Swift Current is busy developing more land near the #4 Highway to meet the demand for more industrial property. Youth in Swift Current were treated to a special soccer clinic hosted by the Lethbridge Pronghorns.

Moose Jaw RCMP Investigate Single Vehicle Accident
A 61 year old man is dead following a single vehicle accident last night at the 10 mile road East of Hwy 301 in the RM of Moose Jaw. RCMP re-routed traffic away from the scene through evening. The highway is now re-opened with the accident under investigation.

Hot Weather Forecast for Southwest Saskatchewan
Environment Canada is calling for Partly Sunny conditions with Haze from forecast fires in Washington state drifting into the area Today and a High of 30. A Few Clouds For Tonight with Haze and a Low of 11. Sunny and 27 on Friday and warming up to 33 in the Sunshine for Saturday. Looking ahead to Sunday a High of 27 and 25 on Monday. The mild weather continues for Tuesday with a forecast High of 24.

Ashley Park and Oman Schools Transferred to the City
A resolution was passed at Monday's Chinook School Division Board Meeting to transfer the Ashley Park and Oman School properties to the City of Swift Current. Both schools and adjacent grounds are now vacant following the closure of both schools in 2014 and 2015. According to Liam Choo Foo, the Director of Education, Chinook requires time to make arrangements for relocation of any equipment inside the buildings and the portable classroom still on the property of Ashley Park School. The deal valued at $1 per property will be completed by June of 2016 with the City taking over full ownership of the sites.

CAO Resigns From City of Swift Current
After almost five years as the CAO for the City of Swift Current, Susan Motkaluk has resigned. According to a Press Release from the City, Motkaluk is moving onto new opportunities. In the interim, Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CAO, Tim Marcus will continue assuming this role until Council finalizes plans to hire a new CAO. The release further states that on behalf of the City, Mayor Jerrod Schafer thanks Motkaluk for her work over the years and wishes her and her family all the best.

Bus Driver Recognized for 30 Years of Service
Donna Harder was recognized by the Chinook School Division on Monday for 30 years of service as a bus driver. The presentation was made by Chinook Board member, Larry Caswell.