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HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27
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In this Episode of SWTV News:

A Herbert murder case dating back to September 2013 continues to drag on through the court system. A Gull Lake Man is out on bail until his next court appearance following an unusual case on the docket. As SWTV News continues our Growing the Southwest series in partnership with Community Futures Southwest, we profile the Village of Bracken. Influenza season is still in full swing and has forced an Outbreak status in Herbert.

Cool Weekend Weather Outlook for Southwest Saskatchewan
Sunny for Today Friday and -10 and High of -10 with a Windchill value of -30. More Sunshine through the weekend with a High of -7 on Saturday and warming up to -1 by Sunday. Monday's outlook includes Cloudy conditions and a High of -6. Sunshine and -13 by Tuesday. Mainly Sunny and a forecast High of -7 by Wednesday.

GPC Welding Auction Fundraiser a Success
11 unique items designed by the GPC Welding students in Swift Current were on the auction block last night during the 3rd Annual Carharrts & Caviar event. A large crowd gathered at the GPC gym were an evening of fundraising which included live, silent and auction x items. All proceeds raised will go towards scholarships and equipment purchases for the GPC Welding program.

All Saints Catholic School Students Help Salvation Army
Mrs. Andree’s grade 4 class made 21 soft fleece blankets that will be given to newborn babies on the Women’s and Children’s Unit at the Cypress Regional Hospital in March. The concept for the blankets stems from the school’s participation in the Salvation Army’s Giving With a Purpose campaign. Before the holiday season school administrators were asked to have the students consider ‘thinking outside of the box’ to look beyond the commercialization of Christmas. Teachers were then asked to come up with an idea of something that their students could do to help others in the community. The blankets were 1 of 18 projects that the All Saints Catholic School completed.

A New Avenue for Students to Report Bullying
The Government of Saskatchewan is committing $107,500 over two years to Crimes Stoppers Saskatchewan to allow students to anonymously text or phone in reports of bullying behavior. The announcement was made on Thursday in Saskatoon as ducation Minister Don Morgan joined Saskatoon Crime Stoppers President Mark Dolan, as well as students and teachers at Brunskill Elementary School, to celebrate another community partnership in the government's response to address bullying and cyberbullying. Reports made by students through text or by phone to Crime Stoppers will be redirected to the appropriate group, school division, ministry or law enforcement, based on the nature, severity and location of the incident, as well as the needs of the caller.

This effort is a result of the outlined recommendations in Saskatchewan’s Plan to Address Bullying and Cyberbullying.

Southwest Curlers on the Ice This Weekend
Participants from across the Southwest will hit the ice in Leader and Hazlet this weekend for the District Junior Curling Championships. Draws for this championship start Friday morning.

Swift Current Broncos Weekend Lineup
The Swift Current Broncos will be in action this weekend starting with a match up on Saturday at the iplex hosting Medicine Hat. Game time is 7:00. The team then hits the road to face the Blades in Saskatoon. The upcoming week includes hosting the Red Deer Rebels on March 4.