News from Swift Current and Southwest Saskatchewan
HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
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This special edition of SWTV News reflects on our annual Summer Around the Southwest Tour Featured stories include: Eastend Centennial, Ponteix Celebrates 100 years, Leader Wild West Daze, Chautauqua Theatre Festival, Swift Current Centennial Homecoming Weekend.
Update: Plow Winds Cause CPR Train Derailment Near Waldeck
Crews are on scene near Waldeck following a CPR train derailment last night. Approximately 60 railcars were involved. No further details of the cause of the accident are available at this time.
Labour Day Long Weekend Forecast
Environment Canada is calling for Sunshine Today with a High of 22. Partly Cloudy for Tonight with a Risk of Thundershowers and a Low of 12. Showers are in the forecast for Saturday and a High of 19. Sunny on Sunday and a High of 20. Partly Sunny for Holiday Monday with a forecast High of 21. Looking ahead to Tuesday a High of 22 in the Sunshine. Showers roll in on Wednesday and a High of 21.
Province of Saskatchewan Will Cover Kalydeco for CF Patients
Saskatchewan is now the third province following Ontario and Alberta, among Pan-Canadian Pricing Alliance members to provide coverage for the drug Kalydeco. As of September 1, the province will provide coverage of Kalydeco to treat patients with a rare form of cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting mainly children and young adults. It is a multi-system disease affecting mainly the lungs, as well as the digestive system. Cystic fibrosis patients seeking more information are encouraged to talk with their physicians, or call the Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch at 306-787-3317 in Regina or toll free at 1-800-667-7581. Information about the Cystic Fibrosis Program is available online at www.health.gov.sk.ca/sail.
Stay Safe on the Roads this Labour Day Weekend
This is the final weekend of summer vacation for many individuals and the roadways will see increased traffic flow. Motorists are reminded to keep their full attention on the road including avoiding cel/text calls while driving; obeying the speed limit and wearing a seatbelt.
Shaunavon RCMP Investigate Theft of MediChair
Shaunavon RCMP are asking for your assistance in solving the following crime. Sometime between Wednesday and Thursday of this week, a Medichair was stolen from a residence on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 4th Street East in Shaunavon. The Medichair is an older model approximately 7 years old, Dark Red in color, Black seat with a small black basket in the front. This is just one of numerous items reported stolen to the RCMP in recent weeks by community members.
Swift Current RCMP Investigate Vehicle Theft
On Wednesday, City RCMP were alerted of a series of vehicle thefts in Swift Current. A White 2007 Ford F-350 with Alberta License plates HJL 085 was stolen from the 1300 Block of Cheadle Street West. The truck includes a West Country Oilfield Services Logo, with a flat deck style with tools, a fuel tank and a number of tool boxes mounted on the bed. RCMP are also investigating the theft of a White 2009, 24 foot Forest River Trailer with a Herbert Collision Logo and a photo of a vintage car on the side of the trailer; Saskatchewan Licence Plate 792 FBJ. The trailer was stolen from the 1200 Block of Railway Street West. If you have any details on these crimes, contact the City RCMP at 306-778-4870 or Saskatchewan Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Knight Nissan and the CFL Support the SCCHS Colts
Nissan and the CFL's Back in the Game program stopped in Swift Current Thursday afternoon to award the SCCHS Colts with over $3000 in football equipment. The Colts were selected as 1 of 21 teams across Canada in need of funding/ equipment.