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HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, MAY 26
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The Cypress Regional Hospital has joined four other facilities in the province with a new obstetrics program. An exclusive behind the scenes feature with the Swift Current Fire Department and their rescue training at the Cypress Wind Power Facility. The Magnus Newland Arena in Swift Current has a number of upgrades in time for another rodeo season.

Another Graham James Victim Steps Forward
Additional charges have been brought forward against Graham James, a former minor hockey coach. Details are limited and a publication ban was ordered Monday morning by the Crown in Swift Current Provincial Court. The reading of the new charges were waived by James' lawyer who appeared by telephone and there will be no preliminary hearing with the case against Graham James set to be heard by Judge alone on June 19 in Queens Bench Court, Swift Current. According to an RCMP Press Release, on September 27, 2013, Swift Current RCMP General Investigation Section received a complaint from a former

Swift Current Bronco, of a historical sexual assault occurring between 1990 and 1991. Following a thorough investigation by the RCMP, 62 year old Graham James is charged with Sexual Assault.Contrary to 271 of the 1991 Criminal Code. James was the coach of the Swift Current Broncos at the time of the alleged assault and was the VictimÂ’s Coach.

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In this Episode of SWTV News:

The Cypress Regional Hospital has joined four other facilities in the province with a new obstetrics program. An exclusive behind the scenes feature with the Swift Current Fire Department and their rescue training at the Cypress Wind Power Facility. The Magnus Newland Arena in Swift Current has a number of upgrades in time for another rodeo season.

Swift Current Mayor Responds to Latest Graham James Charges
With the spotlight once again shining on Swift Current and the sorted tale of Graham James, the City's Mayor is responding to the latest charges brought forward through an RCMP investigation. Mayor Jerrod Scahfer states: I'm proud the victim has stepped forward after all these years and kept his identity private. This victim has found the courage to contact the police and perhaps there are other victims still out there. It may feel like a black eye for Swift Current, but this happens everywhere and not just in hockey. We want to continue this conversation to give victims the confidence to come foreward.

Trial Date Scheduled for Former Swift Current RCMP Constable
November 24 & 25 in Queens Bench Swift Current are the dates set for the trial against Michael Chachula, a former RCMP Constable in Swift Current. 31 year old Chachula is charged with 2 counts of Drug Trafficking for Cocaine and Extacsy. The arrest and charges came about through an extensive investigation by the Moose Jaw Police Service and the RCMP F Division Major Crime Unit including an internal code of conduct investigation; with the Drug Trafficking occurring in the Greater Toronto area. Chachula was arrested in Swift Current on January 19 and has been suspended from his posting as a general duty constable at the SC Rural Detachment since last October.

Attempted Robbery Case Back on the Court Docket
30 year old Cody Bender of Swift Current was back in provincial court on Monday. Back in March Bender pled guilty to the attempted robbery at Bulk Barn with a steak knife; the intent to commit the robbery while concealing his identity and breaking probation. On Monday conditions to his release were adjusted for future employment purposes. Bender has yet to be

sentenced for the attempted robbery and will appear before the judge again on June 1.

Hot Weather Outlook for the Swift Current Area
The Environment Canada forecast is calling for a High of 26 in the Sunshine Today. Clear with a Low of 12 for Tonight. Sunny and 25 for Wednesday and 26 by Thursday. Looking ahead to Friday, a forecast High of 19 and 22 for Saturday. Sunny and hot by Sunday with a High of 26.

Tourism Awareness Week
May 31-June 6 is Tourism Week and a chance to recognize the various events and tourism destinations in the Swift Current area.