News from Swift Current and Southwest Saskatchewan
HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 02
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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.
Tragic Weekend on Saskatchewan Highways
At approximately 5:30 pm on Saturday RCMP in Milestone received a call of a motor vehicle collision that had just occurred on the #39 Highway, approximately 5 km north of the town of Milestone, SK. The collision involved a Chevy Avalanche and a Semi-trailer that was hauling pipe.
The Avalanche was heading northbound on the Highway, while the Semi-Tractor was heading southbound. Both vehicles had one occupant.The Avalanche was being driven by a 16 year old male from Moose Jaw, SK. He was declared deceased at the scene. The Semi-Tractor was being driven by a 53 year old male from Edmonton, Alberta. He was uninjured. An RCMP traffic re-constructionist from Estevan attended to examine the scene and to determine the circumstances of the collision. The following agencies and/or RCMP units assisted at the scene: Milestone Fire dept. & EMS, Radville RCMP, the Provincial Coroner as well as RCMP victim services from Regina. The RCMP Unmanned Aerial Vehicle was also used to photograph the collision scene. NOK has been completed but permission has not been received from family to release the name of the deceased at this time.
Temporary Boil Water Advisory for Gull Lake
Residents of Gull Lake are advised of a Boil Water Advisory today as of 1:00pm. The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency indicates this is due to maintenance on the water system.
Seasonal Temperatures Kick off September
The forecast Increasing Cloud for Today with a chance of late day Showers and a High of 20. A few Clouds for Tonight with a Low of 9. Rain is in the forecast for Wednesday with a High of 11. Looking ahead to Thursday, a return to Sunshine and a High of 17. More Sunshine on Friday and 17 for the High. Saturday's outlook calls for Sunshine and warming up to 23.
Chinook High School Sports Set for Another Season
In the coming monthes students across the Southwest will have the opportunity to participate in numerous sports activities including golf, soccer, football and volleyball. In the SHHAS football, the Gull Lake Lions are set for 6 man football, while the Maple Creek Redmen and Shaunavon Shadows are in 9 and the SCCHS Colts play in the 12 man league. Football action gets underway this on Friday with Gull Lake @ LCBI (Outlook) and Indian Head @ Shaunavon; On Saturday Swift Current hosts Weyburn.
Back to School Traffic Safety
Students across the province are launching another school season as of today and you're reminded to Slow Down in School and Playground Zones. This is an exciting time for many children as they meet up with friends and are not always paying attention to crosswalks, etc therefore motorists should be diligent in keeping an eye out for pedestrians, cyclists and children possibly darting out into traffic.
Slow Start to 2014 Saskatchewan Harvest
According to the latest crop report from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, 2 percent of the 2014 crop in in the bin with 12 percent swathed or ready top straight cut. This is compared to the five year average of 6 percent combined and 14 percent swathed. The Southwest corner of the province has made the most progress on the field to date with 7 percent combined. Rainfall across the province over the past several weeks ranged from trace amounts to several inches, with some areas in the East central region receiving up to 141mm.
Broncos Exhibition Action Continues This Weekend
As the Broncos approach the start of the 2014-15 WHL season, a number of exhibition games are on the schedule. The Broncos host the Warriors on Friday at the iplex with a rematch in Moose Jaw on Saturday. Additional exhibition games are scheduled against the Saskatoon Blades for September 12 and 13. The seasonal home opener for the Broncos is set for September 19 hosting the Moose Jaw Warriors.