News from Swift Current and Southwest Saskatchewan
HEADLINES FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 09
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In this episode
With another winter season on the prairies Windchill values come into the spotlight find out what's coming. Kidney dialysis patients in Southwest Saskatchewan are benefiting from enhanced services at the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current. The Holiday season is here and an annual tradition took to the ice at a recent Swift Current Broncos Home game with the Teddy Bear Toss.
Fatal Accident Near Kerrobert
Highway 21 was closed on Sunday closed South of the highway 31 junction due to a fatal MVA that happened around 12:30pm. A South bound mini van went into the North bound lane in front of northbound Semi trailer. The semi tried to avoid the mini van but was unable to and the two collided leaving the sole occupant of the mini van deceased. No serious injuries with the driver of the semi trailer.
Slippery Highway Conditions Across Southern Saskatchewan
Motorists are advised to slow down and drive with caution and Saskatchewan Highways are Slippery with Swirling Snow in some locations. All Highways in the Maple Creek area are TRAVEL NOT RECOMMENDED due to Icy/Slippery Sections and Snow Packed. HWY #1: Swift Current to Alberta Border : Icy/Slippery Sections, Loose Snow, Swirling Snow, Drifting Snow and Snow Packed. Moose Jaw to Swift Current:Good Winter Driving. Regina to Moose Jaw: Drifting Snow. Regina to Manitoba Border: Good Winter Driving.
Blizzard Warning ENDED for Swift Current Area
Environment Canada is calling for Snow and Blowing Snow Today, 2cm; Northwest Wind at 40-60km/hr and a High of -14 with a Windchill of -33. Clearing Tonight with a Low of -18 and a Windchill of -30. Partly Cloudy for Tuesday with a chance of Flurries and a High of -21. Sunshine on Wednesday and warming up to -6. Cloudy with a chance of Flurries by Thursday and a High of -4. Looking ahead to Friday, Cloudy with Flurries and -20 for the High.
City Council in Chambers Tonight
Mayor and Council are back in chambers tonight for the final meeting before the Christmas holiday. A number of items are on the agenda tonight including the reading of various bylaws, a Report regarding AECOM Pre-Design Engineering for West End Area Infrastructure and Swift Current Airport Landing and Parking Fees.
$13.9 Million Crown Land Sales for December
According to the latest data from the Province of Saskatchewan, the December sale of petroleum and natural gas rights resulted in $13.9 Million in revenue, with the average price paid being $656 per hectare. The December sale saw the Weyburn-Estevan area receive the most bids with sales of $7.5 Million. The Lloydminster area was next at $5.1 Million, followed by the Kindersley-Kerrobert area at $1.2 Million and the Swift Current area at $122,697. Year end revenue from the six land sales held in 2013 totalled $67.4 Million.
Swift Current Oratorio Choir Spotlights the Holiday Season
The Swift Current Oratorio Choir Prairie Spirit presented its, Music for a Winter Night at the Zion Mennonite Church on the weekend. The Southwest ensemble entertained the crowd with a range of seasonal favorites. Several members of the Choir will be on stage at Carnegie Hall in New York in January for a special musical showcase.
Broncos on Home Ice This Week
The Swift Current Broncos will have a few days off before hitting the ice at the iplex on Tuesday hosting Kelowna. The Broncos will then entertain Victoria on Thursday.