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HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Freezing Rain Forecast for the Swift Current Area
Environment Canada is calling for Partly Sunny conditions Today with a High of +1. A Few Clouds for Tonight and a Low of -2. Showers are in the forecast for Saturday and warming up to +5. Flurries are on the way by Sunday and -7 for the High. Looking ahead to Monday, +2 in the Sunshine and -6 for Tuesday. Wednesday's outlook includes a High of -5 with mainly Sunny conditions.

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Continued Court Delays in the Herbert Murder Case. Hockey Alumni Entertain the Swift Current Crowd. We profile the Swift Current Colts Volleyball team.

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Continued Court Delays in the Herbert Murder Case. Hockey Alumni Entertain the Swift Current Crowd. We profile the Swift Current Colts Volleyball team.

Saskatchewan Abilities Council Holds off on New Building in Swift Current
Back in September the Saskatchewan Abilities Council announced plans to build a new one stop facility in Swift Current's north-end bringing together numerous services all ready in place under one roof. Now the organization has issued a press release stating: the Saskatchewan Abilities Council Board has re-evaluated the overall project and has decided to take more time to review best practices in service delivery to ensure any investments made will meet the needs of Swift Current community members today and tomorrow. Thus we will not be proceeding with a capital campaign nor facility construction at this time. 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Swift Current Branch of the Saskatchewan Abilities Council.

Progress Continues on New Leader Integrated Facility
Earlier this fall, approval for a $12 Million expansion to the Western Senior Citizens Home in Leader was announced by the province integrating all healthcare services. In December, patient-centred Lean 3P (production, preparation, process) will begin and chart current patient flows and processes in a variety of areas. It includes mapping the patient experience in primary health care, lab/x-ray, therapies, and emergency outpatient visits. Staff, patient-family representatives, and others will be involved in this current state process. In early January the team will then reconvene to create desired future state processes that the $12 Million expansion can be modeled from. In addition to Lean 3P work being completed, the projects Request for Proposals (RFP) period concluded on November 19. Qualified architectural design firms were invited to bid on the job of leading the consulting/design services. Several submissions were received, indicating a strong desire for firms to be involved in the exciting project. The health region has established a review committee who will short list the submitted RFPs and conduct interviews. It is anticipated that the RFP will be awarded by the end of the first week of December which will be followed by an announcement on the successful bid.

Province of Saskatchewan Remembers Holodomor
On Thursday, during a commemoration service in the Legislative Building, Deputy Premier Ken Krawetz encouraged Saskatchewan citizens to remember Holodomor, a man-made famine that devastated Ukraine during the early 1930s. Krawetz was joined by members of the Saskatchewan Ukrainian community at the service, which included a candle lighting ceremony to mark National Holodomor Awareness Week. This year, the week occurs from November 17 to 23 with International Holodomor Memorial Day marked on Saturday, November 22. Holodomor, which in Ukrainian means extermination by hunger, claimed the lives of seven to 10 million people from 1932 to 1933. It is regarded by historians as a deliberate campaign of terror perpetuated by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. The candle lighting ceremony is a symbolic gesture to remember those who died. As a permanent reminder of the tragedy, an exact copy of the statue entitled, Bitter Memories of Childhood by sculptor Petro Drozdowsky is expected to be officially dedicated on the park grounds of Wascana Centre in 2015. The statue features a peasant girl holding a wheat sheaf. It serves as a reminder of the famine's devastation and its impact on children. The original statue is near the entrance of the National Holodomor Museum in Kyiv, Ukraine. The statue is a project of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Regina Branch.

Royce Pettyjohn Economic Development Professional of the Year
Royce Pettyjohn, Main Street Program Coordinator for the Town of Maple Creek, and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Cypress Hills Destination Area was named Economic Development Professional of the Year, at the recently held Saskatchewan Economic Development Association (SEDA) Awards of Excellence in Saskatoon. Nominated for the award by Carey Baker, Director of Economic Development for the Town of Unity, Baker says a recent trip to Maple Creek as part of the First Impressions Program really illustrated for him the work that Pettyjohn has been doing over the last few years. Pettyjohn has been involved in various groups throughout the community of Maple Creek including Main Street Program Committee, Town of Maple Creek, the Cypress Hills Destination Area, the Communities in Bloom Steering Committee and the Southwest Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Oldtimer's Museum.