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In this Episode of SWTV News:

Saskatchewan RCMP are alerting you of another Scam...This time involving fraudulent gift cards. Thanks to a cost sharing agreement with Agriculture & AgriFood Canada, the City of Swift Current will construct a new water loop. Spring is here and as you prepare to hit the streets with your bike, there’s a new bike repair shop to help get you on your way.

Adjournment for Swift Current RCMP Constable Drug Case
The criminal case against 31 year old Michael Chachula a former RCMP Constable in Swift Current has been adjourned until May 11 at the request of his lawyer. Chachula was arrested in Swift Current on

January 19 and 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. The accused has been out on release since his arrest.

Swift Current and Area Weather Outlook
Sunny and mild conditions are in the forecast through the week with a High of 14 Today.

Clear Tonight and a Low of 1. Sunny and 14 for Wednesday and 8 on Thursday. Looking ahead to Friday, a High of 9 and 10 by Saturday.

Gull Lake Man Back in Court on May 11
The court case against a 36 year Gull Lake Man was back on the Swift Current Provincial Court docket on Monday and now has been adjourned in Swift Current Provincial Court until May 11. The case stems back from February when the accused gave Marijuana cookies to a 20 month old boy. The accused can not be named to protect the identity of the child. Following an appearance before the judge Monday morning, the accused now has court approval for a new residence in Southwest Saskatchewan. This coincides with the strict release conditions already in place by the court.

Christian Tae Kwon Do Breaks Boards and Chains
Students from the Swift Current and Regina Christian Tae Kwon Do Schools rallied together on Saturday to break boards and chains for international justice. The group raised over $5800 to help the International Justice Mission and its work in freeing individuals from slavery, sex trafficking and sexual violence worldwide.

Lack of Seatbelt Use Still An Issue
More than 450 motorists failed to buckle up or properly secure children in vehicles during March's traffic safety focus on occupant restraints. In addition, there were 2,756 tickets for speeding/aggressive driving, 217 tickets for distracted driving (of those, 159 were for cellphone use) and 131 impaired driving-related offences. SGI reminds parents and caregivers that effective June 27, 2014, booster seats are mandatory for children under seven years of age, less than 145 cm (4ft9) in height and 36 kg (80 lb.) in weight.