News from Swift Current and Southwest Saskatchewan
HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19
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As onsite work is underway for the new term care facility in Swift Current, fundraising continues to meet the communitys twenty percent commitment of the $108.5 Million facility. 2014 was a banner year for the City of Swift Current with a high number of building permits. The Swift Current Fire Dept has a new Emergency Alert program in place to keep you up to date on the latest developments.
Southwest Saskatchewan Weekend Weather Outlook
Environment Canada is calling for Partly a Sunny conditions a Today with a High of -2. Partly Cloudy for Tonight and a Low of -3. Sunshine on Saturday with a high of +1 and +7 by Sunday. Looking ahead to Monday a forecast High of +2. Tuesday's outlook includes a High of -5 and -8 by Christmas Eve.
Herbert Murder Case Proceeds to Preliminary Trial
Zuo Yu(Jerry) Qiu made a brief appearance in Swift Current Provincial Court Thursday morning via a video conference call. Qiu is charged with 2nd degree murder in the death of Henry Gin also of Herbert which occurred in 2013. Following monthes of deliberation between the Crown and the Defense, the week of February 23, 2015 is set for the preliminary trial.
Walmart Supports the Salvation Army on Saturday
Support the Swift Current Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle campaign and help them reach their goal of $175 000. A reminder Saturday is Walmart Kettle Day...every dollar donated will be matched by Walmart.
SunDrops Make Donation to the Salvation Army
It was an evening of great entertainment at the Sky Centre on Wednesday as the SunDrops took to the stage with a special Christmas Concert. At the end of the show, a donation was presented to the Swift Current Salvation Army in the amount of $4270 to assist with the Christmas Kettle Campaign.
Outdoor Rinks Opening Day Delayed
As the mild temperatures bring a smile to many faces this time of the year, outdoor rink enthusiasts are having to wait to lace up their skates. City officials indicate they have all of their crews in place and once the temperatures drop, outdoor rinks will be open for winter the season.