News (Local)

Anderson Shocked by Jim Flaherty’s Death

April 14, 2014

Written by Jessica Vallee | Swift Current Online Cypress Hills and Grasslands MP David Anderson is currently in China as part of a nuclear trade delegation, he says he was shocked to hear of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s passing last week of a heart attack. “It was a great shock to everybody to hear […]


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Applications for Western Livestock Price Insurance Now Available

April 9, 2014

New insurance tool will protect livestock producers against price declines  April 9, 2014 – Ottawa, ON – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada                                              Applications are now being accepted for a new livestock price insurance product designed to help cattle and hog producers manage unexpected price declines. The Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP), announced by federal and […]


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The Play Exchange launches the Active at School Challenge

April 3, 2014

Government of Canada supporting schools across Canada to share ideas for getting children and youth healthier and more active! April 3, 2014 | Ottawa, Ontario | Public Health Agency of Canada Today, the Government of Canada and partners are challenging students, teachers, principals, school boards and parent councils to get involved in promoting active and healthy […]


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New Building Canada Fund Open for Business

March 28, 2014

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, launched the New Building Canada Fund today. The New Building Canada Fund, a key element of the $53 billion New Building Canada Plan, supports infrastructure projects of national, regional and […]


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MP David Anderson: Shortlines Need Certainty

March 27, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MP David Anderson: Shortlines Need Certainty March 27, 2014 – Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills – Grasslands, has called on federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt to ensure a consistent supply of cars to shortline railways. “Recent car allocation has left the shortlines and their customers in […]


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MP David Anderson Announces New Mobile Heavy Equipment Training Lab

March 18, 2014

For Immediate Release New Mobile Heavy Equipment Training Lab is a Win-Win for Students and EmployersHarper Government Investment Will Help Fill Growing Industry Demand March 18, 2014 – Swift Current, Saskatchewan – Western Economic Diversification Canada Great Plains College will create a mobile simulation lab for its Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) training program to help […]


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Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards

March 13, 2014

Call for Nominations Now Open If you know an individual, a business or a forward-thinking not-for-profit organization that makes a difference in their community and deserves a Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award, you can nominate them until May 9, 2014. On February 27, 2014, 17 Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards recipients from the second call for nominations […]


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Veterans Travel Assistance for D-Day and Normandy Commemoration

March 6, 2014

To commemorate the historic 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, representatives from the Government of Canada, and Veterans and delegates from participating countries will gather in France for a special week of events, from June 5 – 8, 2014. On June 6, the Government of Canada signature ceremony will be held at […]


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Time to Fix the Species at Risk Act

February 25, 2014

I have never been a fan of the Species at Risk Act (SARA).  Introduced by the Liberal government in 2002, the law is in need of a major re-write.  While protecting endangered species is a laudable goal, the Act makes two glaring mistakes which render it incapable of achieving that objective.  Both need to be […]


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Congratulations to Our Olympic Athletes

February 25, 2014

The Olympics were a huge success for Canada. In Saskatchewan, the early stories about Mark McMorris and his broken rib culminated with him winning our first medal – a bronze. The Dufour-Lapointe sisters became household names, supporting each others Olympic goals even as they competed against each other for gold and silver. Curling and hockey […]


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