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■ Southwest looks good – smart to be innovative ■ Swift Current’s downtown revival

■ One-of-a-kind Heritage Program in the West

■ Partnership funds construction of new building for medical clinic in Cabri ■ Ponteix undergoing transition culturelle

■ Burstall bouncing back with young entrepreneur ■ T-rex Discovery Centre undergoing changes

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■ Cypress Hills Destination Area administration wants area to be a tourist target 16 ■ Kirk’s Eco-Adventures providing new thrills for tourists ■ Country music gospel celebration changes


■ Gull Lake’s community spirit saving film theatre Oscar-worthy ■ Bench View subdivision starts taking shape at Shaunavon ■ Hockey Hall of Fame a unique visit in Swift Current ■ Multi-faceted talents push Switzer in different directions

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Welcome to the 2013 Southwest Saskatchewan Progress Report

This year, the Progress edition looks at how innovation contributes to the overall economy and culture of the southwest and makes the area unique within Saskatchewan.

Our theme “Rural Innovation” is reinforced through our stories of residents and business owners in southwest communities working to make their towns stronger.

Reporters from Maple Creek News/Maple Creek & Southwest Advance Times, Prairie Post and the Alta. Newspaper Group took the time to travel across the southwest to find out what is making communities unique. From Burstall to Ponteix and Swift Current to Cypress Hills, there is a tremendous effort put forth by those people trying to make ventures work which ultimately contributes to making up what is innovative in the southwest.

The 2012 edition of Progress was recently recognized by the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association and received a second place finish for the Best Special Section in Saskatchewan.

We hope you enjoy the 2013 Southwest Saskatchewan Progress Report.

Ryan Dahlman Managing Editor, Prairie Post

Design and Layout: Alison Peltier

Editorial Contributions: Matthew Liebenberg, Jessi Gowan, Monique Massiah, Tim Kalinowski Sales: Della Fournier, Kaitlin Wiens, Jamie Fode

Experience the Saskatchewan Advantage

D. Wayne Elhard, MLA Cypress Hills Constituency

Your Voice in Regina Rural Innovation 3

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