A second Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held September 14
For the second time in 2019 Swift Current residents can dispose of hazardous and out dated items from their homes at a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
This Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the City of Swift Current Infrastructure & Operations Division will be holding a fall version of their Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
The collection area will be located at the City Landfill, near the front entrance for ease of access and safe disposal. Hosting this event at the landfill controls some of the associated costs and has allowed for the City to provide an additional Household Hazardous Waste Day this year.
Residents are welcome to bring hazardous household items for free disposal on September 14th, including items such as:
- Old paint (reusable paint can go directly to SARCAN),
- Aerosol containers,
- Batteries (also accepted at the City Recycle Depot year-round),
- Fluorescent light bulbs.
This service is available to households only so items from businesses and farms will not be accepted.
A traffic stop of a vehicle with excessive windshield damage resulted in a series of drug related charges against the driver.
At approximately 11 a.m. on September 5, a police officer from the Saskatchewan RCMP Roving Traffic Unit stopped an eastbound vehicle on Highway 1, west of Swift Current. During the course of the traffic stop, the simple equipment violation turned into a drug trafficking and possession investigation, due to several factors that will be presented as part of the court process.
A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 130 grams of cocaine packaged for distribution, Canadian currency, drug packaging materials, and a cellphone. The vehicle was also seized.
Jacob Johnathon Mclauchlan, a 23-year-old male from Regina, has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000.
Mclauchlan will be making his first court appearance in Swift Current Provincial Court on Nov. 13.