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Swift Current is home to Saskatchewan's oldest operating theatre: the Lyric Theatre, built in 1912 at a cost of ,000 is the "crown jewel" of Swift Current's historical downtown buildings, with instantly recognizable advertisements painted on the north and south sides of the building dating back to the early 1920s.

The building has served many functions over the years: at first it housed glamorous vaudeville performances by traveling companies, was later converted into a movie theatre and, in the mid-1980s, a bar and nightclub.

Swift Current is sometimes known as "Speedy Creek", "Swift", or "Swifty".

Swift Current's official slogan is "Where Life Makes Sense".

Chinook winds happen several times a year allowing residents to enjoy unseasonably warm weather for short periods of time.

The highest temperature ever recorded in Swift Current was 41.7 °C (107 °F) on 12 July 1886.

Swift Current's history began with Swift Current Creek which originates at Cypress Hills and traverses 100 miles (160 km) of prairie and empties into the South Saskatchewan River.

Swift Current became incorporated as a city on January 15, 1914, with Frank E. The Swift Current Airport was taken over by the city of Swift Current from Transport Canada in 1996. There have been recent (2005–2006) plans to expand and revitalize the airport alongside the rural municipalities surrounding Swift Current.It was built in 1903 and was used as evidence that Swift Current should be granted village status. Swift Current experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) that does not fall far from being classified as semi-arid (Köppen BSk).Winters are long, dry and cold, while summers are short, warm and relatively wet.The settlement of Swift Current was established in 1883, after the CPR surveyed a railway line as far as Swift Current Creek.In 1882, initial grading and track preparation commenced, with the first settlers arriving in the spring of 1883.