Rural municipality making contributions to health centre

Although health centres are owned by the province, they serve the community and sometimes the community has to help out

Rural Municipality of Kindersley workers to do some much-needed maintenance to the grounds at Heritage Manor

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

The Rural Municipality of Kindersley has taken over yard maintenance duties at the Kindersley and District Health Centre, to the benefit of residents and visitors.

Lionel Story, a councillor for the RM of Kindersley, said the municipality has been doing the yard maintenance at the health centre since 2016 after officials became concerned with the condition of the property. The contributions have continued in 2017, he noted.

“Last year, we were getting very concerned about how the grounds were looking, so we offered to do the rototilling in the trees,” Story said. The work has since expanded to include cutting grass and other tasks.

The municipality purchased a lawn mower and rototiller to do the work, he said. Most of the trees on the southwest corner of the property were dead so they were cleared out. Story said “truck loads” of trees were hauled away.

Workers have also cleaned up the courtyard in the middle of Heritage Manor, a long-term care facility.

It’s unknown how long it’s been since residents of Heritage Manor have been able to enjoy the courtyard, but Story said they can enjoy it now. The work wasn’t easy, according to the councillor.

For more on this story, please see the Sept. 6 print edition of The Clarion.

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