Lagoon project requires grant to move forward

‘We’ve been told we’re close to the top of the pile for grant money,’ Mayor Rod Perkins says

Lagoon project requires grant to move forwardKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley wants to complete a major wastewater project but the expensive work has been put on hold due to the lack of grant funding in 2017. Town council members passed a resolution at a meeting on Nov. 14 to transfer $1.25 million to a reserve account. The…

Donations now being accepted for Christmas hamper program

The Salvation Army supplies the turkeys and the West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre supplies gifts for children

Donations now being accepted for Christmas hamper programKenneth Brown of The Clarion It’s the season for giving, and the organizers of an area Christmas Hamper program hope people are in the giving spirit as they collect donations of food and money. The Kindersley branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has been operating a Christmas Hamper program for more than 50…

Brock-area farmer donates estate to hospital

The late Donnie Duncan Donald’s estate is estimated at more than $1 million

Brock-area farmer donates estate to hospitalKenneth Brown of The Clarion An estate worth more than $1 million has been donated to the Kindersley and District Health Centre by a former Brock-area resident. Donnie Duncan Donald, a farmer who lived in the Brock area, named the health centre as the beneficiary of his entire estate. The total donation was $979,562 before…

Town council denies request to reduce false fire alarm penalties

Council also affirmed the Kindersley Children’s Charter and the document will be displayed in public

Town council denies request to reduce false fire alarm penaltiesKenneth Brown of The Clarion Town council has once again upheld penalties for false fire alarms after a request to appeal fines. Members of council discussed a recent appeal of fines from two false alarm invoices on Nov. 27 at their regular meeting. The request came from a local hotel business after it experienced two…

Support still needed for Santa’s Hut

The program gives children a chance to buy gifts for parents and siblings at a nominal price

Support still needed for Santa’s HutKenneth Brown of The Clarion More support is needed for an annual program that empowers children in six area communities by giving them a chance to buy Christmas gifts for their family members. The Santa’s Hut program gives children 12 years of age and under a chance to attend shopping events in their communities and…

Musical knowledge to be tested at fundraiser

Name That Tune event in aid of the Norman Ritchie Community Centre upgrades

Musical knowledge to be tested at fundraiserKenneth Brown of The Clarion People attending a new fundraiser in December will compete in a friendly game of Name That Tune, with prizes up for grabs. The contest takes place on Saturday Dec. 9 at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre starting at 7 p.m. The event is being presented by NRC Management Inc., a…

Another busy year for the local food bank

The food bank packs hampers based on the recommended daily servings of the four food groups

Another busy year for the local food bankKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley and District Food Bank had its busiest year ever in 2016 and the need for food assistance hasn’t slowed in 2017. A comparison of statistics for the first three quarters of 2016 and the first three quarters of 2017 – Jan. 1 to Sept. 30 – shows a…

Sobeys Liquor store to open in December

The store will feature a walk-in cooler, a growler beer bar, a selection of craft beers and a wine-tasting centre

Sobeys Liquor store to open in DecemberKenneth Brown of The Clarion Kindersley’s public liquor store will be replaced by a private retailer at the start of December. Clayton Filkohazy, a communications specialist at Sobeys Inc., said the new Sobeys Liquor store in Kindersley will open on Dec. 1. The public store will close its doors for good after business on Nov.…

Museum details busy year at annual general meeting

About 400 more visitors signed the museum’s guest book in 2017 than in 2016, for a total of nearly 2,000 visitors

Museum details busy year at annual general meetingKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley and District Plains Museum (KDPM) had a busy 2017 season. Members of the KDPM board met at the museum on Nov. 14 for their 2017 annual general meeting. Bill Warrington, chairperson of the KDPM board, also served as chairperson for the meeting. Board member Heather Wall served as…

Council approves tax abatement for harvest group

Field of Opportunities hopes to grant about $20,000 to community ventures thanks to the 2017 canola crop

Council approves tax abatement for harvest groupKenneth Brown of The Clarion Town council has agreed to abate property taxes for a charity harvest group after hearing from one of the group’s members. Brenda Burton, a representative of the Field of Opportunities (FOO) charity harvest group, appeared at the council meeting on Nov. 14 to provide information. The group wanted $2,760 in…