Council tends to bylaw matters

Aquatic centre construction details ironed out; lots consolidated for non-profits; purchasing policy revised

Council tends to bylaw mattersKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley has been busy tending to its bylaws in recent weeks, and three more bylaws have received attention from the town’s elected officials. Council members have given the second and third readings to adopt an amendment to the town’s zoning bylaw, and given all three readings to…

Water main breaks keep town staff busy

The town’s annual operating budget includes money for anticipated water main repairs and reserve funds could also be accessed

Water main breaks keep town staff busyKenneth Brown of The Clarion There have been three water main breaks during the 2017-18 fall and winter season with the most recent one at the corner of Eighth and Third Street West. Water service was disrupted on Jan. 5 to several residents of Eighth Street West, all residents of King Drive and to one…

Town amends fees before adopting airport bylaw

Deputy Mayor Ken Francis said council discussed a range of information gathered from airports, user groups and other sources

Town amends fees before adopting airport bylawKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley has replaced landing fees with new annual fees in a new airport bylaw after airport users expressed their concerns with the new fees. Council members gave the final two readings to adopt the new airport bylaw at a special meeting of council on Dec. 21, but…

Kindersley’s Ken Francis earns Sask. Party nomination

Byelection date not yet set to replace Bill Boyd as riding MLA; town council will need to replace Francis if he wins the provincial byelection

Kindersley’s Ken Francis earns Sask. Party nominationKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley’s current deputy mayor, Ken Francis, has won a contested nomination to be the Saskatchewan Party’s candidate for the Kindersley byelection. A nomination meeting was held at the Kindersley Mall in the space formerly occupied by Home Hardware. More than 600 Saskatchewan Party members turned out to…

Country artist up next for arts council

Chris Henderson, one of the busiest touring acts in Canadian country music, will be in Kindersley on Jan. 12 at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre

Country artist up next for arts councilKenneth Brown of The Clarion A Saskatchewan-born country music artist is the next performer in the arts council’s Stars for Saskatchewan series. Chris Henderson, who was born in Estevan, has become one of the busiest touring acts in Canadian country music. He will be in Kindersley on Jan. 12 to perform at the Norman Ritchie…

Mayor shares thoughts on the past year

Major projects underway, new governance model in place, tax increase avoided as council completes first full year together

Mayor shares thoughts on the past yearKenneth Brown of The Clarion It’s been an exciting year in Kindersley with construction starting on a new pool, and Mayor Rod Perkins says he believes council has done well in its first calendar year together. The Town of Kindersley embarked on a couple of major projects in 2017 with a new aquatic centre on…

Council responds to resident’s concern about businesses

Two businesses on Sixth Street West draw concerns about late-night activity, rodents, improper storage and fencing

Council responds to resident’s concern about businessesKenneth Brown of The Clarion A husband and wife in Kindersley’s west end have told town council they have concerns about a pair of businesses in their area. Todd Ecklin and his wife appeared before council at its Dec. 11 regular meeting to continue discussion about a couple of business operating near the couple lives…

Aquatic centre project progressing swimmingly

More than $2.7 million has been raised for the facility that’s expected to cost $6.5 million and donations continue to pour in

Aquatic centre project progressing swimminglyKenneth Brown of The Clarion The new Kindersley Aquatic Centre project officials are pleased with how the building has been progressing despite delays. Construction of the new aquatic centre began in the middle of 2017 and, according to officials, their goal is to complete the project by the fall of 2018. Two companies including a…

Senior Klippers alumni gather for birthday surprise

Mable Stanley honoured on her 100th birthday for the years of volunteer work she put in for the team

Senior Klippers alumni gather for birthday surprise  Kenneth Brown of The Clarion Alumni from the Kindersley Senior Klippers hockey club have come together to show their appreciation for a 100-year-old woman who had a big impact on their lives. A group of about 10 Klippers alumni and their wives planned a surprise celebration for Mable Stanley on the day she turned…

NRCC fundraiser a big hit with supporters

Name That Tune concept proves to be plenty of fun – and a great way to raise money for the centre’s new kitchen

NRCC fundraiser a big hit with supportersKenneth Brown of The Clarion Last weekend’s Name That Tune fundraiser for the Norman Ritchie Community Centre (NRCC) helped give new meaning to the idea of crowd participation. The sold-out fundraiser on Dec. 9 at the NRCC was presented by NRC Management Inc., the centre’s community-based management board. The evening’s entertainment was provided by Danceland…

Former Kindersley travel agent pleads guilty to fraud

Leslie Glauser, who operated T & T Travel, has pleaded guilty to a single count of fraud over $5,000. A sentencing hearing is set for Feb. 6

Former Kindersley travel agent pleads guilty to fraudKenneth Brown of The Clarion A former Kindersley travel agent accused of fraud has pleaded guilty to the charge. However, she will not be sentenced until after a court appearance in February. Leslie Glauser, who operated T & T Travel in Kindersley, has pleaded guilty to a single count of fraud over $5,000. More than…

Christmas Hamper Program drawing good support

Applications are now being accepted for the program, which provides food support and gifts for children

Christmas Hamper Program drawing good supportKenneth Brown of The Clarion Support for the local Christmas Hamper Program has been steady, says a co-ordinator with the project. The Kindersley branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) operates the Christmas Hamper Program. The initiative is in its 55th year. Donations have been accepted since Dec. 1. The program has received good…

Chase the Ace pot continues to grow

The draw winner gets 20 per cent of the money and another 30 per cent goes into the ace pot. The remaining 50 per cent goes to the aquatic centre

Chase the Ace pot continues to growKenneth Brown of The Clarion The lucky winner of the Kindersley Community Service Group’s Chase the Ace draw will walk away with a mitt full of cash from a growing ace pot. Gary Hamilton, a member of the Kindersley Elks and a spokesperson for the draw organizers, said the ace pot has grown to more…

Airport users express concerns with new bylaw

Council delays passing the bylaw, calls a special meeting on Dec. 21 to discuss the contentious proposals and hear from airport users

Airport users express concerns with new bylawKenneth Brown of The Clarion After concerns over Kindersley’s proposed airport bylaw were raised, town council has opted to delay passing it. The first reading of Bylaw 10-17, to regulate the Kindersley Regional Airport and to provide for airport authority, rules, regulations and fees, was given at a council meeting on Nov. 27. The bylaw…

Stage production aims to share Christmas spirit

Christmas Spectacular runs on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., on Dec. 16 at 2 and 7 p.m., and on Dec. 17 at 4 p.m.

Stage production aims to share Christmas spiritKenneth Brown of The Clarion The meaning of Christmas takes centre stage when Dahling Productions presents its fifth annual Christmas extravaganza to Kindersley audiences. Dahling Productions, a local theatre company operated by Richelle Ortman, has been doing an annual Christmas production since 2013. The company’s history of presentations continues with an original musical titled Christmas…