Tuning in to a new Canadian television reality, thanks to Netflix

As the streaming service pours millions into Canadian productions, the CRTC's hands-off decision looks inspired

Tuning in to a new Canadian television reality, thanks to NetflixThe best thing the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ever did about Netflix was never doing anything about Netflix. It wasn’t easy. Getting a regulator to resist regulating is like trying to keep a retrieving dog from chasing sticks in ponds. Plus, many within Canada’s codependent film and programming industries were, from the moment…

More community centre upgrades planned in near future

Centre board provides update to Kindersley town council; new kitchen, flooring still being planned

More community centre upgrades planned in near futureKenneth Brown of The Clarion Several upgrades have been made to the Norman Ritchie Community Centre (NRCC) since 2016 and the centre’s management board has provided an update to town officials. Two members of NRC Management Inc., the incorporated name for the management board, appeared as a delegation at a town council meeting on Sept.…

Arts council celebrates 40 years of culture and entertainment

Longtime group members, local musicians and community members join in night of entertainment

Arts council celebrates 40 years of culture and entertainmentKenneth Brown of The Clarion Several musicians from the Kindersley area have graced the stage at an event to help the Kindersley and District Arts Council (KDAC) celebrate its 40th anniversary. The KDAC 40th Season Gala Celebration was held at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre on Sept. 30. The event featured afternoon and evening performances.…

Arts council to celebrate milestone on weekend

Local talent of all kinds will perform in the afternoon and evening on Sept. 30 at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre

Arts council to celebrate milestone on weekendKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley and District Arts Council’s (KDAC) 40th anniversary celebration will feature plenty of local talent. Gladys McCarthy, a KDAC member and spokesperson for the event, said local talent of all kinds has been lined up for performances in the afternoon and evening on Sept. 30 at the Norman Ritchie…

Democratic angst and independence turmoil

In Hillary Clinton’s mind, it’s everyone else’s fault. So she’ll continue to hog centre stage and suck up the political oxygen

Democratic angst and independence turmoilTwo topics jump out from the current news. One is the continuing Democratic Party angst over the 2016 U.S. election. The other is the recurrent propensity for independence movements to stir things up. On the Democratic front, Hillary Clinton’s promotion of her new book What Happened is Exhibit A. There’s nothing wrong with authors promoting…

Goose Festival features new parade route, plenty of events

Four-day festival features contests, entertainment, prizes, demonstrations, a dance and a fly-in breakfast

Goose Festival features new parade route, plenty of eventsClarion Staff The 2017 Kindersley Goose Festival kicks off on Thursday and there’s no shortage of activities for people to enjoy, including the annual parade on a new route. The Goose Festival runs from Sept. 21 to 24. Events take place throughout the community on all four days of the festival, but Saturday is always…

Your bills will go up – but don’t assume an insidious CRTC plot

The debate over internet, cable and mobile rates is far more complex than the Twitter universe reflects

Your bills will go up – but don’t assume an insidious CRTC plotAll the average citizen knows about their cable, mobile and Internet bills is that – like taxes – they always  go up. For those who care why this happens, a brief Twitter tour of #crtc will introduce you to the debates surrounding the inexhaustible and often catty haggling over how your cable, cellphone and Internet…

John F. Kennedy: an anglophile for all seasons

The storied president was more English than Irish, despite being seen as the ultimate symbol of Irish-American success and social acceptance

John F. Kennedy: an anglophile for all seasonsJohn F. Kennedy is often seen as the ultimate symbol of Irish-American success and social acceptance. And there’s much truth to that. Irish by ancestry and Roman Catholic by religion, Kennedy’s election to the U.S. presidency represented a breakthrough in status and prestige for an ethnic group that had once been viewed with suspicion. But…

More participants needed for updated version of K-Town Chowdown

Several Culture Days events are planned for Kindersley from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1

More participants needed for updated version of K-Town ChowdownKenneth Brown of The Clarion The community’s annual Culture Days celebration takes place at the end of September and organizers are encouraging people to participate in the free events. Kindersley Culture Days, a local edition of a provincial and national celebration, is scheduled for Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. There are three events planned over…

No clowning around: It fails Stephen King’s original

The gulf between facade and fact in the horror novel is wholly ignored in the film version that opened across North America on Friday

No clowning around: It fails Stephen King’s originalIt New Line Cinema 2017 Rated: 14A (No spoilers) It’s been more than 30 years since Stephen King’s 1986 novel IT first terrified an unsuspecting public and ushered in decades of prejudice against clowns of all shapes and sizes – many of them wholly innocent of mayhem and murder. It’s been nearly as long since the…
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