Are you standing on the edge of the cliff with your business?

It’s time to take the plunge: to take a good idea and turn it into a profitable venture, you need to take a risk

Are you standing on the edge of the cliff with your business?Christopher O’Byrne stood on the edge of the cliff, looked down, considered jumping and then stepped back. He repeated the process over and over. He would walk away and then back. His mind told him to jump but his body just wouldn’t do it. Christopher knew he couldn’t take the internal dialogue any more, or…

Business in decline? Start calling your customers back

Reaching out to wayward customers can not only reinvigorate your sales, but allows you to do a lot of market research

Business in decline? Start calling your customers backGrant was on the ground yelling as I came around the corner at high speed on my mountain bike at dusk. He had flown off his bike instead of hitting a moose standing on the trail. I skidded to avoid him. I could still see two moose, a cow and her year-old calf, on the…

Planning appeal decision debate continues

A provincial official confirmed that the Planning and Development Act is under review

Planning appeal decision debate continuesKenneth Brown of The Clarion A planning appeal decision in February continues to spark debate in the community. Developer Sheldon Goodheart of Goodheart Electric Ltd. filed an appeal to the planning appeals committee for the Saskatchewan Municipal Board (SMB). The developer argued that the Town of Kindersley was not justified in seeking about $84,000 in…

Sod turned at $3.75-million regional landfill project

Kindersley has been under pressure from the province to do something since the existing landfill caught fire in 2013

Sod turned at $3.75-million regional landfill projectKenneth Brown of The Clarion Construction of the new regional landfill west of Kindersley has been launched with a sod-turning ceremony. The sod turning was held on Aug. 30 at the site of the facility south of Highway 7 and 10 km west of Kindersley. The project is spearheaded by 19 urban and rural municipalities…

Saskatoon-to-Calgary bus service up and running

Alsask Bus Service also offers same-day freight service between Saskatoon and Calgary, and anywhere along the route

Saskatoon-to-Calgary bus service up and runningBy Kenneth Brown of The Clarion A new passenger bus and parcel service is running from Saskatoon to Alsask, and the same operator is offering a connecting route from Alsask to Calgary. The province’s Highway Traffic Board approved an application in July for Alsask Bus Services Ltd. to operate a passenger service from Saskatoon to…

Potential mall owner comments on plans

Finding new tenants, including a food retailer, is at the top of the list for the Kindersley Mall

Potential mall owner comments on plansKenneth Brown of The Clarion The property management company looking to acquire the Kindersley Mall plans to find new tenants, including a food retailer. The Clarion reported last week that Strathallen Acquisitions Inc., a subsidiary of Strathallen Capital Corp., has entered into an agreement of purchase and sale with a subsidiary of OneREIT to acquire…

Kindersley Mall to be acquired by private company

If two-thirds of the unit holders vote in favour of the transaction, the target closing date is the end of September

Kindersley Mall to be acquired by private companyKenneth Brown of The Clarion Things could be looking up for the Kindersley Mall after a rough year. The mall’s property management trust is selling the property to a private company. An announcement on Aug. 4 by all parties involved in the transaction stated that a subsidiary of Strathallen Capital Corp., which manages and operates…

Home Hardware closes its doors in Kindersley

Wayne Palmer, a solvency trustee, said the limited company that operated the store has opted to file for bankruptcy. No other Home Hardware stores are affected

Home Hardware closes its doors in KindersleyKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley Home Hardware Building Centre has closed its doors for good because the limited company that owns the business has filed for bankruptcy. The business closed suddenly last week and a handwritten note was posted at the business advising people that the store had been closed. The message provided…

Officials turn sod for aquatic centre project

It is hoped the $6.35-million indoor facility will be in operation in the summer of 2018

Officials turn sod for aquatic centre projectKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley and the design builder for the town’s new aquatic centre have held a sod turning ceremony to signify the start of the construction process. Representatives of several groups were on hand near the site of the old Kindersley Aquatic Centre on July 5 for the sod…

Council approves resolutions for food vendors

Kindersley adopts new regulations for mobile food vendors that wish to operate on town-owned land after a request came forward from a single vendor

Council approves resolutions for food vendorsKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley has adopted new regulations for mobile food vendors who wish to operate on town-owned land after a request came forward from a single vendor. Members of council passed two resolutions at a meeting on June 13 in relation to mobile food vendors, one resolution specific to…