Town’s procurement and purchasing policy goes through changes

Council has agreed to have Square K Electric complete a maintenance plan for town facilities

Town’s procurement and purchasing policy goes through changesKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley has completed a process to review its procurement and purchasing policy. A resolution of council has been passed to approve the changes. Council members approved the revised procurement and purchasing policy at a meeting on April 9. Councillor Elyse Moss spearheaded the process to review the…

Clearing the air: How industry should respond to public concerns

In Prince George, Canfor accepted the challenge to address pollution issues. Other businesses can and should follow suit to deal with social conflicts

Clearing the air: How industry should respond to public concernsA few years ago, I was involved with a small team of people in my community of Prince George who gathered with the sole goal of improving the air quality. I was spurred on by a letter to the newspaper by a woman unknown to me, Betty Bekkering, complaining about the local air quality. I…

Calgary’s 2026 Olympic bid needs real due diligence

Establish a business-focused bid committee and poll Calgary taxpayers on what they really want before committing to the Games

Calgary’s 2026 Olympic bid needs real due diligenceThe recent flurry of administration flubs and related stories around Calgary’s potential 2026 Olympic bid only serve to cloud the real issues and elevate public confusion. If we’re going to commit to hosting the Winter Games in eight years, we owe it to ourselves to do real due diligence – and to embrace common sense…

Poor attendance at cannabis town hall meeting

Cannabis legalization will trickle down to provinces and municipalities

Poor attendance at cannabis town hall meetingKenneth Brown of The Clarion A town hall meeting to discuss cannabis legislation and legalization has not turned out to be as fruitful for the Town of Kindersley as officials had hoped. Approximately 40 members of the public attended the cannabis town hall meeting on Feb. 27 at the Elks Hall in Kindersley. Town officials…

A green city project in Russia comes alive

The project is supported by thorough research into what works best to create a green city, a large injection of funds and the participation of lots of volunteers

A green city project in Russia comes aliveBy Natalia Pryadilina, Roy Damary and Allan Bonner The green city movement has given environmentalism new energy and purpose. Large urban populations offer economies of scale and walkability, and bring businesses closer to each other, their customers and their suppliers. But all of this comes with costs: pollution and waste. Understanding the greening of cities is…

Town council approves lighting project

Alley between Fourth and Fifth Streets West, alongside Kinsmen Park, to get lights to promote safety

Town council approves lighting projectKenneth Brown of The Clarion The town’s elected officials have given their consent to proceed with a project to add new outdoor lighting to an alley that runs alongside Kinsmen Park. Lights will be added to three power poles in the alley between Fourth and Fifth Streets West. The alley runs alongside the park, and…

Turning streets into destinations, one bench at a time

Outdoor furniture and art are essential parts of a healthy urban environment

Turning streets into destinations, one bench at a timeBy Natalia Pryadilina, Roy Damary and Allan Bonner Most of us upgrade our furniture over time. We progress from a student’s bookcase made of bricks and planks, through second-hand furniture, to better and newer items. The same is true of green cities, where outdoor furniture is a key component. If citizens are to be encouraged to…

Council working on industrial area road improvement

Heavy-haul traffic in the industrial area has a large impact on the roads, so council is studying ways to fund improvements

Council working on industrial area road improvementKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley wants to improve its roads in the industrial area, and officials are discussing options to direct funding towards the road improvements. Town officials discussed the establishment of a new Industrial Road Reserve on Feb. 12 at a regular meeting of council. No decisions were made at…

Kindersley town council raises water, sewer fines

‘You have to have some teeth in your penalties,’ said Mayor Rod Perkins about the increased fines

Kindersley town council raises water, sewer finesKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley is getting serious about its water and sewer systems. The town has made significant increases to fines in its water and sewer utilities bylaw. A special meeting of council was called for Feb. 15, so the town’s elected officials came together for a public session. The…

Beware the botnet, the 21st century’s horror story

The Internet of things has made us all vulnerable to the malicious work of web warriors, who are intent on upending the computer-controlled world

Beware the botnet, the 21st century’s horror storyBy Brennen Schmidt ALEUS Technology Group and Allan Bonner Troy Media columnist In old TV comedies, soap bubbles from the washing machine rise up the basement stairs and fill the living room, or the oven keeps baking until the cake occupies the whole kitchen. This was funny before the Internet of things (IoT) meant that…