Aquatic centre invoice payment system streamlined

Council has awarded the 2018 recycled concrete and asphalt crushing tender. The cost is much lower than in past years

Aquatic centre invoice payment system streamlinedKenneth Brown of The Clarion The invoices are rolling in for the new aquatic centre and council has passed a resolution to allow invoices to be processed without prior council approval. According to the resolution, council has given authorization to the administration to process and pay all certified progress payments and certified invoices related to…

Complaint highlights challenges with heavy haul roads

Oil hauling company operator calls Highway 658 ‘the Devil’s road’

Complaint highlights challenges with heavy haul roadsKenneth Brown of The Clarion A truck driver has expressed his ongoing concerns with the 658 primary grid road from Highway 7 north to the border separating Kindersley and Winslow. The complaint focuses on the portion of 658 north of Highway 7 in the RM of Kindersley. There are similar concerns with the 657 primary…

Tenders to be awarded for local infrastructure work

Town officials are pleased with what they’ve seen from the asphalt, concrete and deep services contractors that made submissions

Tenders to be awarded for local infrastructure workKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley is about to award the tenders to asphalt, concrete and deep services contractors for infrastructure projects to be completed in 2018. Kim Vogel, the town’s director of transportation and environment, said the tender process has closed for contractors to bid on the work. According to Vogel,…

Catching a ride on the ‘creative destructive’ economy

As the taxi industry faces off with Uber, governments should let the marketplace sort out the winners and losers

Catching a ride on the ‘creative destructive’ economyWhat do creation, destruction, sharing and profit have in common? When it comes to the sharing economy, the answer is everything. In slightly over a decade, Uber and Lyft have gone from San Francisco startups to worldwide juggernauts. Their march to becoming international multibillion-dollar companies has sometimes met fierce resistance from taxi companies and community…

Lack of ride-sharing legislation stalls an innovative industry

The ride-sharing industry must operate within a competitive environment rather than be regulated beyond the public’s choice

Lack of ride-sharing legislation stalls an innovative industryThe ride-sharing industry faces regulatory roadblocks as it tries to gain traction across the country. Led by Uber, the industry is disrupting traditional transportation by providing people with alternatives to taxis and buses. The competing choices now include one’s own vehicle, public transit, taxi or Uber (or a similar service). As the ride-sharing industry spreads…

Putting a price on the movement of people and goods

Introducing tolls on roads and bridges to help pay for transportation upgrades is an equitable solution to a vexing urban problem

Putting a price on the movement of people and goodsRoad rage has almost become a defining characteristic of life in and around our cities. In the best of circumstances, it’s frustrating and time consuming to drive anywhere. Throw in bad weather, construction or an accident, and it becomes nearly impossible. Why can’t something be done so we can drive unimpeded on our roads? The…