Greyhound lacked the vision and adaptability to survive

The bus service let complacency rule and its leadership failed to deliver a vision of what could be

Greyhound lacked the vision and adaptability to surviveDear Dave, I think you should write an article about Greyhound bus service. It's no marvel they are going out of business. When I took the bus to Edmonton last year, it was the same bus as the previous time I had ridden one … 30 years previous. The guy who was trying to board…

In Greyhound’s wake, government should stay off the bus

When governments run transportation services, more tax dollars make trips than people. Let private business fill the gap

In Greyhound’s wake, government should stay off the busWestern Canadian bus riders have received an early Halloween scare: as of Oct. 31, 2018, Greyhound won’t offer passenger routes west of Ontario. For the company, it means 415 fewer employees and two million fewer passenger rides each year. For bus riders in remote areas, a vital link has been cut. Some advocates want the…

Highway 7 corridor survey results now available

When asked how safe they feel on Highway 7 through Kindersley, 43% of respondents said somewhat safe, 37% said not very safe and 17% said not safe at all

Highway 7 corridor survey results now available  Kenneth Brown of The Clarion The ministry of highways and infrastructure has released the results from a survey that asked motorists about the Highway 7 corridor through Kindersley. Ministry officials were looking for public feedback on the section of Highway 7 running through Kindersley. The portion of the highway from 15th Street West and…

Revenues rise but net income dips for Canadian Pacific Railway

Second quarter financial report reflects service interruptions related to labour negotiations but tentative long-term deals are now in place

Revenues rise but net income dips for Canadian Pacific RailwaySecond quarter revenues for Calgary-based Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. hit $1.75 billion from $1.64 billion last year. The company, in releasing its quarterly financial report on Wednesday, said revenues rose by seven per cent from a year ago. It also reported that diluted earnings per share  of $3.04, or $3.16 on an adjusted diluted earnings…

Town to customize incentive for local company

Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc., owner of the Case IH dealership, plans to develop a parcel of land on the south side of Highway 7

Town to customize incentive for local companyKenneth Brown of The Clarion Town officials are going to customize a tax incentive for a local farm implement dealership looking to develop a parcel of land on the east edge of town. Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc., owner of the Case IH dealership on 12th Ave. West, has plans to develop a parcel of land…

Greyhound shuts down services across Western Canada

Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and most of B.C. to lose passenger and freight services starting Oct. 31

Greyhound shuts down services across Western CanadaGreyhound Canada is shutting down its passenger and freight services in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba as of Oct. 31 as a result of declining ridership. The company announced it was downsizing its operations due to a 41 per cent plunge in ridership since 2010. In British Columbia, it said, all routes will cease except for…

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…