Groups express concern over suspended grants

KCIP has provided community groups with as much as $45,000 in annual funding for programs and activities

Groups express concern over suspended grantsKenneth Brown of The Clarion The suspension of a local grant program means community groups will not be able to access roughly $40,000 in funding for 2018. Concerns are being expressed. Town council members passed a resolution at a meeting on March 26 to suspend the Kindersley Community Initiatives Program (KCIP) for at least one…

Council suspends annual grant program for 2018

The funds will be used for the Wall of Champions, Canada Day fireworks and the Kindersley Aquatics Centre grand opening

Council suspends annual grant program for 2018Kenneth Brown of The Clarion The town’s elected officials have decided to suspend the Kindersley Community Initiatives Program (KCIP) in 2018 to use the funding for the town’s needs. Council passed a lengthy resolution at its meeting on March 26 to suspend the KCIP grants for 2018. The town gets approximately $45,000 in annual funds…

Museum details busy year at annual general meeting

About 400 more visitors signed the museum’s guest book in 2017 than in 2016, for a total of nearly 2,000 visitors

Museum details busy year at annual general meetingKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley and District Plains Museum (KDPM) had a busy 2017 season. Members of the KDPM board met at the museum on Nov. 14 for their 2017 annual general meeting. Bill Warrington, chairperson of the KDPM board, also served as chairperson for the meeting. Board member Heather Wall served as…

My Canada does not include Alberta – Trudeau

Forgetting to include Alberta may have been an oversight on Trudeau's part but it's now a permanent part of our 150th birthday celebration. And that's not fake news, folks

My Canada does not include Alberta – TrudeauI never thought I would live to see the day when a Canadian prime minister forgot to mention one of our provinces at a public event. Yet that's exactly what happened to Justin Trudeau. During his Canada Day speech in Ottawa, the PM said that Canadians are “of every colour and creed, from every corner…

Trudeau Liberals missing in action on Canada Day

Unless you live in the Ottawa region, you can be forgiven for wondering what the federal government did with your tax dollars on July 1, 2017

Trudeau Liberals missing in action on Canada DayCanada’s 150th birthday has come and gone. Notice anything missing? Like, say, a federal presence. If you live outside of Ottawa, you sure didn’t see much of that. In Ottawa, despite the many terrific Canadian acts available, the big moment at the big show was a song performed by a couple members of U2 – a…

Canada’s next 150 years

In the face of changes and challenges, we can ensure a great future by using the hardiness, bravery and creativity that we have displayed throughout our history

Canada’s next 150 yearsThe world needs more Canada, because of what we have accomplished over the last 150 years and all that we are capable of accomplishing over the next 150 years. Over the coming years we should put aside our usual apologetic Canadian modesty and agree that the world would be a better place if more countries…

Canada at age 150 still has some maturing to do

While it’s okay to be a proud Canadian, we need to understand our past, including our misunderstanding of First Nations people

Canada at age 150 still has some maturing to doI’m a proud Canadian. I’ve represented my homeland in 10 countries in Europe, two in Asia and the entire eastern seaboard of Australia. I’ve been law-abiding, easygoing and polite, as our Canadian reputation outlines. Canadians are well accepted wherever we travel in the world, and I’ve been treated well. I have, however, been put on…

Canada 150 a time for reflection and renewed commitment

We have much to be proud of: a multilingual and cosmopolitan democracy, strong international friendships and a generous view of others. But challenges await

Canada 150 a time for reflection and renewed commitmentOn its 150th birthday this weekend, Canadians celebrate their peaceful and prosperous country. It’s also special occasion for those of us who were born elsewhere and have adopted Canada as our home. We especially know the gifts of Canada in contrast to less stable places. Canada 150 is a time to appreciate our accomplishments: the…

Canada a warmth of caring in the frozen north

Canadians tend to see caring as just the stuff of everyday life – ordinary people doing what comes naturally

Canada a warmth of caring in the frozen northThere’s much to celebrate with the arrival of Canada’s 150th birthday. Our country’s natural beauty and abundant resources give us many reasons for gratitude and celebration. But there’s an invisible resource that underpins our collective prosperity that deserves the central candle on the birthday cake: the caring people of Canada. Every day, their natural caring actions…

Why did Canada Day become such a bummer?

No question Canada has much to answer for in its treatment of indigenous people. But we also have a great deal to be proud about

Why did Canada Day become such a bummer?Those of us who were around for Canada’s 100th birthday can’t help but be struck by the very different mood this year, as we mark the country’s sesquicentennial. How, we wonder, did this national milestone turn into such a bummer? To understand just how much the national mood has shifted, let me point out some of…

Kindersley’s Canada 150 celebrations offer plenty of variety

Several venues will offer fun for the whole family, from entertainment to children's activities to food, all capped off with spectacular fireworks.

Kindersley’s Canada 150 celebrations offer plenty of varietyKenneth Brown of The Clarion Canadians everywhere will celebrate an important milestone this weekend and there will be lots for people to do in Kindersley with several groups holding events. To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the Town of Kindersley is hosting activities at Baker Park starting at 11:30 a.m. That event runs until 2:30 p.m.,…

For better or worse, Canada and the U.S. are forever intertwined

One of the motivating factors for Confederation was a fear of post-Civil War United States expansionism

For better or worse, Canada and the U.S. are forever intertwinedIt’s fitting that Canada and the United States both celebrate the official birth of their countries on two days so close together in July. The two nations’ historical trajectories as rival exploiters of the 19th century North American continent may be more parallel than intertwined but they still remain inseparable. That’s especially true if one…