Council approves construction firm for fire hall

Quorex Construction Ltd. of Saskatoon to handle the nearly $2.82-million project

Council approves construction firm for fire hallKenneth Brown of The Clarion The town’s elected officials have awarded the construction tender for the new fire hall to a construction firm after an exhaustive search. It took two separate request for proposals (RFP) processes to find a builder for the fire hall. The most recent efforts by the town have resulted in a…

Kevin O’Meara replaces DIRTT founder Mogens Smed as CEO

O'Meara's experience includes co-founding and growing Builders FirstSource, a manufacturer and distributor of structural building products

Kevin O’Meara replaces DIRTT founder Mogens Smed as CEOCalgary-based DIRTT Environmental Solutions, an interior construction company that uses technology for client-driven design and manufacturing, has announced that founder and executive chair Mogens Smed has left the company, effective immediately. In a statement, the company said that Smed in January “agreed to cease acting as CEO and to undertake a new role as executive…

G-Mac’s expanding at Brock

New facility will provide the company with access to rail service for the delivery of fertilizer

G-Mac’s expanding at Brock  Kenneth Brown of The Clarion G-Mac’s AgTeam Inc. is building its asset base by adding a new facility in Brock and the location is going to provide the company with access to rail service. Ground work for the project started in 2017 and more recent work has included the foundation. The facility will be…

Helping companies get out from under an avalanche of spreadsheets

Christopher Ronak of software developer 4castplus caters to a growing need for project cost management help

Helping companies get out from under an avalanche of spreadsheetsChristopher Ronak is CEO of 4castplus. Calgary’s Business: What is 4castplus and the story behind its founding? Ronak: 4castplus is construction project cost management software designed to provide organizations with a centralized platform to run all their major projects and programs, including infrastructure, pipeline, construction, mining and oil and gas. Users gain deep visibility, analytics and…

Town receives accessibility grant for aquatic centre

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announces that Kindersley has been awarded a Jumpstart Accessibility Grant for $115,000

Town receives accessibility grant for aquatic centreKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley Aquatic Centre will be more accessible than ever with the addition of two PoolPod Platform lift systems from a Jumpstart Accessibility Grant. Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announced on Aug. 1 that the Town of Kindersley has been awarded a Jumpstart Accessibility Grant for $115,000 for the installation of…

Price of diesel fuel increases four-fold in 20 years

A report released by ATB Financial on Thursday looks at the Producer Price Index of the construction sector since 1998

Price of diesel fuel increases four-fold in 20 yearsDiesel fuel has been leading the increase of building material prices over the last two decades. A report released by ATB Financial on Thursday looked at the Producer Price Index of the construction sector since 1998. The index tracks the price of different inputs purchased by producers, similar to the Consumer Price Index. In the…

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…

Council addresses two major projects at meeting

Tenders sought for construction of a new fire hall and an extension granted to the construction deadline for the new aquatics centre

Council addresses two major projects at meetingKenneth Brown of The Clarion The town’s elected officials have addressed several topics at a recent meeting, and two resolutions were passed regarding major capital projects in Kindersley. Council held a regular meeting on May 14, and members passed resolutions to publish a tender for construction of a new fire hall and to grant an…

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…

Council approves contractors for upcoming projects

Nine applicants will benefit from the town’s Community Grant Program; pest control service bid accepted

Council approves contractors for upcoming projectsKenneth Brown of The Clarion Town council has given approval to the three contractors that will work on the town’s asphalt, concrete and deep services projects in 2018. Three separate resolutions were passed at a council meeting on April 23 to approve the contractors. Mayor Rod Perkins said council members discussed the project submissions during…

Town adopts standards and specifications for infrastructure

Council has also renewed an agreement for the digital billboard on the south side of Highway 7

Town adopts standards and specifications for infrastructureKenneth Brown of The Clarion The town’s elected officials have adopted a new set of design standards and master specifications for infrastructure projects. Council members passed a resolution to approve the documents at their meeting on March 12. Mayor Rod Perkins said all previous standards and specifications would be replaced after the new documents were…

Minor ball delegate lays out field plans for town council

Town council byelection to replace Ken Francis has been set for April 11. Nominations close on March 7

Minor ball delegate lays out field plans for town councilKenneth Brown of The Clarion Kindersley Minor Ball (KMB) has an ambitious plan they’ve presented to town officials. Chad Miller, the KMB president, shared plans with town council on Feb. 12 and detailed the organization’s proposed expenditures for 2018. He noted that the budget for capital improvements already included $40,000 in the approved preliminary budget…

Local woman donates to charities via contest

Kindersley resident Kim Mah won the CAA Celebrate 100 Years $100,000 pot. She gets to keep $50,000 and selected recipients for the other $50,000

Local woman donates to charities via contestKenneth Brown of The Clarion Kindersley resident Kim Mah has been a CAA Saskatchewan member for about two decades and her longtime membership has paid off after winning a special contest. Mah was selected as the CAA Celebrate 100 Years $100,000 member winner in a contest held to mark 100 years of history for CAA…

Kindersley council takes firm stance on SaskPower request

Town council roundup: bylaw changes, annual appointments, water treatment software deal, animal pound access expanded

Kindersley council takes firm stance on SaskPower requestKenneth Brown of The Clarion SaskPower is looking to build a new facility in Kindersley but council members are denying the corporation’s request to maintain a septic system. Council addressed the request at a meeting on Jan. 29. The town’s elected officials unanimously agreed with a show of hands that they don’t want the corporation…