Challenging, yet positive, weekend for Goose Festival

Mass cancellation of outdoor events on Saturday due to the roughly 10 centimetres of wet show

Challenging, yet positive, weekend for Goose Festival    Kenneth Brown of The Clarion The 46th annual Kindersley Goose Festival had its challenges with a mass cancellation of outdoor events on Saturday. Still, it was a good weekend of events. The festival took place on Sept. 20-23, but most activities and events on Saturday and Sunday were cancelled due to the roughly…

Plenty to do during Goose Festival

Festival kicks off in traditional fashion with the Goose Plucking and Potato Peeling events

Plenty to do during Goose FestivalClarion Staff The 46th Kindersley Goose Festival kicks off tomorrow with the usual potato skin shredding and feather flying contests at the stage along Main Street. Goose Festival takes place on Sept. 20-23. Events take place throughout the community on all four days of the festival, but Saturday is the busiest day with events focused…

Credit Union celebrates 75 years

Synergy’s history dates back to 1943 when the Lloydminster Credit Union was originally established. The maximum loan available in 1944 was $500

Credit Union celebrates 75 yearsKenneth Brown of The Clarion Synergy Credit Union has celebrated 75 years of history going back to the pre-amalgamation years of credit unions started in Lloydminster and Kindersley. The local Synergy CU branch in Kindersley hosted a 75th anniversary celebration on June 15. The staff served a beef-on-a-bun lunch to people in attendance and a…

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…

Kindersley volunteer to receive medal in Regina

Audrey Heit is one of 10 citizens receiving a Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal from the lieutenant-governor

Kindersley volunteer to receive medal in ReginaKenneth Brown of The Clarion Local volunteer Audrey Heit has spent a lifetime helping out in various ways, and she is about to receive a special honour to be recognized for her contributions. Heit, 76, is one of 10 Saskatchewan citizens receiving a Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal (SVM) later in April. Heit is part of the…

Online shopping initiative moving ahead

ShopKindersleyOnline website will inform shoppers about all the products available at local businesses and disrupt the tide of online purchases

Online shopping initiative moving aheadKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley and District Chamber of Commerce is launching an initiative to get the attention of online shoppers, and the plan involves a new website. Rick Miller, who sits on the chamber’s board of directors, is spearheading the program being referred to as ShopKindersleyOnline. The chamber issued a letter to…

Chamber to explore online shopping for Kindersley

The goal is to promote a culture that encourages online shoppers to shop in town

Chamber to explore online shopping for KindersleyKenneth Brown of The Clarion Online shopping is having an impact on businesses, and the Kindersley and District Chamber of Commerce hopes to capture a part of that online market for Kindersley. Rick Miller, a business owner and chamber of commerce director, came up with the idea to start a program to promote local businesses…

Chamber marks successful year

Annual general meeting includes introduction of new Kindersley chamber executive director, year’s highlights, financial report

Chamber marks successful yearKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley and District Chamber of Commerce has held its annual general meeting (AGM) to close the books on another year of events and member services. Chamber officials and members gathered at the Kindersley Inn on Feb. 9 for the annual meeting. The AGM covered the usual business of delivering…

2017 Year in Review – Part 3

The events that shaped the community and the people whose influence left indelible marks

2017 Year in Review – Part 3This is Part 3, the last of a look back at 2017. Oct. 11 The Kindersley and District Health and Wellness Foundation (KDHWF) has wrapped up a fundraising campaign to upgrade more than 100 rooms at the integrated health centre. In February 2016, the KDHWF launched its Revitalize-A-Room campaign with the goal of raising more…

Kindersley citizens, businesses of year honoured

The third annual event, sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce, saw awards presented in nine categories

Kindersley citizens, businesses of year honouredKevin McBain of The Clarion The third annual Kindersley Business Excellence Awards (KBEX), sponsored by the Kindersley Chamber of Commerce, was held Friday at the Kindersley Inn and honoured some of the great people and businesses in our community for going the extra mile. Brenda Meyer, vice-president of the Kindersley Chamber of Commerce, said that…

Goose Festival features new parade route, plenty of events

Four-day festival features contests, entertainment, prizes, demonstrations, a dance and a fly-in breakfast

Goose Festival features new parade route, plenty of eventsClarion Staff The 2017 Kindersley Goose Festival kicks off on Thursday and there’s no shortage of activities for people to enjoy, including the annual parade on a new route. The Goose Festival runs from Sept. 21 to 24. Events take place throughout the community on all four days of the festival, but Saturday is always…

Local heroes: luncheon honours emergency workers

EMS crews from Kindersley respond to 40 to 60 calls for service each month, with the calls coming at any time

Local heroes: luncheon honours emergency workersKenneth Brown of The Clarion Representatives from various emergency services groups gave a snapshot of their duties and challenges to people at a special luncheon last week. The Kindersley Chamber of Commerce presented its inaugural Local Heroes and Big Hearts luncheon on July 14 at the Kindersley & District Plains Museum. People in attendance had…