Why Saskatchewan’s Meadow Lake pulp mill was doomed

How the Saskatchewan government’s predatory lending practices doomed the Meadow Lake pulp mill

Why Saskatchewan’s Meadow Lake pulp mill was doomedSaskatchewan’s Meadow Lake pulp mill was doomed from the beginning. The repercussions are still being felt, according to a new research paper. It’s been decades since the government of Grant Devine (he was premier from 1982 to 1991) was in power in Saskatchewan. But traces of the Conservative premier’s economic decisions remain. The Meadow Lake…

Rural Crime Watch considered for Kindersley area

RCMP working to restore the once-popular program as rural crime rises across Western Canada, including in this region

Rural Crime Watch considered for Kindersley areaKenneth Brown of The Clarion Property crime in rural areas is a growing concern, so the Rural Municipality of Kindersley is encouraging its citizens to start a Rural Crime Watch group. The RM of Kindersley held an information meeting on Nov. 7 at the Masonic Lodge. About 30 people attended the meeting, where a member…

Wanted: A global energy sector leader

Assume that Canada was sent a job posting by a headhunter. It sought applicants for the world’s top oil and gas jurisdiction

Wanted: A global energy sector leaderHere’s a project for my energy and social media colleagues. Let’s build a tool for Canadians to understand how important the oil and gas sector is to this country – and will be for decades. We can pass it on to Canadian politicians who need to upgrade their energy-related knowledge. Assume that Canada was sent…

KCS student leaders earn provincial award

Award goes to the council that shows great student leadership, community involvement and volunteer work

KCS student leaders earn provincial awardKevin McBain of The Clarion Six members of the Student Leadership Council at Kindersley Composite School attended the Saskatchewan Student Leadership conference held in Tisdale. The annual event was held Sept. 20 to 22 with more than 700 students, plus advisers, attending from across the province. Students attending from KCS were Kali Sproule, Courtney McKenzie,…

New math doesn’t add up but can something be done?

Saskatchewan's new education minister wants a back-to-basics approach to math instruction that would give students much-needed skills

New math doesn’t add up but can something be done?After enduring years of fuzzy math, Saskatchewan parents may finally have cause for hope. Not only did the provincial government’s latest throne speech acknowledge that Saskatchewan students have the worst math skills in the country, it pledged to address the problem with a “common-sense” plan that focuses on the basics. That’s good news for parents…

Ottawa’s Supercluster initiative a mess of monumental proportions

The Liberal's Great Supercluster Screw-up just another drain on Canadian taxpayers

Ottawa’s Supercluster initiative a mess of monumental proportionsGovernments always want to look like they’re implementing good ideas and accomplishing important things. Take the Innovation Superclusters Initiative (ISI) for example. The federal government plans to throw almost a billion tax dollars at non-profit groups to create jobs and help Canadian companies dominate the world. As crazy as it sounds, that’s the ostensible reason…

Council approves fall recipients of community grants

12 community organizations get funding under semi-annual Kindersley Community Grant program

Council approves fall recipients of community grantsKenneth Brown of The Clarion The town’s elected officials have passed a resolution to approve funds for 12 community organizations under the semi-annual Kindersley Community Grant program. Council members approved the grants at a meeting on Oct. 10 and a total of about $7,690 was approved for the 12 recipients in the fall intake. Each…

Alberta still loses if resource revenue removed from equalization

Options for reform are severely limited so long as a rule requiring program costs to escalate every year remains

Alberta still loses if resource revenue removed from equalizationBy Ben Eisen and Joel Emes The Fraser Institute Jason Kenney, candidate for the leadership of Alberta’s United Conservative Party, recently called for reform to Canada’s equalization program. Specifically, he suggested a referendum in Alberta to force the federal government to consider removing non-renewable resource revenue (in Alberta’s case, mostly revenue from oil) from calculations…

Historical harvest event met with sunshine and success

Antique tractors belonging to the museum’s collection were used to run the roughly 100-year-old threshing machines. Several teams of horses were used to pull a 1920s-era binder, grain carts, wagons and other items in the field.

Historical harvest event met with sunshine and successKenneth Brown of The Clarion Farming in the 1920s had few similarities to farming in the 2010s, and members of the Kindersley Antique Threshing Club continue to show people how it was once done. The threshing club held a third annual vintage threshing, horse and binder demonstration on Sept. 24 in a field on the…

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…