Potential mall owner comments on plans

Finding new tenants, including a food retailer, is at the top of the list for the Kindersley Mall

Potential mall owner comments on plansKenneth Brown of The Clarion The property management company looking to acquire the Kindersley Mall plans to find new tenants, including a food retailer. The Clarion reported last week that Strathallen Acquisitions Inc., a subsidiary of Strathallen Capital Corp., has entered into an agreement of purchase and sale with a subsidiary of OneREIT to acquire…

The political ties that bind: Lougheed and Blakeney

How a deep trust and enduring friendship helped craft Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and ensure lasting provincial autonomy

The political ties that bind: Lougheed and BlakeneyBy John von Heyking and Thomas Kazakoff University of Lethbridge The relationship between Peter Lougheed and Allen Blakeney demonstrated how consistent trust for one another over a decade’s political enterprise became the foundation for a political friendship, and helped forge Canada as we know it. In his essay Reflections on the Kitchen Accord (2012), former…

Should equalization really grow forever?

A rule requiring payments to grow – no matter what the circumstances – can only exacerbate regional friction

Should equalization really grow forever?By Ben Eisen and Joel Emes The Fraser Institute The relative economic strength of Canada’s provinces has shifted in recent years, as former powerhouses struggle while former laggards improve. The nation’s equalization program is not equipped to respond fairly to these developments. In the past two fiscal years, Quebec has collected more revenue from natural resources…

Local youth travels to India to lend a hand

‘Me to We is trying to empower the women, to be able to sustain themselves, by providing education and resources to help them’

Local youth travels to India to lend a handKevin McBain of The Clarion “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference,” said Nelson Mandela. Being one person in a world so big may be overwhelming, but if you try to make a difference, if you do your best, if you do…

Kindersley Stallions win Sask Landing Cup

‘We were down eight, but we all said that we are going to win this one and we took the momentum and won’

Kindersley Stallions win Sask Landing CupKevin McBain of The Clarion The first-year Kindersley Stallions won the Sask Landing Cup in fine fashion on Friday night over the Gull Lake Greyhounds. In game three of the best-of-three finals with the Greyhounds (Senior AA Tier 5 champions) in Kindersley, the Stallions had to make a comeback worthy of the record books. The…

Members of local family join overseas Legion pilgrimage

‘The rain at Vimy Ridge was like the tears of the soldiers thanking us for being there’

Members of local family join overseas Legion pilgrimageKenneth Brown of The Clarion Every two years, a Saskatchewan resident is chosen to make a Royal Canadian Legion pilgrimage in Europe. This year, the pilgrim for was a former Kindersley resident. Dwane Burke, 34, us a former member of the Kindersley Legion who transferred to the Legion branch in Star City. He was raised…

Kindersley MLA Bill Boyd announces retirement

Boyd a driving force behind the formation of the Saskatchewan Party

Kindersley MLA Bill Boyd announces retirementClarion staff Kindersley MLA Bill Boyd announced on Tuesday that he will be retiring from public life and resigning his seat, effective Sept. 1. “When Premier (Brad) Wall announced his retirement, he talked about renewal within the Saskatchewan Party,” Boyd said. “I have been the MLA for Kindersley for a long time, so my retirement and…

Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall leaves a remarkable political legacy

His populist conservative instincts broke new ground in Saskatchewan, making him one of the greatest premiers this nation has known

Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall leaves a remarkable political legacySaskatchewan Premier Brad Wall recently announced he will retire from politics. It will be a huge loss for his province, country and the Canadian conservative movement. Some critics argue that Wall’s political legacy is more fiction than fact. They claim he simply had the good fortune to govern when centre-right politics was in vogue in…

Local family faces deportation back to wartorn Venezuela

“The community is like my second family,” said Wilmer. “But we have met so many good people. It is safe here, we love it. We do not want to live anywhere else”

Local family faces deportation back to wartorn VenezuelaKevin McBain of The Clarion The story of a Venezuelan family that has been fighting for the right to stay in Kindersley rather than be deported back to their home country has gained attention from provincial and national media. It is also a story about a community that has rallied to support the family that…