More participants needed for updated version of K-Town Chowdown

Several Culture Days events are planned for Kindersley from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1

More participants needed for updated version of K-Town ChowdownKenneth Brown of The Clarion The community’s annual Culture Days celebration takes place at the end of September and organizers are encouraging people to participate in the free events. Kindersley Culture Days, a local edition of a provincial and national celebration, is scheduled for Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. There are three events planned over…

Making a difference one brick at a time

Local students describe their work building a school in India, and how it was life-changing for both of them

Making a difference one brick at a timeKevin McBain of The Clarion Students at Kindersley Composite School are well known for helping others at home and abroad. Grade 12 students Jillian McArthur and Colton Leismeister recently returned from a Me to We trip, during which they helped build school rooms in India. McArthur was making her third trip with Me to We…

Local group gathers blankets for cancer patients

Heather Wall has created the organization she calls Visanbre Angel Blankets, in honour of her aunts, all cancer victims

Local group gathers blankets for cancer patientsKevin McBain and Anna Polsfut for The Clarion It’s a deadly disease and it’s guaranteed you know someone affected by it. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada – one in four sufferers will die of the disease this year. It’s estimated that 206,200 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed this year…

Another Trudeau turns on Western Canada

Justin risks a similar fate to his father's if he also allows the radical wing of his party to undermine the economy

Another Trudeau turns on Western CanadaThe 2015 federal election campaign may be fading from our memory but we can't forget that in that pivotal campaign the Liberals painted a balanced and attractive picture of Canada's future. Led by the unproven but photogenic Justin Trudeau, the Liberals promised to be more aggressive in protecting the environment and advancing the interests of…

Saskatoon-to-Calgary bus service up and running

Alsask Bus Service also offers same-day freight service between Saskatoon and Calgary, and anywhere along the route

Saskatoon-to-Calgary bus service up and runningBy Kenneth Brown of The Clarion A new passenger bus and parcel service is running from Saskatoon to Alsask, and the same operator is offering a connecting route from Alsask to Calgary. The province’s Highway Traffic Board approved an application in July for Alsask Bus Services Ltd. to operate a passenger service from Saskatoon to…

Rural municipality making contributions to health centre

Although health centres are owned by the province, they serve the community and sometimes the community has to help out

Rural municipality making contributions to health centreKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Rural Municipality of Kindersley has taken over yard maintenance duties at the Kindersley and District Health Centre, to the benefit of residents and visitors. Lionel Story, a councillor for the RM of Kindersley, said the municipality has been doing the yard maintenance at the health centre since 2016 after…

Former MLA faces environmental charges

Boyd resigned as Kindersley MLA as of Sept. 1 but the charges came in his final days in office

Former MLA faces environmental chargesClarion Staff Former Kindersley MLA and Eston-area resident Bill Boyd faces charges in relation to altering land and wildlife habitat near the South Saskatchewan River. According to a media relations official for the Executive Council of the Saskatchewan government, Boyd has been charged with three violations under the province’s Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010,…

Summer students visit Kindersley with NDP leadership candidate

MLA Ryan Meili met with local NDP members during lunch and planned on knocking on doors in town

Summer students visit Kindersley with NDP leadership candidateKenneth Brown of The Clarion Saskatoon Meewasin MLA Ryan Meili, a New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan leadership candidate, paid a visit to Kindersley with four of the NDP’s summer students. Meili and the summer students were in town on Aug. 24 to collect signatures for two petitions and to speak with community members. The NDP…

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…