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…

Trudeau’s carbon-pricing fixation out of step with Canadians

There’s growing evidence Canadians don’t like carbon taxes and are realizing they’re not the efficient and economically benign eco-tax sold by politicians

Trudeau’s carbon-pricing fixation out of step with CanadiansCanadians are right to be skeptical about the federal government's carbon-pricing plan. At the G20 summit in Hamburg in early July, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a leading role in promoting a climate change agreement that would reaffirm the Paris targets. Nineteen members of the G20 signed on, with the United States declining. Several Canadian…

Results confirm fentanyl deaths in Kindersley

Only the cities of Saskatoon and Regina had more fentanyl deaths than Kindersley from 2013 to 2017

Results confirm fentanyl deaths in KindersleyClarion staff An update on drug toxicity deaths by the Office of the Chief Coroner of Saskatchewan confirms fentanyl has contributed to the deaths of five people in the area since 2013. The office updated its drug toxicity deaths statistics on July 10. The data tables provided by the coroner’s office show the results from…

Canadians’ US$38-million-a-day gift to Americans

Failure to build pipelines leaves us with no choice but to sell our oil to the U.S. at cheap prices, leaving it to sell its own oil at the international price

Canadians’ US$38-million-a-day gift to AmericansPresident Donald Trump has said Canada’s energy exports are unfair to the U.S. He’s clearly oblivious that we’ve given Americans the biggest trade gift ever to flow from one country to another because of our self-inflicted inability to access offshore markets with Canadian oil. After almost a decade and more than $1 billion spent on…

Driving the next wave of clean resource innovation

If Ottawa is serious about clean energy, the bureaucrats and politicians pulling the levers would do well to learn about CRIN and its potential

Driving the next wave of clean resource innovationThe energy industry loves its acronyms. It’s only partially a joke that if you don’t hear a new acronym by 10 a.m., make one up and get it into circulation before lunch. But there’s an important new acronym: CRIN, or Clean Resource Innovation Network. It has no executive director, president or staff. It has no address or…

Western Canadian silence will hurt our trade opportunities, again

Oh, the irony! With their withdrawal from the TPP, and after doing all the hard work, the Americans are handing us their market share under TPP 11

Western Canadian silence will hurt our trade opportunities, againThat Western Canada has not been well served by the country’s trade agenda under the previous and current governments is not just a criticism of Ottawa; it’s a damming critique of how little westerners seem to care or how ineffective they’ve been in shaping national trade priorities. What we in the West have done to…

KCS Class of 2017 ready to take on the world

61 members of Kindersley Composite School received their diplomas on June 29

KCS Class of 2017 ready to take on the worldKevin McBain of The Clarion Sixty-one members of Kindersley Composite School (KCS) Class of 2017 received their graduation diplomas on June 29 on the stage of the Co-op arena. Teacher Ryan Street, acting as Master of Ceremonies, did a great job at keeping the evening running smoothly, even sprinkling tidbits of wisdom as the evening…

English public schools becoming less popular in Saskatchewan

French schools increased their share of students, as did Catholic schools. And independent schools and home-schooling options are becoming far more popular

English public schools becoming less popular in SaskatchewanChoosing a school other than your local English public school is increasingly popular in Canada and Saskatchewan is no exception. According to a recent analysis of Ministry of Education enrolment data by the Fraser Institute, the share of students attending English public schools in Saskatchewan showed one of the greatest declines in Canada over a…

KCS students honoured for excellence

The afternoon kicked off with the awarding of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award that was presented to graduate Sheldon Cannon for achieving the highest mark in the graduating class of 2016.

KCS students honoured for excellenceStudents who excelled this year in academics and athletics were recognized at the Kindersley Composite School awards last Thursday afternoon. The afternoon kicked off with the awarding of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award that was presented to graduate Sheldon Cannon for achieving the highest mark in the graduating class of 2016. Coaches of each KCS competing…