Kindersley Mall celebrates start of new era

The mall has been busy since the new Buy-Low Foods opened earlier in the week, but the addition of Peavey Mart was also a big deal

Kindersley Mall celebrates start of new eraKenneth Brown of The Clarion Changes are ongoing at the Kindersley Mall since coming under new ownership in 2017, and a special reopening celebration was held at the mall last week. The mall’s reopening event was held on Dec. 6 and several people were on hand for the celebration. The mall has been a busy…

Council addresses zoning bylaw amendments

Accessory buildings, roadway width among issues dealt with

Council addresses zoning bylaw amendmentsKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley’s zoning bylaw has gone through several changes over recent months. Council has recently addressed a trio of zoning bylaw amendments. Three zoning amendment bylaws were before council at a meeting on Nov. 26, but two of the amendment bylaws had been through the council chamber on…

Town holding off on cannabis retailer decision

The mayor wants to talk to other municipalities with retail stores first to see what should be kept in mind

Town holding off on cannabis retailer decisionKenneth Brown of The Clarion Kindersley’s mayor says council has decided to indefinitely defer its decision about whether to allow a cannabis retail store in the community. The town’s elected officials said earlier in 2018 that they would wait until the federal and provincial framework was in place to regulate the sale and use of…

Council investment to promote tourism in Kindersley

Staff recommend advertising the town in the Southern Saskatchewan Tourism magazine

Council investment to promote tourism in KindersleyKenneth Brown of The Clarion The town’s elected officials have decided to make an investment in the local tourism sector after hearing a presentation at a meeting on Monday night. Chelsea Omness, the recreation manager for Kindersley, and Anna Polsfut, a communications clerk for the town, teamed up to make a presentation to council on…

Property crime surges in community

Intruders are breaking into local churches and one has been a target more than once

Property crime surges in communityKenneth Brown of The Clarion Kindersley residents are being encouraged to be mindful of their property because the number of thefts in town has been on the rise in recent months. Not only has there been an increased number of thefts in town, but other property crime has also been on the rise. People are…

Town officials won’t administer certification program

Safe Places adds more layers to background checks for people who work with youth, including coaches and music teachers

Town officials won’t administer certification programKenneth Brown of The Clarion A majority of Kindersley’s elected officials are not in favour of contributing resources to administer a certification program on behalf of minor sports. The City of Swift Current adopted the Safe Places – Youth Certified program to add more layers to background checks for people who work with youth including…

Council fills CAO vacancy from within

Audrey Hebert brings more than two decades of municipal experience to the position

Council fills CAO vacancy from withinKenneth Brown of The Clarion Audrey Hebert has been announced as the new chief administrative officer (CAO) for the Town of Kindersley after working in the town’s administration for 11 years. The town’s elected officials conducted the process to find the next CAO for Kindersley and they decided to hire from within the organization after…

Council announces new chief administrative officer

Audrey Hebert, the town’s former director of corporate services, takes over

Council announces new chief administrative officerClarion Staff The town’s elected officials have announced Audrey Hebert as the town’s next chief administrative officer (CAO). The announcement was made official at the council meeting on Sept. 24 and a resolution was made to appoint Hebert, the town’s former director of corporate services, as the town’s next CAO. Mayor Rod Perkins made the…

Council approves construction firm for fire hall

Quorex Construction Ltd. of Saskatoon to handle the nearly $2.82-million project

Council approves construction firm for fire hallKenneth Brown of The Clarion The town’s elected officials have awarded the construction tender for the new fire hall to a construction firm after an exhaustive search. It took two separate request for proposals (RFP) processes to find a builder for the fire hall. The most recent efforts by the town have resulted in a…

Town administration going through changes

After council hires a new CAO, the head of the administration could call for further changes

Town administration going through changesKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley’s administration has changed a lot in recent months. The hiring of a new chief administrative officer (CAO) could result in new changes. Town officials have often been questioned about the size of the administration, but changes in recent months have reduced its size at least for…

Council discusses O’Connor Park feedback, concerns

Uses proposed by the town include basketball, tennis, miniature golf, beach volleyball, bocce ball or lawn bowling, and an open green space

Council discusses O’Connor Park feedback, concernsKenneth Brown of The Clarion Kindersley town council members have received public feedback on potential uses for a municipal reserve space at O’Connor Park in Rosedale. The town invited residents to provide feedback with respect to exploring ideas for potential uses on dedicated municipal reserve land on the north side of O’Connor Park. The parcel…

Water meter inspection finds several bypass valves

All 10 businesses have since removed the bypass lines to avoid penalties, town council told

Water meter inspection finds several bypass valvesKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley has inspected water meters at commercial properties in town and council has received a report on the bypass inspection project. Mayor Rod Perkins spoke about the project at a council meeting on Aug. 20 and he said council had received the final administrative report on the…

Town receives accessibility grant for aquatic centre

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announces that Kindersley has been awarded a Jumpstart Accessibility Grant for $115,000

Town receives accessibility grant for aquatic centreKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley Aquatic Centre will be more accessible than ever with the addition of two PoolPod Platform lift systems from a Jumpstart Accessibility Grant. Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announced on Aug. 1 that the Town of Kindersley has been awarded a Jumpstart Accessibility Grant for $115,000 for the installation of…

Town asking citizens for input on green space beside O’Connor Park

Suggested uses include a basketball court, tennis court, unsupervised miniature golf course, beach volleyball court, bocce ball or lawn bowling court, or an open green space

Town asking citizens for input on green space beside O’Connor ParkKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley is looking to use a parcel of green space adjacent to O’Connor Park and town officials are asking citizens to provide their ideas. O’Connor Park is a green space in Rosedale located east of Thomson Drive and within O’Connor Crescent. The town is hoping to get…

Grant recipients approved for 2018

The town had $45,154 to allocate as part of the program and a total of $70,624 was requested by and eligible to the 22 applicants

Grant recipients approved for 2018Kenneth Brown of The Clarion An adjudication committee has approved the 2018 Kindersley Community Initiatives Program (KCIP) recipients, and council has learned about the results. Details of the successful 2018 KCIP grant recipients were provided to council members for their meeting on July 16. The Town of Kindersley receives funding from Saskatchewan Lotteries based on…
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