Groups express concern over suspended grants

KCIP has provided community groups with as much as $45,000 in annual funding for programs and activities

Groups express concern over suspended grantsKenneth Brown of The Clarion The suspension of a local grant program means community groups will not be able to access roughly $40,000 in funding for 2018. Concerns are being expressed. Town council members passed a resolution at a meeting on March 26 to suspend the Kindersley Community Initiatives Program (KCIP) for at least one…

Town’s procurement and purchasing policy goes through changes

Council has agreed to have Square K Electric complete a maintenance plan for town facilities

Town’s procurement and purchasing policy goes through changesKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley has completed a process to review its procurement and purchasing policy. A resolution of council has been passed to approve the changes. Council members approved the revised procurement and purchasing policy at a meeting on April 9. Councillor Elyse Moss spearheaded the process to review the…

Council suspends annual grant program for 2018

The funds will be used for the Wall of Champions, Canada Day fireworks and the Kindersley Aquatics Centre grand opening

Council suspends annual grant program for 2018Kenneth Brown of The Clarion The town’s elected officials have decided to suspend the Kindersley Community Initiatives Program (KCIP) in 2018 to use the funding for the town’s needs. Council passed a lengthy resolution at its meeting on March 26 to suspend the KCIP grants for 2018. The town gets approximately $45,000 in annual funds…

Klippers, town council discuss how to balance the books

Junior hockey team looks for help from the town; also will take proposals to the SJHL meeting

Klippers, town council discuss how to balance the booksKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers are experiencing challenges, as several junior hockey teams do, and the team is looking for further support from the town. Brett Sautner, the team’s president, appeared before town council at a meeting on March 26. The other members of the delegation were Clint Peterson, vice-president,…

Future of youth committee uncertain

The town cut the manager of culture and heritage position in order to focus on other fiscal priorities

Future of youth committee uncertainKenneth Brown of The Clarion An administrative change has shut down the Kindersley Youth Committee,and the program’s future is unknown just a year after earning provincial recognition. A decision was made early in 2018 to cut the manager of culture and heritage position from the town’s administration. Michelle McMillan, the former manager of culture and…

Progress continues on new aquatic centre

Fundraising will get ramped up again as the weather improves, says the mayor

Progress continues on new aquatic centre  Kenneth Brown of The Clarion Construction and fundraising continue for the Kindersley Aquatic Centre project. The roof and outside walls have been put in place to close in the building. The work continues under the cover of a structure that is starting to look like a building. A building consortium of two companies including…

Stretchable plastics removed from recycle program

Loraas Environmental Ltd. says the ban is the result of regulatory changes in China, which offers the only viable market for post-consumer plastics

Stretchable plastics removed from recycle programKenneth Brown of The Clarion A change is coming to the town’s recycling program as residents will no longer be able to recycle post consumer plastics such as cellophane packaging. The Town of Kindersley’s recycling program is contracted to Loraas Environmental Ltd. The company has been accepting all plastics that have recycle numbers from one…

Town adopts standards and specifications for infrastructure

Council has also renewed an agreement for the digital billboard on the south side of Highway 7

Town adopts standards and specifications for infrastructureKenneth Brown of The Clarion The town’s elected officials have adopted a new set of design standards and master specifications for infrastructure projects. Council members passed a resolution to approve the documents at their meeting on March 12. Mayor Rod Perkins said all previous standards and specifications would be replaced after the new documents were…

Town fills vacant council seat

Rob Anderson was the only person to submit nomination papers by the deadline on March 7, so he was acclaimed

Town fills vacant council seatKenneth Brown of The Clarion There will be no byelection to fill the vacant council seat created by the town’s former deputy mayor. Rob Anderson has been elected to council by acclamation. Anderson was the only person to submit nomination papers by the deadline on March 7, so he was acclaimed to council. Anderson took…

Poor attendance at cannabis town hall meeting

Cannabis legalization will trickle down to provinces and municipalities

Poor attendance at cannabis town hall meetingKenneth Brown of The Clarion A town hall meeting to discuss cannabis legislation and legalization has not turned out to be as fruitful for the Town of Kindersley as officials had hoped. Approximately 40 members of the public attended the cannabis town hall meeting on Feb. 27 at the Elks Hall in Kindersley. Town officials…
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