Deputy mayor to discuss future on town council

Ken Francis, the Saskatchewan Party’s candidate in an upcoming Kindersley byelection, has yet to determine how long he will serve on council

Deputy mayor to discuss future on town councilKenneth Brown of The Clarion Deputy Mayor Ken Francis is the Saskatchewan Party’s candidate in an upcoming Kindersley byelection and he has yet to determine how long he will serve on council. The deputy mayor was nominated to be the Sask. Party candidate on Jan. 8, and he will have to resign from town council…

Council tends to bylaw matters

Aquatic centre construction details ironed out; lots consolidated for non-profits; purchasing policy revised

Council tends to bylaw mattersKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley has been busy tending to its bylaws in recent weeks, and three more bylaws have received attention from the town’s elected officials. Council members have given the second and third readings to adopt an amendment to the town’s zoning bylaw, and given all three readings to…

2017 Year in Review – Part 3

The events that shaped the community and the people whose influence left indelible marks

2017 Year in Review – Part 3This is Part 3, the last of a look back at 2017. Oct. 11 The Kindersley and District Health and Wellness Foundation (KDHWF) has wrapped up a fundraising campaign to upgrade more than 100 rooms at the integrated health centre. In February 2016, the KDHWF launched its Revitalize-A-Room campaign with the goal of raising more…

Town amends fees before adopting airport bylaw

Deputy Mayor Ken Francis said council discussed a range of information gathered from airports, user groups and other sources

Town amends fees before adopting airport bylawKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley has replaced landing fees with new annual fees in a new airport bylaw after airport users expressed their concerns with the new fees. Council members gave the final two readings to adopt the new airport bylaw at a special meeting of council on Dec. 21, but…

Kindersley’s Ken Francis earns Sask. Party nomination

Byelection date not yet set to replace Bill Boyd as riding MLA; town council will need to replace Francis if he wins the provincial byelection

Kindersley’s Ken Francis earns Sask. Party nominationKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley’s current deputy mayor, Ken Francis, has won a contested nomination to be the Saskatchewan Party’s candidate for the Kindersley byelection. A nomination meeting was held at the Kindersley Mall in the space formerly occupied by Home Hardware. More than 600 Saskatchewan Party members turned out to…

2017 Year in Review – Part 2

A look at the events and news in Kindersley and region from May through early October

2017 Year in Review – Part 2May 10 What do you get when you have a retired chemist, an elderly playboy and four menopausal women in the same play? You get a whole bunch of hilarity on the stage. Members of the Kindersley Players proved just that with five performances over two weeks of a play titled “Sex Please, We’re Sixty”…

Mayor shares thoughts on the past year

Major projects underway, new governance model in place, tax increase avoided as council completes first full year together

Mayor shares thoughts on the past yearKenneth Brown of The Clarion It’s been an exciting year in Kindersley with construction starting on a new pool, and Mayor Rod Perkins says he believes council has done well in its first calendar year together. The Town of Kindersley embarked on a couple of major projects in 2017 with a new aquatic centre on…

Council responds to resident’s concern about businesses

Two businesses on Sixth Street West draw concerns about late-night activity, rodents, improper storage and fencing

Council responds to resident’s concern about businessesKenneth Brown of The Clarion A husband and wife in Kindersley’s west end have told town council they have concerns about a pair of businesses in their area. Todd Ecklin and his wife appeared before council at its Dec. 11 regular meeting to continue discussion about a couple of business operating near the couple lives…

Aquatic centre project progressing swimmingly

More than $2.7 million has been raised for the facility that’s expected to cost $6.5 million and donations continue to pour in

Aquatic centre project progressing swimminglyKenneth Brown of The Clarion The new Kindersley Aquatic Centre project officials are pleased with how the building has been progressing despite delays. Construction of the new aquatic centre began in the middle of 2017 and, according to officials, their goal is to complete the project by the fall of 2018. Two companies including a…

Airport users express concerns with new bylaw

Council delays passing the bylaw, calls a special meeting on Dec. 21 to discuss the contentious proposals and hear from airport users

Airport users express concerns with new bylawKenneth Brown of The Clarion After concerns over Kindersley’s proposed airport bylaw were raised, town council has opted to delay passing it. The first reading of Bylaw 10-17, to regulate the Kindersley Regional Airport and to provide for airport authority, rules, regulations and fees, was given at a council meeting on Nov. 27. The bylaw…