Better-designed buildings make people’s lives easier

Tomasz Sztuk of Sztuk Architecture explains why focus on long-term sustainability, efficiency and good detailing pays off

Better-designed buildings make people’s lives easierTomasz Sztuk is owner of Sztuk Architecture. Tell me about you and your company. Sztuk: I’ve been practising architecture in Canada since 1991. Before starting my own firm, Sztuk Architecture Inc., in 2013, I worked in Calgary in capacities ranging from junior architect, to director of design, to principal. In addition to running my own…

Chateau Laurier to be defaced because leaders wouldn’t lead

What no one wants will now be built on some of the most historic land in the country, in an architectural environment in Ottawa that ought to receive heightened protection, not less

Chateau Laurier to be defaced because leaders wouldn’t leadThe Château Laurier fight is over. The hideous extension will be built and Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa will be despoiled as it will now dwell in the shadow of an enormous shipping container. It’s astonishing that the only ones who defended the hotel’s extension on the merits themselves were those being paid. What no…

Canadians to spend less this year on home renovations

Half of Canadians plan to renovate their home this year but the average spend is the lowest it’s been in six years

Canadians to spend less this year on home renovationsCanadian homeowners are continuing to cut back on home renovation spending this year, with the average spend the lowest in six years, according to a CIBC poll released on Tuesday. The annual CIBC Home Renovations Poll found that 49 per cent of Canadians plan to renovate their home this year, but the average spend of…

Walmart investing $200 million in Canadian store renovations

The company said about 3,250 construction jobs will be created to support these upgrades.

Walmart investing $200 million in Canadian store renovationsWalmart Canada is investing over $200 million in its store network, with a focus on refurbishing and refreshing 31 stores across the country over the next year, including five stores in Alberta. The company said about 3,250 construction jobs will be created to support these upgrades. The five renovated Alberta stores are in Calgary (Westbrook),…

National housing market faces shakeup

Ben Myers of Bullpen Research & Consulting talks about how markets are changing across the country

National housing market faces shakeupBen Myers is president of Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc. What does your research tell you about today's consumer and what they’re looking for in a new home? Myers: Location remains the top priority for buyers, that hasn't changed. However, different demographic segments have much different priorities after location. In speaking with realtors and developers,…

Aquatic centre could open early in March, official says

Workers are putting finishing touches on some parts of the long-awaited facility

Aquatic centre could open early in March, official saysKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley Aquatic Centre is getting closer to opening its doors to the public, perhaps as soon as March 2. Construction of the facility began in the middle part of 2017, so the project has been ongoing for roughly 18 months. At the end of 2017, the hopes of town…

Future West Central Abilities facility will offer new opportunities

We do skills development, recreation and leisure, as well as vocational work: executive director Kim Edmunds

Future West Central Abilities facility will offer new opportunitiesJoan Janzen for The Clarion West Central Abilities has waited a long time for a new facility in Kindersley, but it looks like their new building will materialize in the near future, to be located at 122 1st Avenue West. “We’ve been in the planning stages for a long time. We’re hiring an architect to…

Council approves items for lagoon expansion project

Grant for project approved, design service provider selected

Council approves items for lagoon expansion projectKenneth Brown of The Clarion A pair of resolutions for an upcoming lagoon expansion project have been approved at a special session of council held near the middle of December. Lagoon expansion is one of the major projects for the Town of Kindersley in 2019 and officials are starting to get ready for the project.…

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…

Aquatic centre project nearing completion

The Kindersley project started in the fall of 2017 and is expected to be operational by early 2019

Aquatic centre project nearing completionKenneth Brown of The Clarion The work continues on the new Kindersley Aquatic Centre and the project manager says the work is getting down to the final touches and fine tuning. The aquatic centre project is being built by a consortium of two companies: Pro-Bilt Structures Ltd., a local company, and Western Recreation and Development…

Potential highway corridor improvements to be shared

Options for future improvements will be shared with the public during a session on Oct. 23 at the Elks Hall from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Potential highway corridor improvements to be sharedKenneth Brown of The Clarion The ministry of highways and infrastructure is exploring future highway improvements in Kindersley, and an information session is taking place next week. The information session will feature potential safety improvements for Highway 7 and service roads in Kindersley. Options for future improvements will be shared with the public during the…

Montana’s to open doors later this fall

Restaurant is being built next to the Best Western Plus Hotel on 13th Avenue East

Montana’s to open doors later this fallKenneth Brown of The Clarion Another new dining option is coming soon to Kindersley. The restaurant’s owner says the Montana’s BBQ & Bar is on track to open before the end of October. The Montana’s is being built next to the Best Western Plus Hotel on 13th Avenue East. West Fraser Developments Ltd., the hotel’s…

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…
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