Firefighters honour colleagues at ball

Chief Ron Hope he said 2018 was a slower year for the department with only 120 to 130 emergency calls

Firefighters honour colleagues at ballKenneth Brown of The Clarion The community’s firefighters have gathered to celebrate their efforts, and there was no shortage of service awards being handed out to the local volunteers. The annual Firefighter’s Ball was held on Feb. 2 at the Elks Hall. The event includes a catered meal, speeches, door prizes, raffles and entertainment, but…

Our volunteer firefighters love making a difference

The Kindersley Volunteer Fire Department has members who come from near and far

Our volunteer firefighters love making a differenceJoan Janzen for The Clarion The Kindersley Volunteer Fire Department has members who come from near and far. Mitch Hope, who grew up in Kindersley, has been part of the team since 2003. “I joined when I was 16. There were a few hoops to jump through to do that; there’s stipulations on what you…

Snow removal is everyone’s duty

Residents have 48 hours after a snowfall to clear sidewalks and walkways adjacent to their properties. Businesses have 24 hours

Snow removal is everyone’s dutyKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley has a snow removal bylaw and property owners are encouraged to educate themselves on the rules for removing snow in the community. People living in residential districts have 48 hours after a snow event to remove snow and ice from sidewalks and walkways adjacent to their…

Citizens present concerns at RCMP town hall meeting

The three areas of focus were property crime such as theft, mischief, traffic offences and drug enforcement

Citizens present concerns at RCMP town hall meetingKenneth Brown of The Clarion A small crowd at Monday night’s RCMP town hall meeting in Kindersley has shared big concerns with four commanding officers for the Kindersley detachment. The town hall meeting was held on Nov. 5 at the Elks Hall in Kindersley. The meeting was attended by approximately 50 people who were able…

Dave Burke’s service is spread throughout the community

No matter what the volunteer work, he enjoys the friendships he’s made through the years and serving the people in the community

Dave Burke’s service is spread throughout the communityBy Joan Janzen of The Clarion “I’ve been a firefighter since 1978, and been a Legion member for 37 years. I umpired baseball for roughly 34 years.” said Dave Burke. More recently, he’s taken the position of president of the Kindersley Community Service group.

Klippers hope to rebound after recent losses

The Klippers head out on the road this weekend for two games against the Flin Flon Bombers on Friday and Saturday

Klippers hope to rebound after recent lossesKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Iron Horse Kindersley Klippers have hit a small bump in the road with back-to-back losses after getting off to a hot start for the 2018-19 season. After splitting a pair of games at the 2018 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League showcase a week ago in Warman, the Klippers returned home…

Local businessman surpasses goal for STARS fundraiser

Garth MacDonald, the president and CEO of G-Mac’s AgTeam Inc., raised a total of $205,350

Local businessman surpasses goal for STARS fundraiserKenneth Brown of The Clarion The 2018 Rescue on the Prairie fundraiser for STARS Air Ambulance is in the books and a local businessman has eclipsed a fundraising goal for the annual event. Garth MacDonald, the president and CEO of G-Mac’s AgTeam Inc., had a personal goal to raise $200,000 through his involvement with 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…

Kindersley businessman needs support to be ‘rescued’

Garth MacDonald is one of five Saskatchewan community leaders who will compete in challenges while raising money for STARS Air Ambulance

Kindersley businessman needs support to be ‘rescued’Kenneth Brown of The Clarion The fourth annual STARS Rescue on the Prairies fundraiser is in progress, and a local businessman is participating in the event for a second time in three years. Garth MacDonald, the president and CEO of G-Mac’s AgTeam Inc., is one of five Saskatchewan community leaders waiting to be whisked away…

Powerful storm system wreaks havoc on community

High winds, heavy rain cause widespread damage and some flooding

Powerful storm system wreaks havoc on community  Kenneth Brown of The Clarion A severe storm system and suspected plow wind has left its mark on Kindersley with varying degrees of damage to structures throughout the community. The Kindersley area was placed under a severe thunder storm warning on July 10 and at approximately 7 p.m., a violent storm system was unleashed…

Local spray company part of wildfire program

Kindersley Airspray’s fleet will be part of efforts to tackle wildfires in the West Central Region

Local spray company part of wildfire programJamac News Services Kindersley Airspray’s fleet of Thrush 510Ps can carry 510 gallons of water or foam and may be put to good use this dry summer. Wildfires in the West Central Region may see a quicker response from the air by a local aerial application company, thanks to a provincial government initiative to contract…

Take action to be prepared for emergencies

Emergency kits can include non-perishable foods, a can opener, two litres of water per day for each person, flashlight and batteries, first aid kit, matches

Take action to be prepared for emergenciesKenneth Brown of The Clarion It is Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada. Officials across the country and in Kindersley are encouraging people to take action by getting prepared. The Town of Kindersley has declared the week of May 6-12 to be Emergency Preparedness Week in the community. The week is a national awareness campaign and…

Fire destroys historic Kindersley building

The former apartment building was converted into a 22-bed hospital in the 1920s, then converted back into apartment buildings. It was shuttered in 2012.

Fire destroys historic Kindersley building  Fire devours former hospital A part of history disappeared forever, consumed by fire early on Valentine’s Day. The Kindersley Fire department was called at 7:56 a.m. and took just six minutes to arrive on scene. A mutual aid call was sent out soon after and members of the Kerrobert Fire Dept. attended. The building…

Kindersley firefighters honoured at annual banquet

Fire Chief Ron Hope said the department’s 20 members responded to 150 calls in 365 days spread out over an area of more than 3,800 square kilometres

Kindersley firefighters honoured at annual banquetKenneth Brown of The Clarion The community’s firefighters and their significant others were honoured at an annual banquet, with several members receiving service awards and other gifts. Members of the Kindersley Fire & Rescue Brigade and guests gathered at the Elks Hall on Feb. 3 for their annual Firefighters’ Banquet. The banquet included a catered…

Local heroes: luncheon honours emergency workers

EMS crews from Kindersley respond to 40 to 60 calls for service each month, with the calls coming at any time

Local heroes: luncheon honours emergency workersKenneth Brown of The Clarion Representatives from various emergency services groups gave a snapshot of their duties and challenges to people at a special luncheon last week. The Kindersley Chamber of Commerce presented its inaugural Local Heroes and Big Hearts luncheon on July 14 at the Kindersley & District Plains Museum. People in attendance had…