Rural Crime Watch considered for Kindersley area

RCMP working to restore the once-popular program as rural crime rises across Western Canada, including in this region

Rural Crime Watch considered for Kindersley areaKenneth Brown of The Clarion Property crime in rural areas is a growing concern, so the Rural Municipality of Kindersley is encouraging its citizens to start a Rural Crime Watch group. The RM of Kindersley held an information meeting on Nov. 7 at the Masonic Lodge. About 30 people attended the meeting, where a member…

KCS student leaders earn provincial award

Award goes to the council that shows great student leadership, community involvement and volunteer work

KCS student leaders earn provincial awardKevin McBain of The Clarion Six members of the Student Leadership Council at Kindersley Composite School attended the Saskatchewan Student Leadership conference held in Tisdale. The annual event was held Sept. 20 to 22 with more than 700 students, plus advisers, attending from across the province. Students attending from KCS were Kali Sproule, Courtney McKenzie,…

Council approves fall recipients of community grants

12 community organizations get funding under semi-annual Kindersley Community Grant program

Council approves fall recipients of community grantsKenneth Brown of The Clarion The town’s elected officials have passed a resolution to approve funds for 12 community organizations under the semi-annual Kindersley Community Grant program. Council members approved the grants at a meeting on Oct. 10 and a total of about $7,690 was approved for the 12 recipients in the fall intake. Each…

Historical harvest event met with sunshine and success

Antique tractors belonging to the museum’s collection were used to run the roughly 100-year-old threshing machines. Several teams of horses were used to pull a 1920s-era binder, grain carts, wagons and other items in the field.

Historical harvest event met with sunshine and successKenneth Brown of The Clarion Farming in the 1920s had few similarities to farming in the 2010s, and members of the Kindersley Antique Threshing Club continue to show people how it was once done. The threshing club held a third annual vintage threshing, horse and binder demonstration on Sept. 24 in a field on the…

Goose Festival features new parade route, plenty of events

Four-day festival features contests, entertainment, prizes, demonstrations, a dance and a fly-in breakfast

Goose Festival features new parade route, plenty of eventsClarion Staff The 2017 Kindersley Goose Festival kicks off on Thursday and there’s no shortage of activities for people to enjoy, including the annual parade on a new route. The Goose Festival runs from Sept. 21 to 24. Events take place throughout the community on all four days of the festival, but Saturday is always…

More participants needed for updated version of K-Town Chowdown

Several Culture Days events are planned for Kindersley from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1

More participants needed for updated version of K-Town ChowdownKenneth Brown of The Clarion The community’s annual Culture Days celebration takes place at the end of September and organizers are encouraging people to participate in the free events. Kindersley Culture Days, a local edition of a provincial and national celebration, is scheduled for Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. There are three events planned over…

Making a difference one brick at a time

Local students describe their work building a school in India, and how it was life-changing for both of them

Making a difference one brick at a timeKevin McBain of The Clarion Students at Kindersley Composite School are well known for helping others at home and abroad. Grade 12 students Jillian McArthur and Colton Leismeister recently returned from a Me to We trip, during which they helped build school rooms in India. McArthur was making her third trip with Me to We…

Local group gathers blankets for cancer patients

Heather Wall has created the organization she calls Visanbre Angel Blankets, in honour of her aunts, all cancer victims

Local group gathers blankets for cancer patientsKevin McBain and Anna Polsfut for The Clarion It’s a deadly disease and it’s guaranteed you know someone affected by it. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada – one in four sufferers will die of the disease this year. It’s estimated that 206,200 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed this year…

Saskatoon-to-Calgary bus service up and running

Alsask Bus Service also offers same-day freight service between Saskatoon and Calgary, and anywhere along the route

Saskatoon-to-Calgary bus service up and runningBy Kenneth Brown of The Clarion A new passenger bus and parcel service is running from Saskatoon to Alsask, and the same operator is offering a connecting route from Alsask to Calgary. The province’s Highway Traffic Board approved an application in July for Alsask Bus Services Ltd. to operate a passenger service from Saskatoon to…

Rural municipality making contributions to health centre

Although health centres are owned by the province, they serve the community and sometimes the community has to help out

Rural municipality making contributions to health centreKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Rural Municipality of Kindersley has taken over yard maintenance duties at the Kindersley and District Health Centre, to the benefit of residents and visitors. Lionel Story, a councillor for the RM of Kindersley, said the municipality has been doing the yard maintenance at the health centre since 2016 after…

Former MLA faces environmental charges

Boyd resigned as Kindersley MLA as of Sept. 1 but the charges came in his final days in office

Former MLA faces environmental chargesClarion Staff Former Kindersley MLA and Eston-area resident Bill Boyd faces charges in relation to altering land and wildlife habitat near the South Saskatchewan River. According to a media relations official for the Executive Council of the Saskatchewan government, Boyd has been charged with three violations under the province’s Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010,…

Summer students visit Kindersley with NDP leadership candidate

MLA Ryan Meili met with local NDP members during lunch and planned on knocking on doors in town

Summer students visit Kindersley with NDP leadership candidateKenneth Brown of The Clarion Saskatoon Meewasin MLA Ryan Meili, a New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan leadership candidate, paid a visit to Kindersley with four of the NDP’s summer students. Meili and the summer students were in town on Aug. 24 to collect signatures for two petitions and to speak with community members. The NDP…

Potential mall owner comments on plans

Finding new tenants, including a food retailer, is at the top of the list for the Kindersley Mall

Potential mall owner comments on plansKenneth Brown of The Clarion The property management company looking to acquire the Kindersley Mall plans to find new tenants, including a food retailer. The Clarion reported last week that Strathallen Acquisitions Inc., a subsidiary of Strathallen Capital Corp., has entered into an agreement of purchase and sale with a subsidiary of OneREIT to acquire…

Local youth travels to India to lend a hand

‘Me to We is trying to empower the women, to be able to sustain themselves, by providing education and resources to help them’

Local youth travels to India to lend a handKevin McBain of The Clarion “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference,” said Nelson Mandela. Being one person in a world so big may be overwhelming, but if you try to make a difference, if you do your best, if you do…

Kindersley Stallions win Sask Landing Cup

‘We were down eight, but we all said that we are going to win this one and we took the momentum and won’

Kindersley Stallions win Sask Landing CupKevin McBain of The Clarion The first-year Kindersley Stallions won the Sask Landing Cup in fine fashion on Friday night over the Gull Lake Greyhounds. In game three of the best-of-three finals with the Greyhounds (Senior AA Tier 5 champions) in Kindersley, the Stallions had to make a comeback worthy of the record books. The…