Members of local family join overseas Legion pilgrimage

‘The rain at Vimy Ridge was like the tears of the soldiers thanking us for being there’

Members of local family join overseas Legion pilgrimageKenneth Brown of The Clarion Every two years, a Saskatchewan resident is chosen to make a Royal Canadian Legion pilgrimage in Europe. This year, the pilgrim for was a former Kindersley resident. Dwane Burke, 34, us a former member of the Kindersley Legion who transferred to the Legion branch in Star City. He was raised…

Kindersley MLA Bill Boyd announces retirement

Boyd a driving force behind the formation of the Saskatchewan Party

Kindersley MLA Bill Boyd announces retirementClarion staff Kindersley MLA Bill Boyd announced on Tuesday that he will be retiring from public life and resigning his seat, effective Sept. 1. “When Premier (Brad) Wall announced his retirement, he talked about renewal within the Saskatchewan Party,” Boyd said. “I have been the MLA for Kindersley for a long time, so my retirement and…

Local family faces deportation back to wartorn Venezuela

“The community is like my second family,” said Wilmer. “But we have met so many good people. It is safe here, we love it. We do not want to live anywhere else”

Local family faces deportation back to wartorn VenezuelaKevin McBain of The Clarion The story of a Venezuelan family that has been fighting for the right to stay in Kindersley rather than be deported back to their home country has gained attention from provincial and national media. It is also a story about a community that has rallied to support the family that…

Results confirm fentanyl deaths in Kindersley

Only the cities of Saskatoon and Regina had more fentanyl deaths than Kindersley from 2013 to 2017

Results confirm fentanyl deaths in KindersleyClarion staff An update on drug toxicity deaths by the Office of the Chief Coroner of Saskatchewan confirms fentanyl has contributed to the deaths of five people in the area since 2013. The office updated its drug toxicity deaths statistics on July 10. The data tables provided by the coroner’s office show the results from…

KCS Class of 2017 ready to take on the world

61 members of Kindersley Composite School received their diplomas on June 29

KCS Class of 2017 ready to take on the worldKevin McBain of The Clarion Sixty-one members of Kindersley Composite School (KCS) Class of 2017 received their graduation diplomas on June 29 on the stage of the Co-op arena. Teacher Ryan Street, acting as Master of Ceremonies, did a great job at keeping the evening running smoothly, even sprinkling tidbits of wisdom as the evening…

KCS students honoured for excellence

The afternoon kicked off with the awarding of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award that was presented to graduate Sheldon Cannon for achieving the highest mark in the graduating class of 2016.

KCS students honoured for excellenceStudents who excelled this year in academics and athletics were recognized at the Kindersley Composite School awards last Thursday afternoon. The afternoon kicked off with the awarding of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award that was presented to graduate Sheldon Cannon for achieving the highest mark in the graduating class of 2016. Coaches of each KCS competing…

Addison family members receive heritage award

Two granddaughters of James Addison, who built the Addison Sod House, received a Heritage Award for stewardship of the provincial heritage property

Addison family members receive heritage awardKenneth Brown of The Clarion The family responsible for the Addison Sod House has received a Lieutenant Governor’s Heritage Award for its long-term stewardship of a provincial heritage property. Two granddaughters of James Addison, the man who built the historic sod house between 1909 and 1911, were at Government House in Regina on June 14…

Kindersley U16 team earns soccer gold

Like the U16s, the U12/14s had a 2-2 record, but finished in third place in their five-team division. The U10s had a tough go, as their bracket wasn’t tiered. But they battled hard

Kindersley U16 team earns soccer goldAndrew McCormack of The Clarion The three Kindersley Storm soccer teams were in action this past weekend, and the U16s came home from Swift Current with a gold medal. The U12/14 Kindersley Storm and the U10 Kindersley Storm were in Saskatoon at the Hollandia Cup and the U12/14 squad also had a solid finish. Like the…

Great Plains College celebrates 2017 graduation

Kindersley campus students completed programs including adult basic education, administrative assistant, early childhood education, continuing care assistant, fourth class power engineering and primary care paramedic.

Great Plains College celebrates 2017 graduationKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Kindersley campus of Great Plains College held its graduation exercises for the 2016-17 school year, and a total of 54 people are moving on to the next chapter in their lives. Teachers, staff, students and various guests attended the college’s 2017 graduation ceremony and scholarship presentation program held on…

Staking out the moral high ground in the energy debate

Othering can help understand energy discourse in Canada – and its tension and polarization – in a sector where natural sciences sensibilities ought to prevail

Staking out the moral high ground in the energy debateUnderstanding “othering,” a theoretical notion studied in the social sciences, could help the petroleum sector connect with Canadians. Othering is about declaring something or someone to be the ‘other’ and, in so doing, reduce that other’s ability to enjoy the same virtues to which you have laid claim. “Othering is the process of casting a…

2017 town budget projects $248,336 surplus

Drop in mill rate leads to hold on some infrastructure spending while moving ahead with new aquatic centre

2017 town budget projects $248,336 surplusKindersley Town Council’s first budget of the term will result in a mill rate drop of more than five mills and spending on certain infrastructure and other programs put on hold as funding slows and Council focuses attention on the design-build of the new indoor aquatic centre. At its May 24 Regular Meeting, Council approved a…

Charges laid in fraud investigation

More than 250 complaints received involving a Kindersley travel agency

Charges laid in fraud investigationCrossroads staff In January, 2016, the RCMP received multiple complaints of fraud involving a travel agency business in Kindersley. As a result of investigation and consultation with Crown, 44-year-old Leslie Glauser is charged with one count of Fraud Over $5,000, section 380(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. “This 16 month investigation was lengthy, in part, due…

It’s time the oil industry got smart about its messaging

Smart agriculture movement offers the perfect template: it's about building trust with consumers by telling stories about good – and improving – practices

It’s time the oil industry got smart about its messagingFirst there was precision agriculture. Then came decision ag. Now there’s smart ag. These terms describe fundamental changes in agriculture to better produce crops or livestock. It’s all about maximizing yield while minimizing costs and environmental impact. They include everything from predictive analytics and digital technologies to soil management and crop protection strategies. Autonomous tractors. Bio-fertilizers. Variable rate inputs for applying…