Gulliver takes students to space

Two professional director-actors helped students from ECS present a theatrical version of Gulliver’s Travels with a twist

Gulliver takes students to spaceKenneth Brown of The Crossroads Students at Eston Composite School (ECS) have experienced the thrill of working with theatre professionals to make a play happen in only five days. Two professional director-actors from Missoula Children’s Theatre helped a group of students from ECS to learn and present a theatrical version of Gulliver’s Travels with a…

Flaxcombe Legion celebrates 90 years

The branch used the event as a fundraiser to help restore the cenotaph, which was dedicated on Oct. 27, 1929

Flaxcombe Legion celebrates 90 yearsKenneth Brown of The Crossroads Members of the Flaxcome Legion have gathered with other supporters to mark the branch’s 90th anniversary, and to raise money for an important cenotaph project. The Royal Canadian Legion branch held its celebration on Oct. 20 at the Flaxcombe Community Hall. The 90th anniversary celebration included a supper, a silent…

Unity terminal survives fire after announcing dividends

The grain dryer has built-in safety protocols and the unit shut down when the fire occurred. The cause is being investigated

Unity terminal survives fire after announcing dividendsKenneth Brown of The Crossroads North West Terminal (NWT) Ltd., along with its staff and directors, has gotten through an eventful week complete with a dividend announcement and a large fire. The NWT board of directors issued a news release on Oct. 10 to announce dividends for its shareholders. An industrial grain dryer caught on…

Art auction to raise money for facility

West Central Abilities Inc. seeks to build a new day program facility in Kindersley

Art auction to raise money for facilityKenneth Brown of The Crossroads A unique opportunity for people to purchase creations by a wide range of local artists and to support a good cause all at once is coming soon to Kindersley. West Central Abilities Inc., a regional agency raising money to build a new day program facility in Kindersley, will be hosting…

Regional ag office celebrates new location

Focusing on the needs of producers in the west central region of Saskatchewan

Regional ag office celebrates new locationKenneth Brown of The Crossroads A regional office with a focus on the needs of producers in the west central region has celebrated its new location with producers and various other guests. The Saskatchewan Agriculture (Sask Ag) and Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) office in Kindersley held an event on Oct. 12 to celebrate the…

Kyle farmer joins pulse organization board

Shaun Dyrland said the organization adds a lot of value to the industry and the province’s producers

Kyle farmer joins pulse organization boardBy Kenneth Brown of The Crossroads Three directors including Kyle-area producer Shaun Dyrland have been named to the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) board after nominations closed last month. No election was necessary after the nomination period closed in the middle of September. Dyrland will be a newcomer to the SPG board when his term starts…

Eatonia trade show returns after year off

Fifty-four vendor booths and eight craft tables have been booked so far. And there’s still time to book space

Eatonia trade show returns after year offBy Kenneth Brown of The Crossroads The Eatonia Fall Trade Show returns this month after taking a one-year hiatus. An organizer says there is still room for a couple of vendors. The community’s 29th annual Fall Trade Show takes place at the Eatonia Arena on Oct. 20, and the day starts with a pancake breakfast…

Local funds to benefit health care facility

Goal is to raise $1.3 million toward furnishings and equipment for the Leader and District Integrated Health Care Facility

Local funds to benefit health care facilityBy Pam Busby for the Crossroads The Leader and District Trust Advisory Committee has been busy collecting funds that will go toward the furnishings and equipment for the Leader and District Integrated Health Care Facility since minister of Health at that time, Dustin Duncan, approved the project on Sept. 22, 2014. The Leader and District…

Kindersley native Dr. John Staples to study in Australia

Focus on reconstructive plastic surgery, with emphasis on adolescence facial reconstruction

Kindersley native Dr. John Staples to study in AustraliaJamac News Service On June 16, approximately 80 doctors, instructors, support staff, and family gathered at a restaurant for the College of Plastic Surgery graduation. This year’s graduates were Kindersley native John Staples and Eric Fung. The college graduates a maximum of two students annually who have completed their residence in plastic surgery. John began…