AGUA Team in Mexico makes life better for locals

The 2019 team drilled three new wells and did pump repair/rebuild on an additional seven, bringing them back into service

AGUA Team in Mexico makes life better for locals  by Tim Ehnisz This year’s trip was new to all, veteran driller or novice. As we worked with a drilling rig that is much larger and has more capacity. This is what was needed for many years as our small lS 100 portable rig was not capable of digging in difficult terrain. For many…

Kerrobert wildlife group holds annual supper

Event included a tasty supper featuring wild meat from big game, fundraising activities, award presentations, door prizes and short speeches

Kerrobert wildlife group holds annual supperKenneth Brown of The Crossroads There was a lot of protein being served up at the annual wildlife federation supper in Kerrobert and no one at the event is likely to have gone home hungry. The Kerrobert and District Wildlife Federation held its supper and awards banquet on Jan. 19 at the Prairieland Community Centre.…

Prince Albert man wins classic car raffle

Raise the Roof Raffle generated thousands of dollars for upgrades to the Eatonia Memorial Arena

Prince Albert man wins classic car raffleKenneth Brown of The Crossroads A real storybook tale has played out for a Prince Albert man who won the classic car of his dreams after his name was drawn in the Raise the Roof Raffle. The draw for the Raise the Roof Raffle took place on Jan. 12 at the Eatonia Memorial Arena during…

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign $5 million behind goal this year

The fundraising allows Army units in 400 communities help Canadians with the basic necessities of life

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign $5 million behind goal this yearThe Salvation Army is sounding the alarm bell. With only five days until Christmas, the Army’s annual Kettle Campaign is $5.3 million behind its $21-million fundraising goal for this year across Canada. “We rely heavily on our Kettle Campaign to fund our community and social service programs,” said Lt.-Col. John Murray, secretary for communications for…

Charitable giving as a share of income plunges in Canada

Who would have thought the Grinch was Canadian? Of the 15 least-generous jurisdictions in North America, 12 are in Canada

Charitable giving as a share of income plunges in CanadaThe amount of money Canadians donate to registered charities – as a share of their income – has plummeted 32.2 per cent since 2006, according to a new report released Thursday by the Fraser Institute, a public policy think-tank. “Canadians continue to donate less and less every year, which means charities face greater challenges to…

Christmas Hamper program starts for Kindersley and area

The Kindersley & District Food Bank, Salvation Army and West Central Crisis & Family Support Centre have teamed up

Christmas Hamper program starts for Kindersley and areaKenneth Brown of The Crossroads A Christmas Hamper program within the greater Kindersley area is now accepting applications and donations to get prepared for the upcoming Christmas season. There have been changes made to the Christmas Hamper program for Kindersley and area. The Canadian Mental Health Association used to co-ordinate a regional hamper program in…

Santa’s Hut shopping events coming up soon

Children 12 years old and under can purchase gifts for parents and siblings for a nominal price

Santa’s Hut shopping events coming up soonKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The annual children’s Christmas shopping extravaganza called Santa’s Hut is coming up soon, and donations of gift items and money are now being accepted. The Santa’s Hut program is in its 26th year. The program is operated by the West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre with help from volunteers…

Baby Gourmet seeks to ensure healthy food choices for babies

Calgary-based company partnering with a Hamilton agency to provide essential needs to young families

Baby Gourmet seeks to ensure healthy food choices for babiesCalgary-based  Baby Gourmet 's Heart of Baby Gourmet platform wants to ensure every child in Canada has access to healthy food. For years, the company has supported food banks in Canada. It’s now partnering as well with an agency in Hamilton, Ont., to provide essential needs to young families. “Baby Gourmet has been a trusted part…

Art auction fundraiser goes well for agency

West Central Abilities provides services to adults in the region living with disabilities

Art auction fundraiser goes well for agencyKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The work of artists and contributors in the area has gone up for auction to help raise money for a much-needed building project for a regional agency. West Central Abilities Inc., an agency that provides services to adults in the region living with disabilities, held an inaugural Art Extravaganza fundraiser…

Dancers shake booties to support a cause

The second annual Ballroom Blitz has helped to raise more than $36,000 for the Eatonia Centennial Committee

Dancers shake booties to support a causeKenneth Brown of The Crossroads A group of trained dancers and their celebrity partners have competed and entertained a large crowd at a special fundraiser held last weekend in Eatonia. The second annual Ballroom Blitz event took place on Nov. 10 at the Eatonia Community Hall. The event has helped to raise more than $36,000…
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