National housing market faces shakeup

Ben Myers of Bullpen Research & Consulting talks about how markets are changing across the country

National housing market faces shakeupBen Myers is president of Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc. What does your research tell you about today's consumer and what they’re looking for in a new home? Myers: Location remains the top priority for buyers, that hasn't changed. However, different demographic segments have much different priorities after location. In speaking with realtors and developers,…

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…

Long-awaited regional landfill opens

Anyone can take waste to the facility, but the tipping rates are different for people who live in the 19 member municipalities

Long-awaited regional landfill opensKenneth Brown of The Crossroads People across the west central region now have a new location to dispose of their waste. A long-awaited regional landfill has opened to the west of Kindersley. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Dec. 5 at the site of the landfill about 10 km west of Kindersley and south…

New health-care facility in Leader holds grand opening

The new facility brings together acute care, emergency medical services, community health services and primary health care into one location

New health-care facility in Leader holds grand opening  by T. Martin-Schmunk of The Crossroads It was a day to celebrate on Oct. 26, 2018, as people gathered from near and far to commemorate the grand opening of the Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility. The event also noted the renovations made at the Western Senior Citizens Home. Among the distinguished guests were…

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…

New regional landfill nearly ready to open

The landfill, with 19 member municipalities, is located about 10 kilometres west of Kindersley just south of Highway 7

New regional landfill nearly ready to open  Kenneth Brown of The Crossroads A group of 19 urban and rural municipalities are founding members of a new regional landfill west of Kindersley. The landfill is close to opening its gates. The Western Regional Landfill Inc. (WRLI), the official name of the organization in charge of the waste management facility, was first incorporated…

Kevin O’Meara replaces DIRTT founder Mogens Smed as CEO

O'Meara's experience includes co-founding and growing Builders FirstSource, a manufacturer and distributor of structural building products

Kevin O’Meara replaces DIRTT founder Mogens Smed as CEOCalgary-based DIRTT Environmental Solutions, an interior construction company that uses technology for client-driven design and manufacturing, has announced that founder and executive chair Mogens Smed has left the company, effective immediately. In a statement, the company said that Smed in January “agreed to cease acting as CEO and to undertake a new role as executive…

Helping companies get out from under an avalanche of spreadsheets

Christopher Ronak of software developer 4castplus caters to a growing need for project cost management help

Helping companies get out from under an avalanche of spreadsheetsChristopher Ronak is CEO of 4castplus. Calgary’s Business: What is 4castplus and the story behind its founding? Ronak: 4castplus is construction project cost management software designed to provide organizations with a centralized platform to run all their major projects and programs, including infrastructure, pipeline, construction, mining and oil and gas. Users gain deep visibility, analytics and…

Price of diesel fuel increases four-fold in 20 years

A report released by ATB Financial on Thursday looks at the Producer Price Index of the construction sector since 1998

Price of diesel fuel increases four-fold in 20 yearsDiesel fuel has been leading the increase of building material prices over the last two decades. A report released by ATB Financial on Thursday looked at the Producer Price Index of the construction sector since 1998. The index tracks the price of different inputs purchased by producers, similar to the Consumer Price Index. In the…

Auction raises more than $85,000 for Brock roof

Community centre project benefits as about 110 people bid on about 70 items and contributed to a raffle

Auction raises more than $85,000 for Brock roofKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The Brock Community Centre is going to get a much-needed new roof thanks to the money raised at a successful community auction in Brock on the weekend. Approximately 110 people attended a goods and services auction on Feb. 10 at the community centre. The campaign to raise money for the…