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…

Program provides loans to build low-income housing

A project is eligible for a loan if it involves new construction, acquisition of existing units or the conversion of buildings

Program provides loans to build low-income housingKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The Saskatchewan Housing Corp. (SHC) will be analyzing proposals in the coming months to award loans to sponsors wanting to build affordable rental housing. The Rental Development Program (RDP) provides forgivable loans to sponsors as owners and developers that want to build affordable rental housing, and provide supports to low-income…

Grand opening for new Luseland Credit Union draws crowd

Building brings new conveniences to members, including onsite ATM, access to an investment rep and even an AED

Grand opening for new Luseland Credit Union draws crowdKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The Luseland Credit Union has moved into its new building. The credit union’s board and staff showed off the new office at a public event last week. A grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Jan. 10 at the Luseland Credit Union. The brief program included a lunch…

Things to consider before getting a builders license

An out of date license means nothing to a customer

Things to consider before getting a builders licenseIf you are looking at getting a builder’s license, there are a few things to think about before doing so, to ensure it is the right choice for you. If you are a dab hand at contracting and building, unfortunately, you cannot legally go any further without a builder’s license. This is to protect the…