Oil sees slight rebound amid trade talks

Dr. Sam Gamtessa, a professor of economics at the University of Regina, analyzes market conditions

Oil sees slight rebound amid trade talksKenneth Brownof The Crossroads The price of oil went on a steady decline starting last fall and an expert says trade talks between two world powers have driven a slight rebound in the price. According to Bloomberg, the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) price of oil was sitting at US$54.04 per barrel as of Wednesday morning.…

Nomination deadline coming up for Synergy Credit Union board

The board’s 12 members each serve a three-year term. The terms are staggered, so a total of four seats come up for election each year

Nomination deadline coming up for Synergy Credit Union boardKenneth Brown of The Crossroads Synergy Credit Union is now accepting nominations for seats on its board of directors and the organization is looking for one director from the district. The nomination deadline is on Feb. 15 at noon, so the packages have to be completed and submitted before the noon deadline next Friday. Synergy…

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…

Kindersley farmer wins innovation award

Coutts Agro’s efforts have a ripple effect across the entire food system – from the land, to suppliers, to consumers

Kindersley farmer wins innovation awardJoan Janzen of The Crossroads It’s innovation and a strong commitment to helping the environment that led to Ian Coutts of Coutts Agro in Kindersley to be honoured with an Innovation Award by Land O’Lakes, a farmer-owned co-operative, representing and recognizing operations from all over North America. [emember_protected for="2" custom_msg='For more on this story, please…

Historical Society annual Christmas in November a success

For the 11th year, Frances McManus of LaBelle Boutique curated the Christmas in November fashion show, a glittering part of the evening

Historical Society annual Christmas in November a successThe local museum, the Prairie West Historical Society, held its 11th annual Christmas In November on Saturday, Nov. 17. The evening has been deemed a success with many great comments about the meal, the fashion show and the silent auction. Lacey Owens, who was slated to speak, unfortunately was called out of town due to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lacey Owens to speak at Christmas in November

Local fundraiser is in its 11th year bringing women from across the area together to support the museum and its projects

Lacey Owens to speak at Christmas in NovemberVerna Thompson for the Crossroads Agriculture, locally and beyond, will be the focus when Eston’s Lacey Owens speaks at Christmas in November in Eston on Saturday, Nov. 17. A fundraiser for the local museum, the event is in its 11th year bringing women from across the West Central area together to support the museum and…
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