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December 5, 2018 will forever be known as Waste/Waist Management day!

At noon, two grand openings happened. A third event also filled the same interval of time.

  • When what was referred to as the “dump” in past decades becomes a place that can’t take any more dumping.
  • When the regulations for safety and protection of the public becomes a firey issue.
  • When chemicals and fabrications become toxic.

Then we need a feasible waste management center.

The regional center, just kilometers west of Kindersley and just south of the weigh scale on Highway 7, is now open to the public. A ribbon cutting at noon and a ceremonial drive through by a Loraas garbage truck (Loraas is managing the site) signalled that the disposal pit was open. Nineteen partners combined their resources to make this dream a reality. “Trash-talking” had a new twist as those present discussed the waste management site.

First garbage truck after opening – Image Courtesy of Ron Baker/Kindersley Social

Meanwhile, the waist was in sight. A new Pattison group Buy Low store was officially opened. Jim Pattison, a native of Luseland and now a renowned businessperson, can now visit this store within 45 minutes of his hometown. The space occupied is a former grocery store with much the same feel as the previous facility. Eager shoppers populated the aisles, while store executives were present, greeting shoppers.

Kindersley’s new grocery store – Image Courtesy of Ron Baker/Kindersley Social

Just down the way, another grocery store, the COOP, was presenting their monthly 10% off day. At the same time, annual membership benefit cheques were available. Board members gladly sifted through the myriad of cheques to present dividends to those who have committed to being a part of the Kindersley and District Cooperative. The combination of these incentives also made this institution a thriving business on December 5, 2018.

Kindersley Co-op Payout Day – Image Courtesy of Ron Baker/Kindersley Social

When you put these events all together – from delivery of food to disposal of waste – this day was one to remember.

Feature Image:  Dumping waste in the new facility – Ron Baker/Kindersley Social

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Ron Baker
Ron Baker is a recently retired (2005) member of the Kindersley community. His roots run deep – his grandfather homesteaded just outside Kindersley in the early 1900's. Ron was born in the old Kindersley Hospital, has made his home in various other communities over the years, but keeps coming back. Committed to the community, Ron has found his local involvement has proved to be great fodder for some hilarious tales and tragic events. His experience in administration and working with people, along with his love for a good story, ought to help to bring daily life to life! Ron blogs at ronbaker.ca, and is pleased to be a part of the writing “crew” at Kindersley Social.