About the Business
Your Southwest Media Group is 100% owned by myself. I’m the independent publisher of Your West Central Voice, which is a weekly community newspaper based in Kindersley, Sask. The newspaper serves the west central and southwest area of Saskatchewan. I have branded my paper as “Refreshingly Different” as we try to tell the good stories of the people and communities that we serve. I also publish The Oyen Echo, a weekly community newspaper serving Oyen, Alberta.
Mary Kathryn (Kate) Winquist
My name is Kate Winquist, and I started a weekly community newspaper for Kindersley, Eston, Eatonia and the surrounding area during the pandemic in July 2020. In January 2021, I took over The Oyen Echo’s publishing reins to serve the eastern Alberta region directly to the west of the Kindersley area. I have just recently started to branch into the southwest area of the province as well. I was born and raised on a farm at Glidden, SK and I graduated from Kindersley Composite School in 1987. I have spent my entire working career (30+ years) in the newspaper industry, most recently with the Maple Creek News. I am happy to be back to my west central Saskatchewan roots, doing what I love to do. I am passionate about the print industry and telling stories about our great communities and their people.