With the global financial situation looking grim, the province of Saskatchewan is being called a "economic beacon of prosperity" in a world heading toward recession.

Kindersley MLA Bill Boyd says the West Central Region is leading the charge. The Kindersley area is continuing to grow in terms of oil and gas production and, although the price of argicultural products has declined recently, the price is stills steady.  The current Saskatchewan energy and resources minister says its important to approach the near future with caution to ensure the ecomonics of province are strong for years to come.