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Achs in Canada’s drag racing hall of fame

Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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Ken Achs has won numerous races and accolades in a drag racing career, spanning back to the early 1960s. On Saturday, he added another award to his shelf with his induction into the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame. The Saskatoon native …

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SIR 50th anniversary

Canadian Hot Rods Magazine, August/September 2016, Volume 11, Issue 6

SIR 50th Anniversaryby Paul (Spike) Kleckner, photos courtesy SIR archives

Saskatoon silver anniversary

Doing anything for 50 years takes passion and dedication and this year Saskatchewan International Raceway is celebrating its silver anniversary milestone.

… Canadian Motorsports Hall of Famer (2002) Kenny Achs, a renowned business man and real estate magnate today listed in the Who’s Who of Canadian Business, was one of the track’s earliest stars racing a front engine top fuel dragster and later an AA/FC. …

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Downtown lot sits empty for now

The StarPhoenix, Friday, July 10, 2015

downtown-lots-sits-empty-for-nowby Sean Trembath

Dispute over lane holds up planning

The developer who owns the downtown land that used to house the McDonald’s says it will be the site of a “signature downtown building,” but like several other lots in the area, it will be a …

“We don’t know what we’re going to build exactly, but it will be something worthy of that corner,” said Ken Achs, president and …

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Art deco with a side of Sin City

Bridges (The StarPhoenix), Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Art deco with a side of Sin City - words onlyby Sean Trembath, photos by Michelle Berg

SPACES—# Saskatchewan’s Best Spaces

Who? Colleen Wilson, director of design for Mid-West Group and Meridian Development

What/Where? The Nexus Building in Saskatoon, which houses the new corporate headquarters for both companies as well as …

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Well-known Saskatoon developer talks future, past of city

The StarPhoenix, Monday, August 11, 2014

Well-known Saskatoon developer talks future, past of cityby Charles Hamilton

Achs kept coming back with ideas

Over the last 50 years, Ken Achs has watched his city grow from a sleepy prairie town where it was hard to find a minimum wage job, to a booming economic hub of Western Canada. Achs got his start in the automotive business, but since then has emerged as one of the city’s most powerful property developers. …

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