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Something doesn't add up

Will city taxpayers be short-changed by the creation of a Lloydminster Utility Corporation in partnership with Epcor to fund an upgraded wastewater treatment facility? more »

More than 110,000 jobs lost

he Canadian Association of Oil Well Drilling Contractors (CAODC), finds himself on the stump across Canada campaigning for his industry. Scholz represents the Canadian drilling and service rig sector… more »

Numbers were down, but hopes are high

The 2016 Jayman Built MS Walk was a bit light on numbers this time around, but organizers expected less of a turnout this year, looking more for support in the way of participation instead of dollars.… more »

Olympians trounce cops

Special Olympics Lloydminster had its year end celebration on the weekend, with a main event in the form of a floor hockey match that saw the Olympians go toe-to-toe with the local RCMP. more »

There's gold in them thar lagoons

There are a lot of opinions, good and bad, about the city’s proposed Lloydminster Utility Corporation (LUC) with Epcor as a partner to fund upgrades to our water and wastewater system. more »

'Safe room' created for child victims

The Lloydminster Sexual Assault and Information Centre has created what amounts to a safe room for child victims of sexual abuse. more »

Week to recognize injury prevention

Every year on April 28, the City of Lloydminster recognizes the National Day of Mourning as a day to stop, reflect and remember those who have lost their lives or been injured on the job. more »

Second-hand Lloyd

Spring is here and many people are working in their yards and cleaning out the garage and basement getting ready for summer. As you sort through your clutter, remember that old potato: “One man’s… more »

The final 14

Only 14 teams remain in the Canadian Junior Hockey League and 13 of them are playing this week in regional tournaments in Estevan, Sask., Kirkland Lake, Ont., and Woodstock N.B. From the three tournaments,… more »

Boys of summer are back

The Northwest Prairie Pirates midget AAA baseball team opened their season over the weekend in the Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League (SPBL) with two double-headers. more »

Are you cut out for social work?

Dear Working Wise: I’m trying to decide what I want to do for a career. I know I want to help people and I’d like my job to be stable—not dependent on the price of oil. Do you have any… more »

Household hazardous waste round-up

The City of Lloydminster, in partnership with neighbouring municipalities, is assisting residents with spring cleaning by offering safe disposal of potentially dangerous household materials. more »

Red Dogs put on a show

If it was to be the only game the Lloydminster Red Dogs would play on home field for the next five years, they were going to make sure their fans got to see a show. more »

God's new digs

The people of the Grace United Church invited the public to the grand opening of its modernization, which featured lunch, guest speakers, a presentation on the building’s history and tours of the… more »

It's Mcgoing to Mcbe a Mcgreat day

Mayor Rob Saunders, with employees from McDonald’s Restaurants of Lloydminster, proclaims May 4 as McHappy Day. This year McDonald’s Canada will celebrate its 23rd year of McHappy Day, a promotion that… more »

Oh deer, be careful

The weather is getting nicer and as it does, out come the pesky bugs and critters that also enjoy the warmer days and nights. Among the wildlife will be the deer mouse, an animal that can cause health… more »

Holy Rosary to get fit

Holy Rosary High School will be beefing up its physical education classes next fall, with the introduction of the high performance student athlete program. more »

When life gives you lemons ...

When life gives you lemons ... more »

Red Dogs coming home

The Lloydminster Red Dogs have been one of the Capital District Minor Football Association’s (CDMFA) best midget football teams since joining the league back in 2009. more »

Rolling the dice

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) is betting on Lloydminster’s approval of a new casino. FSIN announced Wednesday it has been granted conditional approval for the Saskatchewan… more »

Teen beauty off to T.O.

Newly crowned Miss Teenage Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, is heading to Ontario to represent the Border City in the Miss Teenage Canada 2016 competition. more »

Decade-old report supports LUC

A city report showing Lloydminster’s wastewater treatment facility has not been compliant with effluent standards for the past decade could help drive the push for a Lloydminster Utility Corporation… more »

Hall gets reprieve

After a town meeting in Hillmond, it was decided the North Bend Albion Hall will get to live to see a brighter future. The hall, which was built by a community cooperative in 1927, needs to be restored… more »

Husky sells nearly $2-billion in assets

Husky Energy is selling select midstream assets in the Lloydminster Region for $1.7 billion along with a 65 per cent ownership stake to Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd. and Power Assets Holdings… more »

Casino a good gamble

No doubt, a hot topic of discussion around the water cooler this week is the conditional approval for a Lloydminster casino from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority in Regina. more »

Editorial cartoon

Too bad. You got the rent money from Leroy here, so this is where we’re living! more »

Elvis will soon be in the building

One day there will be a Donny Edwards impersonator named Elvis. From all accounts, an Edwards’ Elvis musical tribute is so authentic you’ll feel as if you’re watching the King of Rock… more »

Raid nets drugs, weapons and raises concerns

Lloydminster RCMP are bragging they’ve put a huge dent in the local drug trade after a bust that netted more than a half-million dollars in illegal drugs. Two Lloydminster residents were charged,… more »

Now, I may just be an old farmer, but ...

A week of beautiful sunny days, that’s the week that was. The Big Guy needs to send us some rain soon. It’s so dry out there, it’s just a question of time before somebody has a fire… more »

Who looks out for employee safety?

Dear Working Wise: One of my co-workers was seriously injured at work recently and so I was just wondering how common it is to get hurt at work. Who’s supposed to be keeping employees safe? Signed,… more »

Fagnon named Citizen of the Year

It started off as a regular Lions Club meeting, this time with member Glenn Fagnon as the guest speaker, showing up to talk about the Care-A-Van Society, something which he was instrumental in organizing. more »

Festival to showcase Ukrainian dance

If you plan to attend the 11th annual Ukrainian Dancing on the Border Festival this weekend pack, your sunglasses. more »

It's time to get growing

As you contemplate your options in the yard, allow me to help you get organized.
It’s always more effective to approach a project with a plan. more »

Red Dogs to honour Mears

Sometimes you don’t pick the best player. Sometimes you pick the player that will fit the best. more »

Starting rugby from a young age

Seventeen years ago, Morgan Mann brought the tradition of rugby from the Lashburn to E.S. Laird Middle School. While completing a work placement in the small community jus a short drive up the road from… more »

Edmonton doesn't need a lucky number

For some, the only date that matters during the playoffs is April 30. The date when all eyes are on a bunch of ping pong balls dancing around, deciding the fate of some lucky 18-year-old hockey player. more »

The crabapple tree

The call came in one spring: “Will you sell a quarter of land for me?” The owner was from Manitoba, had recently inherited it from her aunt, and thought the sale proceeds would be put to better… more »

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