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Operation Christmas Child is back

Operation Christmas Child is back and again people are encouraged to pick up shoeboxes, fill ‘em full of gifts and send ‘em to children in less fortunate countries, so everyone around the… more »

Municipal candidates

Candidate questions: What do you see as the biggest election issue, and how will you address it? I believe our citizens are very disappointed with city spending, as well as the lack of transparency and… more »

HOPE fortified at Lakeland College

Husky Energy has strengthened its commitment to training heavy oil power engineering (HOPE) students at Lakeland College with enhanced learning aids in steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) and thermal… more »

Large farms are big business

Farming is still a family run business in Western Canada, however, the amount of land and capital investment per operation is increasing substantially. more »

Steelers on top of AFHL

A year ago, the Lloydminster Steelers started their season not knowing if they would be playing at the midget AAA level the following year. more »

Barons fighting for another shot

Lloydminster Comprehensive Barons football head coach Aaron Harper doesn’t expect Friday’s semi-final game in the Wheatland Football League (WFL) to be decided by two touchdowns or more—he… more »

Young gun looking for BRC buckle

The Bull Riders Canada Inc. tour will be in Lloydminster this weekend for the finals to their fourth season, with $20,000 up for grabs and an addition $5,000 in the Canadian Globe Grudge Match. more »

Posting your land

Now that we are into the hunting season you may see many more people either dressed like pumpkins or in camo all out in search of the elusive white-tail, mule deer, elk, moose or upland birds. more »

Remembering little angels

In the month of October we are remembering the families that have experienced the painful loss of an infant, prenatally or after birth. more »

Early democratic governance

The early beginnings of governance for the town and village of Lloydminster started a few months after the Barr Colonists arrived. In October 1903, Lieutenant Governor in Council of the Northwest Territories… more »

Birds of a feather…

Goose hunting season has arrived.
It’s a time of year enjoyed by hunters and outdoor enthusiasts, my sons included. more »

Thanksgiving in the Canadian garden

I love Thanksgiving.
Perhaps it helps that I married a good cook. more »

Lloyd man could be left high and dry

Lloydminster entrepreneur, Matt Dugas, who left his local business and associates behind him to harvest rockweed in Nova Scotia, could find himself beached. more »

A few things I will consider in the upcoming civic election

Over the last eight years administration costs have increased approximately 50 per cent a year, to a total increase of approximately 300 per cent. more »

A new direction is needed

Dear editor: The announcement of huge past and continued deficits by the city council and administration underscores that a new direction is needed. New councillors pushing for 1) return to more responsible… more »

Tenney honoured

Former executive director of the Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce (COC), Pat Tenney, was recently announced as the recipient of the Roger Philips Chamber Builder Award for 2016. more »

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

There is more to all those municipal election signs popping up in Lloydminster than meets the eye. more »

Debate rivets voters

It was meat and potatoes time for the three mayoral contenders and 21 candidates running for council to win over voters at the all candidates forum. more »

More than $10 million in the hole

The task of balancing the city’s forecasted 2017 budget deficit of $10.5 million could mean cuts in services, sale of city assets and increases in taxes and user pay fees. more »

Alberta construction hungry for work

An information session at the Lloydminster Construction Association (LCA) on doing business with Alberta Infrastructure spoke to the critical need for work for business owners, like Hugh Ziprick. more »

What's On

LABIS STORE Check out the LABIS Store, 4920-50 St. Find gently used clothing and books in the store, all for a fraction of the price. Come in on Wednesdays and draw to receive 10, 25 or 50 per cent off… more »

A position not so unfamiliar

The Holy Rosary Raiders have been in this position before. An all or nothing game, with their season on the line, against one of their biggest rivals from St. Paul, who they played last season in the… more »

What's On

LABIS STORE Check out the LABIS Store, 4920-50 St. Find gently used clothing and books in the store, all for a fraction of the price. Come in on Wednesdays and draw to receive 10, 25 or 50 per cent off… more »

Let's clear the air

Dear editor: As the heat is turned up on city council and management on the need for a sewer plant upgrade, the proposed purchase of the old Synergy Credit Union building, the outrageous spending habits… more »

Election 2016 Catholic school board candidates

I am a stay at home mother of four.  After four years of serving as a board trustee, I remain committed to pursuing decisions in the best interests of the families and students of our division. more »

Election 2016 Councillor candidates cont.

1. The biggest issue in this election will be the taxpayers voting for people they trust, I hope to be on of them. more »


1. I have spent the last several weeks meeting with, and speaking to people from several different walks of life, and I have found the general consensus is the taxpayers have lost their trust in the financial… more »

Brian Jean to visit Lloyd

Wildrose leader Brian Jean will be in Lloydminster next week to rally support against the provincial NDP carbon tax plans. more »

Late Harvest to premier tonight

Roll out the red carpet for local filmmaker Benjamin Musgrave. The much awaited premiere of Musgrave’s debut movie, Late Harvest, is set to screen at the Vic Juba Theatre at 5:30 p.m. tonight as… more »

Being involved in music a "joy" for retired director

After 50 plus years as the musical director for Grace United Church, Gladys Jack has finally decided to close her fallboard. more »

Menu-planning for busy weeknights

School’s in.
By now parents are adapting to whatever the kids’ new schedules will bring.
For many, extra-curricular activities and homework are making weeknight evenings a challenge. more »

Driving away hunger

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is wrapping up another successful Drive Away Hunger food drive campaign. more »

iSummit carries on success

This year’s drum beat for the Seekaskootch Dancers from Onion Lake who kicked off the 4th annual Indigenous Economic Partnership Summit set the right celebratory tone. more »

Getting the job done

With two, three straight sets victories over the Concordia Thunder, the Lakeland Rustlers women’s volleyball team started the season how they expected to, 2-0. more »

On Deck

Rustlers on top of South With a 1-1 draw with Medicine Hat and a 3-0 victory over Lethbridge, the Lakeland Rustlers men’s soccer team are in first place in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference… more »

Rustlers split with Huskies

The Lakeland Rustlers men’s basketball team started the season with a 76-80 victory over the Keyano Huskies on Friday night, however, they couldn’t finish off the sweep, losing 68-64 on Saturday… more »

Rustlers bounce back against Thunder

After dropping their opening game of the season in three straight sets to the Concordia Thunder, the Lakeland Rustlers men’s volleyball team rebounded with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night, despite… more »

Home stand split

The Lakeland Rustlers women’s basketball team split their weekend home stand with the Keyano Huskies, earning a 64-62 victory to open the season on Friday night before dropping the Saturday afternoon… more »

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