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Elliott Knopp

Elliott is a graduate from NAIT's Television Broadcast program. He has broadcast experience in football, basketball and hockey. He has spent nearly his entire life living in Edmonton, but has recently moved to Lloydminster for his career. He has an undying passion for CFL/NFL football, hot wings and Flaming Hot Cheetos. He loves playing fantasy football but has never won a championship.

Kiwanis Club seeking volunteer help with Festival of Lights

The Lloydminster Kiwanis Club is getting a head start on the holiday season through one of their signature events. The non-profit is setting up the framework for their annual Festival of Lights, and they are looking for volunteers to help them bring their vision to life. Last year’s event was enjoyed by the community and received recognition from the organization’s …

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RCMP advising caution with online holiday shopping

The RCMP is advising holiday shoppers to be cautious of how they purchase gifts online this season. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are approaching rapidly, and more people shopping online because of the pandemic. The RCMP has released the following tips people can use to help protect themselves from the theft and fraud: Avoid making purchases on public wi-fi, try …

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42nd annual Stockade Roundup rides on

Cattle producers from all across the prairies have gathered at theLloyd Exh for the 42nd annual Stockade Roundup. The event provides cattle farmers with the opportunity to showcase their livestock genetics to other producers and potential buyers in their industry. In a normal year, producers attend a fall show circuit that spans across five different cities including Lloydminster, Edmonton, Regina, …

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Possible COVID-19 exposure at The Sticks Billiards and Lounge in Lloydminster

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is advising residents of a possible COVID-19 exposure at a local business. The advisory comes out of an abundance of caution so residents can act accordingly should they become symptomatic. The individual who may have been infectious was inside of The Sticks Billiards and Lounge on October 26 between 7-10 p.m. Anyone who was at …

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Salvation Army marching forward with 130th annual Christmas Kettle Campaign

The holiday spirit lives on in the Border City. The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign is set to return for their 130th year with some mild modifications to accommodate the new public health guidelines. The campaign starts on November 21, and will run between 12-6 p.m., including on the following Friday and Saturday at six locations (Sobeys, Walmart, Safeway, Lloyd …

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Lloydminster vets overcoming ‘new norm’ Remembrance Day challenges

Local veterans look to adapt in order to continue Remembrance Day traditions. Many residents have begun to purchase and wear poppies to honour those who have served in the military. With the concern for public health front-and-center, the distribution of these symbolic items has become more dependent on self-serve donation boxes. The proceeds from poppy sales go toward assisting veterans …

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LCSD teacher awarded for lifetime achievements, community impact

A local retired teacher has been recognized by his alma mater for his lifetime accomplishments and contributions to the community. Richard Lucas was bestowed with the St. Thomas More College’s Distinguished Alumni Award on October 24th. The award is handed out annually to a male and female alumni for outstanding lifetime accomplishments and achievements, their impact on the community, and …

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Lloyd Comp students ‘Scare Away Hunger’ with community food drive

Leadership students at Lloydminster Comprehensive High School have launched a food drive to bring in donations and raise awareness about ‘food insecurity.’ Grade 12 Leadership Students Keauna Campbell and Devyn Haygarth are leading the charge with their “Scare Away Hunger” food drive all week long with the campaign wrapping up on Saturday. “Our whole point of leadership is being able …

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Community advocate Mansoor Azeem relocating to Ontario

One of the Border City’s community leaders is moving on to the next chapter of his life. Mansoor Azeem, Imam of the Baitul Amaan Mosque and the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Lloydminster is relocating to Vaughn, Ontario to help Muslim children in the community. Since his arrival in 2017, Azeem has taken part in fundraisers and events to uplift and …

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Bandits begin regular season on Friday

The Lloydminster Classic Oilfield Bandits and the rest of the North Eastern Junior Hockey league are gearing up for a quick turnaround to start the season. On Monday, the Bandits released their schedule for the 2020-21 season on social media with their first game of the season coming up this weekend. Earlier this year, the NEJHL came to an agreement …

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