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Vermilion teen studying theatre in New York finally able to return home

Sadie Granigan arrived back in Canada on June 8. Photo submitted “The news about COVID-19 had hit New York and it felt like an apocalypse because there was no one on the streets.” Vermilion’s Sadie Granigan has been on a whirlwind adventure since the fall: studying musical theatre in New York City to being trapped in the United States due …

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Lloydminster and other Saskatchewan cities get approval to enter Phase 4.2

The Border City is getting the green light from the Saskatchewan government to reopen more businesses and facilities as early as next week. On Monday, libraries, museums, galleries, movie theatres, and live theatres across the province will be allowed to reopen their doors to the public under guidelines set by the provincial government. Even though the province has said it …

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Alberta declares free mask distribution is a success

Many citys across the province, including Lloydminster, may have found face masks more accessible since the Government of Alberta started giving them away through fast-food chains. In a press release, the Alberta government calls the first phase of the free mask distribution a success, adding more than 14-million masks were handed out across the province. Alberta Minister of Health, Tyler …

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Local woman organizes drive-in event looking to spread hope and encouragement

Lisa Heape is bringing the community together to celebrate hope and happiness with the “Sing Over Your City” drive-in event as Lloydminster has begun reopening. Heape said she wants to spread a positive message in the community that will resonate moving into a new normal. “Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen hope deferred and people just discouraged, maybe …

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Local recreational businesses hope to reopen soon

As Saskatchewan moves into Phase 4 of its Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, a couple of Lloydminster recreational businesses feel the impact as they await a date to resume operations. Being a part of Bowl Alberta, Jody Macdonald, co-owner of Lloyd Lanes said it’s hard to see the province’s recreational facilities open, and not being able to follow suit. Macdonald believes the …

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City’s COVID-19 webinar focuses on overcoming loss

The City of Lloydminster has announced a COVID-19 webinar focused on overcoming loss. The City has invited Grief Counselor, Bill Harder, with the Hospice Society of Camrose and District, to speak through Zoom to Lloydminster residents. Patrick Lancaster, Manager of Social Programs and Services with the City of Lloydminster said the workshop came about after talking with community partners. He …

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Mental health services in Lloydminster seeing a common thread with COVID-19

A few Border City mental health professionals have noticed a trend in patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and why they are seeing, or will be seeing, an increase in people seeking help. A Registered Social Worker at Care Counseling Lloydminster, Marla Rauser, mentioned that she sees a recent pattern with the mental health of adults in connection to COVID-19. “In …

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Lloydminster getting ready to open spray park and indoor pool

As businesses and services continue to reopen in Phase 4, the City of Lloydminster is working on opening the spray park and the Bioclean Aquatic Centre. This comes after the Government of Saskatchewan announced the province would be moving into the next phase of the reopening process next Monday. In a press release, Mayor Gerald Aalbers says he is aware …

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Bottle Depot bounces back with support from business owner

Bea Fisher Bottle Depot is now operating thanks to support from the local business community. A  mask donation from local business owners and entrepreneur, Tracy Klotz, helped them get their doors open much sooner than expected. Bea Fisher, Marketing and Business Development Coordinator, Kim Crockett, expressed how grateful he was to receive the masks on Tracy’s behalf. “The bottom line …

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City to release Phase 4 timeline this week

A timeline on the reopening of City-owned amenities and facilities is around the corner as Saskatchewan announces Phase 4. The province announced Tuesday that as of June 22nd facilities such outdoor pools, and other outdoor recreation activities will resume in the first half of phase four. The City said the Servus Sports Centre’s fitness centre and Agland Fitness Track will …

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