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Playgrounds, dog park set to open in Lloydminster

All playgrounds across Lloydminster, and the fenced, off-leash dog park are opening on Friday. Following guidelines set out by the Government of Saskatchewan, the City will be removing all signage and tape from the 25 playgrounds. Manager of Emergency Measures and Operations Jordan Newton thanks families for their patience. “We know how important playgrounds are to Lloydminster’s families,” said Jordan …

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City COVID-19 impact report to be released

A report is set to be released detailing the impacts COVID-19 has had on City businesses. Manager of Emergency Management Operations Jordan Newton informed council on June 8th that information was being collected on how the city has been affected. The Mayor is curious as to where the City stands financially after months of inactivity within Lloydminster services such as …

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Free non-medical masks available for Lloydminster residents

Lloydminster residents can now receive free, non-medical face masks at select A&W, McDonald’s Canada, or Tim Hortons drive-thrus. Government of Alberta Communications Director Blair Phelps told Lloyd Connect that Lloydminster has been treated as an Alberta city with the distribution of the masks. Select drive-thrus on both sides of the Border City have received masks for customers. Across Alberta, around …

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Lloydminster’s Esso Cup hosting responsibilities pushed to 2022

The Esso national championship tournament won’t be coming to Lloydminster until 2022. The Lloydminster PWM midget AAA Steelers hosting responsibilities are being pushed back due to COVID-19 restrictions. The original date for the Esso Cup was set for April 18 to 24, 2021 and is now being postponed until the spring of 2022. The decision came after plenty of discussions …

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Considerable rise in Lloydminster jobless rate as country hits record high

A significant rise in unemployment rates in the Border City comes after Canada reaches a record high due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Stats Canada. The Alberta economic region of Camrose-Drumheller is just over a full percent increase in its unemployment rate rise in May. The region sits at 10.4 per cent compared to 9.3 per cent in April. …

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