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Border City to see mounds of snow this weekend

Lloydminster residents will get a glimpse at a winter wonderland this weekend. Blaine Lowry, Meteorologist with Environment Canada, mentioned there will be a strong low pressure system moving up from the Northern plains of the U.S. starting Saturday. By the end of Sunday, Lloydminster could see anywhere from five to 15 centimetres of snow. All three prairie provinces will see …

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LCHS remember vets virtually

Local high school students and staff were able to remember lost troops with a virtual Remembrance Day ceremony. With ceremonies going online this year, Lloydminster Comprehensive High School followed suit in order to follow current health guidelines. Instead of having veterans coming in, a ceremony was live-streamed from the Student Services area to all the classrooms and included a candle …

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Annual TeleMiracle takes a virtual twist

The 45th annual Kinsmen Kinettes TeleMiracle is going to have a slightly different format this year. Kinsmen Foundation Chair Brian Angstadt mentioned the structure of the program will look different. “This year all our Sask talent and all of our national cast will be pre-recorded. Our national cast will still be live on the broadcast of the 20 hour telethon. …

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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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New Reeve at the County of Vermilion River

Lonnie Wolgien has completed his first two weeks acting as Reeve of the County of Vermilion River. Elected during an annual organizational meeting, Wolgien was joined by Clint Murray as Deputy Reeve. Council committees will be appointed on November 10. County councillors are elected by residents every four years, but the Reeve and Deputy Reeve positions are elected each year …

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Bobcats receive four WHL players on loan for remainder of 2020

The Lloydminster Bobcats are getting four players on loan from the Western Hockey League (WHL) for their regular season. The WHL announced on Oct. 23 that they will temporarily allow players to join teams at the Junior A, Junior B, and Under-18 levels. These levels have already begun playing or will start in the coming weeks but the WHL won’t …

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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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Operation Christmas Child is back to benefit children worldwide

Operation Christmas Child is set to collect donations without a hitch for children in need around the world. “This is an operation filled with love, hope and joy sent to a child living in desperate poverty in areas where there’s been war, and everything has been taken away, or those that have lived through a natural disaster like a typhoon …

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Lakeland College gets creative after winter 2021 season cancellation

The Lakeland Rustlers will not be playing during the winter 2021 season. In a release sent out to colleges by post-secondary institution presidents on Tuesday, Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) teams were informed they will not be returning to play. Lloydminster and Vermilion Lakeland College student-athletes are on standby while schools look at possible ways to kickstart their seasons. “While …

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