Sunday , 25 October 2020

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Council looks at possible revamp of Civic Centre

The City conducted a feasibility study to see if any recreational centres needed immediate renovations. Results showed that the Centennial Civic Centre was most in need of a complete rebuild. “We have a structural report that something has to be done or the Civic Centre is non-serviceable to the community so that’s what led this discussion more than anything,” said …

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Whiting campaigning for return to City Council

After running for Mayor in 2016, Jason Whiting, has put his name on the ballot in hopes of sitting on City Council for the second time. Whiting was on council two terms ago and realized his desire for being apart of the city is still strong. “I really look forward to getting back on council again and sharing my opinions, …

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Aftab Arif council platform spotlighting healthcare & small businesses

City Council Candidate Aftab Arif hopes to correct issues in local physical and mental healthcare and¬†economic stimulation. Arif has lived in the Border City for a little over a year, working as a property manager assisting nearly 200 local families. His passion for community development has seen him help communities in the Dominican Republic and Haiti in 2010 after the …

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LRHF asks city council candidates for government support

A local non-profit has reached out to city council candidates requesting support with some of the organization’s initiatives. In the letter posted to social media, Lloydminster Region Health Foundation CEO Malcolm Radke discussed the complex issues the foundation is facing with being a bi-provincial organization. Radke said while the City has demonstrated resiliency with their response to COVID-19, the organization …

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Council Candidate Balenga focusing on inclusivity and fiscal responsibility

Charles Balenga hopes to bring his experience as an immigrant and ideals surrounding fiscal responsibly to City Hall. “Lloydminster is growing as a multicultural city, and it’s good to have first-hand representation. I’m not just bringing my experience as a first-generation immigrant, I bring my understanding of both sides. My wife is born and raised here in Lloydminster, and so …

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Fagnan aims to accomplish more in City Hall

Resident and business owner Glenn Fagnan has decided to run for a second term on City Council. After discussions with family, locals, friends, and other business owners Glenn decided his time with the City was not done yet. “I’ve been on City Council for the last four years and there are a number of things that I still want to …

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All Candidates Forums dates announced

Residents will hear from candidates ahead of the provincial and municipal elections; this year, it will be through the internet. In previous years, the Chamber of Commerce had all the candidates up on stage with an audience in attendance. “This year we’re doing it a bit different. We’re going to have all the candidates and the moderator and question collators …

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Aalbers to serve second mayoral term, official candidates list released

Mayor Gerald Aalbers is going into his second term after being the lone candidate at the nomination deadline. The municipal election race is in full gear as Returning Officer, Doug Rodwell, releases the official list of candidates. On Thursday, after the 24-hour reconsideration period for candidates closed, Rodwell provided the names of the 18 councillor candidates and 8 public school …

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RCMP report shows rise in mental health calls, drop in property crime

Inspector Lee Brachmann spoke at City Council on Monday to discuss crime trends this year. As of August 31, numbers in property crime and vehicle accidents have decreased while mental health calls have increased in the last year. Mental health occurrences in the Border City have spiked 61 per cent since 2019. “That doesn’t necessarily mean that someone was apprehended …

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Downtown rejuvenation plan gets green light

Downtown Lloyd could see a total revitalization as City Council plots a plan ahead. In 15 years, residents could see a major change in the look and feel of downtown. City Council has completed the third and final stage of a bylaw to clearly outline the direction of downtown redevelopment. The Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DARP) will provide a framework …

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