JULY 2015

By Lloydminster Source staff

January 5, 2016 11:14 AM

The RCMP Musical Ride put on quite the show at Colonial Days.

After closing its doors in September and undergoing renovations throughout the winter and spring, the Lloydminster Outdoor Pool is ready for business.
“It’s really exciting.” Lloydminster aquatics manager Sarah Jenkins said. “We’re happy to have everything completed, we are just finishing up some of the final touches on our interior renovations to the change rooms and we’ll be good to go by (July 3).”
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Joseph Heck’s grandfather first founded his family’s farm just north of Bodo, Alta. 101 year ago. Today, Heck’s grandchildren are running the operation.
Heck, 80, and his family were one of 10 clans to receive a Century Farm Ranch Award from the Government of Alberta at the Colonial Days Fair at the Lloydminster Exhibition on July 8. The bronze plaque recognizes families who have farmed the same land for at least 100 years. Since 1993, more than 1,500 families have received the honour, including 58 this year.
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The City of Lloydminster is rolling out a new pilot project that could see unwanted furniture and appliances go to good use.
Until August 7, Lloydminster residents can register to participate in the new Large-Item Pickup Pilot Project. People participating in the program will be permitted to place large household items on their curb, and for a $5-per-item fee the city will arrange for the belongings to be taken to the landfill or, if the owner chooses, be donated to Habitat for Humanity.
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Lloydminster and area residents will see increased convenience in getting routine MRI scans after the mobile MRI unit has been designated to a permanent location at the Lloydminster Medical Imaging Clinic. Located at 412170th Avenue, the stationary clinic will reduce wait times, offer better privacy for patients and also give better access to parking.
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In June the Lloydminster RCMP noticed an increase in number of trucks thefts in the area and are working with Kitscoty, Maidstone and Onion Lake detachments to address the problem.
Already 16 people from Onion Lake, Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, Thunderchild First Nation, Lloydminster and Lashburn have been arrested by the four different detachments at different times throughout the ongoing investigations. They face a total of 60 charges, some of which include possession of property obtained by crime, flight from police, resist arrest and mischief.
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Members of the Britannia-Wilton Fire Department made a safe return from their trip to La Ronge, where they were called to help fight the out-of-control wildfires in the area.
“It’s always great to have everybody home but it’s just as wonderful to have everybody having gone. It’s a real honour for us to have been selected to go up there because there were a lot of departments that were on standby,” said Capt. Aaron Buckingham.
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For the first time since 1998 the City of Lloydminster has a new fire chief.
At the July 27 city council meeting, city manager Glenn Carroll named Lloydminster Fire Department acting fire chief Jordan Newton the city’s newest fire chief.
“As everybody knows, unfortunately a few months ago we lost our fire chief, Todd Gustavson,” Carroll said in council. “In the meantime Jordan Newton, who was deputy fire chief, has been acting in the role of fire chief for the last few months and has been doing a phenomenal job.”

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