JUNE 2015

By Lloydminster Source staff

January 5, 2016 11:09 AM

The Bud Miller All Seasons Park Spray Park opened June 6.

The City of Lloydminster is considering updating its Domestic Animal Bylaw for the first time in nearly 30 years.
The bylaw would mark the first time since 1987 that fees and penalties have been changed.
The legislation would overhaul the city’s current pet bylaw, which dates back to 1987 and only regulates dogs.
“It’s a significant update when you look at everything that changes.” Community Services director Don Stang said.
“The most significant (change) within the update is adding cats into the domestic bylaw. It gives us the ability to control the cats within our community and ensure that they’re licensed properly and people are not letting them roam at large.”
Currently, licences for intact dogs cost $30, and spayed and neutered dogs cost $10. Those fees are proposed to rise to $150 and $30 annually, respectively, for cats and dogs between the ages of six months and nine years.
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After a long night of tireless marching, more than 250 cancer survivors and their supporters got to watch the sun rise over Bud Miller All Seasons Park together. Lloydmister’s 15th annual Relay for Life was held at the park from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the next morning with proceeds from the walk going to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Organizers said they were on track to meeting their fundraising goal of $260,000.
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Little Pine First Nation Chief Wayne Semaganis is one step closer to bringing a casino to Lloydminster. On May 28 it was announced that the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nation (FSIN) voted in favour of the proposed casino project, which is helmed by Little Pine and the Onion Lake Cree Nation, along with 10 other partner bands.
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Lloydminster competitive barbecue team Bordertown BBQ finished tied for first place at the inaugural Food Truck Wars held at the Sutherland Curling Club in Saskatoon.
The team, led by James Phillip and Cindy Haan, earned a score of 96.25 per cent from the panel of eight judges.
“It was a good event. ... we sold out of absolutely everything,” Haan said.
“Our pulled pork and shredded beef sold out first probably by 1:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon and our burgers probably sold out around 3 or 3:30 p.m. and by suppertime we were totally sold out.”
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Dozens of Lloydminster residents showed up to beat the heat at the grand opening of the city’s new Spray Park on June 6, located at Bud Miller All Seasons Park.
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On Wednesday, Lakeland College and the Metis Education Foundation announced a long-term partnership that will see a $130,000 special purpose fund set aside for students of Metis heritage.
“We want to make sure that we can provide to as many of our students as possible,” said Metis Nation of Alberta Provincial President Audrey Poitras.
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Lakeland College music student Josh Sandercock, 16, took the top prize in his division at the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association Provincial Finals Competition in Saskatoon from June 5 to 7.
“It felt pretty good,” he said. “It was a learning experience. I learned some dos and don’ts for technique. You can use the experience you got in performing there to not be as nervous at the local level.”
Sandercock, a percussionist, qualified for the competition following a successful performance at the Kiwanis Lloydminster and District Music Festival in May.
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While the legal status of electronic, or e-cigarettes is being debated across the country, the Border City is taking a stand.
Lloydminster city council changed its smoking policy at its June 22 meeting to include the prohibition of the use of e-cigarettes in city buildings where tobacco is already forbidden. “We’re just trying to confirm for the public and for our own workers that (there is) no smoking of any kind, of any type of implement, within a city facility,” city clerk Beth Kembel said. “So if you think you are going to smoke an e-cigarette, go outside, do it in a designated location.”

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