MAY 2015

By Lloydminster Source staff

January 5, 2016 11:07 AM

The Lloydminster Source crew at the Lloydminster Muck Run at Bud Miller All Seasons Park. Participants slip-slided their way through 5-km of muddy obstacles, with all proceeds raised going to the Lloydminster Region Health Foundation.

It was an historic night in Alberta politics as the Progressive Conservative Party’s 44-year reign as the majority governing party came to an end on May 5.
With the PCs reduced to third-party status, Premier Jim Prentice resigned as leader and gave up his seat in Calgary-Foothills.
The NDP will form a majority government after winning 54 seats.
The Wildrose will form the official Opposition after claiming 20 seats.
The PCs finished with just 11 seats.
In Lloydminster-Vermilion, incumbent PC MLA Richard Starke held on to his seat, taking 47.2 per cent of the vote.
Wildrose candidate Danny Hozack won 33.5 per cent of the vote while the NDP’s Saba Mossagizi finished in third with 19.3 per cent of the electorate.
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The Lloydminster and District SPCA took a punch when at least one individual broke into its storage units sometime between the evening of May 4 and morning of May 5 and swiped donated empty bottles.
The SPCA collects bottles as one of its fundraising ventures and redeems the empties at the bottle depot.
The incident is particularly tough for the SPCA to stomach, as it had just received numerous empties from the Rotary Club of Lloydminster after the previous weekend’s Lobsterfest.
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A 27-year-old man from Edmonton was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 17, north of Lloydminster.
Maidstone RCMP said they responded to a collision call.
According to a news release, a northbound vehicle collided with a westbound vehicle at the intersection of Township Road 514 after the westbound vehicle did not yield the right of way.
The two occupants of the northbound vehicle, a 47-year-old male and 45-year-old female, were treated and released at the scene.
The driver of the westbound vehicle died at the scene.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.
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Colleen Young, Saskatchewan Party’s MLA for Lloydminster, was appointed to the government’s Treasury Board on May 21,.
It’s a role she says she’s honoured to take on.
The Treasury Board is the group in charge of preparing the provincial budget and keeps an eye on government spending and finances throughout the year.
“I’m surprised but I’m honoured and excited about this new role,” Young said.
“It is an extremely important role that the premier has tasked me with and I am going to give it my very best.”
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Lloydminster city council is officially ending its practice of beginning each meeting with a prayer.
At its May 25 meeting, a recommendation was put forward by the Legislative Services Department that council either amend the Procedure Bylaw to replace the prayer with a moment of silence or repeal the bylaw completely and begin meetings without a contemplative gesture of any kind.
All present councillors voted in favour of replacing the prayer with a moment of silence.
However, Coun. Linnea Goodhand, said she preferred another option.
“I think what the Supreme Court told us to do was to be neutral and I consider bowing my head and being self-reflective to be very indicative of what could be conceived of as prayer,” she said.
“Whether it’s my prayer or a general prayer, an inclusive prayer, it looks like prayer and I think what we’ve been told to do is to stop that.”
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In a surprising announcement, Border Bowl said that Lloydminster’s lone bowling alley would shut its doors permanently on Friday, May 29.

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