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Bandits win Game 7, prepare for Round 2

Ryan Rancier started the comeback Tuesday night, while Anthony Regnier scored the clincher, as the Lloydminster Bandits came from behind in Game 7 of their first round playoff series to defeat the St.… more »

New group mixes gospel and jazz

The soulful sounds of gospel-jazz wafted through The Root: Community Emporium on Jazz Night on Feb. 18. And the band onstage was so new that they don’t even have a name yet. The as-yet-unnamed group is… more »

Get to know your local artists

Artists and art enthusiasts met, mingled and took in interactive demonstrations at Artists Night at the Root Community Emporium on Feb. 19. “I’m very excited to be part of a place that celebrates artists,”… more »

Beauty and the Beast takes the stage

Kathryn Edwards is darting around the Black Box Theatre at Lakeland College. Like a pinball, she goes from the props to the sets to the costumes to the actors. The Lakeland drama instructor is directing… more »

Nutrition and taste on the table

Chef Louis Mavridis is getting ready to teach a healthy cooking class at the Harvest to Home market. He’s getting some vegetable chopping out of the way before his students arrive. With speed and precision… more »

Starke acclaimed in local riding

Richard Starke recently won the right to keep his post as PC candidate for Vermilion-Lloydminster and said it’s nice to have that stage of the process out of the way. “I’m certainly very humbled and gratified… more »

Alberta braced for financial challenges

President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Robin Campbell gave details on the 2014-15 third quarter fiscal update and economic statement, reminding people that the results are just “one chapter… more »

Date set for LPSD byelection and nominations

Lloydminster City Council approved March 18 to be nomination day and April 22 to be voting day for the byelection to fill MLA Colleen Young’s LPSD trustee seat, which has been vacant since Nov. 13, 2014.… more »

Chamber puts forth new resolutions

The Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce is putting forth some new resolutions this year which include photo speed enforcement on the Saskatchewan side, a dangerous goods route through town, Saskatchewan… more »

Obtained their goal, provincial bound

Finishing in the top two was the goal of the Lakeland Rustlers women’s volleyball team this season, and after two victories over the King’s College Eagles, Lakeland is heading into the Alberta Colleges… more »

New format a success at Agri-Visions

There were changes at this year’s Agri-Visions convention at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds, and organizers say the new features were well-received. “It’s a really great opportunity for the ag community… more »

Local kids get robotic

A pair of 12-year-old robotics enthusiasts from Vermilion recently came back from the Alberta Provincial VEX Competition in Edmonton on Feb. 15 with three awards, ranking fourth overall against 37 high… more »

RCMP wins first Battle of the Badges

There were slapshots and smiles as the Lloydminster RCMP defeated the Lloydminster Fire Department by a score of 15-10 at the first annual Battle of the Badges charity hockey game, held at the Centennial… more »

RCMP seize $80,000 in drugs and cash

Lloydminster RCMP have seized $80,000 in drugs and cash, along with six illegally-owned rifles and shotguns. On Feb. 18 at around 10:50 p.m., RCMP, with the help of the plain-clothes unit and police dogs,… more »

Nothing but a good time

This year’s sixth annual Rock for a Cure fund - raiser, held on Feb. 21 at the Lloydminster Exhi - bition Grounds, ended up a success with ticket sales for tables selling out in just six hours of being… more »

Pioneer Lodge set for major expansion

An announcement was made at the Lloydmin - ster Pioneer Lodge on Feb. 23 that construction is going to begin this summer on a new wing that will provide an additional 44 continuing care spaces and a needed… more »