Lloydminster's Husky Oil...
Lloydminster's Husky Oil Refinery
The oil Industry is a very large source of jobs and income in this community. Whether you work for Husky, Corlac, Universal Industries or any of the other major oil businesses that operate in this area.
THE FOURTH MERIDIAN
THE FOURTH MERIDIAN
In 1905, when the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan were being created out of what was the North West Territories, the fourth meridian was chosen to be the border of the two new provinces. The Fourth Meridian is the longest, straightest surveyed line in North America. Although a surveyed line is invisible, experiencing the Fourth Meridian can best be achieved by taking the Border Marker promenade. By standing at one end of the Border Marker line and looking through the center of the marker, you will be looking down the Fourth Meridian, with one foot in Alberta and the other in Saskatchewan.
At present, the construction of the NEW LLOYDMINSTER CENTENNIAL MULTIPLEX FACILITY is nearing completion! Estimated construction completion is March of 2006.
Yes, this is not yet a "Thing to Do." However, it should be ready to go soon!! (I forgot to check it this past weekend.... Will see what's up next visit.)
This is what it's all about:
The Multiplex will include two ice surfaces, two field houses, outdoor speed skating oval, upper level running track, facility/site amenities as well as fitness space, child play/services space, professional service space, meeting/conference/program rooms. SOUNDS AWESOME, eh??
Once complete, please bring your gym clothes and running shoes or your Hockey eqiupment.
There will be an indoor running track and fitness center as well as two ice surfaces (pretty sure that they are indoors).
Bud Miller All Seasons park
Bud Miller All Seasons park
A beautiful park that has many wonderful walking and biking trails. It has tennis, badminton, volleyball and basketball courts, a skate park, and a mini golf. There are also barbeque pits, battle boats, a playgroud, a maze and a leisure center with pool and gym. Concerts are held in the amplitheater in the summer. Bud miller has it all.
This year-round outdoor recreation facility offers 10 kms of walking and biking trails and will captivate the entire family. Bud Miller is a 200 acre oasis with many picnic facilities for a relaxed barbeque for the weary traveler. Head for the water and enjoy paddle boating or fishing. Perhaps you'd rather stroll through the formal gardens or the Arboretum, or explore the nature and hiking trails through aspen forest and marshland. If exercise is more to your liking, try one of the four competition tennis courts, lawn bowling facility, 2 beach volleyball courts, skateboard park, mini-golf, or the award-winning Leisure Centre wavepool and waterslide. Kids will love the multi-purpose playground and outdoor water park. Check the park interpretive centre for a listing of summer events
Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. year round
Shara.Buchan's Lloydminster Alberta & Saskatchewan
I have been to Lloydminster many times growing up and even lived here from when I was 3 till 5 years old. I returned to Lloyd almost three years ago and I am beginning to think of it as home. It is a wonderful city with lost of great history. This city runs across the Alberta and Saskatchewan border. Lloydminster is Canada's only border city.
History of Lloydminster
In the very early days of the 20th Century a meeting took place in England between two Anglican ministers that ultimately resulted in one of the largest colonization enterprises in the Canadian West - an enterprise fraught with mismanagement, dissension and disillusionment. One of the ministers, the Rev. G. E. Lloyd had spent some years on the Canadian prairies and, indeed, had fought in the militia during the Riel Rebellion. The other minister, the Rev. I. M. Barr, claimed he had farmed in the west for 15 years and knew it well.
Barr confided in Lloyd that he was planning a large-scale colonization project and invited the latter along as chaplain since he, Barr, was intending to return to farming. Pamphlets were distributed throughout England and Scotland that made optimistic claims for the project that were far from accurate. Yet, in spite of cautions from papers such as the Saskatchewan Herald, applications poured in, applications often accompanied by cash for homestead fees and travel expenses. Such monies totalled significant amounts yet were handled by Barr in a manner that at best could be called casual.
Eventually 2,684 colonists boarded a former troop-carrier that was intended to carry no more than 900 passengers. Food supplies were totally inadequate and only intervention by Lloyd calmed the anger of the hungry colonists.
In Saint John, New Brunswick, Barr disappeared from sight as Lloyd learned that no transportation arrangements had been made to move the colonists westward. Lloyd again intervened and managed to arrange rail transportation to Saskatoon where in April, 1903, about 1,500 colonists arrived, the rest having left the train in Manitoba. At this point Barr appeared - but not most of the colonists luggage, which never was recovered.
With carts carrying what possessions they had, the colonists walked virtually the whole way, often through mud and mire, to their new home. Coming from the industrial cities of England they lacked the skills to handle ox teams or to hunt and suffered accordingly. Arriving at a bleak and desolate site the colonists turned to the man who had worked so hard to make good the shortcomings of his fellow cleric. Lloyd became their leader and the settlement that grew so painfully, remembers him in its name - Lloydminster.