This website is about the history of Lloydminster and District; Canada’s Border City
in Alberta & Saskatchewan. It began back in 2001 while I was working on the book Bordering
on Greatness: A History of Lloydminster’s First Century The idea of a companion website
was quite new back then and no organizations were willing to support it financially.
So, I puttered away at it as time permitted. I am a professional historian so I wanted
to create a site for information which was accurate and significant. This website
is the result, in progress. I hope you find it useful and interesting. There are sponsorship
opportunities - and quality submissions are welcome, subject to verification and
editing. Decisions about what to include are entirely my own.
Franklin Lloyd Foster,
Ph.D. - (Born in Lloydminster and resident for 42 years.)
This is a section for sketches (or more) about individuals who have played a role
in the story of Lloydminster and District. It is modelled somewhat on the famous
Wikipedia (where possible). If you have nominations for individuals to include,
or information or updates about those listed - let me know. The people included should
have strong ties to Lloydminster and have made a significant contribution.
Above: In the News: NewCap Television recently renamed their newsroom the Wes Saunders
Newsroom to honour the contribution he made during 37 years in radio and television
in Lloydminster. Wes is shown here with his son, Rob Saunders - Deputy Mayor of Lloydminster.
Knowing that he had terminal cancer, Glenn Wood searched for a way of leaving a lasting
legacy for his community and for the RCMP to which he devoted his career. He came
up with the idea of a statue and bringing it to reality - securing a sculptor, raising
funds, soliciting input, convincing City officials to place it at the new City Hall
- all consumed many of his last days. The statue depicts a RCMP member commiserating
with a young boy grieving for an injured dog. On the base of the statue are four
words - key concepts in Wood’s life: Family, Community, Respect, Freedom.