Expanding cross-border business?

The promise of increased cross-border business made Lethbridge a prime destination for the U.S. Consul General this week.

Diplomat Peter Kujawinski, who has been in the position for about eight months, visited the city for the first time Monday and Tuesday to scope out international issues and hone in on business opportunities for the neighbour countries.

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Newcomers to Lloydminster both good and bad news

Lloydminster fits the stereotype of a classic western boom town – a city full of transient young adults, an increase in drug-related crime, and a new strip club just off the highway.

But that’s certainly not all there is to Lloydminster.

“A lot of people comment, you can almost divide Lloyd down the middle,” says Amanda Amundrud, who grew up here and opened a community restaurant and music venue in one of the youngest cities in Canada.

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Water sales to U.S. won’t be on table in upcoming talks, environment minister insists

EDMONTON – Alberta’s water will not be for sale outside of its borders, the province’s environment minister told an audience of political leaders from across rural Alberta on Tuesday.

Environment and Sustainable Resource Minister Diana McQueen made the comments as she reminded hundreds of locally elected leaders gathered at the Shaw Conference Centre for the Alberta Association of Municipal Counties and Districts convention about the province’s plans to consult with Albertans in the new year about a range of water-related issues.

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