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.
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.