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Lloydminster in Canada and the World

This section deals with things on the provincial, national or world level that have impacted Lloydminster,
AND individuals with a strong Lloydminster connection who have also had an impact
at the provincial, national or world level.

Submissions, or updates, are welcome to make this section more complete and significant.

One time Barr Colonist George Ives (1881 - 1993) was identified by a British newspaper as the last living veteran of the Boer War (1899 - 1902) in South Africa.  As part of the publicity, the newspaper had Ives flown to Britain where he laid a wreath during Remembrance Day observances in 1992.  He also had a wish fulfilled, to meet a member of the Royal Family.  He is shown here with his daughter and Princess Diana in Kensington Palace.

Ives would pass away on April 12, 1993 - 90 years to the day from his first setting foot on Canadian soil with the Barr Colonists.

Gerry Ritz has been Member of Parliament for Battlefords-Lloydminster since 1997, and Minister of Agriculture since 2007.

Photo by Foster Learning Inc. - 2002

Above: 1904 - Rev. George E. Lloyd (left) welcomes the Governor-General, Earl Minto (second from left) to Lloydminster.  Both men had served in the Riel Rebellion of 1885 - Minto as Chief of Staff to General Middleton and Lloyd as a Private in the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada.

Doug Cherry - Alberta MLA 1986 - 1993 obit