Talk:Lloydminster

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Laws[edit]

Does anyone know what the liquor laws are since the city is in 2 different provinces? In Alberta the drinking age is 18 and all the liquor stores are privatly run while in Saskatchewan it's 19 and retail liquor sales are a provincial monopoly. User:alphaboi867

The liquor laws in the city of Lloydminster are respective to whatever side of the border you happen to be on. In terms of consuming alcohol, you must be 19 to drink in an establishment on the Saskatchewan side, whereas you need only be 18 to drink on the Alberta side. In terms of sales of liquor, on the Alberta side of the city there are many privately owned liquor stores, and on the Saskatchewan side of the border there is a Saskatchewan Liquor Board franchisee, much like those found in small rural towns in Saskatchewan. -mj 08:07, 14 January 2006 (UTC)
Interesting, I know that for many things where there is a conflict between provinces (e.g time zone) the default is Alberta. kc4 - the Server Monkey Enforcer 06:10, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
Well, not everything is split like the liquor laws. For instance, the Saskatchewan side do use Alberta services like power so they don't have to pay PST. Mr. C.C. 06:22, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Title format[edit]

I'm adding this note because the article is listed at Wikipedia:Articles with slashes in title. The situation is that this is a single city, with a single municipal administration, and not just two neighbouring towns which are separate but happen to share the same name. The city is more commonly referred to as either Lloydminster, Alberta or Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, depending which side of the border is applicable, but the article itself can't be easily split in two. If anybody can offer a good alternative to the slash, it might be worth moving the article to a non-slashed title. Lloydminster does currently redirect here, but I wouldn't be comfortable making that the main title in the absence of evidence that there aren't other Lloydminsters out there to disambiguate this one from. Bearcat 1 July 2005 16:52 (UTC)

Concerning the title of this article containing a slash, perhaps the article could be changed to something like "Lloydminster (City)". -mj 08:29, 14 January 2006 (UTC)
The title has to stay within Wikipedia's normal naming conventions. Appending (city) in brackets after the name doesn't conform to that. Bearcat 08:02, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
According to the dab page, the only other things named Lloydminster are electoral districts that take their name from the city. I don't see any problems with moving this to "Lloydminster". Kirjtc2 05:07, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
Nothing else has presented itself since last summer (and I just tried a Google search for Lloydminster -Alberta -Saskatchewan and still got almost entirely references to this Lloydminster), so I'm gonna go ahead and implement the move. If it turns out that there are other Lloydminsters, then tough crap for them, they get disambiguated titles. Bearcat 10:07, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

How about just a hyphen? Lloydminster, Alberta-Saskatchewan or Lloydminister, Saskatchewan-Alberta? Nik42 18:04, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

Neutrality of article[edit]

I have called the neutrality of this article into question due to the repeated mentioning of a "Utopian" settlement. This seems to me to be the incorrect term for describing the "temperate colonies" that the Barr Colonists set out to found.-mj 08:07, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

If you don't like it, just change the damned wording. One lousy word hardly constitutes a genuine POV dispute. Bearcat 08:00, 20 January 2006 (UTC)