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GOOD AS GOLD

Black Gold, That Is

If you’ve been around the prairies for any length of time, you’ve likely heard the legend of the local farmer who discovered oil by surprise. Lloydminster’s got our own version of this tale, starring farmer Charlie Marren. Rumour has it Mr. Marren led his cattle to water for a drink, when they refused. Surely enough, Farmer Marren’s suspicions were confirmed when a sample showed there’s oil here! Now, the oil and gas industry remains a veritable employer in Lloydminster and area. Companies including ATCO, Husky Energy, and several large and mid-sized firms continue to operate in the area.

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