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10 ways to keep cool without air conditioning

If there’s one thing I’ve learned living in a semi-arid climate for 12 years without air conditioning, it’s a few tricks to keeping cool in the hot sun. Granted, our 30+ degree weather in Southern Alberta is a pittance compared to true desert temperatures like Nevada and Arizona (or the Sahara for that matter). That […]

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Winter in Lethbridge

One of the great things about living in Lethbridge is the variable weather. A common saying in Southern Alberta is, “If you donâ€t like the weather, wait five minutes”. While that may be hyperbolic, it does aptly illustrate our very volatile weather pattern. What this means is that we get a variety of weather; it […]

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Lethbridge reaches 85,000

This April, the City of Lethbridge conducted itâ€s annual census. Yesterday, they published the results. Here is a summary: The new population as of April was 85,492. At 30,489, the Westside now has the most people of the three areas. Growth for the city over 2008 was 1.8%. The Westside growth rate was the highest at 2.75%.

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Widening 6 Av S in Lethbridge

This week, I received the most current issue of the London Road Neighbourhood Association newsletter. On the front page was a short article reporting on a recent meeting where members discussed the hypothetical widening of 6 Avenue South. The City is studying the feasibility of building a third bridge between the Westside and Southside. A […]

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Your car's a piece of crap

A recent conversation while waiting to turn right at a red light in Lethbridge. Me: You can turn right, you know. Woman in front of me who refuses to turn: It’s a red light. Me: This isn’t Québec. Woman: Your car’s a piece of crap.

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Lethbridge State of Emergency

Lethbridge is in a state of emergency today after 42 mm of rain fell over a 4-hour period.

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Lethbridge on Wikipedia front page

Wikipedia featured Lethbridge on its home page today. I am so excited. I made a significant (if not a majority) contribution to the article and it’s a testament to the work so many people have put into it in the last 2 years.

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Lethbridge Newspapers

What this city really needs is another newspaper. It has a daily and a weekly, and both are provided by the same company. That isn’t too much of a bad thing, but the Herald has a poor track record for on-time delivery and providing timely international news. The problem though is if one wants to […]

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Lethbridge's Homicide Rate

There was a homicide in Lethbridge this weekend. Lethbridge’s homicide rate has now jumped form 1 per 2 years to 2 per 1 year.

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What's with all these Africans?

Over the last year or two, I have noticed an increase of Africans and Caribbeanians (?) in the Lethbridge area. They seem to have taken over Heritage Day. A few months ago, an Ethiopian restaurant opened downtown. Just today, I came across an African/Caribbean store on 9 Avenue. I welcome my African/Caribbean brother and sisters. […]