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Opinion

6 reasons I’m voting Shannon Phillips for MLA of Lethbridge West

I hate the party system. Well, more specifically, I hate what it has done to our political system. We now live in a time where everything revolves around the party. We cannot discuss politics without others assuming we belong to one party or another. Politicians represent their party to us instead of us to their […]

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Sexism and women studies

Lethbridge needs to abandon “alderman” for “councillor”

A group of citizens will present to Lethbridge City Council this Monday, advocating for changing the usage of “alderman” as a term for city council members to “councillor”. I support this change. The equality of women has become more important to me as I have been back in school. I have taken several courses that […]

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Lethbridge Opinion

Why I am voting Cheryl Meheden for mayor of Lethbridge

There’s only a week left until the municipal election here in Lethbridge, so this morning I figured it was high time I buckled down and finally choose someone to publicly support for mayor. I knew right off the bat that it wouldn’t be Rajko Dodic. He has accused me of being partisan, and has done […]

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Lethbridge

Lethbridge still isn’t ready for cyclists

If there is one thing I hate about cycling in Lethbridge, it’s the drivers. Don’t get me wrong. Most of the drivers by far seem very polite and accommodating to a cyclist like me, who rides on the road with traffic rather than on pathways or sidewalks. They don’t seem to speed past me in frustration, they […]

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Lethbridge Uncategorized

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

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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Photography

Spring is in Lethbridge

Spring is in Lethbridge. The buds are opening, flowers are coming up, and the grass is green. The apple trees on 5 Avenue South downtown are blossoming; they look beautiful and smell great. I don’t walk home down that block often, but I’ve noticed the blossoms lately, and I would’ve kicked myself had I missed […]

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Lethbridge

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 […]