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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of the great things about living in Lethbridge is the variable weather. A common saying in Southern Alberta is, â€œIf you donâ€t like the weather, wait five minutesâ€. 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 […]
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.Â At 30,489, the Westside now has the most people of the three areas. Growth for the city over 2008 was 1.8%.Â The Westside growth rate was the highest at 2.75%.
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 […]
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 […]