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Here’s what’s popular on lethbridgeliving.com this week:
- You don’t have to be a student at the University of Lethbridge to access its library…that is, its Little Lethbridge Library. Reading material for all ages, free of charge, is now available at the U of L in three indoor locations—1st Choice Savings Centre, LINC building, and the Atrium—with three more little libraries slated to be installed in various outdoor locations across campus. Little Lethbridge Libraries are community-operated book sharing spaces that operate on a “take a book, leave a book” philosophy.
- The question of whether or not Lethbridge needs a third bridge has been discussed at great length on and off for over a century—every time an incident occurs on one bridge or the other, the debate is reignited. What do you think? In our January/February issue we ask, “Does Lethbridge need a third bridge, and where should it be located?” Log in, tell us what you think, and we’ll post the results along with your comments in our March/April issue.
- The Lethbridge Sport Council is now accepting nominations for the sixth annual Lethbridge Sport Council Achievement Awards. The awards recognize and showcase athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and sport leaders who exhibit excellence and spirit in sports. The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2016, and the Awards Ceremony will take place on April 5, 2016.
- After spending more than 20 years of his life as a refugee, Lal Bahadur Gurung, born in Bhutan, immigrated to Canada from Nepal to start a new life with his wife and two daughters. Lal shares his story in Newcomers to Canada…Newcomers to Lethbridge.
- To enhance student mental health and well-being, the University of Lethbridge has implemented a reading break in the Fall 2016 Academic Schedule. The initiative is in response to the recognition that a mid-semester break will benefit all students and assist them in achieving academic excellence. The break will run November 7–10.
- Sir Alexander Galt named Lethbridge after his old friend William Lethbridge, a prominent lawyer, businessman, and investor. Although William never set foot in Lethbridge, Sir Alexander bestowed the honour upon him for his financial contributions to the community. Learn more about William and the Lethbridge family name in Fun Facts about Lethbridge…William Lethbridge.