Here’s what’s popular on www.Lethbridgeliving.com this week:
- 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.
- 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.
- Do you know of a youth volunteer (age 5–24) who has gone above and beyond the call of duty? Nominate them for a Leaders of Tomorrow award to recognize the outstanding contributions they have made to their community. Coinciding with National Volunteer Week, the awards Gala will take place April 13 at the Lethbridge Lodge Hotel, and the deadline for nominations is March 1 at 4:30 p.m.
- Downtown Lethbridge is considered to be the heart of our city, so to ensure it continues to thrive, the City of Lethbridge’s Heart of Our City Committee created the Heart of Our City Activity Grant to support local organizations in hosting various arts and cultural events downtown throughout the year. For 2016, the committee has awarded a total of $95,000 to 21 events, which include Cheeky Pig Porketta Bingo, Electric Eye Music Festival, Soar Emerging Artist Festival, and The Word on the Street Festival amongst many more.
- The Council of Lethbridge Neighbourhoods was established to help form and support local neighbourhood associations so that those associations can then implement strong community development in the neighbourhoods they represent. With a neighbourhood association, residents can find new and exciting ways to interact and engage with their neighbours, address community-centered issues, and create a more inclusive and welcoming place to live. Click here to find out how you can make your neighbourhood better in every way.
- Whoop-Up Drive is one of our city’s most-widely used thoroughfares, and to ensure traffic flows through it with ease at all times, the City of Lethbridge has unveiled a Whoop-Up Drive emergency traffic management plan to maximize traffic flows in the event of an accident or evacuation. The plan will allow emergency crews to safely and effectively direct the flow of traffic by manipulating east and west bound lane direction with the use of crossovers.