Here’s what’s popular on Lethbridgeliving.com this week:
- Forget building a third bridge! It’s expensive, time consuming, and by the time we finally get one, it’s possible the Old Man River will have slowed to a trickle and Lethbridge will have grown to the size of Edmonton. We need to find an innovative solution to this century old problem. But will a zip line really work? How about a tunnel? In this edition of Lethbridge living, Eric Dyck’s Slaughterhouse Slough explores the alternatives and provides a solution. I’ll give you a hint—it’s not a zip line.
- Are you interested in making your community better in every way? Would you like to join or start a neighbourhood association in your community? To get you connected with the movers and shakers in our city, we’ve compiled for you a list of emerging and established neighbourhood associations, along with contact information for the Council of Lethbridge Neighbourhoods, so that you can connect with the people helping make our city better one neighbourhood at a time.
- Not so long ago, Lethbridge’s west side was nothing more than natural prairieland—gophers, snakes, deer, and tumbleweeds mixed in with patches of high-grass and shrubbery. That was until the University of Lethbridge opened its doors in 1972 and residents began making their way across the river on Lethbridge’s first, and at the time, only bridge. Development in West Lethbridge surged in the year’s following the university’s opening, and it quickly became apparent that a second bridge was needed to accommodate for the increased traffic. In 1975 that need was met when the Whoop-Up Drive Bridge officially opened. It took Lethbridge 85 years to get the second bridge, so how long will it wait for a third? Belinda Crowson explores this contentious query in A River Runs Through It.
- 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.
- 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.
- Scottish immigrants, George and Katherine Brown, immigrated to Canada in 1912, and with them they brought their passion for music. George, a violinist, and Katherine a pianist, played for silent movies, and in 1936 they became entrepreneurs in the music industry when they opened Brown’s Music Store and began supplying Lethbridge residents with much more than just notes and tones. They specialized in sheet music, records, musical supplies and instruments, and although they sold the business in 1953, their musical impact on the community remained for decades after.