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.
- Over the past few years, 5th on 5th Youth Services has struggled to provide the level of programming it has in the past due to reduced government funding. Today, the organization is on a solid path to recovery as it has established new partnerships and adopted a new business model that will allow it to continue to provide a breadth of vital programming to Lethbridge youth. As it has in the past and continues to today, 5th on 5th also relies on additional support from the community through its Investing in Youth Campaign, which ends with its annual Taste of Lethbridge event on April 9.
- Make Lethbridge an amazing place to live, work, and play with Cheers 4 Lethbridge, a campaign to showcase the actions residents take, big or small, to make their homes, communities, and places of business more inclusive and welcoming. The City of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Public Library are inviting residents to post their everyday good deeds online at www.cheers4lethbridge.ca, or visit the library’s Main Branch and City Hall press walls to post those actions in person. Share you story and inspire others to create positive change.
- Fort Whoop-Up, an integral part of our region’s history will reopen this spring with a new operator. The Galt Museum & Archives has taken over operating the historical heritage site after the City issued a Request for Proposals in the fall of 2015. The Galt was chosen to run the facility for the next five years as its mandate to educate and engage communities on Southwestern Alberta history aligns with the Fort’s programming and operational structure.
- The finalists for Lethbridge College’s Extreme Career Makeover 2 have been chosen, and now it’s up to the public to pick the winner. Of more than 360 applicants, the field has been whittled down to six candidates, who if chosen will receive tuition for two years, books, and housing in college residence. Voting ends March 4 at 4 p.m. Click here to vote!
- To commemorate 10 years of enhancing downtown Lethbridge’s vibrancy, the Heart of Our City Committee is seeking nominations for Celebrate Downtown awards. The initiative is an opportunity to recognize the businesses, organizations, and people who are making downtown more livable, accessible, and sustainable. Nominations are open until March 9 and can be submitted in five categories: Back in the Day Award, Champagne Award, Hip Downtown Transformation Award, Running with Bulls Award, and the Taking Care of Business Award. Award recipients will be honoured at a Celebrate Downtown event on April 6.