Another interesting week in Lethbridge! History was popular with our readers, and the University of Lethbridge had some exciting news with its recent ranking in Maclean’s.We’ve even had some individuals with prestigous achievements recognized in our community. Check out the Top 6 Articles of the Week and see what’s new.
1) I’ll Take This Model
More than 100 years ago you could order your home through an Eaton’s catalogue. Many older models of these ready-made houses are still standing in Southern Alberta today. This top article looks at the history of catalogue homes in our area, and their significance to our history.
2) Top Honour
More than 150 Albertans have been invested into the Alberta Order of Excellence. It is considered the highest honour that someone in the province can receive. Learn more about the inductees, including local man, Leroy Little Bear and his achievements that led to this honour.
3) Exploring and Innovating
The Chinook Country Tourist Association was this year’s winner of the 2016 Alto Awards for Marketing Excellence. This popular article take a look at the campaign that led to this organization’s triumph and how it has positively impacted tourism in Southern Alberta.
4) WWII Women
Although women played an important role in Southern Alberta in WWII by joining various organizations such as the Canadian Auxiliary Territorial Services (CATS), they were also mocked for wanting to take on men’s duties. This article looks at more Southern Alberta history and shows how these ladies pioneered the way for women to join the military today.
5) The High Ranks
The recent issue of Maclean’s Magazine highlights the top-ranking universities in Canada, and the University of Lethbridge is one of them. This week’s popular article looks at the many factors that contributed to this ranking, from science to student satisfaction.
6) A Generous Gift
RBC made a generous contribution to the University of Lethbridge in October. This top article highlights the initiatives and programs that will benefit from this gift, including the AGILITY Program and the Faculty of Management.