What this city really needs is another newspaper. It has a daily and a weekly, and both are provided by the same company. That isn’t too much of a bad thing, but the Herald has a poor track record for on-time delivery and providing timely international news. The problem though is if one wants to […]
There was a homicide in Lethbridge this weekend. Lethbridge’s homicide rate has now jumped form 1 per 2 years to 2 per 1 year.
Over the last year or two, I have noticed an increase of Africans and Caribbeanians (?) in the Lethbridge area. They seem to have taken over Heritage Day. A few months ago, an Ethiopian restaurant opened downtown. Just today, I came across an African/Caribbean store on 9 Avenue. I welcome my African/Caribbean brother and sisters. […]
A property developer in Lethbridge has applied for a bylaw amendment in order to rewrite the Hardieville/Legacy Ridge/Uplands Area Structure Plan. They intend to rezone some undeveloped commercial property to direct control in order to build multi-family housing. This would allow them to avoid the hassle of dealing with public outcry twice (first by rezoning […]
Apparently the City of Lethbridge requested public comments regarding their Growth Management review. I missed it, so I sent the following letter to Tom Wickersham, who was acting mayor at the time. Dear Mr. Wickersham, I apologise for the lateness of me message. I heard about the request for comments on the Growth Management Review […]
I came across this website for carpooling. They even have a section on Lethbridge. Not surprisingly, not too many Lethbridge commuters have signed up yet.
In this morning’s issue of the Lethbridge Herald: . . . the typical Lethbridge homeâ€™s value [will] rise nearly $25,000 over the year . . . pushing the average resale price to $210,000 by yearâ€™s end. Yet another reason to build high-density downtown. In fact, Due to investorsâ€™ reluctance to invest in new apartments and […]
According to the Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser, CMHC is reporting Lethbridge’s rental vacancy rate is at less than 1%. Lethbridge is seeing its vacancy rate tighten 2.1 percentage points from 2.7 per cent in 2005 to 0.6 per cent in 2006. Yet one more reason why high-density residential development should be encouraged in downtown Lethbridge.
Cardston High school announced their new rodeo academy programme. When comparing it with the Vauxhall baseball academy and the Warner hockey school, Todd Ojala, Vauxhall High principal, said the following: â€œIf youâ€™re in a small community and youâ€™re not trying to improve it and make it a better place we all know what happens. We […]
When I was running for a seat on city council in 2001, one of the most common issues I heard brought up was the fact Lethbridgians wanted the downtown revitalised. I think that is all and good and could go a long way to improving the city. Another thing I noticed based on focus groups […]