Month: February 2009

Celebrate black history tonight

THE DEBUT is supposedly Lethbridge’s first celebration for Black History Month. The show is a commemoration of traditional and contemporary fashion and will include performances, giveaways and “more surprises throughout the night!” It all begins at 7PM in the University of Lethbridge ballroom (adjacent to The Zoo) and tickets are $8 at the door. Best …

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Buy a condo, get free tuition

If you live on the west side of Lethbridge, there’s little doubt you haven’t driven past this sign:

Free Tuition

Free tuition for a year – what’s the catch? I did some investigatory journalism to give you the long and short of it: there is no catch, just another stupid marketing ploy.

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And the #1 live music venue in Canada is…

…not The Slice. [audio:https://lethbianlove.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/priceisright-losinghorn.mp3] Initially I questioned how they even made the list, but the reality is that competition for live music in Lethbridge has been sorely lacking. But when opportunity arose, they successfully filled the void that the Tongue ‘n Groove had left behind. So I must congratulate the owners of The Slice, Jesse …

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What do you love about Lethbridge?

Yesterday, I implored my friends on Twitter and Facebook to answer this question. Here are some of the responses I received: Kim: I loved the the people, the scenery!!!, the college, the nightlife, the shopping, the warmth.   Karla: the city being surrounded by nature! Coulies! It being small enough to initiate some sort of …

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TacoTime: A Lethbridge first

Yes, it may come as a surprise to many of you that Lethbridge was the location for Canada’s first TacoTime! Unfortunately, it came as a surprise to me today to find out that TacoTime is an also American brand. Regardless, in 1978 the first TacoTime was opened on Mayor Magrath Drive, in the location currently …

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But you don’t have to take my word for it

It’s Freedom to Read Week from February 22-28, 2009. So often, books are censored or removed from bookshelves in libraries and schools because their content is deemed unsuitable for children or audiences in general. I remember reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” in school as a part of my curriculum; it’s now banned. Another childhood favourite, …

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CKXU broadcasts “7th Annual Homelessness Marathon”

CKXU 88.3 FM, Southern Alberta’s only campus-community radio station, will be broadcasting live the “Homelessness Marathon: Radio Reflecting on Ending Homelessness Tomorrow.” The Homelessness Marathon is an annual 14-hour radio broadcast featuring the voices and stories of homeless people. The Homelessness Marathon features live call-ins all night long via a national toll-free number (1-866-594-7729). This …

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Students present “The World’s Best Commercials”

The best commercials from around the world will be shown at Lethbridge College next month: Tickets, at $5, will be sold March 5 in the Centre Core kiosk. Snacks and refreshments are included. Proceeds will go to Bridges of Hope International Network of Development Agencies Inc., which promotes poverty relief and community empowerment in the …

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Free movie night, courtesy of “The LC”

Lethbridge College Alumni Association is holding a free movie night, again. Open to any students or alumni, you have a choice between 7 movies showing at The Movie Mill (I’m seeing Marley & Me Twilight, again). The selection may not be great, but it’s free! For $4, you can also get a medium popcorn and …

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Artists lose only graffiti-friendly area

Lethbridge graffiti artists can now look forward to (one day) requesting permits or risk paying $10,000 in fines after losing their only graffiti-safe area. Parks Operations Manager Kevin Jensen has convinced City Council to toughen its graffiti bylaw, banning local artists from practicing their craft at the city’s skatepark. “This whole thing about free walls …

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Hello Lethbridge!

Welcome to Lethbian Love, a blog that covers the events, lifestyle and culture of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. And whatever else I find interesting. I started this blog because, for all intents and purposes, I have lived in Lethbridge my entire life. While this place isn’t anything special, and sometimes it’s downright boring (gaining it the …

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