Month: March 2013

Olduvai, a novel with a Lethbian lead

While checking out the Lethbridge sub-Reddit late tonight, I saw that a user named OlduvaiNovel a.k.a. Steve Bull submitted a link to his self-published novel that features some Lethbridge character(s). It's called Olduvai. Is a global economic, social, and political collapse imminent?  Flowing from actual world events, a damaged environment, dwindling energy resources, and a manipulated market-economy all …

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Helena Bonham Carter…in Lethbridge?

Old news to some (happenened back in August '12), though news to me. It's like when Lady Gaga was in Lethbridge…but who knew? Anyway, Helena Bonham Carter somehow took a wrong turn down some street in Hollywood and ended up in our city, at Silla Designs. I don't know if she actually bought anything, or maybe …

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“East blown west,” or “Lethbridge’s anime festival returns!”

Nishikaze, Lethbridge's anime convention, is back for 2013 after a brief hiatus. Coming June 15: Nishikaze is an annual convention held in Lethbridge, Alberta at the University of Lethbridge. Nishikaze is striving to become the premiere anime and Japanese pop culture in event in southwestern Alberta, bringing together anime fans to celebrate the best in Japanese culture …

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Remix album from Sanctums free for download; worth your bandwidth

Awhile ago, I featured a track from a DJ named Evangelos. He doesn't go by the name "Sleepy Head" anymore; rather, Sanctums. He's upped on Bandcamp a name-your-price (i.e. free) album up for grabs, and a pal of mine has a remix of his own in there. Jaron writes: Really excited, Sanctums aka Evangelos X Typist & …

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Quiet No More

It seems like every day owns some cause or another, and today happens to be Purple Day. It's all about epilepsy. Technically, all of March is epilepsy awareness month, and according Epilepsy Canada, "Over 300,000 Canadians battle the seizures of epilepsy every day. Each year another 15,000 are diagnosed with this neurological condition." Purple Day …

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Yet another chick took my money

Some old guy stopped by my office today, doing an Easter fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters Lethbridge, using these cute chicks as bait. For a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lethbridge you can put an Easter smile on the face of a freind, family member or co-worker. Their cheeps were so cute! I love …

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Deathbridge Derby Dames doing dynamite despite drawbacks

I know a few dames here and there, and some of them even skate. My buddies Belt-Her-Face and Cherri Blaster were on the airwaves tonight, after winning their latest game: EDIT: Looks like Global already took down the video. Boo. Looks like the team roster is shaking up, but they're always looking for more fresh meat (yes, …

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Small town, big party

Foremost is a town in Southern Alberta, and are vying at a chance to win a "Big Valley Jamboree" of their very own, but need our help. We 'Bertans need to stick with one another. Lana writes: Foremost (my hometown) is in the finals for the Big Valley Jamboree’s “Small Town Saturday Night” contest. It’s …

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Galt Museum brings us “Nerd Fest”

From March 21-23, The Galt Museum & Archives is holding "Nerd Fest," featuring all sorts of comic book, gaming, trivia, space geekery…and even socialization (with possible dancing/touching)! Nerd Fest kicks off with the history of comic books, followed by a 2-day workshop with leading comic book artist Scott McCloud, a pop culture movie trivia night, and …

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Little Locavore Liam loves the Lighthouse

I got a buddy named Liam who goes around Lethbridge as the The LIttle Locavore. He’s only 10-years-old, but is already pursuing his passion of becoming a chef. Liam maintains a Blogspot that journals his adventures in our local culinary sphere, such as learning to make meat pies at the Urban Grocer, understanding the tools-of-the-trade …

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Catwalk gives to cat ranch; donates even more from sales

Catwalk Salon Spa is being awesome again, this time showing their support for the Last Chance Cat Ranch, and the tragedy that befell it. Jo-Anne writes: Due to the horrible tragedy at Last Chance Cat Ranch, Catwalk Salon Spa has donated $500.00 to the the non-profit organization. We will also be donating $1.00 from every …

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Kim Siever is engaging us

Seems like nowadays there's always at least one person I know featured in the Lethbridge Living magazine. This month, it's Kim Siever. He's the mastermind behind the popular user-driven news outlet Lethbridge News, as well as Lethbridge Traffic, the most comprehensive source for traffic updates our city has. Check him out: Nice work, Kim. On …

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Last Chance Cat Ranch needs your help

As reported by Lethbridge News, the Last Chance Cat Ranch burnt down yesterday: Lethbridge Animal Services posted a message on the City of Lethbridge Facebook page stating between the 17 cats they took in and the ones that other people brought in, Family Pet said their total was up to 28. The search will continue …

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Does Snow Removal Bylaw 4865 apply to the city itself?

Here's the view of a City of Lethbridge walkway, along my way to work. This is along Scenic Drive. Shouldn't the city crews have cleared this already? As per Bylaw 4865: To ensure everyone is safe during icy and snowy winter conditions, the City of Lethbridge asks home owners to clear any snow, ice or …

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Best of the Best – Euro Physical Therapy

In a stunning display of multiple fonts and sizes, the Sun Times is running an ad featuring 2013's "Best of the Best" for physical therapy business – Euro Physical Therapy. I'm really close with the place; mum works there, I'm currently a physio patient and get brutalized massaged there regularly. The proprieter also donated the largest chunk …

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