Bohemian Waxwing

I took a few photos of a poor, little bird after coming back to work from lunch one day. It was found hurt after flying into a window, so someone put it up in a tree next to the doorway of the college’s Technologies Building. As some lady was performing Reiki on it (crazy?), I …

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Recently on Lethbian Love

It’s been just over a week since I launched the blog. I can’t believe the great response – 1 comment so far! Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read some of my banter. There’s a lot more to come, so please invite your friends! Here’s the run-down: I went deep undercover to …

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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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And the #1 live music venue in Canada is…

…not The Slice. [audio:https://lethbianlove.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/priceisright-losinghorn.mp3%5D 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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Pardon the mess

The site is currently in its infancy (only launched last Thursday) and I’m still working on a few things, including a Facebook app to make it easier for you to join, comment and share. If you come across any glitches or have any ideas for future topics, please let me know. I’m happy to receive …

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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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Live music in Lethbridge

Perhaps unknown to some, Lethbridge has a thriving live music scene. Recently I had the pleasure of taking a girl to a dIrtI Speshuls show at The Slice. A Calgarian and live music fan, she didn’t know of any places to go see a show. She was very impressed by my prowess, so I went …

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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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Local graffiti

While on the topic, I thought I’d take the opportunity to showcase this Flickr group highlighting some local graffiti art. One of my favourites: Also, make sure to check out the Facebook group, Lethbridge Graffiti Safe Walls: The goal of this group is to urge Lethbridge City council to provide “safe” areas in the city …

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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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