For those of you who are fans of Edit, Lethbridge’s sustainable and eco-friendly clothing shop, Joanne writes to say they moved down the street to a bigger and better location:
Our new shop is located on the same street, just one block down: 315 6 Street South (just beside the ATB bank)
We are a “work in progress”, still working on the shop, but we will be open today from 12 noon til 5pm, and tomorrow from 10am-5pm.
Shop today and tomorrow and get 20% your purchases.*
*excludes (Jennifer Glasgow, Mymommadethat, and Pretty Waisted)
If you’ve never stepped for inside Edit, not is the perfect time to take advantage of the awesome sale!
The venerable Jamie Vedres, whom I mentioned previously, has graciously allowed me to re-post some photos he took of downtown buildings. I like this guy’s style.
Continue reading ‘Scenes from around Lethbridge’
One of those landmarks which people instantly associate with Lethbridge would be the viaduct, or high-level bridge. It’s also on the masthead of this website (remind me to change that). Sometimes mistaken for being the inspiration for this city’s name, it’s quite the opposite. Bridges were first invented in Lethbridge in the 1820s, which then spread to the rest of the civilized world, using bridges.
This year marks the 100th birthday of the train bridge. Although plenty of articles have already been written, Lethbridge College‘s “Wider Horizons” magazine has a particularly in-depth story, with all sorts of factoids.
The bridge was originally built, at a cost of $1.3 million, to shorten the rail distance between Lethbridge and Fort Macleod. As the late Lethbridge historian Alex Johnston noted in one of his papers: “Up to this point, the bridges constructed in the west had been of wooden timbers. The design chosen for this bridge was a steel viaduct consisting of 44 plate girder spans 67 feet, 1 inch long, 22 plate girder spans 98 feet, 10 inches long, and one riveted deck lattice truss span 167 feet long.
Plans are underway for celebrations later this year, including lighting the bridge up at night.
Wider Horizons: High & Mighty
Also, I just had to include this somewhere.
Here’s what’s happening this week in Lethbridge. Go see Danny Michel!
Continue reading ‘This week in Lethbridge’
Danny Michel, who produced Leeroy Stagger‘s album “Beautiful House,” will be playing at The Slice tonight at 9:30PM. Last night, Leeroy joined him on stage, so if you’re lucky lightning might strike twice again!
I love Feather, Fur & Fin. Listen to it on CBC Radio 3!
Well, I don’t know if any Lethbian Lovers out there donated money, but Kelly was able to surpass her goal and raised $340.55 for cancer research. Kelly helped raise over $95,000 in the Trail Relay for Life marathon over the weekend!
This past Saturday, I went to a Leeroy Stagger concert that was superb! He had the full band with them and they rocked The Slice.
Speaking of rock, we also saw Mammoth Cave Festival earlier this week, which had a full 12 hours of local and out-of-town talent shaking the rooftop of Henotic
And in other news, Jaime Vedres’ photo is still up for grabs on eBay. The bid is at $150, but it’s worth it if you got the dough.
Lethbridge photographer Jamie Vedres is auctioning one of his favourite photos on eBay, framed and signed.
I would not have blogged about this had this not gone outside of my price range! Any cougars out there who want to buy this for me?
Jamie Vedres Photography
My friend Kelly is trying to raise $250 for the Relay for Life marathon. She writes:
It is hard to find a friend or co-worker these days that have not been touched by cancer in one way or another. After losing another aunt this past Christmas there is nothing stopping me from joining this fight.
Please support me, your friends, family, co-workers and all those touched by cancer in this fight by making a donation to this year’s Relay for Life. Every bit helps!
Let’s help her go over that amount!
Relay for Life
Despite his looks, Leeroy Stagger is a popular Canadian musician and also my friend. He has a new album out, Everything is Real, and will be putting on a show at The Slice this Saturday! He’ll be joined by Lethbridge favorites The Perpetrators and Kevin Kane.
I took 90 seconds to interview Leeroy, in case you’ve not familiar with him or his work.
Continue reading ‘Leeroy Stagger interview + win free tickets!’
I hope everyone had a great long weekend. Rumblings from Twitter and Facebook tell me that yesterday’s Mammoth Cave Festival was a great success!
This week has some great musicians playing in Lethbridge, notably Leeroy Stagger, Twilight Hotel and Danny Michel!
Continue reading ‘This week in Lethbridge’