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Comicon invades Lethbridge

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 14:06

Photo by Richard Amery
Comicon organizer Adam Essex does his best Action Comics Superman impression as the event nears. Among the guests will be locally raised actor Chad Rook and Dirk Benedict of “The A-Team.”

Adam Essex is excited about the second edition of Lethbridge Comicon which takes place at the Lethbridge College Barn, Oct. 17-19.
The event took place last year at the Italian Canadian Club, but has grown enough to warrant a bigger venue and bigger guests.
Dirk Benedict of the “A-Team” and “Battlestar Galactica” will be at the event as well as plenty of comic book artists, vendors and lots of special guests like Eddie Spears of “Hell on Wheels,” professional Cosplayer Vegas PG, “Spawn,” “Death Dealer” and ‘68 artist Nat Jones and Kyle Charles and street artist Mark Oliver “Twist” and Eric Dyck, the Lethbridge creator of the comic Slaughterhouse Slough.

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Bird is the word

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Written by Dave Sulz - Sun Times   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 13:52

Turkey is the centrepiece of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, with stuffing as a popular side dish.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to talk turkey — how to cook one, that is.
Turkey is the traditional centrepiece of the Thanksgiving dinner, and award-winning chef Doug Overes of Lethbridge College has some tips to help you serve up a tender and tasty bird for the holiday.
Overes knows his way around the kitchen. The chair of the college’s culinary program (of which he is a 1987 graduate), he has been an instructor at the college since 1996 and has collected enough awards to fill his kitchen cupboards. He earned his Certified Chef de Cuisine in April 2011, was a member of the gold-medal-winning Culinary Team Alberta in Luxembourg in 2002, and won medals in Germany’s World Culinary Olympics 2004 and 2012.

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Putting kids to the test

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Written by Judy Westcott — For the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:49

photo courtesy of the university of lethbridge
Jennifer Copeland and Luc Martin use basic fitness equipment like Hula Hoops and soccer balls to assess local children participating in a new two-year physical literacy study.

During the next two years, 1,300 local school children will be assessed on their physical literacy as part of a national research project of the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL).
“Physical literacy is more than just fitness — it involves the daily behaviour, motivation and confidence, knowledge and understanding and physical competence,” says Dr. Jennifer Copeland, kinesiology professor at the University of Lethbridge and co-investigator in the local study with fellow kinesiology professor Dr. Luc Martin.
“Our goal is to find out how the four different components affect a child’s physical literacy and what motivates them to be — or not to be — physically active,” she says.

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Hurricanes looking to rebound

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Written by Dale Woodard for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 14:32

Lethbridge Herald photo By Ian Martens
Lethbridge Hurricanes' Jamal Watson chases the puck in pre-season action against the Medicine Hat Tigers. The puck has dropped on a new Western Hockey League campaign and the Hurricanes are optimistic after a tough campaign last year.

The puck has dropped on the Lethbridge Hurricanes’ 2014-15 Western Hockey League season. As the team gets ready to rebound from a 12-55-2-3 season, Hurricanes head coach Drake Berehowsky is confident his returnees and rookies alike have put in the time in the off-season to get out of the league basement.
“They’ve worked hard over the summer. Some of them showed a lot of commitment this year,” said Berehowsky. “We didn’t have as many guys come in in bad shape. We’re happy with the culture change and the changing of the tide. We realize it’s still a process and we’re not at the final product, but we’re going in the right direction.”

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Word on the Street is 'literacy'

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Written by Lindsay Ducharme, For the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:26

Photo courtesy of Lethbridge Public Library
Festivalgoers take in last year’s Word on the Street Festival at the Lethbridge Public Library.

Word on the street is Lethbridge’s 2014 festival season is set to go out with bang. Sept. 21 will mark the unofficial end to a packed summer festival season, with the return of the Word on the Street Festival. The festival, celebrating its fourth season in Lethbridge, strives to promote literacy within the community by bringing in Canadian authors for book readings, signings and workshops.
“The Word on the Street Festival is a national festival; we are one of five cities across the country that host it. It started in Toronto in 1990,” explained Bonnie Mikalson-Andron, Lethbridge Public Library program manager and Word on the Street event organizer.


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Intriguing acts taking city stages
15/10/2014 | Richard Amery for the Sun Times

It is an eclectic week of music featuring some of my favourite performers coming back to Lethbridge plus some intriguing ones I haven’t seen but am hoping to. Unfortunately, and simultaneously fortu [ ... ]

Athletes should meet certain standard of behaviour
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