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Money smarts

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Written by Dave Sulz - Sun Times   
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 21:43

News reports sound the alarm with increasing regularity about the growing financial bind in which many Canadians find themselves.
Just recently, the annual BMO Rainy Day report noted that an increasing number of Canadians have only enough savings to only cover one month or less in the event of a financial emergency. Meanwhile, the annual survey of employees by the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) indicates a growing number are burdened by debt, are saving less and would feel financial hardship if their paycheque was delayed by just a week.

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Star power

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Written by Judy Westcott — For the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:02

It may be a surprise to many local residents that Lethbridge has become one of the best places to stargaze in Canada — not the type walking the red carpet in Hollywood or appearing in gossip magazines, but rather those appearing in the sky above us every night.
“We’re one of southern Alberta’s best-kept secrets,” says Lethbridge Astronomy Society vice-president Rena Woss. “We’ve been around since the 1980s, and have one of the finest amateur astronomy facilities in Canada, but a lot of city residents don’t know we exist.”
Incorporated in 1988, the Lethbridge Astronomy Society consists of a variety of “enthusiastic” members eager to study and share their astronomical interests.

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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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Halloween a treat for live music fans
29/10/2014 | Richard Amery for the Sun Times

With all of the live music happening this week, you’d think some special event was happening. Oh right — Halloween.
So everybody and their dog has live music before and during Halloween night.
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Athletes should meet certain standard of behaviour
24/09/2013 | Dave Sulz, Sun Times

Welcome to the latest edition of “Athletes Behaving Badly.”
In the spotlight this week is Von Miller, the Denver Broncos’ outstanding linebacker. Miller has already had a rough summer. The Nation [ ... ]

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