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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 5, 2008, Lethbridge, Alberta online edition July 5,2008 f 1 ft INSIDE Dion takes plan to Calgary A2 monument Jagr off to Dragon awakened for another year HERALD PHOTO BY DAVID FULLER Members of the Hung Mun Athletic Club perform the the while spreading rice along the boats as a part of the opening ceremonies for the Lethbridge Dragon Boat Festival Friday evening at Henderson Racing begins this morning and continues through Sunday at Step toward independence Pilot project helps get people back into the workforce and into their own homes By SHERRI GALLANT Lethbridge Herald If the streets downtown seem cleaner lately and the flowers in the planter barrels a little more it's thanks to the work of a handful of homeless people involved in a new employment program being run by the Lethbridge Shelter and Resource gives us an opportunity to give die community a better image than die image that was being for lack of a better said Francis also called Francis is one of about 10 men signed up for a pilot project geared toward getting people back in the workforce and into their own He enjoys and the Francis is not only able to look after flowers downtown but to help maintain the plants and shrubbery around the Managed by job coach Al who formerly drove the MUST the employment program's been running for about a with short-term funding provided through a grant from the City of through the Heart of Our City Monday through Atoa takes a crew of six downtown from the shelter at about 6:30 dropping each person off to clean a route a few blocks long. In four weeks they've made earned the appreciation of downtown gained confidence and made Wearing reflective harnesses and using equipment provided by the they pick up sweep debris and water The grant - - isn't enough to employ as many as Atoa would but it's keeping six people busy for a couple of hours each At an bank a start toward gaining Atoa explains while the work provides paid it's actually more of an getting people who haven't worked in ages used to rising putting in a couple of productive hours a day and staying When they're not Atoa conducts the sort of workshops that all employers HERALD PHOTO BY DAVID ROSSITER Joe Buck sweeps up around 4 Avenue and 6 Street South in a pilot employment project for the homeless could learn something them to get better with addictions we need to do workshops but for them to sit down and listen to lessons in a room doesn't So 1 take them We go along the river on the reserve and we talk about But these guys are They've lived on the streets 24-7 and they know how to They know what to it's making a Instead of looking for what they're not supposed to they're saying are we For diose who want to stay in the work there's a rule during the Story CONTINUED on 11-year-old rescues drowning girl in Fort Macleod pool Rescue takes place while lifeguard was talking with a boy during the ordeal By DELON SHURTZ Lethbridge Herald A Fort Macleod girl nearly drowned while an lifeguard flirted with a boy only feet Jade Pack was at the Fort Macleod swimming pool last weekend when she jumped into the deep not realizing it was over her To her rescue came 11-year-old Samantha who pulled Jade from the water only inches from where the lifeguard sat. was bobbing up and screaming at the top of her Bassett said of the struggling Only inches almost in front of the the young lifeguard chatted with a possibly arranging a date or other Bassett said she heard the lifeguard tell the Bassett was swimming in the deep end of the pool when she noticed Jade struggling to stay The little girl sank below the then as her toes touched she propelled herself to the took a breath and before sinking Before attempting a Bassett looked to see if the lifeguard was preparing to jump into the but when she saw the lifeguard talking to a she went after Jade Even after she lifted Jade up on the pool the lifeguard still didn't know anything had was talking to the boy the whole Jade's is furious the lifeguard hasn't been She's also upset pool supervisors were defensive and blamed Jade and her who had taken her and his two young sons Amanda said the buoy which normally divides the deep end from the rest of the pool and indicates the point which Jade isn't to go was not And regardless of the circumstances or who might be to she said the job is to rescue swimmers in is right in front of the but she was too busy talking to Amanda 11-year-old child saved my daughter's life because a lifeguard didn't do her Amanda met Friday with town manager Barry who said he is going to look into the incident before deciding on any course of course we're Elliott told The He said he couldn't take immediate action since he hadn't heard about the incident until the meeting with Nothing less than firing the lifeguard and stripping her of her National Lifeguard Service certificate will appease the upset less than that then I'm getting a Amanda don't think she deserves to be a She's not responsible enough to have position and I don't want to see this happen to somebody I don't want someone to lose their Story CONTINUED on Page A2 closer to reality By DAVE MABELL Lethbridge Herald Work on a day-care centre could start soon at the University of Tenders will be called this officials and the long-sought facility could be open in time for the fall 2009 Jen academic vice-president of the U of L says the organization is pleased the university's board gave a go-ahead at a recent With the number of mature students taking courses and families living in accommodation on the children's care facility will help meet a growing will help provide better in a city where daycare spaces are chronically in short Plans approved by the board would see a 54-space facility built on campus near townhouses in the Aperture Park The site would provide room for as well as a fenced play area at one end of the Story CONTINUED on Page A2 Animal Colour Missing Price Plus TO OUR 1SATIRN of LETHBRIDGE NISSAN 0685503002722
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