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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Lethbridge, Alberta Find us a Carrier Tafb too All Vamp a amp it a 3 month suns Cristion free Herald a a information features amp news from across Southern Albert Hometown news assignment editor 403-3807595 or email Lethbridge Herald monday May 25, 2015 Page a3plenty on Agenda for Council meeting Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mail Neuv com w truth sport history and poppies \ / will All play a part at City Council today. A several presentations and submissions Are on the Agenda. First the president of api inc. Will speak to Council about the introduction of commercial poppy cultivation to Canada. Then the Galt museum and archives will provide an update on its annual report for 2014, and the Lethbridge sport Council will present its 2015-18 strategic plan with five goals to increase sport awareness and participation in the City. Youth week is a collaboration Between Many local youth organizations to raise the profile of key issues facing youth in our Community including poverty unemployment and the Cost of transportation. Youth week begins today and runs until Friday and the executive director of the United Way of Ether Edge and Southern Alberta will present the importance of working on these issues and resources for youth to get help. Submissions include a request to file a report from the Crossings Leisure Complex steering committee. The committee has met with Many individuals organizations and businesses for feedback on programs concept design budget and timelines. Overall feedback from the groups was positive according to the submission with the understanding this Complex will be a Multi purpose facility to promote Active lifestyles for everyone in the Community. A submission from the environment committee chair will revisit a possible three year fee for service agreement with environment Lethbridge of approved the funding would decrease each year with the expectation the organization will make efforts to secure other funding in the future. And the City is looking to Purchase two new Street sweepers on the replacement list for the recent operating budget to the tune of almost $713, xxx less get. Council will give second and third Reading to bylaws reclassifying portions of land to Parks and recreation including land near 44 Avenue n. By the Alexander wilderness Park and several areas of Paradise Canyon near Canyon . And Canyon close w. A third bylaw proposes to Amend the land use from medium density residential to mixed density residential for phases i and 3 of Cany station w. All three bylaws will be up for discussion with a Public hearing scheduled at 4 ., with submissions either in support or against the changes. The regular Council meeting open to All begins at 1 30 At City i pleased with pageant experience Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald it May not have been the Crown but the experience was one of a lifetime. Lethbridge woman Jaime Vandenberg competed in the miss universe Canada Competition in Toronto this past weekend. Nearly 70 contestants Vyce for a placement in the top 20 on Friday. Of those the top spot represents Canada in the miss universe pageant later this year. Toronto a Paola Nunez won that honour saturday. Vandenberg third runner up in last Summers miss teenage Canada Competition did no to come Home empty handed. The 18-year-old won an award for miss photogenic. Quot i feel pretty great about it. In a the youngest contestant that s Ever won it. It s a huge honour Quot she said. On Friday All the girls participated in several video and photo shoots then were put through an interview with i t judges. Quot it s a Little like Speed dating. You sit Down with one judge and then after three minutes that Sall Vou got and you move on to the next Vandenberg said she made a lot of friends and had the Chance to catch up with some familiar faces As there were others from miss teenage Canada competing. Quot it s a lot of fun. At first it made me nervous to walk out in front of that Many people but i found i got really comfortable with the stage really quickly. It was a really great she was inspired by How Many of the contestants a broke a lot of stereotypes Quot this year. One example who placed third was a Kathryn Kohut who works As a pipeline fitter. A it was really interesting to meet girls like that because she would talk about How she works in a male dominated Industry and How its great for her to compete in a pageant because it s a great Way to get her message out and empower girls like myself to not be afraid to step into an Industry that a so next up for Vandenberg is deciding whether to continue her pageant journey or go Back to school. She a currently pursuing a political science degree at the University of Lethbridge. University of Lethbridge set to honour Singer Ian Tyson Lethbridge Herald Canadian music icon Jan Tyson has been announced As the University of Lethbridge Senate a fourth 2015 honorary degree recipient. Quot it s very exciting to have one of our country a Foremost musicians and entertainers accept our offer of an honorary degree a a said u of l Chancellor Janice Marzari. A this music has Long reflected the values and lifestyles of Southern albertan and his contribution to Canadian culture is the u of l will present Tyson with the degree of doctor of Laws honours Causa at the Spring 2015 convocation ceremony in on May 29 at 2 30 In the 1st Choice savings Centre for sport and wellness. Fellow Southern Alberta country entertainer Corb Lund will read Tyson a citation at the official ceremony. A Western music Singer and songwriter Tyson has produced Many popular and critically acclaimed Folk songs reflecting Rural culture in Alberta. In the Early 1960s, Tyson was half of the singing sensation Lait and Sylvia. Together they produced some of Canadas Best loved songs including Quot four Strong Dater As the band great speckled Bird they produced country Rock music and toured worldwide. Tyson a music has been covered by several renowned artists and been honoured with awards from the Canadian country music association the country music association of Calgary and the Alberta recording Industry association. His contributions to Canada s music scene have included hosting for five years his own National television music program a the Ian Tyson he has also published two books among them the bestselling autobiography. A the Long Trail my life in the he has been inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame the Canadian country music Hall of Fame and the Western music association Hall of Fame. Tyson is a member of the order of Canada was inducted into the Alberta order of excellence and has received a governor general a performing arts award and the Queens Diamond Jubilee hosting Charity Barbecue for special olympics \ a police beat Rob Davis chief Robert a Davis has served As a police officer for 25 years he was sworn in As chief of the Lethbridge regional police service in jan., 2015. Tuesday the i a enforcement Torch run is hosting a Charity Barbecue for special olympics and id like to invite the Community to join us in supporting our local athletes. Lethbridge regional police Alberta sheriffs and other Law enforcement partners will be at Casa rotary Square in the downtown Core from 11 . Until 2 Or the food runs out a whichever comes first. A minimum $5 donation will get you a Burger pop or water and a bag of chips. Well also have a limited Supply of Veggie burgers. The let includes More than 85,000 Law enforcement officers from around the world who work to raise awareness and funds to Benefit special olympics. Let was first established in Wichita Kansas in 1981 by chief Richard Lamunyon and has been embraced by the Law enforcement Community Ever since. Locally our officers participate in a number of let events throughout the year. We had our Polar plunge into the icy Waters of Nicholas Simian Lake in february cops and crepes at Cora in March Cycle for a cause at the Park place mall in april and following the bbl we Are gearing up a Pun intended a for the annual 500-km Bike ride to Edmonton in june and free the fuzz later this fall. Special olympics is the Charity of Choice for both the Canadian association of chiefs of police and the Alberta association of chiefs of police. Erps is committed to raising awareness and fundraising to provide financial support to ensure local athletes continue to have opportunities to develop sports skills social skills and build self esteem. Working alongside Many of our local athletes and getting to know them on a personal level is really what keeps our service so actively engaged with let events. We have a great group of athletes in the City and surrounding area and being Able to help them set and achieve their goals is extremely rewarding Iti be flipping burgers and helping out however i can at tuesdays Barbecue so please Stop by have lunch and show your support for our local special olympians. Crime stoppers crime stoppers and Romp need your help in solving a break and enter. On May 8, at approximately 12 15 ., an unknown White male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and Reading glasses entered the backyard of a Home along Centennial Avenue in picture Butte broke off a piece offence and proceeded to break a basement window. The male was heard talking to someone but no one else was seen. The male did not gain entry to the Home and subsequent fled the area when he realized the Homeowner was awake. Of you have Ain information on this break and enter or any other crime text �?otip232�?� plus your tip to crimes 274637call i-800-222-8477, or submit tips online at wow. Tips u crime stoppers will pay no to $2,000 for information leading to an Ai rest remember you will not have to attend court it testify and you will remain Anonymous. Herald photo by Lait Martens students Cole Draper Alex Ewen Ashley Vigna and Brett Clarke from Crow nest consolidated High school play a Board game called keys to Success As part of Junior achievements economics for Success program earlier this month at Lethbridge Colleg students learn to map their future Lethbridge Herald students in grades 9 to 12 from Lethbridge Coaldale Nobleford and the Crow nest pass had the Opportunity recently to participate in an interactive program designed to encourage them to explore ways to enter the working world. The Junior achievement of Southern Alberta economics for Success which took place at Lethbridge College involved identifying personal interests skills strengths and passions. They then were mapped into career clusters to recognize possible Post secondary destinations As Well As learning to budget and developing strategies to achieve educational and career goals. Quot getting out of the classroom and having the Opportunity to participate in a Post secondary atmosphere empowers Young students to take a vested interest in their own futures Quot said Shelly Flexhaug regional coordinator for tile Lethbridge and area Junior achievement of Southern Alberta in a release. A participants leave the event feeling better prepared to face their students received a Campus tour As part of the program. A Cheque presentation from alb financial to Junior achievement of Southern Alberta a Lethbridge and area Region also took place while volunteers facilitating the program were from at financial. Komg Reg Royal Bank and business development Bank of Canada

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