Archive for October, 2010
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
Former band mates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have gotten back together to record a song for the new Foo Fighters album!
“Sixteen years after the Nevermind rockers split following frontman Kurt Cobain’s suicide, the band’s drummer and bassist joined forces in Grohl’s garage recording studio – and the collaboration was overseen by former Nirvana producer Butch Vig.”
This is really great for Krist’s career, since the only thing he’s done after Nirvana is Grow a unabomber Beard.
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
Lethbridge now has (some) Bike Lanes just in time for Winter!! It’s about time. Biking is a great way to get around, it’s free (once you buy a bike) and healthy. Just make sure and wear your long undies..
Residents will now benefit from newly installed dedicated bicycle lanes along 13 Street between 26 Ave N and 9 Ave N. This is the first project completed as part of a larger Pathways and Bicycles Master Plan.
“We are very excited that the bike lanes on the North side are complete,” says Transportation Planning Manager Ahmed Ali. “Residents can also look forward to additional bike lanes being added in the future.”
About Bike Lanes
A bike lane is a wide, signed lane marked with a large white bicycle stencil on the pavement. The lane is restricted to bicycle travel.
• On streets where there is on-street parking, bike lanes run to the left of parked vehicles.
• On streets without parking, bike lanes run alongside the curb.
• By providing a delineated bike lane it will improve cyclist safety by reducing potential conflicts between vehicular and bicycle traffic in the existing shared curb lane.
• The presence of clearly defined bike lane will also encourage vehicular traffic to travel a safe distance from the path of cyclists.
Safely Using Bike Lanes
With the symbols displayed in the bicycle lanes, motor vehicles, buses, and motorcycles are not permitted to travel or stop in this lane unless making a right turn onto a cross street. Transit buses may stop only at designated stops for passengers.
Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers. The Alberta’s Traffic Safety Act and City bylaws apply to bicycles too. Take some time to learn or remind yourself of what you should do as a cyclists and driver.
Basic safety principles for cyclists:
• Maintain your bike in good working order
• Be as visible as possible to others
• Learn the skills needed to control your bike
• Cycle in traffic safely and predictably
• Know and obey the rules of the road, which includes;
o Obey all traffic regulations and speed limits
o Yield to bus when it is leaving a stop
o Signal before turning
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
I have a confession. I have a man-crush on Peter Mansbridge. My wife and I watch The National religiously and were super stoked to hear he was coming to Lethbridge to speak at The U of L.
His speech was one of great Canadian Pride, interesting observations of the recent civic elections in Alberta, mixed with a little banter on his favourite hockey team – The Toronto Maple Leafs. He also touched jokingly on his “fame” and being recoginzed as a public figure.
The National (in my opinion) is the best news on television. They are informed, unbiased and don’t tell me what I should be thinking at the end of the news. Instead they lay the facts out and call it as they see it. It was such a thrill to see him and meet him after. I asked him when he’s running for Prime Minister, his reply: “…not anytime soon.”
Thanks for coming to Lethbridge Peter!
Friday, October 8th, 2010
I have a cat named Maddie. These are her adventures.
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
The XX – Islands. What U think?
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
Monday, October 4th, 2010
Lethbridge’s main newspaper The Lethbridge Herald has gotten an online overhaul. A new look, more interactivity and the same Breaking Top Local News. Like this past weekend when they shocked the world with a story about a white dog, sleeping on a white pillow. I can’t believe something like this could happen in little ‘ol Lethbridge. The times they are a-changin’.