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Friday, February 17th, 2012
I’ve interviewed Hedley a few years ago and at that time had never really listened to a Hedley record. I followed that by going to a show…and was blown away. I don’t get blown away by concerts often, but they put on a show that was far more than I expected. Jake (the lead singer) is so full of energy….he basically runs around non-stop for over an hour and a half. Granted he’s impressing 14 years old girls who are easily distracted by shiney objects…BUT…with that in the back of your head, the kid can sing and the band is pretty tight.
So when I had to chance to meet the guys when they came to Lethbridge, I jumped at the chance. Now I’ve been to a lot of “Meet & Greets” and love going to them. I love meeting bands…it’s kinda why I got into radio. Now normally bands will only meet a couple of people. You can tell they don’t really want to be there and any chance to “connect” with your favourite rock star is lost cause you’re pushed through like cattle. Hedley met with over 50 fans! And they did it with a big fat smile on their face. I’ve never seen so much energy with a bunch of guys before their concert. If they come back, go see them.
Thanks to Jaime Vedres for taking my pic. I’m an ugly sucka.
Thursday, January 19th, 2012
This is Canada. We don’t Fry our eggs on the sidewalks…we freeze ‘em. Or at least I do.
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