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Jot these dates down!

Environment week is June 4-10th 2017

• Saturday, June 4 – 10:00am – 2:00pm: Recycling Roundup
London Drugs 110-905 1 Ave S Lethbridge, AB
Bring your difficult to recycle items such as electronics, batteries and clothing.

• Sunday, June 5 – 1:00 pm: Nature Scavenger Hunt
Helen Schuler Nature Centre
A chance to explore the river valley with this family-friendly scavenger hunt.

• Monday, June 6 – 7:00 pm: The Benefits of Bees
The Hub, 319-6 St S
Join beekeeper Chelsea Sherbut for a presentation on urban beekeeping and the benefits of bees.

• Tuesday, June 7 – 1:00 pm: Wind Turbine Program Tour
Lethbridge College
Learn about wind energy in southern Alberta. Limited number of tickets available by registration (City of Lethbridge website).

• Wednesday, June 8 – 2:00pm Vermiculture Workshop
The Hub, 319-6 St S
Learn about small-scale composting and the benefits of worm composting from the friendly folks at Earthly Matters Worm composters will also be available for sale.

•Wednesday, June 8 – 7:00 pm: Urban Farm Tour
Join Synergy Permaculture for a tour of their urban farm operations. Limited number of tickets available by registration (City of Lethbridge website).

• Saturday, June 11 – 12:00-4:00: Keen for Green Fest and Nature Play Day
Henderson Lake Park, northside, Kiwanis Picnic Shelter
Free music, local food, displays and demonstrations.
Enjoy the benefits of being outside, explore outdoor activities and have fun

For more information: City of Lethbridge Environment Week 2017…/Wast…/Pages/Environment-Week.aspx
Oldman Watershed Council has initiated a Southern Alberta Water Charter for 2017 to protect our precious water. Consider signing on:

Apple Fest – August 12th, 2017 10-6 pm at Galt Gardens. This family friendly annual event is hosted by Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association.

Be a Friend To Pollinates

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Pollinators are insects and animals that carry pollen from one plant to another. These include bees, wasps,butterflies, moths, ants, birds and more. Did you know that pollinators are key to the food and flowers we
enjoy and ultimately our food security?

•3/4 of the foods we eat — fruits, nuts, vegetables, and herbs — need pollinators to reproduce.

•With pollinators in your yard, you’ll triple the yield of fruit and veggies in your garden — no more lumpy strawberries and bumpy squash!
As many of you are aware, over the last few few decades, there has been a rapid decline in the
pollinator population for many reasons most of which are linked to intensive agriculture operations and the
widespread use of pesticides. The best hope we have of returning these creatures into the environment is by way of our gardeners.

•Your LRNA Environment committee recommends allocating a part of your garden to plants that
attract pollinators. Among these is the Milkweed plant; an important and favorite plant of the
Monarch butterfly and other pollinators. Milkweed is a beautiful flowering plant providing rich
nutrients and shelter for laying eggs. Like Dandelions, Milkweed produces many seeds. When not
controlled the plant can quickly spread. Unlike dandelions, the Milkweed seeds are contained in.
We will be selling some milkweed at the Community Garden planting event and would love to see you there!

Community Involvement Opportunity!

We are looking for some individuals to help foster neighbourhood spirit in our beloved London Road, By volunteering some time to help keep things running  smoothly for our upcoming family fair!

LRNA is in need of a few volunteers from the community! We will be looking for some face painters (Previous experience is a bonus!), Game supervisors (For safety) and ‘general’ positions, we ask that all volunteers are age 18+.

If you can volunteer on June 10th 2017 we would greatly appreciate it! Please message us on our facebook as that is the fastest way to get a hold of us!

Looking for volunteers

We’re looking for volunteers for 2 upcoming events!

  1. The Milk River Kinsmen Corvette Raffle – Monday, November 16 to Sunday November 22. Looking for volunteers to run the raffle booth at Park Place Mall. We have several 3-hour shifts available!
  2. Bright Lights Festival – Friday, November 20, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Assistance needed to serve hot chocolate, hot dogs and hamburgers!

If you would like to volunteer or would like more information, please send an email to


Autumn waste and recycling tips

We received the following information from City of Lethbridge Waste and Recycling Services.

Autumn leaf collection

Until November 23, residents can place their leaves in paper bags for pickup, rather than having to drive them to yard waste sites or the landfill themselves. These leaves are then composted and the soil is used by the city parks department!

More  here:

Pumpkin composting

After putting all that hard work into carving your jack-o-lantern, don’t let it go to waste! Clean pumpkins can be taken to yard waste sites for composting.

More info and locations:

1243 6 Av S: side setback waiver

Take notice that the following discretionary use applications and applications involving waivers have been approved by the development officers:

1243 – 6 Avenue South, a request for a 0.16 m (6″) side
setback waiver to bring the existing detached garage into

A letter of appeal may be delivered and/or mailed to:

Secretary, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
City Clerk’s Office
200-910 4 Ave S
Lethbridge AB T1J 0P6

no later than 16 November 2015.