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Lethbridge

The largest city within Alberta's southern area is Lethbridge. It is the third biggest city within the province after Calgary and Edmonton and the 4th largest population in the province. In 2004 to 2005, the city was called the "Cultural Capital of Canada," the city is home to various events and venues used for promoting the arts. The Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge is the biggest group which is committed to preserving the local arts. Southern Alberta Art Gallery houses contemporary and modern pieces of art; the Bowman Arts Centre has three galleries, and the University of Lethbridge Art gallery has contemporary exhibitions that include works from its many Europeans, American and Canadian art collections. Music is even an important part of the city's culture, and the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra has been existing ever since 1960. Its spin-off music groups are the Southern Alberta Chamber Orchestra and Lethbridge Musical Theatre. Vox Musica is a part of University of Lethbridge's choir, while the university's theatre division is New West Theatre. The Genevieve E. Yates Memorial Centre consists of two theatres: Yates Theatre and the 180-seat black box Sterndale Bennet Theatre.

Lethbridge has various historical highlights. Amongst the more popular ones is its steel trestle bridge: the Lethbridge Viaduct (likewise normally known as the High Level Bridge). The last battle between the Blackfoot First Nations and Cree in the year 1870 is commemorated at the Indian Battle Park, within the coulees of the Oldman River. Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden (south of Lethbridge) was opened during the year 1967 to celebrate the centennial event which was attended by Prince and Princess Takamatsu of Japan. Galt Museum and Archives is considered to be the largest museum in the Lethbridge area, and its building was once utilized as a hospital all through the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Various well-known structures include the Alberta Terminals grain elevators and the water tower.

Half of Lethbridge's occupations come from trade and service industries, with emphasis on finance/insurance, food processing, construction, real estate, construction, and public sector services. Several national companies are based in Lethbridge. They comprise the Canadian Freightways, Taco Time Canada, Minute Muffler, and H&R Transport. During 2006, the Economic Development Lethbridge had a joint partnership with SouthGrow Regional Initiative and Alberta SouthWest Regional Alliance so as to create the Southern Alberta Alternative Energy Partnership. Their amalgamation supports alternative energy, such as solar power, wind power and biofuel. During 2007, it was ranked as fourth amongst Canadian economic development groups for "volume of capital investment and job creation" by Site Selection magazine, and during 2007-2008, it won first place at the Economic Developers Association of Canada Awards.




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The largest city within Alberta's southern area is Lethbridge. It is the third biggest city within the province after Calgary and Edmonton and the 4th largest population in the province. In 2004 to 2005, the city was called the "Cultural Capital of Canada," the city is home to various events and venues used for promoting the arts. The Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge is the biggest group which is committed to preserving the local arts. Southern Alberta Art Gallery houses contemporary and modern pieces of art; the Bowman Arts Centre has three galleries, and the University of Lethbridge Art gallery has contemporary exhibitions that include works from its many Europeans, American and Canadian art collections...
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