Devon officially announced as start community for Tour of Alberta stage three

The unofficial was made official this week, as Devon was announced as one of the start communities for this summer’s first inaugural Tour of Alberta, a six-day, 850-kilometre, Tour de France-style stage race across the province.

On March 5, members of the cycling community and local leaders gathered to announce the host cities and towns for the Tour, set for Sept. 3-8.

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While turmoil abounds in Europe and Germany resists writing off Greek debt and previous holders of Greek debt squawk about taking a second haircut, Moodys actually upgraded the Philippines. The Indian market has a Double top and looks more like the early stages of Japan in the mid ’80s preparing for an explosive rally. As the West is melting down, Asia is starting to rise its head above the fray. Even in Singapore real estate has continued to boom where the government has demonstrated it is willing to think out of the box and adopt some of the most practical management tools of any country on the planet.


Council to hear report about bridge possibility

It cost the railway $1.33 million – 105 years ago – to build Lethbridge’s iconic bridge.

To add a second landmark, one that city residents could actually walk or cycle across, would cost at least $60 million.

That’s the forecast cost of a level “bank to bank” crossing, taking the shortest route across the Oldman River. Building at a wider point could cost $95 million.

Those are the figures from a bridge engineer, included in a report city council will review today. They come in response to a proposal earlier this year, suggesting the city could secure federal funding to build a “signature” crossing as part of the nation’s 150th birthday celebrations in 2017.

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