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After going through a period of tons of posts, we have this, a silent lull. Most of this is due to less people writing on the site, and me being busy on other projects. Of course, I am referring to the fact that Sean, no longer lives in Medicine Hat, but in the traitorous town of Lethbridge; as such, he won’t be posting as much anymore (or at all), but let’s make him feel guilty. Just kidding, or am I?

That’s also not to say there isn’t anything happening in Medicine Hat, but I don’t see a reason and letting our readers know about park washrooms opening up, when you can get it from the City of Medicine Hat public releases. As always, I encourage you to submit what ever you have in hopes of filling this lull.

I was in Lethbridge this weekend after the big blizzard that just roared through southeast Alberta.

On Sunday after shoveling the walk and the two foot drift of snow by the garage, Taylor and I took to doing some errands around town. We figured by this time the plows must have been out during Saturday evening and Sunday morning so there would not be an issue.

We noticed that the main roads were plowed but despite being out for about an hour and a half, we never saw a plow working, but unexpectedly we saw bucket trucks out en masse hanging Christmas decorations on the lamp posts along the busier streets, going so far as to push two lane traffic into one lane.

It just seemed kind of silly to me that if you go to a residential street there are big snow drifts and people are getting stuck, we even saw one person driving a quad down the street with a plow on the front, and meanwhile there are Christmas decorations being hung… I hope city workers in Medicine Hat were more concerned with snow removal than wishing everyone who got stuck a Merry Christmas.

On Saturday, September 13, Taylor and I went to Red Dog Diner in Lethbridge.

The restaurant, styled after a Montreal-style deli, is locally owned and operated by a resident Quebecker known as “Le Boss”. The diner is located in the heart of downtown Lethbridge, offering a centralized location to many businesses, tourists and pedestrians.

Photo by paige_eliz via Flickr

Photo by paige_eliz via Flickr

Red Dog Diner has a wide array of food, including a variety of poutines, steamed hot dogs, beef and chicken burgers, and soups. The food is prepared quickly, but not at the expense of being low quality. Both Taylor and I ordered the chicken burgers and were thrilled by the outcome.

The chicken burger, unlike most food places, did not contain a chicken breast for the meat content, but rather, it was sliced deli-style and fried. The fries did not seem like typical out-of-the-box fast food fries, but appeared to be freshly cut.

If you are looking for a unique diner experience and are headed to Lethbridge, check out Red Dog Diner.

Red Dog Diner is located at 545 – 4th Avenue South in Lethbridge, Alberta.

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The Esplanade is hosting two David Hoffos installations entitled “Catastrophe” and “Another City”. David Hoffos is a prolific Lethbridge-based artist or “video/installation artist” if you prefer. The official name of the show is called “Disaster & Desire” and also features “Bedroom Window” which was created by Art 30 class students from McCoy High School. David Hoffos had an artist residency at the school  from October 1th4 to October 24th and worked with the students to demonstrate all the techniques, ideas, and everything that goes into making a full environment art piece.

David Hoffos - Disaster & Desire

David Hoffos - Disaster & Desire at the Esplanade

The reception took place on October 24th, 7 PM and featured a live performance of “womandflutter” by Decidedly Jazz Danceworks from Calgary. Unfortunately this was a one-time showing and if you weren’t there, you will not get to see it – well at least not at the Esplanade. It was composed by Amon Tobin, choreographed by Kimberly Copper and featured some projected elements by David Hoffos. Overall the performance was very hypnotic at times and the movements of the dancers and projections of the dancers fit very well with the chaotic jungle-esque experimental beat music in the background. There was even a bonus track at the end.

David Hoffos, Another City, installation detail

David Hoffos, Another City, installation detail - Photography via the Esplanade website

The installations are up from October 15th to November 30th, 2008; however “Bedroom Window” has only been set up since October 24th. More on David Hoffos after the jump.

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