Wider Horizons

After one of the colder and snowier winters in recent years – including the city receiving four times the typical amount of snow in February – the entire campus community has been eagerly awaiting spring and the return of those blue skies and the bright, southern Alberta sun. Lethbridge averages 333 days of sunshine a year, making it one of the sunniest cities in Canada.

It’s also one of the windiest, ranking second (just behind St. John’s, Nfld.) with the most days having a wind speed above 40 km/h. This stat should surprise no one: on average, 115 days a year in Lethbridge meet that criteria. But that wind is responsible for some of the sunshine, and after the winter the city’s just experienced, there is no reason to complain.

Wider Horizons
Photo by Rod Leland
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