and singing birds will come . . . " I replaced "heart" with "city" in the ancient Chinese proverb. It reminded me of one of many reasons I enjoy living in Lethbridge AB. There are an amazing variety and quantity of birds here. But, in the early part of the twentieth century the city's pioneers did not have it so good. It was a treeless, dusty, unattractive place. Today many of the streets are tree-lined with mature, leafy trees as are the well-maintained city parks - of which every neighbourhood seems to have at least one. These greenspaces bring the birds. Lethbridge is on the north-south migratory routes, so, it is a very special place for birders. It is not only special for the birds and their fans but, all the city's inhabitants benefit. Go for a walk in a lethbridge Area park on any day of the year. You will see smiling faces on families playing together, on bikers/joggers/walkers, and best of all you will be cheered by the beauty of bird song.
The McCauley neighbourhood in Edmonton Alberta has the old Victorian vintage charm mixed with modern day design. The area is as diverse in culture as it is in ethnicity. The LRT is central for easy access to the city or residents can simply enjoy the walking distance to parks, the river valley, the stadium and the annual summer fair grounds. The neighbourhood is only minutes away from schools, university's , new medical centres, the upgraded Royal Alexander Hospital and the popularly busy Kingway Garden Mall. Major renovations at the Commonwealth Stadium welcomes a state of the art Community Recreation center set to open early 2012. Of course for the football and concert fans, parking will never be an issue with the LRT so close to the stadium. If you are looking for a quiet neighbourhood, rich is diversity and culture from all "neighbourhoods of the world" then you will love your home in McCauley, an affordable, comfortable neighbourhood that is community spirit minded.