Lethbridge is home to a large and growing population of Bhutanese refugees. A recent police shooting in the community has raised awareness of issues they face. From the Calgary Herald: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/alberta/Police+shooting+thrusts+Lethbridge+Bhutanese+community+under+spotlight/6970967/story.html Some background from the CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2012/04/18/calgary-lethbridge-bhutan-immigrants.html For the history of the Bhutanese refugee problem, The Canadian Bhutanese Society (based in Lethbridge): http://cbsalberta.org/index.php/about-us/11-bhutanese-refugees-history
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It seems Lethbridge, long home to Japanese-Canadians, is also home to a little-known gem – the Nikka Yuko Garden. The garden and its 1967 genesis are described in fond detail in an article in a recent edition of the Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/prairie-zen/article1664531/ The garden’s own official website is: http://www.nikkayuko.com/
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