Uncategorized

Whoop Up Drive Road Construction Aug 15-19

Roadwork on Whoop-Up Drive could affect daily commute

Whoop-Up Drive will be reduced to two lanes in each direction at the Scenic Drive South overpass starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 until Friday, Aug. 19. The lane closure and speed reduction are necessary to accommodate the construction of an emergency median crossover. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and obey posted signs.

Later this month, work will begin to construct a second emergency median crossover on Whoop-Up at the University Drive overpass.

The emergency median crossovers are part of the City of Lethbridge’s plan for managing traffic on Whoop-Up during an emergency situation when one direction of travel is closed. The crossovers will allow for two-way traffic to be maintained.

Heat Can Hurt

A heat warning is in effect for our region. Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Drink plenty of liquids especially water before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.

Frequently visit neighbours, friends and older family members, especially those who are chronically ill, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated.

If you are taking medication or have a health condition, ask your doctor or pharmacist if it increases your health risk in the heat and follow their recommendations.

Reschedule or plan outdoor activities during cooler parts of the day.

Take a break from the heat by spending a few hours in a cool place. It could be a tree-shaded area, swimming facility or an air-conditioned spot such as a public building, shopping mall, grocery store, place of worship or public library.

Never leave people or pets in your care inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight.

Get informed on Fentanyl

An information booth about fentanyl is scheduled at the south entrance to SUB between 1100 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. today. Stop by and learn more!

Stolen Artwork Recovered!

Security Services has completed an investigation regarding several stolen pieces of art from around the campus.  The result of this investigation has led to the recovery of numerous pieces. Although Security Services will be contacting known owners to retrieve their art, some of the pieces have not been reported as stolen and ownership is not known or confirmed. If you own or have had any artwork stolen we urge you to contact Security Services.

Choice Chain on Campus Today

Members of the abortion awareness project advised Security Services that they will be setting up a “Choice” chain on the University of Lethbridge campus today beginning at 1 p.m.

Individuals from this group will be displaying materials in the area of the Students’ Union patio and bus loop. In past instances, the materials displayed and the ensuing debate on campus have been emotional for those not wishing to view the materials or participate in the discussion.

Individuals will be able to choose to walk by the display or not. Signage at either end of the display area will be erected to inform students, faculty, staff and community members of the display’s location and the nature of its contents. U of L Security Officers will also be present to advise of alternate routes if individuals want to avoid the area.

If there are members of our community that are feeling distress over this situation, please seek assistance through Counselling Services (http://www.uleth.ca/counselling/) at 403-317-2845 or through the University of Lethbridge Employee and Family Assistance Program at 1-800-663-1142.

Beware of Telephone Scams!

There are always a number of telephone scams in progress.  Some simple things to remember: banks will never ask you for your account numbers or money over the phone; contact your relatives in person regarding unknown urgent family matters; and contact the local police to confirm ongoing investigations!

Abortion Awareness Project on Campus

Members of the abortion awareness project advised Security Services that they will be setting up a “Choice” chain on the University of Lethbridge campus today beginning at 1 p.m.

Individuals from this group will be displaying materials in the area of the Students’ Union patio and bus loop. In past instances, the materials displayed and the ensuing debate on campus have been emotional for those not wishing to view the materials or participate in the discussion.

Individuals will be able to choose to walk by the display or not. Signage at either end of the display area will be erected to inform students, faculty, staff and community members of the display’s location and the nature of its contents. U of L Security Officers will also be present to advise of alternate routes if individuals want to avoid the area.

If there are members of our community that are feeling distress over this situation, please seek assistance through Counselling Services (http://www.uleth.ca/counselling/) at 403-317-2845 or through the University of Lethbridge Employee and Family Assistance Program at 1-800-663-1142.

Suspicious Emails with Attachments

For information regarding cyber security see U of L ITS Security link here  Protect yourself and your data!

Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings Time starts on the 13 MAR 2016 AT 0200hrs. Remember to turn you clock ahead by 1 hour!

Theft of U of L Artwork

Over reading week a number of students had their art work stolen from the University of Lethbridge Centre for the Arts. See Security Services facebook for images at https://www.facebook.com/University-of-Lethbridge-Security-Services-533383080122133/?fref=nf