Karsen Marczuk

Voters in Lethbridge hit the polls for the 44th general

Today is the 44th general election in Canada, and a few changes have been made to polling stations to help deal with COVID-19. In Alberta, masks are mandatory in all indoor buildings, physical distancing has been put in place, and each polling station chosen has the requirements for anyone to access.    Voting in the […]Read More

City raises permanent Blackfoot Confederacy Flag outside city hall

Members of the community along with City staff gathered outside City Hall on Monday morning to permanently raise the Blackfoot Confederacy Flag. The flag is another step for Truth and Reconciliation commitments made by the city. The flag raising kicks off a week of celebrations in honour of Reconciliation Week.    Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee […]Read More

Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce held federal candidates forum on Thursday

There are half a dozen candidates running for this year’s federal election in Lethbridge including Conservative Incumbent Rachael Harder, Liberal Party candidate Devon Hargreaves, PPC candidate Kimmie Hovan, NDP candidate Elaine Perez, Christain Heritage Party candidate Geoffrey Capp, and Independent candidate, Kim Siever.    Incumbent Rachael Harder started off Thursday’s forum hosted by the Lethbridge […]Read More

Dr. Plaxton Elementary School in south Lethbridge holds grand opening

A new elementary school in Lethbridge had its Grand Opening on Friday. Dr. Plaxton Elementary School, named after Robert Plaxton who served as the Lethbridge School Division superintendent for multiple years. Members from the school board, City of Lethbridge, and government officials were in attendance to mark the opening. The new school represents Plaxton’s motto […]Read More

Alberta Health Services set to offering mental health workshops

Mental health is on the forefront for many people in Alberta, especially after  the last 19 months of dealing with the pandemic. Alberta Health Services has announced two new virtual workshops to help identify and transform stress that many may be feeling.   Education Consultant with the Mental Health Promotions, Alberta Health Services, Colleen Pruden, […]Read More

Hundreds protest vaccine mandate in Lethbridge, as COVID-19 cases continue

About 300 people came together outside City Hall on Wednesday afternoon for a silent protest in response to the mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers in Alberta and Albertans freedom of rights.    Protesters voiced their displeasure with pandemic protocols and widespread mandates.   The protests come following a recent announcement from Alberta Health Services requiring […]Read More

Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman gives 2021 State of the City

We are just over a month away until the municipal election, and with Mayor Chris Spearman not seeking re-election again. He spent Tuesday morning addressing the State of the City with community members and stakeholders reflecting on the highs and lows of council’s time in office, giving him a chance to look back on the […]Read More

COVID vaccination proof required at U of L, eight other

Students, faculty and visitors at the University of Lethbridge will be required to show proof of vaccination before entering campus starting on Nov. 1. Rapid testing will no longer be accepted as an alternative to vaccination, except for campus community members who cannot be vaccinated based on medical or other protected grounds.   U of […]Read More

United Way of Lethbridge celebrates 80 years in the community

United Way of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is celebrating a milestone anniversary this week. United Way Lethbridge has been around for 80 years helping serve those in our community. The organization kicked off its anniversary with a flag raising ceremony outside City Hall Monday morning.   The United Way of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta has […]Read More

Shannon Phillips calling for stronger COVID-19 response from UCP

Alberta NDP Finance Critic and Lethbridge-West MLA, Shannon Phillips met with the media today demanding for a stronger COVID-19 response from the UCP for all of us here in southern Alberta. The NDP is demanding the government to do more to help take the pressure off our hospitals as hospitalization increases and elective surgeries are […]Read More

Citizen Walk About raising awareness of people living with disabilities

Around 75 community members walked from City Hall to Galt Gardens today raising awareness for people living with disabilities and to promote equality. The 11th annual Citizen Walk About was put on by South Region Self Advocacy Network. This year’s theme was Our Disability Journey.    Executive Director, Southern Alberta Individualized Planning Association, Mark Davids, […]Read More

Lethbridge Hurricanes hit the ice for the 2021-22 training camp

Following a shortened season last year due to the pandemic, the Lethbridge Hurricanes opened up their 2021-22 training camp at the Enmax Centre on Thursday. Veteran player Logan Barlage says he’s excited for the new group of guys to hit the ice once again.    “It’s exciting for them, obviously they’re a bit nervous, but […]Read More

Lethbridge city council held its final meeting ahead of municipal

With just over a month to go until the Alberta municipal election, Lethbridge City Council gathered for its final council meeting on Tuesday. Both the mayor and councillors started the meeting by thanking the community and wishing each other well after working together for the past four years.   Mayor Spearman says they have achieved […]Read More

Wellness Wednesdays Program underway in Lethbridge

A new initiative to make Lethbridge one of Canada’s healthiest cities for seniors has kicked off. The Wellness Wednesdays Program, put on by Healthy Lethbridge and funded by Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Programs, offers three sessions each month on a variety of topics such as active living, eating wisely and enhancing mental […]Read More

‘The Premier has failed to do his job’ Alberta NDP

Following the earlier announcement from the UCP regarding new COVID-19 restrictions and masking, Opposition NDP Leader, Rachel Notley, says she’s extremely disappointed by the announcement to put more restrictions on Albertans. She says the new restrictions are unfair for the 70 per cent of Albertans who have chosen to receive the vaccine.    Notley has […]Read More

Being safe on the highways during the 2021 harvest season

The harvest season is starting up across southern Alberta, and with the harvest comes agricultural machinery travelling on our highways. These machines are known to be slow moving, take up a large portion of the road, and aren’t lit up as well as normal machines and trucks.    Director of Public Operations with Lethbridge County, […]Read More

Councillor Jeffrey Coffman not seeking re-election

Lethbridge City Councillor Jeffrey Coffman announced today that he will not be seeking re-election this October. Coffman said when he was re-elected in 2011 he would commit himself to a three-term limit because he says 10 years should be enough time to accomplish the policy agenda that inspired him to run in the first place. […]Read More

Mayoral, council candidates come together at Prayer in the Park

Roughly 60 people gathered in prayer in Galt Gardens Thursday evening. Amazing Grace Community Church hosted the Prayer in the Park, which saw a large number of municipal candidates attend. Organizer, Colette Aikema, says it was important to connect the Christian community with potential candidates ahead of the fall election.    Councillor Candidate, Kelti Baird […]Read More

Whoop-Up Days festivities kicked off on Thursday

Whoop-Up Days 2021 has officially kicked off in Lethbridge. This year’s festivities include the mid way, food trucks, live entertainment, and a handmade market. Admission and parking are free this year, however, the midway is expected to be smaller in size due to the on-going construction of the new Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre.    […]Read More

LPS charge 6 teens with incidents of violence and threats

The Lethbridge Police Service has charged six individuals in connection with two separate incidents of violence and threats of violence involving a group of young adults and minors.   Both incidents occurred within a two-week span in the area of two city skate parks, with two adults and four minors charged in total. The investigation […]Read More