City Councillor Blaine Hyggen explains why he was one of seven who voted against against the Mustard Seed opening a new dry drop-in centre at 110-13th street north. Lethbridge City Council voted 7-2 against the motion.The organization has been looking into a few locations in our city to help some of our most vulnerable. Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman and councillor Rob Miyashiro voted in favour. Hyggen says the city will work with the Mustard Seed to find a potential alternative site for the centre.
Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends.