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.
After an internship with the CBC, 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, the disappearance of two little girls, murder cases and other huge 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.