Lethbridge City Council votes for admin to find solution to homeless camps

Over the past year, there has been about a 50 percent increase in the number of homeless tent encampments within Lethbridge. Many argue it is due to the fact that there’s no permanent supportive housing within the city. With that, the city says it’s also seeing an increased number of overdoses, illegal activity and aggressive behaviour in and around these encampments. City Council has voted unanimously to direct the city to report back with a strategy on how to respond to these tent encampments. 

The city is also talking with the province to come up with a permanent housing solution for those who are experiencing homelessness in Lethbridge. 

Jeannette Rocher

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. 

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