Protest held at Lethbridge Superlodge over recent crime increase

A protest of illegal activities that have been happening at the Superlodge Motel on Mayor Magrath Drive was held earlier today. Members say they don’t feel safe in the neighbourhoods close to the motel. The Lethbridge Police Service have responded to incidents at the motel close to 50 times in the past few months. On November 4th, a search warrant was done and two people were taken into custody. The police found methamphetamine, cash, cocaine, prescription medication, brass knuckles, and a machete. The estimated value of the drugs is said to be close to $25,000. The organizer of the protest, Sarah Villebrun, says she wants the owner of the motel to take this issue seriously.


Bridge City News reached out to the Superlodge for comment, and the General Manager of the motel, Kevin Owczar, told us in regards to the illegal activity at the motel, “We do not want it just as much as the neighbourhood does not want it.”

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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