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Lethbridge Mayor disappointed in new Alberta Budget

Lethbridge Mayor Blaine Hyggen expressed his frustration regarding the Alberta Budget. Hyggen says overall, he is disappointed with a lot of what came out of the budget. He says he doesn’t understand why our city didn’t get enough attention paid to it in terms of funding.   “I thought that the advocacy work that we […]Read More

Mayor Hyggen to present letters to province and federal government

Lethbridge Mayor Blaine Hyggen brought forward an official business motion to City Council on Tuesday asking members to vote to have him send letters to the province and federal government asking for funding for a functional planning study and a preliminary design for a proposed third bridge for our city. It would be located across […]Read More

Lethbridge Mayor Blaine Hyggen’s year end interview

Lethbridge City Council voted this week on allocating 325 thousand dollars toward an overnight comfort centre at Streets Alive Mission. The funds would help many of our most vulerable during the cold winter months. The vote at council was 5 to 3 for the motion. One member on council who voted against the motion was […]Read More

Mayor Hyggen makes a splash

Our very own Mayor made a huge splash for the Shoes for Kids YQL event. The first annual Dunk Our Mayor event saw Blaine Hyggen take a dunk to raise funds to provide shoes to those in our community who are in need. It was put on by Optical Studio here in Lethbridge. Over $600 […]Read More

Danielle Smith announces run for UCP leadership

Reaction to Jason Kenney’s resignation made its way to Lethbridge as well. Local politicians commented on the decision Thursday. As Micah Quinn explains, there are some who have already put their names forward vying to become the new leader of the UCP including Danielle Smith and Brian Jean. UPDATE: UCP caucus chair Nathan Neudorf released […]Read More

Analytics lab marks grand opening at U of L

The University of Lethbridge is now home to a high-tech analytical lab. The privately owned Blue Sky Analytical Labs tests everything from water to cannabis. The privately-operated lab which is located at the U of L, was developed in a mutually beneficial partnership with the University.  The Science Commons offers the company the infrastructure and […]Read More

Economic SPC votes against motion to file benefits-driven procurement recommendation

Last year, Lethbridge City Council approved a series of recommendations in response to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  One of those recommendations included strategic planning around Indigenous purchasing and procurement.  The scope of recommendation #15 has since been expanded. The Economic Standing Policy committee met on Wednesday afternoon and […]Read More

City of Lethbridge lifts REP program

The City of Lethbridge is following in the footsteps of the province and removing the Restrictions Exemptions Program. That means you will not need to show proof that you are vaccinated to enter or to use any city owned facilities. Mayor Blaine Hyggen says following the province’s decision to lift the restrictions was the best […]Read More

Lethbridge Mayor looks back at first 100 days

It’s been exactly 102 days since Blaine Hyggen was elected as Mayor of Lethbridge. Since being sworn in, Hyggen says it’s been a great honour and privilege to serve as mayor. He says the biggest accomplishment so far has been creating the Gateway to Opportunity 2022 Action Plan with the help of council. Hyggen adds […]Read More

Christmas Check Stop program seeing decrease in number of impaired

The Lethbridge Police Service continued its 2021 Christmas Check Stop campaign over the weekend, with a total of about 525 vehicles checked at various locations across the city.  And according to Acting Sergeant Brent Paxman of Lethbridge Police’s Traffic Response Unit.  The number of impaired drivers they have caught has decreased over the last five […]Read More

Lethbridge’s new mayor and council officially sworn in

Lethbridge officially has a new city council following Monday’s swearing-in ceremony.   Mayor Blaine Hyggen and councillors Rajko Dodic, Belinda Crowson, Jenn Schmidt-Rempel, Mark Campbell, John Middleton-Hope, Ryan Parker, Jeff Carlson, and Nick Paladino took the Oath of Office on Monday afternoon.    Mayor Hyggen, who is now the 26th Mayor of Lethbridge, says he […]Read More

Blaine Hyggen wins election to become new mayor of Lethbridge

Monday night was a roller coaster ride of emotions for Lethbridge candidates during the Alberta municipal election. Long time city councillor Blaine Hyggen was elected mayor of Lethbridge in a closely contested race against rival Bridget Mearns. He received close to 43 per cent of the vote compared to Mearns at 41 per cent. Hyggen, […]Read More

Candidates say campaign signs stolen, damaged

Streets like Mayor Magrath Drive are decked with campaign signs.  And with numerous candidates looking to fill seats in council and school boards, there are a lot of signs out there.  The City sent out a tweet on Tuesday morning addressing reports from candidates that signs were being stolen.  Newcomer to municipal politics Suketu Shah […]Read More

Downtown BRZ hosted second mayoral forum on Tuesday evening

For the second night in a row, Lethbridge’s mayoral candidates participated in a mayoral forum. Tuesday’s forum was put on by the Downtown BRZ at the Public Library. Five out of the six candidates were present. Questions were asked by a media panel throughout the evening highlighting different budgets, public art work, diversifying the economy, […]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

Blaine Hyggen officially launches mayoral campaign

It came as a surprise to many people of Lethbridge on Facebook Wednesday afternoon.  News quickly spread that Lethbridge city councillor Blaine Hyggen is running for mayor in this fall’s election. And now he has made it official as of Thursday morning by filing his nomination papers. At a campaign launch event held the same […]Read More