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Unhappy transit rider says cityLINK needs to go

A disgruntled transit rider has been extremely unhappy with the newest cityLINK bus program implemented by Lethbridge Transit. Faye Cutforth says she has experienced rides that took over 90 minutes compared to the previous system that only took 30 minutes for a ride. Cutforth says she has a daughter with asperger’s and says she can’t […]Read More

First TRIP funded project opens in downtown Lethbridge

The City of Lethbridge’s first-ever Targeted Redevelopment Incentive Program (TRIP) project was completed in Downtown Lethbridge on Thursday. SixO8 Health, formerly known as East Meets West, held its grand opening today. Costing $8 million, it’s the first business to utilize the new municipal tax relief program. The City is expected to receive $88,000 more in […]Read More

City raises permanent Blackfoot Confederacy Flag outside city hall

Members of the community along with City staff gathered outside City Hall on Monday morning to permanently raise the Blackfoot Confederacy Flag. The flag is another step for Truth and Reconciliation commitments made by the city. The flag raising kicks off a week of celebrations in honour of Reconciliation Week.    Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee […]Read More

New reconciliation t-shirt designed by Blackfoot artist

An Indigenous student from the University of Lethbridge has designed a t-shirt that is now the theme for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. As Micah Quinn explains, the student has a personal connection to residential schools within her family, and this day hits pretty close to home.Read More

Hundreds protest vaccine mandate in Lethbridge, as COVID-19 cases continue

About 300 people came together outside City Hall on Wednesday afternoon for a silent protest in response to the mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers in Alberta and Albertans freedom of rights.    Protesters voiced their displeasure with pandemic protocols and widespread mandates.   The protests come following a recent announcement from Alberta Health Services requiring […]Read More

Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman gives 2021 State of the City

We are just over a month away until the municipal election, and with Mayor Chris Spearman not seeking re-election again. He spent Tuesday morning addressing the State of the City with community members and stakeholders reflecting on the highs and lows of council’s time in office, giving him a chance to look back on the […]Read More

United Way of Lethbridge celebrates 80 years in the community

United Way of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is celebrating a milestone anniversary this week. United Way Lethbridge has been around for 80 years helping serve those in our community. The organization kicked off its anniversary with a flag raising ceremony outside City Hall Monday morning.   The United Way of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta has […]Read More

Naturalization pilot project for Lethbridge parks

The City of Lethbridge is partnering with the University of Lethbridge to create a pilot program of naturalization for grass growth in our city’s parks. There are three spaces in the city that have been chosen for the program, including Redwood Park, 28th Street North and Mt. Blakiston Road West Green Strips. The three sites […]Read More

Councillor Jeffrey Coffman not seeking re-election

Lethbridge City Councillor Jeffrey Coffman announced today that he will not be seeking re-election this October. Coffman said when he was re-elected in 2011 he would commit himself to a three-term limit because he says 10 years should be enough time to accomplish the policy agenda that inspired him to run in the first place. […]Read More

Councillor hopeful to help out disadvantaged if elected

Chris Rowley is the latest candidate to declare his intentions to run for Lethbridge City Council. Rowley has a disability and is a low income person on Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped. He says he decided to run because he wants to help out the disadvantaged in our city, and to prove to himself […]Read More

City of Lethbridge will recognize new National Day of Truth

The City of Lethbridge will observe the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Day on Sept. 30. City officials hope the new holiday won’t just mean a day off, rather a day to reflect and attend community events organized by the Indigenous community. All city facilities will be closed on Sept. 30.    Both Mayor […]Read More

New Lethbridge Transit set to launch new cityLINK Aug. 25

Transit riders in Lethbridge will have some getting used to starting next Wednesday. The City of Lethbridge will be changing over to its CityLINK network, which will see fixed routes, demand response zones and a new rapid 10/10 service. The goal is to decrease ride time  while still offering adequate services for users in low-ridership […]Read More

Bookings for Legacy Park Pavilion now open

The beautiful area of Legacy Park is continuing its expansion in our city. The Legacy Park Pavilion is open for bookings starting today. Robin Harper, the General Manager of Recreation and Culture for the City of Lethbridge, says groups and individuals are welcome to rent out the space. If you rent out the pavilion, you’ll […]Read More

Electrical boxes in Galt Gardens get a makeover from local

Electrical boxes around Galt Gardens have been redesigned with new vinyl art displays thanks to some local artists. It’s all in the efforts to spruce up the downtown, while giving artists a place to show off their work.    The project is in partnership between the Allied Arts Council, Public Art Committee and the City […]Read More

Hearing to determine rezoning application for Alpha House

On August 24th, Lethbridge City Council will hold a public hearing on Bylaw 6275, which is the Railway Relocation Lands Area Development Plan. The main goal of the bylaw is to remove a land parcel at 802 2A Avenue North, which is the current spot of the Alpha House in our city. This will allow […]Read More

New funding for Lethbridge Airport

The Lethbridge Airport is set to receive some much needed improvements in the form of customer experience. The City of Lethbridge received $583,480 from Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Regional Air Transportation Initiative that will be given to the airport. There are plans to install a common use terminal system, self check-in, baggage system upgrade, powered […]Read More

Foxtail weeds raise concerns from locals

A petition has been started to remove foxtail weeds in the City of Lethbridge. The little weeds can cause quite the trouble for canine owners. As Micah Quinn explains, one dog owner says she wanted the city to get rid of the troublesome weeds after her own dog was injured by them.Read More

Bridget Mearns running for Mayor of Lethbridge

Another candidate has thrown her hat into the ring for the upcoming fall municipal elections. Two-term former city councillor, Bridget Mearns made her official announcement on Thursday, that she is running for mayor of Lethbridge.     A well-known name in Lethbridge is vying for the mayor’s chair, Bridget Mearns entered the race on Thursday afternoon. […]Read More

Beating the heat in Lethbridge

Sweltering temperatures in the mid to high 30s are expected to keep coming for our city as we head into next week. The City of Lethbridge and other local organizations are offering up help and tips to those who need assistance keeping cool during the hot weather. Micah Quinn has the details.Read More

Reconciliation art project to showcase Indigenous artists

Indigenous artists are being encouraged to design artworks that will be installed for residents in Lethbridge to see. The Telus building on 4th Avenue will be beautified, as this project is meant to showcase the talents of Blackfoot and other Indigenous peoples who live in our city. The artwork will be displayed from September until […]Read More

3 Avenue Reconstruction Project enters stage 3

The reconstruction of 3 Avenue South has reached Stage 3 of the redevelopment plan. Last week, crews started work between 4 Street and 5 Street South, which now has detours in place, as well as finishing paving between 7 Street and 8 Street South.    Senior Project Administrator with the City, Crystal Scheit, says the […]Read More

City of Lethbridge opens location downtown for people to cool

With the extreme heat wave, the City of Lethbridge has opened up a few locations around the downtown that people can access to get water and take a break in the air conditioning.    Emergency Preparedness Manager, Luke Palmer, says along with the opening of facilities for people to visit, organizations have received water to […]Read More

Tips on how to avoid sweltering heat temperatures

Temperatures in our city are set to hit the high 30s this weekend. Environment Canada is warning about a prolonged heat wave across much of Alberta for the next week. The City of Lethbridge is encouraging residents to be mindful of the sweltering heat during these days. Luke Palmer, the Emergency Preparedness Manager for the […]Read More