Tags : Crime

UCP leadership candidate Brian Jean’s platform

BCN’s Hal Roberts chatted with UCP leadership hopeful and Fort McMurray/Lac La Biche MLA, Brian Jean, about what he would bring to the table as Alberta Premier. They discussed crime, opioid crisis, agriculture, supporting seniors and health care. The UCP will choose its new leader on October 6th. Watch the full interview here.Read More

Social issues top of mind for Lethbridge residents in new

A new phone survey to showcase what Lethbridge’s most pressing issues are was presented at a Governance Standing Policy Committee Meeting on Thursday. The results will be presented to Lethbridge City Council at a later date. A total of 400 residents aged 18 and older participated in the study. The main feedback items include top-of-mind […]Read More

Global crime index report places Lethbridge 49th

Two Alberta cities have landed in the top 100 when it comes to crime. According to a report done by Numbeo, Lethbridge placed 56th on the list and Red Deer ranked 67th. The worst of the Canadian cities was Surrey, B.C. which landed in the 49th spot. Numbeo creates a database for quality of life […]Read More

Drug house closed down in Lethbridge

A problem property in Lethbridge has now been shut down for 90 days due to drug activity. The Safer Community and Neighbourhoods, or SCAN unit, of the Alberta Sheriffs obtained a court order to shut down the house at 124 – 19 St N in Lethbridge. A fence has been erected and the house has […]Read More

LPS Town Hall relays numbers for crime

Members of the Lethbridge community gathered at the Galt Museum on Tuesday evening to ask questions and voice their concerns to members of the Lethbridge Police Service and the Lethbridge Police Commission. The information will be used for the service’s 2023 to 2026 Business Strategic Plan. Last year the service received over 36,000 calls and […]Read More

Crime Stoppers a first for Blood Tribe

The anonymous crime tip line Crime Stoppers has now made its way to the Blood Tribe. Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit agency that allows you to provide confidential tips on crime. If a tip leads to an arrest you can be eligible for a financial reward. The Blood Tribe Crime Stoppers is the first Indigenous-led […]Read More

BBB releases report highlighting top 10 scams

Scammers are all around us and the Better Business Bureau has released a report to help protect Canadians. The Scam Tracker Canadian Risk Report highlights the top 10 scams you can watch out for. Staff say cryptocurrency is currently the riskiest scam in our country. March is also Fraud Prevention Month and the BBB is […]Read More

Exclusive interview with Lethbridge Police Chief

A number of cities across Canada are still dealing with an opioid crisis. Sadly many who are addicted to drugs turn to a life of crime to help feed their habit. We recently chatted with Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh about the opioid crisis in our city and how the new federal drug court is […]Read More

LPS warning about cryptocurrency related-frauds

The Lethbridge Police Service says there is a rise in crime related to cryptocurrency related-fraud here in our city. In Lethbridge alone, 18 victims have been defrauded of over $800,000. Some of these are investment scams where the criminals gain the trust of victims by showing profits of 100 to 500 per cent. Additional scams […]Read More

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 […]Read More

Director of Not4Sale reacts to human trafficking case

Last week we brought you a story from the Lethbridge Police Service, which charged 10 men in our city in an alleged human trafficking investigation. https://bridgecitynews.ca/lethbridge-police-charge-10-males-in-human-trafficking-investigation/ Not4Sale is an awareness group in Lethbridge that advocates for children who face human trafficking around the world. Joy-Lynn Stickel, the Not4Sale Director, says this case shows that human […]Read More

Justice Minister Kaycee Madu wants provincial police force

Our province’s Justice Minister and Solicitor General, Kaycee Madu, made his way to the Town of Cardston to discuss the hot button topic of rural crime and how it’s handled in Alberta. Madu stressed making a change to a provincial police force that would essentially phase out the current RCMP. Micah Quinn has the details.Read More

Lethbridge MLA discusses issues facing the Windy City.

Alberta Justice Minister Kaycee Madu has had some time to read through the plan that Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh put forward outlining how the Lethbridge Police Service will improve moving forward. The LPS has been under fire and under the microscope over the past few years dealing with certain issues including more transparency which […]Read More