Tags : Federal government

Federal grocery rebate a disappointment for Lethbridge Food Bank

The federal government announced $2.5 billion dollars for a one time grocery rebate that will help out 11 million low-income Canadians during the 2023 budget. This means eligible couples with two children will receive a payment of up to $467, a senior would get $225 and a single person would receive $234. Mac Nichol, the […]Read More

Security expert discusses potential Chinese interference

Nations appear to be rising and falling as global diplomacy and power brokers look to be on divergent paths. With revelations of Chinese police stations on Canadian soil and allegations of Chinese interference in the last federal election, what can Canada do? Professor Christian Leuprecht of the Royal Military College of Canada says Canadians need […]Read More

Funding of over $11.2 million for Lethbridge organizations

Lethbridge organizations will be receiving over $11.2 million dollars in funding from the federal government. The money will go to groups such as the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge College, the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers and the Lethbridge and District Exhibition. Dan Vandal, minister for Prairies Economic Development Canada says the funding is for 18 projects […]Read More

Construction on a new playground in Galt Gardens set to

Construction on a new playground in Galt Gardens will soon begin after the city was awarded $375,000 from the Government of Canada’s Revitalization fund. The money will be on a 75 to 25 per cent basis meaning the city will be putting forward over $100,000 for the inclusive playground. The facility will feature a rubber […]Read More

Lethbridge’s Devon Hargreaves running for Liberal Party

Canadians will go to the polls in just over a month, and people living in Lethbridge will have three names on the ballot, including Liberal Party candidate Devon Hargreaves. Hargreaves recently ran provincially, but says he has seen a need to represent Lethbridge at the federal level. Hargreaves is also the founder the petition leading […]Read More

Kenney wants flexibility from Ottawa for child care deal

The Alberta government has put in $45-million to help families in our province that are earning up to $90,000 to assist with child care costs. $10-a-day child care negotiations, however, are still ongoing between the UCP and Ottawa. Four other regions have since signed agreements with the federal government for the $10-a-day child care program. […]Read More

Lethbridge Chamber receives federal shop local funding

The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce has received over $139,000 of federal shop local funding. The new funding will allow the chamber to continue its efforts to encourage the community to support local businesses and organizations.    CEO of the Chamber, Cyndi Vos, says the funding will be split into four different initiatives. Shop Local – […]Read More

Alberta introduces motion for equalization referendum

Premier Jason Kenney announced on Monday that he will introduce a motion in the legislature, for a referendum question asking Albertans if equalization payments should be removed from Canada’s Constitution. A political science professor from the University of Lethbridge says people from across the country have agreed that the current fiscal referendum is not designed […]Read More