Tags : Lethbridge City Council

Streets Alive Mission says most vulnerable will suffer due to

Lethbridge City Council voted 6-3 against providing over $215,000 of federal funding for Streets Alive Mission’s Outreach Programming. Officials from Streets Alive told us the money would have been used to help out many of those who are homeless. Ken Kissick, one of the co-founders of the Christian organization, says this decision will hurt our […]Read More

Council refers term limits on boards and committees to SPC

Lethbridge councillor John Middleton-Hope put forward a motion at council that there should be term limits for memberships on boards and committees for councillors. This means members of council would serve a maximum three-year term with two councillors at a time. This would include the Lethbridge Housing Authority, Green Acres Foundation and the Highway 3 […]Read More

Council votes for city admin to hunt for new shelter

The need for shelter and housing for the homeless population in Lethbridge has been a hot button topic over the past few years. An official motion at Tuesday’s City Council meeting was brought forward asking city administration to conduct a long term response for those in need of shelter and housing. That includes a permanent […]Read More

Lethbridge municipal tax rate increasing 5.1 per cent.

City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve the 2023-2026 operating budget. This means that the municipal tax rate is 5.1 per cent for each of the next four years. This is equal to $129.93 per year per single family house, based on an average market value of $285,800. Lethbridge Mayor Blaine Hyggen says this […]Read More

Lethbridge 311 reveals close to 100,000 cases logged for 2022

The city’s 311 number was developed in 2019 and has been used to help residents with any number of issues they have in Lethbridge. Stats for this year indicate close to 100,000 cases have been logged with 89 per cent of calls answered within the first 30 seconds. A presentation was made at Lethbridge City […]Read More

Council votes 7-2 in favour of Exhibition Way name change

On September 1 at a Lethbridge Civic Works Standing Policy Committee meeting it was recommended during a presentation that the southeast portion of Parkside Drive South be renamed Exhibition Way South. City administration found that there was a large influx of addressing requests related to the exhibition during the construction of the new Agri-Food Hub […]Read More

Proposed name change for Parkside Drive

If you take a cruise down Parkside Drive by Henderson Lake you may see a new name in the future. The Civic Works Standing Policy Committee recommended that Lethbridge City Council name the current area Exhibition Way. It would be to honour the Lethbridge and District Exhibition. The area is located adjacent to the new […]Read More

Put your two cents in for budget deliberations

The City of Lethbridge is hoping to hear from residents about the upcoming 2023-2026 budget deliberations. They will take place starting in November. Locals are encouraged to go online and visit the My Two Cents campaign which will allow them to give their own two cents on how they think the budget should be spent. […]Read More

Tent encampment cleanup efforts to receive funding

The issue of tent encampments in our city has continued to be a hot topic of discussion. Lethbridge City Council voted 7-1 in favour of approving funding for $230,000 to assist in administrative and policing shortfalls to hurry forward with compassionate cleanups of tent sites here in our city. The money will come from the […]Read More

Bus passes amendment goes through at council

An amendment to legislation for free bus passes for refugees was debated on Tuesday during Lethbridge City Council. Council asked city administration to allow refugees from Ukraine to have free bus passes for those coming into our city. The initiative would last for six months. Lethbridge Deputy Mayor Jenn Schmidt-Rempel says this was an easy […]Read More

Lethbridge council to debate free bus passes for refugees

Legislation for an existing amendment by the City of Lethbridge to offer more aid to refugees in our city will be debated during Tuesday’s city council meeting. On July 5th council voted to allow free public transit for all refugees in Lethbridge. A local organization called Project Sunflower was in support of the idea, but […]Read More

Vote to stop paid parking at Enmax Centre shot down

The issue of paid parking at the Enmax Centre has been a hot button talking point lately. City council voted in May to move forward with a five dollar paid parking idea at the event centre starting in September. Lethbridge Councillor John Middleton-Hope filed a motion to city council asking them to rescind paid parking […]Read More

Additional eight firefighters to be hired for Lethbridge

Lethbridge City Council unanimously approved the hiring of eight additional firefighters for the Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services at a council meeting on Tuesday. A total of $884,600 will be used from unspent operating funds. Ongoing costs of approximately $1 million to $1.3 million per year will be absorbed by LFES with no additional tax […]Read More

Council approves veteran banner project for Legion

Good news for veterans in our city. At City Council on Tuesday, a vote was carried unanimously to approve the Royal Canadian Legion Branch in Lethbridge to install banners on street lights in our city come November. A sizable chunk of change will be used to fund the project. The study will be funded from […]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

Lethbridge’s 4 re-elected city councillors will be back in council

Four returning city councillors have been re-elected to serve Lethbridge. Belinda Crowson, Mark Campbell, Jeff Carlson, and Ryan Parker will all sit around council chambers once again.    Last council saw diverse opinions between councillors, but councillor Belinda Crowson who will be starting her second-term and came in second place with 6.5 per cent of […]Read More

Robin Walker vying for councillor spot

Robin Walker is another Lethbridge resident who has decided to throw his hat into the ring for a spot on Lethbridge City Council. Walker has lived in our city for 35 years, and has an accounting degree from the University of Lethbridge. He currently works in real estate appraisal and drives part-time for a taxi […]Read More

Ben Christensen running for spot on city council

Ben Christensen has thrown his hat into the ring vying for a spot on Lethbridge City Council next month. Christensen says he is unhappy with the current direction that council has taken. He says he has three main platforms that he’ll be campaigning on in the upcoming election. Christensen also wants to look at reform […]Read More

Council to debate masking mandate for city facilities

Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman will be putting forward an Official Business Resolution motion at Lethbridge City Council on September 7th. He is asking councillors to vote yes to implement masking for indoor city-owned facilities that would run until December 31st. Edmonton has already implemented a masking mandate for indoor spaces, and Spearman says our city […]Read More

Council approves permanent proclamation for Sisters in Spirit Day

Lethbridge City Council voted 8-1 to approve a permanent proclamation of an annual Sisters in Spirit Day on October 4th. It would honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and children. For 15 years, a collaboration of Lethbridge organizations and individuals have organized and planned the Sisters in Spirit Vigil.    Councillor Belinda Crowson, who brought […]Read More

City Council adds new policy for industrial land sales

Lethbridge City Council voted unanimously to approve the industrial land sales policy for industrial land within the city limits. Developers have five years to create a development plan, or else the city has the right to re-acquire the undeveloped commercial land at the original selling price.    Mayor Chris Spearman, says the new policy will […]Read More

John Middleton-Hope launches election campaign

A new candidate has declared his intention to run for Lethbridge City Council in October. John Middleton-Hope is the former Lethbridge Chief of Police, and started his career with the Calgary Police Service in 1980. As Micah Quinn explains, this new candidate is hoping to bring stability to the city, with a tougher stance on […]Read More