Tags : Lethbridge

Group of frontline workers want vaccine mandate needs met by

A group called Fight For The Frontline is challenging Alberta Health Services on their decision to implement mandatory vaccinations for frontline workers. As Micah Quinn explains, two local first responders in our city are fighting back against AHS and the group has sent a letter to the head of the AHS, Dr. Verna Yiu, demanding […]Read More

New play space for Raymond

The Town of Raymond now has a new play space for kids to safely enjoy. The new playground was funded through a grant from the Westwind School Division, Alberta Healthy Communities Initiative and the Family and Community Support Services. The play space cost around $10,000 to construct. $5,000 was also donated for extra services. The […]Read More

Jeff Nielsen running as Independent for Senate seat

Jeff Nielson is another candidate running to become a senator. Nielsen is an Independent. He is a grain farmer near Olds Alberta. He’s been active in farm policy as the chair of the Grain Growers of Canada, which represents 65,000 grain and oilseed producers in our country. Nielsen says he is aware that a senate […]Read More

Pam Davidson vying for Senate position

The option of having to vote for an Alberta Senate candidate will be on the ballot next Monday for the upcoming municipal election. Senate candidates are voted in, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that these candidates will be chosen by Ottawa. The Trudeau Liberals have the final say in the matter right now. Pam Davidson […]Read More

Raising awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month

October is Sexual Abuse Prevention Month. The Chinook Child and Youth Advocacy Centre is looking to raise awareness surrounding child sexual abuse. The Chinook Sexual Assault Centre helped support 83 children in the past year, ranging in age from two to 17. Child Advocacy Centre’s provide children, youth, and their families who have experienced sexual […]Read More

Craig Whitehead vying for Public School Trustee position

Craig Whitehead has decided to throw his hat into the ring to become a Public School Trustee. Whitehead has worked for the Livingstone Range School Division for close to 25 years. He also spent time working for the Palliser School Division for around three years. Whitehead says he would implement accountability, communication, and transparency should […]Read More

Lyndsay Montina vying for Coalhurst mayoral seat

And just outside of Lethbridge, Lyndsay Montina is vying for the title of Mayor of Coalhurst in the 2021 municipal election. She’s joining Ron Lagemaat as the only two participants running for the town. Montina is the Director of Alumni Relations at the University of Lethbridge. She’s also the President of the Parks and Recreation […]Read More

Plasma donations needed in Lethbridge for Thanksgiving weekend

Canadian Blood Services is in dire need of plasma donations for this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. The organization says donations usually decrease during long weekends, and the plasma donor centre in Lethbridge needs to fill 208 appointments this weekend alone. The Business Development Manager for the Lethbridge donor centre, Brenna Scott, says the demand for plasma […]Read More

Lethbridge resident creates self-guided haunted tours

If you live in Lethbridge and the surrounding area, you are in for a spooky new activity. A local resident has decided to create self-guided haunted tours of areas around our city and other parts of southern Alberta. As Micah Quinn explains, there are a multitude of different locations for the spooktacular tours.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

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

AUPE members hold rally in front of Extendicare

Update: Extendicare got back to Bridge City News on October 7 at 9:30am. They sent us an email with the following statement. “Extendicare is focused on the negotiations and continues to work diligently to achieve an agreement with our partners. We are grateful for the ongoing dedication of our team members, and value their hard […]Read More

Raising funds for first responders through fitness

A Lethbridge police officer is looking to raise funds and spread awareness for first responder mental health. As Micah Quinn explains, the constable will be attempting a feat of strength over a 24-hour period to support those who need the help.   You can donate to the fundraiser by visiting https://www.facebook.com/donate/220297013361459/Read More

Grant of $783K to benefit greenhouse growth

Lethbridge College is receiving a large grant to expand their greenhouse research process with Sunterra Greenhouse. Over $783,000 was awarded by Results Driven Agriculture Research. The project aims to help the growth of strawberries and tomatoes on the vine. It’s also looking to boost Alberta’s crop output during a tough time when there is limited […]Read More

New display for Lethbridge Military Museum

A new temporary display has been loaned to the Lethbridge Military Museum. It will showcase how veterans were able to build Canada in a post-war environment. The display is called A Better World: Post-War Social Movements and the Canadian Veteran. The Great War generated hundreds of thousands of veterans after it ended in 1918. More […]Read More

Total of $3,000 raised for axe throwing fundraiser

Axe throwers donned their best pink outfits for the theme of Mean Girls Day on October 3rd for the Burn Battle 2021 Fundraiser. As Micah Quinn explains, axe throwers came out to participate in the fundraiser to benefit a worthwhile cause. Below are the names of the winners: That’s So Fetch Award (best pink outfit) […]Read More

ULeth event to raise funds for refugees

A committee from the University of Lethbridge is hosting a walk and run on October 2nd for a good cause. The Walk/Run For Refuge will raise funds for refugees who need access to education and economic opportunities. As Micah Quinn explains, the team is hoping to raise over $500.00.Read More

Final summer season weekend for Nikka Yuko

Fall colours are in the air at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden in Lethbridge. This weekend is the last time you will be able to head over to the garden for this season. There are some final events planned including Anime Saturdays, and Sumo and Samurai Sundays. Marketing and Events Manager for the garden, Melanie […]Read More

Jason Goodstriker to be honoured at relay races

A relay horse race will pay tribute to former Blood Tribe Councillor and Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Jason Goodstriker who passed away last year. The competitors will ride bareback in a highly contested event all in honour of Goodstriker. There will be three races on Saturday, with four teams in each event. From […]Read More

Lorne Hickey looking for eighth term as Reeve

Lorne Hickey is seeking his eighth term as Reeve of Lethbridge County. If he is re-elected by voters, Hickey will still have to be voted in by his fellow councillors to earn the nod for the title of Reeve. Hickey says it’s been a challenging time for farmers and ranchers during his last term due […]Read More

LEMF set to drop some beats this weekend

The Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival is set to drop some beats this weekend. The last event in 2019 drew close to 5,000 people. This year it will take place in Galt Gardens. Organizers are hoping that people are able to get out and have some fun after the tough year we have had with the […]Read More

Protestors says no to mandatory vaccinations at U of L

Earlier this month, nine post-secondary institutions, including the University of Lethbridge announced that all students, visitors and teachers will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the schools. Well, not everyone is in favour of that idea. Some protestors gathered outside of the U of L Thursday afternoon to say no to mandatory […]Read More

Lethbridge Transit says feedback addressed for CityLINK system

Lethbridge Transit has been gathering information and bus rider feedback since the new CityLINK network was implemented in August. There are four major demand zones in the city and riders can book a demand ride where a bus will pick them up by using an app or by calling 311. General Manager for Lethbridge Transit, […]Read More

McHappy Day raises money for annual event

It was McHappy Day at McDonald’s restaurants across the country. The event raises money annually for the Ronald McDonald House charities. As Micah Quinn explains, organizations within southern Alberta got in on the action as well.Read More

Feed Lethbridge to raise funds for food banks

A city wide dinner party is set to take place this weekend. Feed Lethbridge raised over $25,000 last year, and both food banks are expecting to generate even more funds for this year’s event. Community members are asked to host dinner parties for friends and families at their own locations to generate money for the […]Read More

Reconciliation art contest started by United Way

Local artists are being invited to show off their creative skills for a chance to win a cash prize in the YQL Expressions of Art and Media Contest. The 4th annual contest is a combined effort drawn up by the United Way and other groups in the city to provide an opportunity to talk about […]Read More