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Lethbridge Mayor Blaine Hyggen’s year end interview

Lethbridge City Council voted this week on allocating 325 thousand dollars toward an overnight comfort centre at Streets Alive Mission. The funds would help many of our most vulerable during the cold winter months. The vote at council was 5 to 3 for the motion. One member on council who voted against the motion was […]Read More

Emergency simulation to take place in downtown Lethbridge Wednesday

The City of Lethbridge along with many of our first responders will be holding an emergency training scenario on Wednesday. This full-scale exercise will imitate an actual emergency and how police, fire and EMS would respond accordingly. Emergency Preparedness Manager for the city, Luke Palmer, explains what Wednesday’s scenario will look like and where it […]Read More

SPCA urge people to not leave dogs in hot vehicles

The Alberta SPCA is reminding pet owners to never leave a dog in the car when you are not around. With the summer heat, this can greatly impact the dog causing the animal to become distressed very quickly. An official with the SPCA says there are certain signs to lookout for if you see a […]Read More

Lethbridge Police Victim Services Unit marks 30 year milestone

Lethbridge Police Victim and Witness Services Unit celebrated its 30th anniversary Thursday night. The event, which was originally supposed to take place last year, was pushed back because of the pandemic. Since 1991 over 500 volunteers have put in 480,000 hours while supporting more than 6,000 families and youth. Program Manager for Victim Services Catherine […]Read More

New LPS K-9 puppy needs a name, police hold naming

The Lethbridge K-9 Unit has added a new four-legged addition to their team, and they need the public’s help in naming it. The LPS is holding a ‘Name The Puppy Contest’ for their new 12-week-old puppy before he begins his new career. Constable Braylon Hyggen says this is also the first time in decades that […]Read More

Safety walking program continues to patrol through Lethbridge

A volunteer-based program in Lethbridge called The Watch continues to make the rounds in the downtown core assisting locals while also providing a level of safety for some who may need a walking partner. As BCN’s Angela Stewart explains, the program launched by the Lethbridge Police Service, has developed quite a bit since it launched […]Read More

Big Truck Petting Zoo returns this weekend

This weekend the Lethbridge Public Library along with the city’s public operations department are bringing back their Big Truck Petting Zoo event. This Saturday at the library’s public crossings branch parking lot, you will be able to learn about and climb on top of some of the city’s biggest fleet vehicles. An official with the […]Read More

Coffee with a Cop initiative underway in Medicine Hat

Residents in Medicine Hat can sit down and enjoy a cup of joe with a member of the police as part of the services Coffee with a Cop initiative. At a variety of different locations, from now until April 9th, you can sit down with a police officer and have a conversation about anything. Medicine […]Read More

Lethbridge community takes the Polar Plunge over the weekend

Elected officials and some officers of the Lethbridge Police Service took part in the polar plunge for the Special Olympics. After two years of the plunge being held virtually, organizers say they were happy to have a smaller group come out, bear the cold, and take a dip for a good cause. Constable Braylon Hyggen […]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

Edmonton MLA Kaycee Madu in hot water

Our legislative reporter and the Alberta Correspondent with the National Post Tyler Dawson talks about how Kaycee Madu had his ministerial duties stripped following a phone call he made to the Edmonton Police Chief after receiving a ticket for distracted driving.  Kaycee Madu says he didn’t call Edmonton Police chief Dale McFee to talk about […]Read More

Service dogs welcomed to LPS

Two new police service dogs are ready to make their mark with the Lethbridge Police Service. The canines were honoured today as they start their work with the LPS. Micah Quinn has the details.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

Negative memes behind recent police suspensions

Lethbridge Police Service has confirmed the five employees who have recently been suspended with pay are all police officers. Edmonton Police Service, who investigated the matter, meanwhile confirmed to Bridge City News that the suspensions are in fact due to some memes depicting the former administration in a negative light.  Edmonton police confirm that in […]Read More