Tags : Refugees

Refugee Bus Pass Program extended additional two months

The Refugee Bus Pass Support Program in our city was extended for an additional two months. In July of last year, Lethbridge city council approved $90,000 of funding for Lethbridge Transit to provide a free six month bus pass to all new refugees arriving in our city. In September, council allocated $15,000 from the contingencies […]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

Alberta government supporting more Ukrainian refugees

More than 3,800 Ukrainian refugees are making their way to Alberta. The Alberta government is giving those arriving after July 25th six months of temporary income assistance. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, says the province continues to support those who are fleeing the war with Russia. He shares the details with BCN’s Hal Roberts. Read More

City council unanimously votes to bring in bus passes for

City council voted unanimously Tuesday to offer free bus passes to refugees. City Councillor Ryan Parker brought forward a motion that will see passes be handed over the next six month to any refugees arriving in Lethbridge this year. Parker says funding for this initiative is coming from the council contingency fund. “I am glad […]Read More

Project Sunflower teams up with students to host benefit concert

A benefit concert will be taking place Thursday to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees living in Lethbridge. In collaboration with Project Sunflower, the Grade 8 band students at Gilbert Paterson Middle School are hosting their year-end band show where all the proceeds at the door will be donated to the organization. A spokesperson with Project […]Read More