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Lethbridge is not a Mormon town

In fact, there are roughly 400% more non-religious people in Lethbridge than there are Mormons.

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Lethbridge Opinion

Lethbridge has the highest property taxes in Alberta

I discovered that among all 18 Alberta cities, Lethbridge has the highest property taxes.

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Lethbridge Opinion

Lethbridge workers are the lowest paid in Alberta

Not only is Lethbridge tied for the lowest paid workers in the province, but workers here are paid $1,000 per month less than the average of all Alberta cities.

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Lethbridge Opinion

Lethbridge is not affordable for renters

The majority of workers in Lethbridge can’t afford the average cost of rent.

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Lethbridge News SCS

4 takeaways from the new SCS study

The study blew up on social media, with traditional media framing it as crime and “social disorder” being on the rise since the SCS opened. However, there are a couple of findings that I thought were important to highlight.

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Lethbridge SCS

My response to “SCS isn’t to blame for crime problems”

Yesterday, someone wrote a letter to the editor of the Lethbridge Herald. This person is dealing with drug addiction and was providing some insight from that perspective on the benefits of the supervised consumption site, as well as addressing some myths. Naturally, the online version of the letter received negative feedback, many with the same, […]

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Lethbridge

I’m writing a book on Lethbridge’s labour history

So, a few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the labour history in Lethbridge. I discovered that historical information about labour in Lethbridge is not readily accessible. I intend to change that.

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Lethbridge Opinion

Lethbridge has a long labour history

Given its propensity to vote in Conservative representatives, Lethbridge is known as a conservative stronghold. But it actually has a significant labour history going back over a century.

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Lethbridge Opinion SCS

Is the Lethbridge SCS really straining police resources?

Last week, the Lethbridge Police Service released data for calls to service in Lethbridge. For some reason, they organized that data in reference to the Supervised Consumption Site,

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Lethbridge Opinion

Blaine Hyggen doesn’t care about auditing Arches

‪At city council meeting last week, City Councillor ‬Blaine Hyggen suggested that a third party independently audit the numbers claimed by Arches in their report to city council. Except Hyggen doesn’t actually care whether Arches gets audited. Hyggen operates on confirmation bias: he seeks out frontline cops and paramedics whose claims support his ideological stance […]