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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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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 […]

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Lethbridge SCS

Debunked: 9 myths about the Lethbridge supervised consumption site

Here are the 9 myths people often use when opposing the supervised consumption site and why exactly they’re just myths.

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Lethbridge Opinion

Rajko Dodic intends to seek action against Elect Lethbridge

I received this email this afternoon from former mayor, Rajko Dodic. regarding an earlier blog post on Elect Lethbridge: To: Kim Siever and Elect Lethbridge Pursuant to section 13 of the Defamation Act of Alberta, I am providing you notice of my intention to bring Action against you for defamation for the article entitled: ‘Ìs there a […]

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Lethbridge skateboarders face prejudice and stereotypes

I sent a condensed version of the following letter to the editor of the Lethbridge Herald. They published it today, but did not include it on their website. I have been following for the last two years with interest the process the Lethbridge Skateboard Association has had to endure in order to get a new skatepark. The […]

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I love the urbanity of Lethbridge

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had several discussions with others about whether Lethbridge is urban. Actually, discussion might be pushing it since most of the conversation was me pointing out logically (using actual definitions) on how Lethbridge qualifies as urban and most responses opposing my point based on subjective opinions on what qualifies as […]

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I love working at the Soup Kitchen

The nice thing about Victoria Day falling on the third Monday of the month is that is also the day our church is assigned to volunteer at the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen. I enjoy working there. I wish I could do it more often, but, of course, I have to work most of the time. That […]

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Lethbridge Opinion

Why I am voting Cheryl Meheden for mayor of Lethbridge

There’s only a week left until the municipal election here in Lethbridge, so this morning I figured it was high time I buckled down and finally choose someone to publicly support for mayor. I knew right off the bat that it wouldn’t be Rajko Dodic. He has accused me of being partisan, and has done […]

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Lethbridge still isn’t ready for cyclists

If there is one thing I hate about cycling in Lethbridge, it’s the drivers. Don’t get me wrong. Most of the drivers by far seem very polite and accommodating to a cyclist like me, who rides on the road with traffic rather than on pathways or sidewalks. They don’t seem to speed past me in frustration, they […]

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That’s it. I quit.

Something I have prided myself on over the last few years has been my non-partisan involvement in politics. I don”t adhere to a specific political party in provincial or federal politics, and I don’t put all my eggs in one municipal basket. Per se. Well, I ruined that. Sort of. This year, against my best […]