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Lethbridge city councillor Joe Mauro has missed 1 in 5 council meetings

Reading the article prompted me to comb through all the council meetings since 2017 to check the attendance record for city council. Here’s what I found.

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Southern Alberta to get 156 recovery, detox & transition beds at 4 facilities

Government officials were in southwestern Alberta over the weekend to announce recovery centres, and detox and transition beds.

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13 opioid-related deaths reported in Lethbridge since SCS defunding announcement

Alberta Health Services reported in a town hall to South Zone employees that 13 Lethbridge residents have died due to opioids since last week.

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Lethbridge College gets $3.35M to upgrade heating & cooling system

The provincial government announced last week that they’ll be giving Lethbridge College over $3 million for upgrading work.

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Why the UCP shouldn’t defund Lethbridge’s SCS

A few points are getting missed in the government announcement about funding ARCHES and in the media coverage and attached public discourse.

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Guest post: Responding to the failed amendments to Lethbridge’s conversion therapy bylaw

Shortly after Lethbridge City Council passed the conversion therapy bylaw earlier this week, someone reached out to me to have me publish this follow-up story.

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Clarifying Nathan Neudorf’s claims about Lethbridge funding announcements

Last week, Nathan Neudorf wrote an editorial, highlighting several recent project funding announcements. I went through each one to fill in a few things that he left out.

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Is Blaine Hyggen trying to prevent public presentations to city council?

If the “Defund the Watch” organizers requested to present to city council, why are they listed as a written submission? And why is Hyggen’s name next to their submission?

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U of L gets $20M to upgrade 50-year-old heating & cooling system

The provincial government announced earlier this week that they’ll be giving the University of Lethbridge $20 million for upgrading work.

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Since SCS opened, Lethbridge EMS responding to 72% fewer opioid events

Last month, the Alberta government released their Opioid Response Surveillance Report for the first quarter of 2020. Here’s a summary of how Lethbridge fares regarding the ongoing drug crisis.