Lethbridge has seen a record number of drug-related deaths since ARCHES was forced to shut down its supervised consumption site last summer.
Last month, the Lethbridge Overdose Prevention Society had 17 charges dropped against them by the provincial court. The City of Lethbridge is appealing that decision.
But has it changed anything?
December 2020 saw the most drug-related deaths of any December on record, and tied for the most of any month on record.
A recent criminal case regarding a Lethbridge trans woman found that the local prison puts unnecessary punishment on trans inmates.
But vote splitting by the Liberals and the NDP means it probably won’t matter.
Alberta government data shows that Lethbridge EMS responses in November 2020 were at their highest levels since the SCS closed last summer.
A Lethbridge city councillor may have failed to declare a pecuniary interest in something they voted on, contravening the Municipal Government Act.
Lethbridge mayor, Chris Spearman, is stepping down after serving two 4-year terms.
Last month, Canada 338 updated their electoral projections for Alberta, and they’re showing a lead for the NDP in both Lethbridge ridings.