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Lethbridge EMS responses, drug deaths up in Jan & Feb 2021

Lethbridge has seen a record number of drug-related deaths since ARCHES was forced to shut down its supervised consumption site last summer.

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City of Lethbridge appealing court dismissal of charges against LOPS

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.

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Lethbridge cops seized over $600,000 in drugs since January 2020

But has it changed anything?

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Lethbridge’s 2020 drug-related death rate highest in Alberta

December 2020 saw the most drug-related deaths of any December on record, and tied for the most of any month on record.

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Lethbridge prison can’t accommodate trans inmates

A recent criminal case regarding a Lethbridge trans woman found that the local prison puts unnecessary punishment on trans inmates.

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New election projection for CPC in Lethbridge lowest level in decades

But vote splitting by the Liberals and the NDP means it probably won’t matter.

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EMS responses to Lethbridge drug events at highest level since SCS closed

Alberta government data shows that Lethbridge EMS responses in November 2020 were at their highest levels since the SCS closed last summer.

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Did a Lethbridge city councillor break the law?

A Lethbridge city councillor may have failed to declare a pecuniary interest in something they voted on, contravening the Municipal Government Act.

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Lethbridge’s mayor seat is empty this year; who will run to fill it?

Lethbridge mayor, Chris Spearman, is stepping down after serving two 4-year terms.

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Alberta NDP projected to win both Lethbridge ridings

Last month, Canada 338 updated their electoral projections for Alberta, and they’re showing a lead for the NDP in both Lethbridge ridings.