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U of L has lost over $16M in provincial grant under UCP government

They expect $8 million more in revenue from tuition and fees this year than they received 2 years ago. Plus, they’ve already laid off over 100 faculty and staff.

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The anti-queer politics of Lethbridge and Alberta

How many pride flags have been burned or torn down in Alberta in the past 5 years? How many Pride crosswalks have been vandalized? If your answer is greater than zero for either, there’s a problem. In Lethbridge, the Pride crosswalks downtown were vandalized twice in the summer of 2017. During the month of June […]

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Bridget Mearns running to be Lethbridge mayor

Her announcement propels her to the front of the race and gives Blaine Hyggen a run for his money.

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Lethbridge hotter and drier than 100 years ago

Since 1908, Lethbridge’s average temperature has increased and its annual precipitation has decreased.

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Lethbridge lost 25 physician registrations at the start of the pandemic

In the last two quarters, Alberta’s 3rd largest city lost another 17.

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18 drug deaths in Lethbridge during first 4 months of 2021

Lethbridge has seen 32 drug-related deaths since the supervised consumption site closed last summer. EMS responses are also up over 2020.

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Lethbridge drug deaths doubled in 1st quarter of 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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Why the Lethbridge Police Service’s “Wanted Wednesday” is messed up

Every week, the local cops do a “Wanted Wednesday” post on their social media accounts. Apparently the point is that they’ve lost contact with the individual, and they hope by posting, the public will recognize the person and give them some information that will allow them to locate them and arrest them. Each post includes […]

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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.