Lethbridge Minute: Capacity Limits, Council Holidays, and a Happy New Year

Lethbridge Minute: Capacity Limits, Council Holidays, and a Happy New Year


Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics


This Week In Lethbridge:

  • With the end of 2021 upon us, everyone on the Common Sense Lethbridge team would like to take a moment and wish you a Happy New Year, with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come. If you haven't already, please consider signing up to volunteer with us in the new year, or making a donation to support our work.

  • As it is the holiday season, City Council is still on break and isn’t expected to return until January 5th, 2022.

  • This Friday is New Year’s Eve and if you’re looking to take in the new year alongside some music and friends, slide into 2022 with The New Testaments live at The Canadian Brewhouse. Tickets are $20 at the door, or save some money by buying in advance. The show is scheduled to start at 8:30 pm.


Last Week In Lethbridge:

  • The Enmax Centre had to update its protocols after the latest announcement from the Provincial government. More stringent COVID-19 measures were implemented in the wake of rising cases of the Omicron variant. The new restrictions took effect December 24th and call for venues of over 1,000 people to operate at 50% capacity. Other measures taken to reduce the spread of the variant include no food or beverage services for large events.

  • Local food banks got a much-needed boost to their shelves with over 615 pounds in food donations received from the Mayor's Community Hockey Challenge. The event also raised an additional $3,000 for local partners like the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen, the Interfaith Food Bank, the Lethbridge Food Bank, the University of Lethbridge Students’ Union Food Bank, and the Lethbridge College Students’ Association Food Bank. As for the game itself, it was narrowly won by the City Team 10-9, with Mayor Blaine Hyggen playing in the net for the winning team.

  • Alberta Health Services is looking for volunteers who are interested in playing musical instruments, participating in games, or just generally spending time with patients and visitors at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact the Volunteer Resources Department at Alberta Health Services - details in the article above.




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