Lethbridge Minute: Family Day, Coal Mining, and a Redundant Mask Bylaw
Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics
This Week In Lethbridge:
Happy Family Day everyone. Today is a great day to celebrate the bonds and joy we share with our families. We hope that, despite COVID, you are all able to spend today with loved ones or can connect with your family in some way. From our families to yours, Happy Family Day
- You are, of course, already in on the semi-open secret, but on Wednesday we will be formally launching Common Sense Lethbridge. We have some big plans for this year, so look out for our announcement, and please consider inviting your friends, family and co-workers to get involved in this movement!
- It's going to be a reasonably slow at City Hall this week with no City Council meeting scheduled. On Thursday at 1:30 pm, there will be a meeting of the Cultural And Social Standing Policy Committee, which will receive presentations from a number of City Department managers.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
- Our Executive Director, Ronnie DeGagne, was published in the Lethbridge Herald outlining Common Sense Lethbridge and our goals to the citizens of Lethbridge. As he said in the piece, we think it's time to bring some common sense back to City Hall. Do you agree?
- On Thursday, the Community Safety Standing Policy Committee voted to recommend that Council not extend the City's Temporary Mandatory Face Covering Bylaw. Councillors noted that even if the City's bylaw expires, the Province's mandate - which was introduced after the City's - would still be in force. The recommendation of the Committee will be referred to Council at their next regular meeting on February 23rd, for a final decision.
- Council also voted, unanimously, to oppose current and future coal mining projects on the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies, and directed the Mayor to write a letter to Premier Kenney and the Ministers of Environment and Energy and the Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The Province has already announced an almost-complete walk back of their plans.
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