Lethbridge Minute: Physician Recruitment, Road Renaming, and Sober Shelter Feedback
Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics
This Week In Lethbridge:
The City of Lethbridge will be observing a day of mourning today to coincide with the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. City Hall will be closed today, as will waste and recycling centres and yard waste sites. Transit, pools, and arenas will be operating normally.
There are no meetings scheduled for this week. There was originally a meeting of the Priorities & Agenda Review Committee listed on the City Calendar for today. We assume it has been cancelled due to the holiday observance.
- The City of Lethbridge is looking for feedback regarding plans to put a temporary sober shelter at the Civic Ice Centre. There will be two open houses at City Hall regarding the issue, the first of which will take place on Saturday, September 24th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. For those unable to attend, an online survey opens on Wednesday and can be accessed here.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
- Alberta Health Services confirmed that 17 new physicians are expected to begin practicing in Lethbridge. Four of the 17 having commenced the first part of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta practice readiness assessments and should be ready for a fall start date. The other 13 physicians are expected to begin their practice between December 2022 and March 2023.
- Council voted 7-2 to approve renaming a portion of Parkside Drive South to Exhibition Way South. Acting Mayor Belinda Crowson says the renaming will contribute positively to the area and highlight the significance of the Exhibition by coinciding with the branding of their new facility. Lethbridge residents will be on the hook for around $2,000 for signage and other expenses related to the renaming.
- City Council voted unanimously to approve one-time funding of $500,000 to complete the Chinook Trail Functional Planning Study. The money will come from the Electric Reserve and the study will evaluate the costs for building along two transmission paths, one along Métis Trail and another within the future Chinook Trail corridor.
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