Lethbridge Minute: Playground Harmonization, Drinking Stations, and Street Machine Weekend
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This Week In Lethbridge:
- On Tuesday, at 1:30 pm, there will be a City Council meeting. Council will give second and third readings to the traffic bylaw intended to harmonize School and Playground Zones. Also on the agenda is yet another discussion of a new electoral model. We’ll be watching this closely and will keep you up-to-date about any significant decisions. In the meantime, if you haven't already done so, please sign our petition calling on Council to Implement The Ward System Lethbridge Voted For. At 3:00 pm, there will be a Public Hearing regarding land use amendments. The meeting will conclude Council's in-camera (in secret) review of several confidential reports.
- There will be a Community Safety Standing Policy Committee meeting on Thursday at 1:30 pm. The Committee will hear a presentation regarding the Lethbridge Police Commission's 2022 Annual Report, and receive a submission from the Mayor and Deputy Mayor concerning enhanced safety measures at Galt Gardens.
- Street Machine Weekend, billed as the biggest car weekend in southern Alberta for the last 44 years, is roaring through Lethbridge once again. From July 14th to 16th, the event will showcase an impressive collection of over a thousand vehicles, ranging from timeless American muscle cars to extravagant custom creations, hot rods, and European sports cars. The fun begins on Friday evening with live music and beer gardens.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
Seven new Lethbridge Transit vans have been added to the fleet. The City says that the new vans will service the Ride-on-Demand areas and some Access-a-Ride patrons. The newly acquired vans are smaller, have better insulation against noise and temperatures, and are more maneuverable than their older counterparts. Better yet, they were acquired at about 50% of the cost of the previous ones.
- The City has added four new drinking water stations to city parks in a new pilot program. One fountain has been installed in each of Legacy Park, Galt Gardens, Henderson Lake Park, and Nicholas Sheran Park. The fountains are connected to fire hydrants and offer 24/7 access to water.
- Southern Alberta’s first winery opened just 20 minutes south of Lethbridge. Little Gem Winery had its grand opening on the weekend. The winery uses the local haskap berry to create its wines and ciders. This area is really starting to become an agricultural tourism hub!
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