Lethbridge Minute: More Mandates, Fundraiser Success, and More Energy Exports
Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics
This Week In Lethbridge:
It's going to be another reasonably slow week for Council with only two meetings scheduled - both on Tuesday.
Tuesday's City Council meeting will start with the usual closed session at 12:30 pm, opening to the public at 1:30 pm. Council will receive a presentation from the Lethbridge Housing Authority which will request a property tax cancellation, a financial update from Lethbridge and District Exhibition, and a presentation from Lethbridge Transit which will look to replace the Lethbridge Transit Fare Collection System. Interestingly, one of the proposals to replace the system is to suspend transit fees entirely.
- Following the Council meeting, at 4:00 pm, there will be a Public Hearing regarding two separate land use bylaws amending properties to Direct Control. Council will also hear an update on the withdrawal of an application to allow for needle distribution and safe consumption at 802 2A Avenue North.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
- With the fall semester rapidly approaching, the University of Lethbridge have announced that they will require rapid COVID-19 testing for students who are not fully vaccinated. What do you think?
- The Coaldale Lethbridge Foodgrains Growing Project held its annual bbq and fundraiser. About 200 locals showed up bringing with them about 16 combines and several "super B" trucks. To date, the event has raised $1.8 million in the project's history, with the Federal government matching that pot four-to-one.
- Lethbridge Biogas announced they are teaming up with FortisBC to supply energy to meet the needs of roughly 3,800 homes in British Columbia.
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