Lethbridge Minute: Strike Continues, Charges Dropped, and The Brier Comes To Town
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This Week In Lethbridge:
There is one meeting scheduled for this week. The Civic Works Standing Policy Committee will meet on Thursday at 1:30 pm.
At this meeting, the Committee is set to receive several presentations, including an Environment Lethbridge update, an Annual Sustainability Report, an update on off-leash parks, and the 2021 Annual Report on the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) and Construction and Demolition (C&D) Sectors Waste Diversion Implementation Strategy. Finally, the General Manager for Waste and Recycling will provide an update on the City’s future curbside organics program.
- The 2022 Tim Hortons Brier is coming to Lethbridge and is set to begin on March 4th at the Enmax Centre. The event will attract national attention and local curling enthusiasts are hoping the event will help increase residents' overall interest in the sport.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
- Disciplinary action resulting from ‘Meme Gate’, involving members of the Lethbridge Police Service, has officially come to an end after the final officer involved in the controversy was found not guilty on one charge of discreditable conduct at a disciplinary hearing held last Wednesday. The officer in question did plead guilty to four other charges in relation to the offence. Hopefully, now LPS can continue to focus on what matters most - keeping Lethbridgians safe - though we suspect the wider fallout from the scandal may continue for some time to come.
- It's now been more than two weeks since the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association went on strike. With no progress being made on either side of the table, students are growing increasingly frustrated with the dismal outlook of their semester. Many are beginning to wonder if they will receive any compensation for fees or tuition. With both sides seemingly not willing to budge, it is students who are literally and figuratively paying the price. No university in Canada has ever lost a semester due to a strike. Hopefully, the University of Lethbridge won’t make history in this way.
- The City of Lethbridge was among three communities selected by HelpSeeker Technologies to pilot a project, called Compass, that aims to streamline and improve access to social services. The project is a collaboration that aims to build a technology platform to connect the dots between service providers, policymakers, and those seeking help.
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