Lethbridge Minute: Strike Ends, Physicians Decline, and Pints And Politics Returned
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This Week In Lethbridge:
It’s not going to be very busy down at City Hall this week with no meetings scheduled. You can keep an eye on any last-minute changes on the City's agenda website.
According to the Council Calendar, a meeting of the Priorities and Agenda Review Committee was planned, but that meeting has either been cancelled or rescheduled.
- The Southern Alberta Home & Garden Show is set to take place at Exhibition Park starting on Wednesday and wrapping up on April 2nd. This will be a big event for the city and is anticipated to bring in roughly 15,000 people. It will feature a variety of exhibitors and an endless selection of home and garden products.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
- Last Tuesday, Common Sense Lethbridge hosted our second-ever Pints & Politics event at Honkers Pub & Eatery. We were humbled by the turnout, with even more people showing up to this event than the last one, and on just four days' notice! It was refreshing to see everyone in-person. Thank you Lethbridge for making this a successful event and we look forward to seeing you all again at the next one. We’d also like to thank Vicky and all the wonderful staff at Honkers Pub & Eatery. We will definitely be back!
- After 40 days, and with just weeks left in the originally scheduled semester, the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association finally voted to ratify a new deal, putting an end to a strike that left many students in limbo. The new four-year contract will retroactively begin at the expiration date of the previous contract and continue through June 2024.
- Newly published data from the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta showed a declining number of physicians in Lethbridge and the wider South Zone. According to the report, the total number of registered physicians in 2021 saw a slight increase, but only in the Calgary and Edmonton Zones. In Lethbridge, the fourth quarter of 2021 showed a 4.3% decline, representing 13 doctors no longer registered in the city. The provincial government have already announced that they will be investing in the recruitment of new physicians, but obviously this hasn't had an impact yet.
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