Lethbridge Minute: Temple Location, Transit Service, and Tour Date Announced
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This Week In Lethbridge:
- On Wednesday, at 1:30 pm, there will be a meeting of the Economic Standing Policy Committee. On the agenda are several presentations, including one regarding the increase of electricity access fees and another from Tourism Lethbridge providing a six-month update on the visitor economy. The Committee will also discuss redeveloping the City Council travel budget to help with advocacy efforts.
- There will be a meeting of the Cultural and Social Standing Policy Committee on Thursday at 1:30 pm. The City sponsored a graduate-level architecture class at the University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape, with the goal of having students explore ways to revitalize the Downtown Core. The Committee will hear about two of the student projects. The City’s Community Arts & Culture Manager will also present two submissions regarding the fee-for-service and lease agreements for both the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association from 2023-2026.
- Lethbridge Transit is undergoing a transition in its customer service operations. The transit office at 619 4 Avenue North will no longer be open to the public as of September 29th. Instead, transit-related inquiries and services will shift to the new Transit Customer Service Centre at the Lethbridge Park ‘n’ Ride, at 705 5 Avenue South. Additionally, City Hall remains available for assistance with Transit or LT Fare Card matters.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
The Can’t Stop Alberta Tour announced a Lethbridge date. The Common Sense Lethbridge team will be joining the Alberta Institute for a fun evening at Hudsons Pub on October 13th. We’ll be discussing some important, topical issues in provincial and municipal politics. You can RSVP by clicking here, and view the list of other events online. There are nearby locations too, like Taber and Cardston. Hope to see you there!
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) announced the location of their new temple in Lethbridge. The 45,000 square-foot temple will be built on a nine-acre plot of land at the intersection of Whoop-Up Drive West and Mauretania Road West. Initially announced in April 2023, this will be the fourth LDS temple in Alberta, alongside Calgary, Edmonton, and Cardston, and the tenth in Canada.
- The City announced the installation of new debit tap readers in the 50 busiest parking kiosks in the downtown core. In addition to coins, credit cards, re-loadable parking cards, and mobile payments, drivers will now be able to tap their debit cards to pay parking fees.
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