Lethbridge Minute: Turbulent Weather, Park Passport, and a Major League Contract
Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics
This Week In Lethbridge:
The Economic Standing Policy Committee will meet on Tuesday at 8:30 am. Unfortunately, there's not a whole lot to report on this particular meeting, as the bulk of it will be held in-camera. What we do know is that the Committee is scheduled to receive a confidential report concerning the 2023-2026 Operating Budget.
Also on Tuesday, at 12:30 pm, there will be a City Council meeting. Council will receive a presentation on Lethbridge's 2022 membership in the Highway 3 Twinning Development Association, before tackling the ongoing issue of tent encampments popping up in the city's downtown core right behind City Hall. Council will also discuss free bus passes for newly arrived refugees.
- Our friends at the Alberta Institute are conducting an Alberta Policy Survey to help them find out what kinds of issues are the most important to Albertans. If you have a spare 5 minutes, go and help them out with their research by answering a few simple policy questions!
Last Week In Lethbridge:
- Last week's turbulent weather had many communities across Southern Alberta on edge. Environment Canada confirmed a tornado did in fact touch down Monday near Medicine Hat, with reports of downed power lines and damage to several houses and vehicles in the area. In the aftermath, there was collaboration between the City of Medicine Hat and the City of Lethbridge, with Lethbridge crews dispatched to help restore power in Medicine Hat. Mayor Blaine Hyggen said he is grateful to see the partnership between the two cities and hopes to see more collaboration on a variety of matters.
- The Lethbridge Bulls’ very own Ty Penner is off to the big leagues having signed a deal with the MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies. Penner leaves the Lethbridge Bulls after being an instrumental part of the team’s 2021 Western Canadian Baseball League championship run last summer.
- The Parks & Playground Passport has returned to Lethbridge after a two-year hiatus. The program is designed to encourage families to visit park spaces and playgrounds. Passport users who visit eight spaces can enter to win a variety of prizes, including a family pass to Fort Whoop-Up or the Galt Museum.
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