Lethbridge Minute: Voting Info, Candidate Info, and Campaigning Heats Up
Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics
This Week In Lethbridge:
If you haven’t already had the chance to get out and vote, you still will have one last opportunity to cast your ballot early on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the ATB Centre. Miss that and you’ll have to vote on election day - next Monday, October 18, 2021.
To help you decide who to vote for, we sent out a questionnaire to all the Mayoral and Council candidates last week. More than half of the candidates have responded already and their answers are now up on our website, under Election 2021 in the menu. We’ll upload more responses as candidates send them back to us over the next week.
- Meanwhile, it’s going to be another slow week at City Hall with no meetings scheduled and no official business scheduled until after the Municipal Election. The first meeting back will be an organizational meeting on November 1, 2021.
Last Week In Lethbridge:
- Many Lethbridgians clearly couldn't wait until election day to cast their ballot in this year's municipal election. Advanced voting in Lethbridge doubled, compared to the 2017 election!
- Last Monday, hundreds made the Sisters in Spirit Walk from Lethbridge's City Hall to Galt Gardens, in memory of murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited individuals. Participants were seen wearing red, playing drums, singing, and wearing names of those who’ve been lost and murdered. The walk is in its 15th year, and organizers are encouraged by the turnout, seeing it grow a little more year after year.
- A local K9 officer with the LPS raised awareness and money for first responders’ mental health. Lethbridge Police Service K9 Officer Terry Fieguth, who was attempting to do 24 hours of pull-ups, had to stop at 2:00 am due to injury, but still managed to complete an incredible 4,080 pull-ups, and raise more than $8,000 for charity!
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