Lethbridge Minute: Water Updates, Sports Inductees, and a Snow Removal Survey

Lethbridge Minute: Water Updates, Sports Inductees, and a Snow Removal Survey


Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics


This Week In Lethbridge:

  • On Tuesday, at 12:30 pm, there will be a City Council meeting. Mayor Blaine Hyggen will declare April 7th, 2024 as “Green Shirt Day” as a tribute to Logan Boulet, a member of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team who was tragically killed in a bus crash, and whose organ donations not only saved lives, but encouraged others to register as organ donors as well. Council will also hear a report regarding a grant funding agreement with the Province for costs related to the disposal of drug-related debris like needles. There are also a number of confidential reports on the agenda, including a human resources matter, a Regional Airport Development Grant Application, and an Alberta Health Services Contract.

  • On Thursday, at 7:30 am, there will be a meeting of the Downtown Lawlessness Reduction Task Force. On the agenda are presentations regarding alley fire mitigation and graffiti abatement strategies, as well as informational submissions on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, the Galt Gardens Clean-Up, and the locking up of shopping carts by London Drugs and Save-On-Foods.

  • Also on Thursday, at 1:30 pm, there will be a meeting of the Governance Standing Policy Committee. At this meeting there will be a presentation on the ENMAX Centre master plan, and a presentation from the Downtown Lawlessness Reduction Task Force. There will also be a pair of submissions - one concerning the Land Use Bylaw Renewal Phase Two Public Engagement Plan and another regarding updates to a City Council policy on Council Professional Development and Advocacy Opportunities.


Last Week In Lethbridge:

  • Lethbridge recently experienced significant snowfall, leading to the activation of main snow routes and highlighting ongoing challenges with snow removal. The introduction of a new snow route network generated frustration among residents, some of whom faced difficulties with lack of plowing, or with snow being plowed into their driveway. In response to these concerns, the City has launched a survey to gather feedback on the snow removal system's effectiveness and will host a Community Conversation event on April 25 at the ENMAX Centre. The survey is open until April 7th, and input can be provided online.

  • The City marked 2024 World Water Day by updating residents on ongoing water initiatives, including the final stages of the Water Conservation Plan and Strategy (WCPAS). This plan aims to address water scarcity issues through short and long-term strategies and will be presented to the Economic and Finance Standing Policy Committee on April 11th. Additionally, the City has launched “Water Wednesdays”, a weekly video series providing insights, tips, and expert analysis on water-related topics in southern Alberta, along with implementing a Water Meter Upgrade Program for approximately 10,000 households to improve data collection and billing accuracy.

  • The Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame has announced its 2024 inductees, including athletes Carmen Rinke and Brad Wall, builders Randy Bardock, the Cooney Family, and Michael Tamura, as well as special award recipient Judge John A. Jackson. Additionally, Kacie Bosch and Paige Crozon were named Kinsmen Sports Persons of the Year for their achievements in 3x3 basketball, along with Conner Cook for lacrosse. The induction ceremony will take place on May 3rd, 2024, at the Canadian Western Bank Lounge in the ENMAX Centre.




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  • Common Sense Lethbridge
    published this page in News 2024-03-24 19:55:35 -0600