Cannabis zones an early success at Whoop-Up Days: event organizers

The StagEX grounds at Whoop-Up Days feature an extra addition this year: two cannabis consumption zones. After one night of use, festival organizers said they are happy with the early response from concertgoers. Mike Warkentin, chief operating officer of Exhibition…

NDP calls on Alberta government to release committed funding for assisted living facility

NDP Edmonton Centre MLA David Shepherd, the Official Opposition health critic, teamed up with Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips to request clarification from the provincial government on a release date for previously committed funding for a new assisted living facility…

Lethbridge city council defeats controversial supervised consumption site motion

Two debate-filled weeks after Lethbridge Coun. Blaine Hyggen announced an Aug. 19 motion regarding the city’s supervised consumption site, the resolution was voted down by his colleagues 6-3. A similar motion was defeated last July by a vote of 5-4,…

List of road closures for Lethbridge’s 2019 Whoop-Up Days parade

The final preparations are being done at Exhibition Park for this year’s Whoop-Up Days, which starts in Lethbridge on Tuesday. To get this event underway, the annual parade will start at Park Place Mall at 10 a.m. and will finish…

Lethbridge mayor voices support for supervised consumption site ahead of Monday’s council meeting

Mayor Chris Spearman is voicing his support for Lethbridge’s supervised consumption site ahead of a contentious city council vote on Monday that could determine its future. A motion on the issue was raised by Coun. Blaine Hyggen and co-sponsored by…

On or off-campus, housing a challenge for Lethbridge post-secondary students

With the summer already winding down, going back to school is top of mind for thousands of post-secondary students. But while the process of returning to their studies is pretty straightforward, choosing where to live, on the other hand, can…

Amputee Payden Olsen headed to Parapan American Games: ‘The way she fights, everything is determination’

Payden Olsen‘s life was turned upside down last summer, when a traumatic lawn mower accident ended with the Lethbridge College soccer player losing her right foot. “I actually just had my year anniversary of my accident,” she said. Last July,…

Longtime Lethbridge College Kodiaks assistant promoted as soccer pre-season begins

Players on the Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s and women’s soccer teams arrived for pre-season training camp this week, and they were met with the news that longtime assistant coach Mark Pries had been promoted. “Mark’s been around the program for…