October 23rd, 2017

Election Issues

Council approves curbside recycling

By Lethbridge Herald on October 2nd, 2017

Originally published Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Taking out the trash will have a new meaning for Lethbridge residents, beginning in 2018. City council voted 8-1 in favour of ramping up community waste diversion by introducing residential curbside recycling. The decision was an about face from the one made in January ... Read More »

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City council trashes curbside recycling plan

By Lethbridge Herald on October 2nd, 2017

Originally published Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com “The status quo continues.” Anyone with dreams of a citywide curbside recycling program in Lethbridge got those dreams squashed when council members defeated the resolution put forward by Councillor Bridget Mearns on Monday. After more than two hours of debate, council voted 5-4 against ... Read More »

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No referendum for ward system

By Villeneuve, Melissa on June 21st, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge City Council has voted against a referendum on whether councillors should be elected by a ward system. Mayor Chris Spearman made the motion at Monday’s meeting to include the question on the ballot in October’s Municipal Election. By a vote of 6-1 the motion was defeated. Spearman said it ... Read More »

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No plebiscite for curbside recycling

By Villeneuve, Melissa on May 24th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The issue of citywide curbside recycling will not be put forward to a plebiscite at the October 2017 municipal election. A citizen group, called the Lethbridge Committee for Government Affairs, presented a petition during Monday’s city council meeting requesting residents have their say on whether they agree with city-operated curbside ... Read More »

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CIP projects approved by city council

By Villeneuve, Melissa on May 24th, 2017

Previously-approved Projects (approved in the current 2014-2023 CIP which are underway and will carry over into new the 2018-2027 CIP: – West Lethbridge Operations Depot Phase 2 – $3.6 million (2018) Remainder of overall $5.1-million capital budget; – ATB Centre-Phase 2 – $35.5 million (2018-19) Remaining portion of overall $109.55-million capital budget; – Legacy Park ... Read More »

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Council gives CIP OK

By Lethbridge Herald on May 23rd, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge City Council has officially approved the projects to be included in the 2018-27 Capital Improvement Program, along with funding sources. Council members, meeting as Finance Committee, spent five days last week deliberating which projects should be included in the first four-year funding window. Projects contemplated in the latter six ... Read More »

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Performing arts centre planning, guns, golf included in CIP draft

By Villeneuve, Melissa on May 20th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com After five days of debating, amending and debating some more, Finance Committee has wrapped up deliberations on which projects should be included in the draft 2018-27 Capital Improvement Program. The CIP identifies required capital projects within the City of Lethbridge and provides a planning schedule and financing strategy. Council members ... Read More »

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Westside firehall included in CIP draft

By Villeneuve, Melissa on May 19th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge will not get its first ever Cycle Escalator alongside Whoop-Up Drive. The $3.35-million proposed project was tossed out of the draft 2018-27 Capital Improvement Program in a unanimous decision by Finance Committee during day four of deliberations Thursday. What the residents of Lethbridge will receive is a new fire ... Read More »

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What’s in, what’s out of CIP

By Villeneuve, Melissa on May 19th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Which other projects were approved on Thursday for inclusion in the draft 2018-27 CIP? – Lethbridge Public Library – Crossings Branch (asked for $933,000) – approved 8-1 as amended to $208,000 in 2018 for upgraded ventilation system, $725,000 in 2022 for 2,600 square-foot expansion; – Yates Enhancement ($9.8 million) construction of lobby expansion ... Read More »

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Exhibition Park project voted down

By Villeneuve, Melissa on May 18th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com After four hours of discussion and four proposed amendments, Finance Committee voted not to include Exhibition Park’s Trade, Convention Centre & Agriplex in the draft 2018-27 Capital Improvement Program. In a tie vote of 4-4, Coun. Joe Mauro’s resolution to include the $78-million project was defeated. Coun. Bridget Mearns excused ... Read More »

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CIP winners and losers

By Villeneuve, Melissa on May 18th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE Which other projects were approved on Wednesday for inclusion in the draft 2018-2027 CIP? – River Valley Protective Fencing ($400,000 in 2018) – approved 8-1 – Galt Museum Parking Lot Upgrade ($310,000 in 2018) – approved 6-3 – Galt Gardens Reconstruction ($5.2 million in three phases) – approved 6-3, as amended to defer entire ... Read More »

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