July 19th, 2024

It’s time to change the conversation about Lethbridge


By Lethbridge Herald on May 18, 2022.

Editor:

Over the past few months, op-eds by Gary Mason and Robyn Urback, writing in the Globe and Mail, have painted Lethbridge with an unappealing brush. Lethbridge has received undesirable attention (yet again) nationally and provincially. I have to wonder…is this how our community is viewed by the rest of the country… by the rest of the world? When people are considering a move or a visit to Lethbridge, how do we want our city to be viewed?

It’s time to change the conversation. Let’s begin to “Imagine Lethbridge” as the healthiest city in Canada, in which to live, thrive and age well. What would that vision look like? How can we make this happen? What would be a more positive headline in the national news and social media?

Healthy Lethbridge https://activelethbridge.ca/ is hosting a virtual forum to get community input on these important questions. 

On May 24-26, from 10-11:45 am, the “Imagine Lethbridge” – Healthy Cities Forum will bring our community together in a virtual format to hear ideas from prominent Healthy City thinkers. 

Our speakers will share perspectives from a global, provincial and municipal viewpoint on principles to be considered for ethical community growth and sustainability. Together, we will consider the overall health and well-being of our community now and into the future. 

Get involved. Add your voice. Listen and learn. 

Take the opportunity to make Lethbridge better together. 

For more information about the forum and to register, please go to https://imaginelethbridge.eventbrite.ca 

Kathy Lewis 

Board Member – Healthy Lethbridge

(Formally known as Healthy Communities Association of Lethbridge and Area) 

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Citi Zen

You obviously haven’t been downtown recently. Or to the public library.

gs172

As citi Zen said have you been downtown? I used to live close to the downtown for 23 years. In the beginning it was great but in the last 10-15 years it’s gotten bad, real bad. Moved to the north side 6 years ago and I’ve had my garage broken into twice just this year. Police investigation has comprised of a phone call, filling out a report online and maybe driving down my back alley. At work it’s become a monthly occurrence of theft and vandalism. I used to feel safe walking downtown now it’s only 9-5 on weekdays that I even think of walking in the downtown core. Imagine? More like willfull blindness.