January 15th, 2021

City implements a number of parks amenities closures, along with a fire ban for river valley

By Lethbridge Herald on March 23, 2020.

City of Lethbridge news releases:

City parks update related to COVID-19
In an effort to limit exposure and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the following parks amenities are closed until further notice:
• playground equipment
• benches
• picnic shelters
• picnic tables
• fire pits
• washrooms
• fitness equipment
Residents are encouraged to use nearby paths and greenspaces while staying at least two metres away from other parks users.
If a path or greenspace is busy, please move to a different area.
In an effort to maintain the cleanliness of our community, garbage bins will remain available. We encourage the public to use proper hand hygiene when touching these surfaces.
The City of Lethbridge is committed to continuing with all necessary measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19. Please follow our social media feeds and visit www.lethbridge.ca/COVID -19 for regular updates.

River Valley Fire Ban Now in Effect
Effective immediately, a fire ban has been placed on all open fires in the city’s River Valley.  This includes the use of fire pits and camp stoves in the river bottom.
This ban is in effect until further notice to encourage social distancing and to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
For updated information on fire bans, residents are encouraged to call the Fire Prevention office at 320-3811.

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This article is mis-titled and misleading as a result. Should it not be “City closes a number of park amenities….” ? They are not implementing anything, they are forbidding the use and access to public facilities. How could the Herald get this so wrong?