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Transcript: Frances Widdowson lecture at U of L

Frances Widdowson, who became a free speech advocate after being fired from Mount Royal University in 2022, spoke at the University of Lethbridge recently.

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Lethbridge has fewer doctors now than when the NDP were in power

Lethbridge doctors are responsible for 77 more people than they were 3 years ago.

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It’s been 2 years since the Lethbridge SCS closed. Are things better?

New data for the two years since the SCS closed was shut down due to cancelled government funding shows a relationship between SCS usage in Lethbridge and the number of drug deaths seen in Lethbridge.

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Lethbridge EMS drug responses highest 4th quarter on record

Lethbridge EMS responded to the highest number of drug-related events during December 2022 than in any other December over the last 5 years.

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Lethbridge meat plant wants to hire 20 TFWs

The company claims they need the temporary foreign workers because of a national labour shortage, but the union representing workers say the shortage is self-inflicted because of low wages.

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Lethbridge food workers approve 14% pay raise

And that’s on top of wage adjustments of between 1% and 3%.

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Lethbridge water treatment plant workers get 10% raise

In a meeting of Lethbridge City Council last month, the mayor and all 8 members of city council unanimously approved a new 4-year contract for the workers employed at the The City of Lethbridge Water Treatment Plant. Their previous contract is set to expire at the end of this month. The workers, which belong to […]

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U of L workers get 2.75% wage increase

But it comes at a cost: 3 years of wage freezes. That makes 5 years of wage freezes over a 7-year period.

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Lethbridge EMS drug responses up 86% since Sept

Lethbridge EMS responded to the second highest number of drug-related events during November 2022 than in any other November over the last 5 years, extending an upward trend that started in June.

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Sylvan Lake support workers want to switch union

Some of the workers at Sylvan Lake Lodge claim that their current union is dragging their feet on enforcing their collective agreement.