The sun sets on a century of prohibition in Cardston, Alta.

Cardston, Alta., which has a large Mormon population, will serve alcohol for the first time in over a century, after town council voted in favour of the change.

Lethbridge park at the fore of city's struggles with addiction, homelessness

Concerns about public safety led city council to explore fencing off a downtown Lethbridge park some community members say is unsafe and synonymous with drug use and homelessness. But a woman sleeping rough in the park say's she doesn't feel safe

'A taste of southern Alberta': Breweries champion local beer with Hwy 3 Ale Trail

Eight small-scale breweries across southern Alberta collaborate on the Highway 3 Ale Trail tourism initiative to promote the region's brewing area.

Check out these upcoming events at the Lethbridge Public Library

The Lethbridge Public Library has a busy spring planned for the community, filled with lots of family-friendly events for you to enjoy. Click here to see what events you can look forward to this spring. 

Lethbridge asks for feedback on future climate strategy during Environment Week

To mark Environment Week, the City of Lethbridge is launching its climate adaptation and action plan survey to get feedback on future climate actions.

Doctor shortage, opioid epidemic main focus at Lethbridge election forums

Candidates in Lethbridge-East and Lethbridge-West ridings answered questions from a media panel and audience members on their parties' ideas to deal with the ongoing shortage of family doctors and the opioid epidemic in Lethbridge.

Riders and drivers bemoan 'inaccessible' Lethbridge transit system

The cityLINK system was touted as a cost effective and efficient way to do transit. Nearly two years since it was launched, community members say long walking distances and minimal service in residential areas mean the system is not accessible to the city's most vulnerable. Drivers say scheduling is causing burnout

Climate Cafe creates space for climate change conversations

Hosted at a Lethbridge brewery, Climate Cafe wants to get people talking about climate change solutions on a personal and practical level. The organizers, Environment Lethbridge, say conversations like this are an important step toward community action.

Despite Vatican ruling, the struggle for St. Patrick's Church continues

A Lethbridge church recently held its first mass in more than decade — one of two allowed this year — but dedicated parishioners are determined to see it open again year round.

Tourism Lethbridge wants to make southern Alberta a food tasting destination

Southern Alberta is known for its agriculture, however some say the industry has even more room to grow by creating experiences that tell the stories behind the food.

Hot sauce expo turns up the heat in Lethbridge

It was a snowy Saturday in southern Alberta, but it was scorching hot at Exhibition Park in Lethbridge.

Workers wanted: Demand for Lethbridge turbine technicians outpaces available staff

Alberta's renewable energy sector is growing. However, those within it say that growth is outpacing the workers available. Lethbridge College's Wind Turbine Technician program has seen a drop in enrolment while the industry increasingly needs workers.

University of Lethbridge makes commitment to buffalo restoration

The school is the first post-secondary institution to sign the agreement that highlights the ecological and cultural significance of buffalo. Signatories pledge to contribute to conservation efforts recognize the animal as an economic, cultural and spiritual resource.

New mapping project at Lethbridge museum shows the unseen boundaries that divide cities

Critical map making says maps are products of social issues and existing power structures. Artist and professor Jessica Thompson identifies areas of inequality in cities through mapping software and census data.

Controversial academic meets noisy resistance at U of L after school halts planned lecture

Academic Frances Widdowson showed up at the University of Lethbridge on Wednesday, following a week of pushback from students and faculty and despite officials saying earlier in the week that they would not provide her space to speak.


City of Lethbridge gives a warm welcome to CBC

CBC Lethbridge hosted a two-day event, in partnership with the Lethbridge Public Library, to celebrate the launch of a permanent CBC bureau in the community. People had the chance to be part of live audiences for two radio shows, enjoy live local music, host a mock newscast and much more. See a full recap here.

Minister says Alberta to 'strengthen' free speech on campuses as U of L halts controversial lecture

Alberta's advanced education minister says new steps to "strengthen free speech" on post-secondary campuses will be announced in the near future.

University of Lethbridge says speech from controversial professor moved off campus

U of L says a speech by a controversial former Mount Royal University professor who was fired in late 2021 won't be allowed space on campus. But Frances Widdowson says they'll have to 'haul' her away to stop her.

City of Lethbridge launches organics bylaw to mixed reactions

Next month, the city of Lethbridge will launch a mandatory organics and recycling program for businesses. While there is a lot of support for the initiative, some in the business community have concerns about how it is being carried out. 

Join us for the launch of CBC Lethbridge

CBC is launching a permanent bureau in Lethbridge and to celebrate we're hosting a two-day event in partnership with the Lethbridge Public Library on January 20 and 21. Enjoy live radio, musical performances, a comedy show and more. Click here for all of the details.


Playgoers of Lethbridge, one of the oldest amateur theatre groups in Canada, celebrates its centennial

Playgoers of Lethbridge celebrates its 100th anniversary Friday, a century since the group’s founders held their first meeting at the St. Augustine’s Anglican Church Parish Hall in the city.

Homelessness in Lethbridge more than doubled since last point-in-time report

A point-in-time report indicates there are a minimum of 454 homeless people in Lethbridge. That's up from the 2018 count, when there were 223.

Greenhouse research could boost Alberta's crop output of strawberries, tomatoes

Lethbridge College is about to wrap up the final phase of its 16-month greenhouse research that some say it will change the horticulture industry in Alberta.

Long road to recovery for students and teachers returning to campus in Lethbridge

Professors at the University of Lethbridge are excited to have students back on campus. But it has come with its challenges — lack of engagement and many students struggling to readjust. The faculty is bringing new solutions and changes to the campus.

Lethbridge city council is asking residents for input on a parks master plan

Residents of the city can take an online survey to pick their priorities for park and outdoor recreation services. The survey also includes feedback on the existing parks system. The collected data will guide the plan for the next 15-20 years.