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Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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State of Local Emergency in Lethbridge has ended

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After 13 weeks, the City of Lethbridge has ended its State of Local Emergency put in place to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Director of Emergency Management, Marc Rathwell, says the homeless shelter has returned to 2nd avenue north from its temporary location at the Fritz Sick gymnasium.

With this change, he says officials felt confident in ending the State of Local Emergency.

However, Rathwell notes this does not mean public health orders, issued by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, have ended.

Restrictions around mass gatherings and physical distancing, as well as directions to stay home when you’re sick, remain in place.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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