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City seeks feedback on development of potential sober shelter

​As the City of Lethbridge investigates what is required to develop a potential interim sober shelter at the former Civic Curling Centre, the public are invited to join the conversation. The City is seeking feedback on what can be done to make this a successful project for the entire community. 

The funding and operation of social housing falls within the jurisdiction of the Government of Alberta but the City can support these efforts by ensuring an appropriate space is ready should funding become available. From the City's side, these efforts include gathering and evaluating community feedback, identifying potential budgetary implications, submitting development permit applications which includes change of use and developing lease agreement terms for a potential operator.

Residents are invited to bring their ideas to a community Open House later this month. The event will provide context as to the community need, the role of the City and what the next steps will be in the development process. Participants will be asked what steps should be considered in the development of this project to help these much needed resources successfully move forward while still meeting the expectations of the community.

Community Open House

Date & Time

Saturday, September 24 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, September 26 | 4 to 8 p.m.


City Hall Foyer - 910-4th Ave. S.

Residents can also learn more and provide feedback online. An upcoming survey will be available at from September 21 – October 6.

Addressing social issues requires a community response and while it is understandable that there may be concerns, there is also an opportunity to find collective solutions that will best support all Lethbridge residents.

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