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Lethbridge considers humble temporary shelters to help deal with homelessness

The city council of the city of Lethbridge in southern Alberta has taken small steps to address homeless camps after agreeing to seek approval to develop temporary shelters.

The city has struggled to permanently remove campgrounds, most notably a large campsite near the community's Civic Center.

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1 week Some tents were removed and the grounds were cleared after a trespassing incident with Petty, but nearly everything is back.

Lethbridge City Council has approved a motion to move forward with the establishment of a temporary sobriety shelter at the Civic Centre.

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Mayor Lloyd Brierley says the administration's best solution is shelter She said she feels it's about having resources for all care, including space. Temporary and permanent residence and recovery.

The council was told by city attorneys that it did not have the power to evict homeless people under the state's city government law.

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