City gives update on enampment strategy

 By Steffanie Costigan  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter he City of Lethbridge on Wednesday released an update on its encampment strategy plans. Since the rollout strategy of the 311-contact centre, 156 requests have been received, all related to encampments. General manager of Community Social Development for the City of Lethbridge, Andrew Malcolm talked to media Wednesday about the reports they have received and the resources the City has provided in addressing ongoing concerns. “We are seeing requests for things like biohazards, needle debris, and people sleeping rough. And so through our triaging process again, to allocate the most purposeful amount of resources to the certain situation, 70 of which are truly encampments. And we’ve been able to respond to all of those so far,” Malcolm said. Of the 156 requests to…

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