Dec, 2016

Police Respond to Hoax

Earlier this afternoon, Lethbridge Police Services (LPS) advised Campus Safety they received an anonymous phone call and were investigating the report of an armed individual near campus. As a precaution, LPS began to maintain a presence on campus as they conducted a search. LPS has issued a statement indicating that the call appears to be unfounded and that they are investigating further. The LPS statement can be found here.


At this time, there is no threat to the security and safety of the University community.


Throughout the situation, Campus Safety was working with LPS and monitoring and evaluating the threat to campus safety and security. The University was prepared to activate its emergency notification system that utilizes all communications tools and platforms to advise the University community of any actions that should be undertaken. The Emergency Notification System utilizes campus phones, computers, websites, smart phone push notification and social media with emergency messaging when warranted.

Holiday, candle & Christmas tree fire safety

Facts about home holiday fires

  • One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems.
  • Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. On average, one of every 31 reported home Christmas tree fires results in a death compared to an average of one death per 144 total reported home fires.
  • A heat source too close to the tree causes one in every four of Christmas tree fires.
  • December is the peak time of year for home candle fires.
  • One-third of all candle fires start in the bedroom.

Cyber Security

Get informed on computer safety with information from U of L IT Services Blog at

Lethbridge 911 centre now has the ability to receive texts!

Get all the details from the City of Lethbridge News Release at