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Black entrepreneurs in Lethbridge share how their identity shapes the way they do business

Black entrepreneurs in Lethbridge share how their identity shapes the way they do business

Toyin Oyebola’s store — the Genesis Exotic Market — has items one can’t find anywhere else in Lethbridge. The store offers clothes, hair accessories and products, and even food — not only from Africa, but from all over the world. Oyebola says the multi-ethnic items her store has to offer gives some of her customers a nostalgic sense of being back home. “When we got here we saw there was a need, because it’s a small city, but sometimes your access to things is limited,” Oyebola said. “We looked around, I couldn’t really find things that spoke ‘exotic’ to […]

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Pair of Lethbridge roads the focus of project with potential $19M price tag

Pair of Lethbridge roads the focus of project with potential $19M price tag

A planning and design study underway by City of Lethbridge staff is recommending more than $19 million in renovations for a pair of roads. An update on The 13 Street / 5 Avenue N Functional Planning and Design Project was presented to members of city council on Thursday, sitting as the Civic Works Standing Policy Committee. Read more: City of Lethbridge eyes safety goal of 0 traffic fatalities The study has been underway since early 2019 with the goal of increasing safety for all modes of transportation within Lethbridge, as well as encouraging a higher pedestrian, cycling and transit […]

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Lethbridge owner to keep ‘White and Privileged’ clothing site running despite backlash

Lethbridge owner to keep ‘White and Privileged’ clothing site running despite backlash

The owner of a controversial southern Alberta business said Tuesday he has reversed his decision to close his online store.  When Global News last spoke with Boe Zahorejko on Aug. 21, the Lethbridge owner of the “White and Privileged” clothing site, he said he was shutting down the operation after being challenged on promoting themes of racism and white supremacy. On Tuesday, Zahorejko said not only is he keeping it open, but other people also want to join in on his business. Read more: Lethbridge ‘White and Privileged’ company under fire for ‘supremacist’ messages “So, I’ve had people reach out to me from, website […]

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