A short-lived request for proposals would have brought the Government of Alberta one step closer to using drones to ensure campers are complying with public health orders. The request was for a contractor to deliver to ground personnel data and footage of detected campfires, Off Highway Vehicles in restricted areas, and gatherings of 10 or more individuals during holidays/weekends from June to October. The request which went live on May 14 drew criticism from many Albertans, including Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes. Barnes says he is relieved to see that the controversial request was cancelled on Tuesday afternoon.
Naveen came to Lethbridge in 2018 with experience in broadcast spanning over 20 years. In Winnipeg, he produced two factual entertainment shows for Shaw and Bell MTS prior to his move to Southern Alberta where he quickly ventured out into the world of journalism at Bridge City News. Naveen has a passion for producing thought-provoking and informative news pieces that answer questions we all have in the back of our minds.