Ainsley O'Riley

Ainsley O'Riley

Originally from Ontario, Ainsley started her broadcasting career at the age of sixteen with Rogers TV. She is a graduate of the College of Sports Media in Toronto and has previously worked with TSN on The Jay and Dan show, and Canada Laughs on Sirius XM. She has also worked for the Canadian Football League. She is looking forward to connecting with the community.

‘No answers yet’ on Whoop-Up Days

Exhibition Park is home to plenty of Southern Alberta staples, including Whoop-Up Days.  The building is currently host to Alberta Health Services COVID-19 immunization centre. Alberta premier, Jason Kenney, announced recently his optimism for large scale events like the Calgary Stampede and Whoop-Up days. “As more people become immune, we will be able to get […]Read More

City of Lethbridge calling on Indigenous artists

The City of Lethbridge is calling on Indigenous artists to participate in a special project.  The city is in the process of community engagement for an ongoing public art program, which will see local artists’ work displayed throughout the city.  As Ainsley O’Riley explains, the vision of this project is to highlight specific calls to […]Read More

Lethbridge man facing a total of 28 charges

 Lethbridge Police have charged 35 year old Wesley Johnson with numerous drug related offences. During a traffic stop on Wednesday, officers noticed activities consistent with drug trafficking and noticed that Johnson was also in possession of a loaded firearm. BCN’s Ainsley O’Riley reports.Read More

Brooks working towards expanding broadband internet

MacLeans Magazine came out with its top communities in the country in which to live and work in 2021. Coming in at number 9 is Brooks, Alberta. Brooks is the only city in southern Alberta to crack the top 10. Researchers based their results on incidents of crime, affordability, population growth, and internet accessibility. Brooks […]Read More

Midwifery in high demand across southern Alberta

Midwifery has become increasingly popular in southern Alberta. Lethbridge Community Midwives are keeping a waitlist to meet the demand. During the pandemic, many women are choosing stay-at-home births. BCN’s Ainsley O’Riley spoke with local midwives, along with a new mom about her experience.Read More

Memorial Cup cancelled for second straight year

For a second straight year, the Memorial Cup has been cancelled. The Canadian Hockey League, which represents the Western Hockey League announced today there are too many barriers with COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and quarantine requirements.  Lethbridge Hurricanes head coach, Brent Kisio shared his reaction with Bridge City News. “It’s tough. You want your players […]Read More

AHS Medical Officer of Health says most cases are young

 More than half of the COVID-19 cases in Alberta are variants of the virus. On Sunday, the variant accounted for more than 80 percent of cases. These variants are known to make individuals sicker, at a faster rate.  As of Tuesday, there are 504 active cases of COVID-19 in Lethbridge.  Medical Officer of Health, Dr. […]Read More

Petition created for outdoor sports court in Lethbridge

A petition has been created in Lethbridge for the city to fund a multi use outdoor sports court. The proposed item was at an Economic Standing Policy Committee meeting, which was received as information back on March 24. The court, which may double as a rink, would be funded through the city’s capital improvement program […]Read More

Lethbridge School Division awaiting COVID-19 vaccine for frontline staff

In the coming weeks, the Lethbridge School division alongside the Holy Spirit Catholic division will have the opportunity to rapidly test for COVID-19. The province announced Saturday that testing will be offered to 222,000 students across Alberta. Testing for junior and senior high school students will be prioritized based on various factors, including prevalence of […]Read More

NDP Education Critic Sarah Hoffman on K-6 curriculum draft

Ten school boards in the province have released statements that they do not agree with the province’s new K-6 curriculum draft. Lethbridge is on that list. A poll from the Alberta Teachers Association finds that 90 percent of teachers and 95 percent of principals do not agree with the new curriculum.  NDP’s Education Critic, Sarah […]Read More

Lethbridge Bulls hope for 2021 WCBL season

The Western Canadian Baseball League is host to a number of southern Alberta clubs, including the Lethbridge Bulls, Medicine Hat Mavericks, and Brooks Bombers. Of the three, the Bulls are the only team that has official plans to play this season, pending provincial restrictions. The league has made some adjustments for this to happen, including […]Read More

Work from home and what it looks like for Lethbridge.

Working from home has become the standard for many businesses during the pandemic. Often times employees have become comfortable in their routines, and according to Stats Canada, 80 percent of employees forced to work from home during the pandemic say that they’d like to spend at least half of their hours working from home, moving […]Read More

Southern Alberta Home & Garden Show goes virtual April 7

Exhibition Park Lethbridge announced Tuesday that the Southern Alberta Home & Garden Show is going virtual on April 7. The website will allow businesses to display their products and services to interested customers. Online resources will be available for several months.  “We will be live over the next 12 months. It creates a scenario where […]Read More

Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce speaks on another potential shutdown

The results of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 brighter together survey will be discussed with Jobs Minister Doug Schweitzer on Tuesday. In conjunction with Economic Development Lethbridge, the survey asked southern Alberta business owners what they need most right now. CEO of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, Cyndi Vos, says that it is extremely […]Read More

Lethbridge signs Whitecaps Academy soccer players to post secondary teams

The Vancouver Whitecaps Major League soccer club has many developmental programs all over the country, including here in Lethbridge.  Whitecaps FC announced its expanded partnership with the Alberta Soccer Association on Tuesday, giving players from all over the province elite-level soccer programming opportunities. Local players looking to continue their careers in southern Alberta are doing […]Read More

Lethbridge to begin street sweeping April 12

Lethbridge’s annual street sweeping program will begin April 12. This year’s campaign will start on the westside in Paradise Canyon and then head to the northside, followed by the southside of town. Sand and debris picked up by street sweepers is stored and cleaned — later to be recycled. City officials explained why you may […]Read More

Macky Singh named head coach of Pronghorns Women’s soccer team

On Wednesday Macky Singh was announced as the 7th coach in Pronghorns soccer history. Singh brings more than two decades of experience from three different continents. He was most recently the coach of both the men’s and women’s programs at Keyano College in Fort McMurray. He says he’s looking forward to building the women’s program […]Read More

Nathan Neudorf speaks on new elementary school curriculum draft

A draft elementary school curriculum released by the Alberta government on Monday stresses fundamentals in math, literacy along with how to research and to think critically. Education Minister, Adrianna LaGrange, says parents of younger students asked for a move away from what she calls “education fads” and “unproven methods” of learning. NDP education critic, Sarah […]Read More

Zebra mussels threaten southern Alberta water

The Alberta government sent out an alert earlier this month, warning of Zebra mussels imported through moss balls in the province.  The highly invasive species has found its way into moss balls through major pet supply chains and local retailers. As Ainsley O’Riley explains, these Zebra mussels are a major threat to southern Alberta’s irrigation.Read More

Lethbridge Hurricanes looking forward to Easter BYE

The Lethbridge Hurricanes have lost 5 straight games.  Sunday’s 5-4 OT loss to the Medicine Hat Tigers marks the clubs 7th straight loss to Medicine Hat, dating back to September of 2019.  After completing 3 consecutive games, coaches and players shared the challenges of back to back games, and that they are looking forward to […]Read More

Lethbridge Vipers need letters of intent, expanding into CJFL

Junior Football began in Alberta in 1873. During that period of time, Lethbridge has never had a team. That meant high school players looking to continue their careers have not had the opportunity to play locally.  The Lethbridge Vipers are hoping to make that change in 2022.  As BCN’s Ainsley ORiley explains, it’s all about […]Read More

Brooks Bombers cancel 2021 season

The Brooks Bombers have decided to cancel its Western Canadian Baseball League 2021 season. Bombers president Jason Wandler says the organization has been connecting with the WCBL for several weeks, and came to the conclusion that there were too many obstacles related to the pandemic.  “The current border situation, not having American players was a […]Read More