Angela Stewart

‘Not doing so well’: most vulnerable want to see more

Lethbridge has been dealing with an issue of many tent encampments popping up near some downtown facilities. The city currently does not have long-term housing solutions for the most vulnerable. In a special feature, BCN’s Angela Stewart spoke to some of the homeless who say they want to see city officials step up and offer […]Read More

Tips when approaching dogs, look for signals

It’s that time again where we see many owners out walking their dogs and often, we have the urge to walk up and pet the dog, but a dog trainer out of Taber says there are ways we should be properly approaching the animal. There are subtle signs you will notice that will indicate the […]Read More

Lethbridge Police Victim Services Unit marks 30 year milestone

Lethbridge Police Victim and Witness Services Unit celebrated its 30th anniversary Thursday night. The event, which was originally supposed to take place last year, was pushed back because of the pandemic. Since 1991 over 500 volunteers have put in 480,000 hours while supporting more than 6,000 families and youth. Program Manager for Victim Services Catherine […]Read More

Weekend fundraiser takes place at Creepy Hollow

After a fire ripped through the haunted mansion on the property of the Creepy Hollow tourist attraction in Warner, Alberta on May 13th, the workers are still coping with the devastation. But as Angela Stewart reports, thanks to a weekend fundraising event and a GoFundMe page, staff are hoping to raise enough funds to rebuild […]Read More

The Watch program recognized with provincial justice award

The Lethbridge Police Service’s Watch Program was recognized last week with the Community Justice Award. It is an award acknowledging either individuals or organizations that have contributed to community justice work in the province. The program began in May of 2019 and manager Jeff Cove says to be recognized on the provincial stage feels amazing. […]Read More

Recent rain was a welcome sight for most farmers

This week’s rain in our region was a welcome sight for farmers. Producers have been dealing with a very dry season so far but now thanks to the recent moisture, Dave Bishop with Alberta Wheat, says their crops should be in fairly good shape for now. “It’ll get us into July. It’ll all depend if […]Read More

Avalanches still pose a risk with warm conditions

Even though we are seeing those nicer days, avalanches still pose a risk. Avalanche Canada says if there is rapid accumulation of snow in the alpine or if there is any remaining snow from the winter season, an avalanche could occur. A forecaster with Avalanche Canada says something like the recent rainfall Southern Alberta experienced […]Read More

New LPS K-9 puppy needs a name, police hold naming

The Lethbridge K-9 Unit has added a new four-legged addition to their team, and they need the public’s help in naming it. The LPS is holding a ‘Name The Puppy Contest’ for their new 12-week-old puppy before he begins his new career. Constable Braylon Hyggen says this is also the first time in decades that […]Read More

Project Sunflower teams up with students to host benefit concert

A benefit concert will be taking place Thursday to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees living in Lethbridge. In collaboration with Project Sunflower, the Grade 8 band students at Gilbert Paterson Middle School are hosting their year-end band show where all the proceeds at the door will be donated to the organization. A spokesperson with Project […]Read More

Sixty thousand pounds of food donated during Target Hunger food

The annual Target Hunger Food drive took place this past weekend in Lethbridge with many donations coming in from across the city. With a goal of 50,000 pounds, the Interfaith Food Bank far exceeded that goal, collecting 60,000 pounds of non-perishable items. Danielle McIntyre with the Interfaith Food Bank says they do expect more food […]Read More

Not many grasshopper infestation solutions for homeowners

Grasshoppers can be a nuisance especially for many of our farmers and ranchers. When it is hot and dry here in southern Alberta we tend to see a lot of them. The more of these insects we see, the more it creates an infestation scenario. A professor with the University of Lethbridge says since agricultural […]Read More

Restoration Concert to take place in Lethbridge to raise funds

For the first time since the pandemic, the Soboyejo-Turning Point Charity Foundation will be hosting a Restoration Concert to raise funds to build a safe gathering place for women and young children in Ogan, Nigeria. There is currently no place for the women or kids to gather for after-school programs. A member of the organization […]Read More

Construction on a new playground in Galt Gardens set to

Construction on a new playground in Galt Gardens will soon begin after the city was awarded $375,000 from the Government of Canada’s Revitalization fund. The money will be on a 75 to 25 per cent basis meaning the city will be putting forward over $100,000 for the inclusive playground. The facility will feature a rubber […]Read More

No food bank in the Town of Raymond, community food

Thanks to a $13,650 grant through a community foundation group, the Town of Raymond will soon have a fully functioning food storage shed for people to come and grab what they need. As BCN’s Angela Stewart explains, the help is so needed especially at a time when inflation is through the roof.  Read More