Angela Stewart

Blood Tribe launches new community mobile app

Over 400 members from the Blood Tribe are now using a new mobile communications app through the Kainai Nation. The app was launched on February 17th and is meant to help out residents who are looking for more information including  new job opportunities. An official with the Blood Tribe says development of the app began […]Read More

Town of Coalhurst brings on new Chief Administrative Officer

Coalhurst will have a new Chief Administrative Officer in May. Shawn Patience will take on the role as the town’s new CAO. He will oversee town administration and employees, ensuring that they provide effective services to the community, plans for growth and deliver on council’s key focus areas. Patience says he is excited about this […]Read More

Lethbridge city council declares April 7 as Green Shirt Day

Lethbridge City Council has once again declared April 7th as Green Shirt Day. The special day was created to honour those affected by the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash in 2018, including Lethbridge resident Logan Boulet who died and to encourage organ donation. Boulet donated his organs to save six lives. Mayor Blaine Hyggen says it’s important to […]Read More

ALERT warning parents of sextortion, cases on the rise in

Cases of sextortion are on the rise in Alberta and ALERT is sending out a warning to parents. Sextortion is a crime where predators target young teens, claiming they have reveling pictures or videos of the victim and will threaten to show more if their demands are not met. An official with ALERT says typically […]Read More

YWCA to end permanent supportive housing program

The permanent supportive housing program at the YWCA Lethbridge & District will soon be no more as the organization has made a decision to end its contract. The CEO of the YWCA Jill Young says it’s a complex issue and they know it will have an effect on the community. She says, however, that long […]Read More

Spring seeding season underway in Lethbridge

Spring has indeed begun in Lethbridge and now is the time to start thinking about seeding and planting. A local greenhouse says now is the time when many people get anxious because they are unsure of what to plant and where to start. The owner of Country Blooms Garden Centre says with it being the […]Read More

Lethbridge elementary school celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

The students at St. Patrick Fine Arts in Lethbridge took part in a number of activities today learning all about who St. Patrick was. On top of learning about the famous bishop, the students were able to make some crafts as part of their retreat day.   “The kids are doing their retreat activities that they do […]Read More

Second annual Canada Ag Days returns to Lethbridge College

Canada Ag Days kicked off at Lethbridge College on Thursday. The event is an opportunity for students to learn more about agriculture and what the industry entails. As Angela Stewart reports, over the next four days students will be able to participate in a wide variety of activities including meeting with industry professionals and being […]Read More

Re-Imagine Downtown Activation Grant applications open

The application for the Re-Imagine Downtown Activation Grant opened on Wednesday for Lethbridge businesses owners, entrepreneurs and organizations which need some financial support to get programs or initiatives off the ground that would help out the downtown district. There is $123,000 available in funding.   “We as a downtown have been struggling. Downtowns everywhere have […]Read More

City hiring seasonal workers

The city of Lethbridge has officially opened applications for anyone who might be looking for seasonal work this summer. The city says the positions they are hiring for is a great opportunity especially for students who might be looking to earn a little extra cash this summer.   “We are hiring every spring for a […]Read More

94 Cabs adds pink taxi to Lethbridge streets

As part of International Women’s Day last week, a local cab company wanted to recognize female workers. 94 Cabs in Lethbridge changed the color of one of its cabs to white and pink to honor female taxi drivers. This is the first year for the colored cab and it will be staying on the roads […]Read More

McCain Foods invests millions into Coaldale factory

McCain Foods is making a huge investment at its factory in Lethbridge County. The company will be putting in a $600 million expansion to double the size of the facility and output. Company officials say it will be the biggest investment in their history. The project will create 260 new jobs along with new state-of-the-art […]Read More

Credit card debt affecting students

A recent report from Equifax says credit card debt is up 15 per cent and young Canadians and students are feeling the brunt of it. Officials with the Students Association at Lethbridge College and the Students Union at the University of Lethbridge say it’s not surprising to hear that the debt is going up. They […]Read More

311 celebrates four years

311 celebrated their four-year anniversary on Friday. The customer contact centre in Lethbridge has been running since 2019 and has answered over 100- thousand cases since March of last year. It’s evolved into so much including the introduction of a couple new functions like the live chat and new inquiry resolution process. The general manager […]Read More

Unemployment rate up slightly in Lethbridge

The unemployment rate jumped slightly this month for our region. Trevor Lewington with Economic Development Lethbridge says the unemployment rate rose from 4.1 to 4.2 per cent this month which is not a big change and variation is expected from month to month.   “That increase was actually driven by a few less people working in […]Read More

Travel advisories for most tropical destinations

This is the time of year many Canadians want to escape the cold weather and travel somewhere warmer. Travel advisories, however, are in place for some tropical destinations. The Canadian Government says its best to use a high degree of caution when travelling to Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. A travel expert with AMA Travel […]Read More

Funding for more affordable housing units in Alberta

The Alberta Government says more than 600 affordable housing units will be coming which will target Albertans in need. Around $54-million will be allocated towards supporting 17 projects in nine communities in the province. Much of the money will be going to initiatives in both Calgary and Edmonton, but there is also funding for our […]Read More

Chinook Sexual Assault Centre excluded from the budget

Officials with the Chinook Sexual Assault Centre are not happy. They say they were not included for an increase in funding with the recently released Alberta budget. The CEO for the centre, Kristine Cassie, says they work tirelessly with the Alberta Association of Sexual Assault Services to reduce wait times for victims who are seeking […]Read More

RCMP hold female focused presentation in Calgary

Any females who are interested in joining the RCMP as an officer have an opportunity to learn all about what the career entails during a female focused presentation tonight. The event is a chance for interested applicants to hear real life experiences from those who wear the uniform and to learn more about the application […]Read More

Green N Yellow Group hopes to give away 50 bikes

Each year the Green N Yellow group hosts an initiative called the Children’s Bicycle BBQ. This year the organization is hoping to giveaway 50 bikes to kids this year. The Green N Yellow group is an organization that gives back to the community by hosting events to raise money and awareness for people who fall […]Read More

Residents concerned over proposed wind turbine project

A proposed wind turbine project in the area of Cardston County near the village of Hill Spring is causing a lot of outrage among people who live in the area. Locals are concerned the project will have a great impact on wildlife and businesses. Angela Stewart caught up with some of the residents during a […]Read More

Canadian Taxpayers Federation reacts to provincial budget

The Alberta Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says the budget that was released on Tuesday looks good from a taxpayer’s perspective. Kim Sims says we are seeing a lot of guard rails and emergency breaks being put onto future budgets. Sims explains how this new budget will help in the long run.   “By us […]Read More

Lethbridge Mayor disappointed in new Alberta Budget

Lethbridge Mayor Blaine Hyggen expressed his frustration regarding the Alberta Budget. Hyggen says overall, he is disappointed with a lot of what came out of the budget. He says he doesn’t understand why our city didn’t get enough attention paid to it in terms of funding.   “I thought that the advocacy work that we […]Read More

Lethbridge College features guest speaker to wrap up Black History

Black History Month celebrations ended Tuesday afternoon at Lethbridge College. To conclude the month, a lunch and learn session took place which featured a guest speaker. Moji Taiwo is a Calgary based author, speaker and retired civil servant, who chatted about her experience as a newcomer to Canada. She discussed the challenges she faced as […]Read More

City opens applications for energy efficient home improvement loan

Homeowners will soon be able to add some new energy efficient upgrades to their homes as the city has now opened applications for their Clean Energy Improvement program. Lethbridge is one of eight municipalities carrying out this program. Angela Stewart has more on what it all entails and what homeowners can expect during the application process. […]Read More