Jenn Schmidt-Rempel running for Lethbridge city council

Born and raised in southern Alberta, Jennifer Rempel has had her eyes on being a Lethbridge city councillor for years now, but decided to finally make the leap for this fall’s municipal election. Rempel is a former board member of Magazines Canada, where she was able to connect with all levels of government.  She says […]Read More

SIX08 Health first of its kind in Canada now open

Lethbridge is home to one of Canada’s only multi-purpose integrated health facilities. Services such as dentistry, massage therapy, and acupuncture can be booked at SIX08 Health’s brand new location in downtown Lethbridge. As Ainsley O’Riley explains, the facility is all part of a greater plan to revitalize the city’s downtown core. Read More

Coaldale’s Glenn Henry retires from RCMP after more than 35

 For more than 35 years staff sergeant Glenn Henry has served for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. After a long and impactful career, Wednesday will be his final day. Glenn Henry plans to retire in Coaldale, and as Ainsley O’Riley explains, he’s looking forward to seeing the younger generation fill his position, including young women […]Read More

‘It’s all about the bacon’ Dylan’s Burger and Deli on

It is National Hamburger Day, and where better to sample some unique creations, than Dylan’s Burgers, and piggyback poutinerie in downtown Lethbridge. BCN visited the restaurant Friday, and learned about some of their unique burger patty combinations. “It’s all about the bacon. Our blend is…we grind bacon and beef in house, and we do a […]Read More

Lethbridge salons prepare to reopen for third time

 Beginning June 1 personal services like hair and aesthetics can open once again in the province. These business owners have been asked to close and reopen three times since the pandemic began. Shear Persuasion Salon & Spa in Lethbridge will be opening their doors next week, and as Ainsley O’Riley reports, they are hoping it’s […]Read More

Lethbridge Bulls expect to be at full capacity by Canada

The Alberta government’s Open For Summer plan brings exciting news for local baseball fans. The Western Canadian Baseball league will go ahead with its first ever all-Canadian roster, and the Lethbridge Bulls have made an announcement that the adjusted season will begin this summer. The Bulls announced Thursday that the season will move forward on […]Read More

#Perfectfit4u launches third virtual transformation challenge

 Pivot. It’s a word business owners have heard over and over again when it comes to provincial restrictions —especially gym owners.  #Perfectfit4u in Lethbridge will launch its third virtual transformation challenge since the pandemic began. Not only is the challenge at capacity, it has garnered interest from all over Canada. Co-owner, Ashlyn Gunderson, says the […]Read More

Kodiaks women’s volleyball sign local player Claire Talbot

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s volleyball team has signed a local product. Claire Talbot grew up in Lethbridge, and most recently played for the Coaldale Panthers volleyball club, before the season was cut short due to the pandemic. A multi-sport athlete, Talbot is excited to play for a team she grew up watching. “I always wanted […]Read More

Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce launches rapid testing

The provincial government recently announced they will be offering rapid antigen COVID-19 testing kits to all Chambers of Commerce in Alberta to help non-profits and business owners screen for the virus. The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce will be responsible for distributing these tests to local businesses. The Chamber hosted an information session for its members […]Read More

First Virtual COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Clinic for Kids

Paediatricians across southern Alberta are working together to bring the very first Vaccine Confidence Clinic to the province.  Family physicians are encouraged to refer parents and their children.  With those 12 and up being eligible for the shot, many parents have questions. A southern Alberta Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist says the most common concern for […]Read More

Lethbridge approves pilot program for micro-mobility (e-scooters)

Tuesday, Lethbridge City Council voted unanimously to proceed with a micro-mobility pilot project for citizens to rent battery-powered e-scooters. Riders would use a smartphone app to locate, pay for and unlock a ridable device, ride around town, and then park the e-scooter when finished. “We would probably start it fairly small in the city until we […]Read More

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) review postponed 2 weeks

Lethbridge City Council was set to make final decisions for the 2022-2031 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) —Recommendations from Economic Standing Policy Committee. Deliberations have been postponed until June 1. Councillor Blaine Hyggen proposed postponement of the vote (5.1) for two weeks. The motion was carried 8-1, and will be postponed until June 1. Councillor Rob […]Read More

Shotgun shells and needles found by Westminster school

On May 16, Lethbridge Police received reports of eight needles, a naloxone kit, and pistol ammunition by Westminster Elementary school. Sarah Villebrun, who found the items says she canvass the area every 2 hours, and finding needles at the park, is a common occurrence.  “I find needles quite frequently. More specifically, there’s a lot of […]Read More

Village of Coutts awaits border reopening

The border has been closed to non-essential travellers since March of 2020. According to reports, the federal government has begun preliminary internal discussions about reopening the border, but it is expected that there will be an extension at the end of the month.  William Hardy, Owner of the Double Tree Inn, in the Village of […]Read More

May 11 COVID-19 vaccine update

Alberta premier Jason Kenney outlined the most recent numbers for the vaccine rollout in the province, saying the vaccine program is being implemented “as quickly as we can, so we can get back to normal”. Last week 270,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Alberta. Beginning May 10 Albertans age 12 and up […]Read More

Interfaith Chinook Country Kitchen programs over Zoom

Lethbridge Family Centre and the Interfaith Food Bank have been working together for 15 years bringing families the Chinook Country Kitchen program.  Anyone can participate, and in a non-pandemic year hands on training would be provided for kids and their families. You can still take part over Zoom, and as Ainsley O’Riley explains, virtual classes […]Read More

Over half of eligible Blood Tribe members have received at

Over half of eligible Blood Tribe members have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on the Blood reserve. Anyone age 18 or older is eligible for the Moderna shot, and starting May 14, those 12 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine.  Thursday, the immunization centre had 266 appointments booked — that’s […]Read More

Lethbridge takes part in Red Dress Day to honour MMIWG2S+

Red dresses were all abound outside Lethbridge City Hall Wednesday as the city honoured missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited people (MMIWG2S+). May 5 is a National Day of Awareness for these individuals across Canada. It is also known as Red Dress Day. The final report of Canada’s National Inquiry into this tragedy […]Read More

Lethbridge Hurricanes reflect on end of 2021 season

 It was a Western Hockey League season like never before, and now it’s in the books. The Lethbridge Hurricanes finished their 24-game season 9-12-13. From a delayed training camp, to quarantine, and rapid testing for COVID-19, the Hurricanes were able to finish the season, with no positive cases in the organization. Head coach Brent Kisio […]Read More

STARS receives $400,000 from Cargill for new helicopters

STARS Air Ambulance received a generous donation from southern Alberta’s Cargill. The factory donated $400,000, which STARS says will help them purchase nine new Airbus H145 helicopters — each costing $13 million. STARS hopes these new aircraft will help them deliver critical care for Western Canadians over the next 30 years. “We hope to be flying […]Read More