Hal Roberts

Hal is a veteran journalist with 30 years in the industry. He worked as a parliamentary reporter on the Hill interviewing federal leaders and cabinet ministers. Hal also covered the Ottawa terrorist attack in 2014, and has worked as an anchor/reporter in Toronto, Peterborough and Calgary. He worked as a reporter and anchor for business shows airing on BNN, Global and CHCH-TV. During his 10 year radio career he hosted a show called Roberts on the Road on KG Country. Hal was blessed to win a few awards in his career including one as senior producer for a TV show on human trafficking which aired on CTS.

Motivation for writing a book.

Many of us enjoy a good book, some of us may have even considered putting pen to paper with story ideas we have. One local author, Christina Romeril, recently released her first book, a murder mystery, and says her motivation came during the time she took off from work during the pandemic. She chatted with […]Read More

Ski Patrol with safety systems in place.

With all of the snow we have received it’s easy to get excited about ski and snowboard season once again. For those who may be thinking of heading out to the slopes this winter Ken Howard of the Canadian Ski Patrol says that they have systems  in place to help you if you get into […]Read More

A statement from the Fontaine family on the passing of

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Miracle Channel CEO Pastor Leon Fontaine. Here is the official statement from the family. Please keep the Fontaine family in prayer. The Fontaine Family, today released the following statement regarding the sudden passing of Pastor Leon Fontaine that occurred on Saturday, November 19, 2022. […]Read More

How the Bible helps people in their relationships.

There are apparently a number of red flags to watch out for to prevent a breakdown in a relationship. That is according to former pastor Shafer Parker who is with Faith Beyond Belief. Parker says a big problem in North America today is that people put way too much focus on themselves instead of others. Read More

Breaking down Premier Smith’s address

Our legislative reporter and the Alberta correspondent with the National Post, Tyler Dawson, says when it comes to a break at the pumps that Premier Smith says is coming for Albertans, it may be long term. Mr. Dawson will also discuss how the Alberta Sovereignty Act will be Premier Smith’s first order of business when […]Read More

Lawyer kicked out of public inquiry

Brendan Miller is a lawyer representing some of the protesters from last February’s Freedom Convoy in Ottawa. He was temporarily kicked out of the public inquiry into the Emergencies Act. Political reporter, Brian Lilley, has the details in this interview with BCN’s Hal Roberts.Read More

Lawyer appeals to Alberta government to save woman’s life

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is calling on the Smith government here in Alberta to change some health-care policy. In particular, allowing those who have been unvaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to receive lifesaving organ transplants. John Carpay is the president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. Carpay says this stems from a […]Read More

Barnes open to returning to UCP caucus

Drew Barnes is an independent MLA in Cypress-Medicine Hat. He was booted from the UCP caucus about a year and a half ago. Barnes says with the new leadership under Premier Danielle Smith he would be open to returning to caucus if they share his values of helping to make life more affordable for Albertans. […]Read More

CSIS says no national security threat

Canada’s Security Intelligence Service or CSIS has said that the Freedom Convoy last February posed no national security threat just before the Emergencies Act was invoked. That is according to political commentator and Toronto Sun columnist Brian Lilley. He shares the details with BCN’s Hal Roberts. Read More

Tight political battlegrounds in Alberta

The Alberta provincial election is not until next May but according to political reporter Tyler Dawson the UCP has to shore up a lot of support between now and then. The latest polls suggest the UCP is trailing the NDP in popular support not just in Edmonton but in Calgary as well. Dawson shares the […]Read More

End in sight to Ukraine-Russian war?

The war between Russia and Ukraine has now entered its ninth month. Is there any end in sight? Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says there are intelligence reports by the Biden Administration that there is internal pressure in both Ukraine and Russia to hold peace talks.  Read More

The importance of Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is just around the corner. It is a time we honour so many veterans who have fought for our freedoms. Jeff Alden served in the Canadian military for over 20 years. He is also the manager of the Lethbridge branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. I asked Mr. Alden why it seems the […]Read More

EV technology has come a long way.

The technology behind electric vehicles has come a long way. That is according to William York who is the director of the Electric Vehicle Association of Alberta. York says when it comes to charging your EV it is a lot quicker now. He explains in this interview. Read More

Canadian injured during South Korean stampede

A Canadian was among those injured in a crowd surge that killed more than 150 people in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday evening. Global Affairs Canada confirms that officials are in touch with local authorities to gather more information and provide consular assistance to those affected. South Korean officials say at least 153 people, mostly […]Read More

Lethbridge MP blasts the Trudeau Liberals over inflation

As the cost of living continues to skyrocket and inflation hovers around 7 per cent more and more Albertans are headed to food banks. Some have even given up living in their homes and are now living in their cars. Lethbridge MP Rachael Thomas explains in this interview with BCN’s Hal Roberts.Read More

More migrants crossing borders illegally

Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says there are reports coming from the UN allegedly informing migrants around the world how to get to the US and crossing the border illegally. Six migrants from Afghanistan recently shared the story when they were apprehended in Guatemala.  Read More

Lethbridge MLA becomes minister for first time.

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith named her new cabinet. Of note…Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf becomes Deputy Premier and Infrastructure Minister. Other appointees noted below: Deputy Premier and Minister of Skilled Trades and Professions – Kaycee Madu Deputy Premier and Minister of Infrastructure – Nathan Neudorf President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance – Travis […]Read More

Cattle methane is part of natural cycle says rancher.

Ben Campbell is a young rancher in Black Diamond, Alberta. He was the recipient of an award from the Alberta/NWT Region of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program. Ben takes issue with politicians who say that we need to curtail the methane produced by cattle. According to Ben, the gas produced by cows is just part […]Read More

Reporter Lilley says changes had to be made at Hockey

Scott Smith is out as Hockey Canada’s president and CEO. In fact, the entire board of directors for Hockey Canada also resigned today. Smith was unable to survive the fallout related to the national body’s handling of sexual assault allegations and how settlements were paid out. The news angered many Canadians leading to calls for […]Read More

Geothermal Energy taking off

Geothermal energy is an industry that is growing in Alberta. It is a heat source derived within the sub-surface of the earth. Water and/or steam carries the geothermal energy to the earth’s surface. Laurie Pushor is the president of the Alberta Energy Regulator. He says his group has pretty high standards when it comes to […]Read More

More physicians on the way to Lethbridge

Lethbridge East MLA, Nathan Neudorf, explains how many family physicians are on their way to Lethbridge and why he is throwing his support behind UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith. MLA Neudorf explains in this one-on-one interview with BCN’s Hal Roberts.Read More

UCP leadership candidate Smith’s popularity growing

Next month we will find out who the new premier of Alberta will be. The UCP will be choosing its new leader on October 6th. Many political experts say Danielle Smith is one of the front runners. Our legislative reporter Tyler Dawson says the support for Smith appears to be growing with party members. Read More