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.

Why did the standoff in Texas take so long?

Texas has an open carry policy which means people can legally carry guns. We asked American journalist, Lisa Daftari, why the standoff at the Texas synagogue took more than 10 hours considering congregants at the synagogue should have had their own guns.Read More

Lethbridge MLA says Alberta will not follow Quebec’s lead.

On Tuesday Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced his province has a plan to tax the unvaccinated in his province. As for Alberta, a resounding no was given as to whether or not our province would bring in this tax on residents. As Micah Quinn explains, Lethbridge-East MLA, Nathan Neudorf, did not hold back with his […]Read More

Trudeau responds to Quebec’s mandatory vaccine plan

Political reporter Brian Lilley has been following this story closely. Brian, joined us  from Toronto with the details. Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says he wants mandatory COVID-19 vaccines and here in Alberta Premier Kenney says…”no way.” Trudeau says Quebec has reassured Ottawa its plans will not violate the principles of the Canada Health Act. […]Read More

New COVID-19 variant discovered in Cyprus

There is apparently a new variant which has reared its ugly head in Cyprus. It is called the Deltacron. A hybrid of both the Delta and Omicron variant of COVID-19. Our foreign affairs expert Lisa Daftari explains in this interview with BCN’s Hal Roberts.Read More

Will the UCP win the next election in 2023?

Now that the year 2022 has arrived that means next year we will have a provincial election in Alberta. There are a number of people who believe it will be a real struggle for Jason Kenney and the UCP to be re-elected but there are others who say the last thing Alberta needs is another […]Read More

Year in Review from the Legislature

There were a lot of BIG stories that came out of the legislature this year including how the Kenney government handled the pandemic and how the UCP is preparing for a leadership review of Premier Jason Kenney next spring. Our legislative reporter and the Alberta Correspondent with the National Post, Tyler Dawson, has our Year […]Read More

Ottawa Year in Review

Political reporter Brian Lilley discusses some of the biggest stories from Parliament Hill in 2021 including the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal election and inflation.Read More

Retired pastor has advice for helping seniors

Winter can take its toll on many of us including our seniors who oftentimes find themselves shut in. Abe Block is a retired Lethbridge pastor and we recently chatted about the best way we can help some of the most vulnerable in our city. We asked Abe should it be the church specifically that should […]Read More

Christians should not leave Afghanistan says VOM spokesperson.

The persecution of Christians continues unabated around the world. According to Voice of the Martyrs Canada some of the worst countries seem to include Nigeria, North Korea, China and Afghanistan. Greg Musselman is the Minister at Large from Voice of the Martyrs Canada and he says things have been pretty bad for believers in Afghanistan […]Read More

Author discusses help for those battling depression

Many times during the Christmas holidays people battle depression or feel quite anxious. Allie Marie Smith wrote a book about her battle with depression called Wonderfully Made. She discusses how once she considered taking her own life by throwing herself off of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the miracle that saved her […]Read More

Backing off of vaccine mandates.

 It appears as though the Kenney government is backing away from mandating vaccines for nurses and other healthcare professionals. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, explains what this means for Alberta’s health care workers moving forward.Read More

Throne Speech misses the mark says political reporter.

The Trudeau Liberals began their third term in office with a speech from the throne delivered by Governor General Mary Simon. The economy is struggling under supply chain issues and rising inflation is facing its fair share of challenges. According to political reporter Brian Lilley that is apparently not the focus for the Trudeau Liberals […]Read More

Motivation unknown behind Christmas parade attack

We are learning now that police have arrested a suspect in connection with the attack where a driver drove his SUV into a crowd at a Christmas parade in Wisconsin killing five and injuring 40 others. Police arrested 39-year-old rapper Darrell Edward Brooks who also goes by the name MathBoi Fly. U.S. journalist, Lisa Daftari, […]Read More

ULFA without a contract for 500 days and counting.

As you have heard on Bridge City News there was a recent peaceful demonstration at the University of Lethbridge by those concerned that the Lethbridge Faculty Association still does not have a contract with the university. President of the ULFA, Dan O’Donnell, says not having a new contract for such a long period of time […]Read More

Calls for early Kenney leadership review

Premier Jason Kenney is facing an earlier call for a leadership review. That is according to our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, who says constituency associations have passed a resolution calling for it to be held in March instead of April of next year.Read More

Political update from Toronto Sun columnist Brian Lilley

This week Brian Lilley talks about how a Saskatchewan senator has launched a review of Tory leader Erin O’Toole, how grain price increases have been great for our farmers but not so much consumers and how thousands of federal workers were allowed to continue working without being vaccinated against COVID-19.Read More

The impact of Athletes in Action

 Athletes in Action has been bringing people to Christ through sports for a number of decades. Harold Cooper is a Lethbridge pastor and used to work with the organization when he was a chaplain for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Pastor Cooper says it was kind of a rough beginning reaching people for Christ through football.Read More

Issues within the Tory caucus

Political reporter, Brian Lilley, says Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu has been shaking things up on Parliament Hill lately. She announced the start of a civil liberties caucus to raise issues surrounding COVID-19. It’s a move, Lilley says, could really backfire. Read More

China flexing its military muscles

When it comes to today’s military, most people would associate the United States with having one of the most powerful armed forces in the world. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says China apparently has the largest maritime force on the planet boasting 355 vessels now. She explains why we should be concerned. Read More

Playing the blame game

Premier Jason Kenney, like many other provincial leaders, has been grilled over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, says it appears as though Kenney is not accepting all of the blame but placed some of it at the feet of our province’s chief medical officer of health-Dr. Deena Hinshaw.Read More

Taliban clamping down

There are reports of Taliban gunmen who attacked a wedding in eastern Afghanistan to stop music being played. The attack killed two people and injured 10 others. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says it appears as though the Taliban is clamping down on anything associated with western culture.Read More