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.

Canadian Pro-Life group reacts to Pro-Choice rallies

A number of Pro-Life groups across North America are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Roe v Wade including the Wilberforce Project here in Canada. The group’s executive director, Stephanie Fennelly, says it may be time to once again re-open the abortion debate in Canada. She reacted to the recent Pro-Choice rallies held in […]Read More

Can Alberta say NO to federal legislation?

One of the front runners to become the new leader of the UCP is Danielle Smith. Smith raised some eyebrows recently when she said one of her first orders of business, should she become premier, would be to have Alberta opt out of federal laws the provincial government does not like. I asked our legislative […]Read More

Lilley says Trudeau not sticking up for our energy sector

Political reporter and Toronto Sun columnist Brian Lilley says it was a little disconcerting that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not commit to having Canada provide more oil in Europe when it is so desperately needed right now. He was asked at the recent G-7 Summit why Canada would not help out more. Read More

Foreign Affairs expert says Taliban may take the money and

A number of countries are looking to support Afghanistan with humanitarian aid following last week’s devastating earthquake which claimed more than a thousand lives. Will the money actually get to the Afghani people or will the Taliban just take the money and run? Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, seems to think the latter will […]Read More

Targeted attacks against Christians in Nigeria

A number of Christians have been murdered in Nigeria. According to recent reports Muslim extremist groups have been slaughtering Christians in a number of regions throughout the African nation. Greg Musselman is with Voice of the Martyrs and he says they appear to be targeted attacks.  Read More

CTF’s report says Bill C-11 not good for Canadians

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is releasing its report on what it says are the damaging effects of the Trudeau Liberal’s proposed Bill C-11 which many say is an attack on our freedom. Ontario Director, Jay Goldberg, explains to BCN’s Hal Roberts how damaging this bill could be for Canadians and the dangerous precedent it may […]Read More

War in Ukraine damaging food supply chain

As the war in Ukraine rages on, the country’s agriculture minister says close to 25 percent of Ukraine’s arable crop land has been destroyed. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says this has negatively impacted the global food supply chain.Read More

Citizens’ Hearing on COVID-19 pandemic measures next week

A grassroots movement called Canadian Covid Care Alliance is hoping to launch what they call a national conversation about the impact the pandemic measures had on Canadians. A citizen’s hearing is coming up next Wednesday in Toronto where we will hear from an expert panel, lawmakers and politicians. Sonya Anderson from Canadian Covid Care Alliance […]Read More

Political reporter discusses UCP leadership front runners

Political reporter and the Alberta correspondent with the National Post, Tyler Dawson, discusses who the front runners are in the UCP leadership race. The party will choose Alberta’s new premier in October. Dawson also talks to BCN’s Hal Roberts about the alleged bullying and disrespect volunteers with the provincial NDP have been receiving. He explains […]Read More

Southern Alberta Bible camp offers a unique experience

This is the time of year when many parents think of sending their kids to summer camp. There is a unique camp near Lomond, Alberta called the Southern Alberta Bible Camp where youngsters not only learn about archery and canoeing but also about the good news of God’s word. Tonia Martens is with SABC and […]Read More

When are utility rebates coming?

Many of us here in Alberta have been wondering where those utility rebates are. The province said back in February and March that we would be receiving help with our natural gas and electricity bills as inflation has made life so much more difficult. We asked UCP Caucus Chair and Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf […]Read More

Former addict discusses supervised injection sites

When the province shut down the Lethbridge supervised consumption site and brought in a mobile unit many thought that was a mistake since the necessary supports were no longer there for those battling drug addictions. There are others who believe it was a good thing since the province was no longer acting as an enabler. […]Read More

What is driving up fuel costs?

With inflation at an all time high, life is getting to be quite costly for Canadians especially when we pull up to the pumps. I asked political reporter Brian Lilley, what is causing the price of fuel to increase by so much. The average price in Canada is now over $2.00 a litre. Brian says […]Read More

Gas prices going up again says energy analyst

Energy analyst and former Liberal MP Dan McTeague says the Liberals today along with the NDP and Greens are trying to steer Canadians away from gas powered vehicles. McTeague says if you are hoping for a break at the pumps it won’t be coming anytime soon. He explains in this short interview with BCN’s Hal […]Read More

New bill attack on law-abiding gun owners?

The Trudeau Liberals are promising to put a freeze on buying, selling and importing handguns. Political reporter, Brian Lilley, says this is yet another attack on law-abiding gun owners. He explains in this interview with BCN’s Hal Roberts. Read More

Freedom Convoy spokesperson says bank apologized

A spokesperson for the Freedom Convoy protest, Benjamin Dichter, said he received an apology from the office of the CEO of Scotiabank Brian Porter. This was in response to freezing his bank account during the convoy. In the letter Dichter said Porter apologized for the “frustration and inconvenience this situation may have caused and thank […]Read More

European leaders urging Putin and Zelensky to talk

The war between Ukraine and Russia is now heading into its fourth month. European leaders are urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet with Ukrainian President Volydmyr Zelensky to end the war. We asked our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, what a conversation might sound like between the two leaders.Read More

What the Bible says about managing money.

Many Canadians are finding it tough making ends meet especially with inflation at record levels. So how do you handle the financial pressures of today? Debbie Kirk has some thoughts. She is a successful business owner and wrote the book Wealth Without Sorrow. Debbie says when it comes to proper stewardship of your finances, management […]Read More

Trudeau heckled in Kamloops, B.C.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Kamloops, BC over the weekend marking the one year anniversary of 215 unmarked graves being discovered not far from a former residential school. Trudeau said it was an important time to come together. While the PM was in Kamloops he was greeted by a number of Indigenous people who were […]Read More

Protecting yourself from fire

There appears to have been an increased number of house fires in Lethbridge over the past year. Troy Hicks Fire Prevention Officer with the Lethbridge Fire Department says a number of the fires are attributed to people not properly disposing of their cigarettes. He says some fires have been caused from people butting out their […]Read More

Jobless numbers looking better

The unemployment rate in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat is lower thanks to more jobs in a variety of sectors. The CEO of Economic Development Lethbridge, Trevor Lewington, says things in our region are looking up as we slowly make our way out of the pandemic.Read More

Voting for UCP leadership review wraps up

Votes from card carrying members of the UCP have to be in by end of day today to determine Jason Kenney’s fate. Results from the UCP leadership review will be made known on May 18th. We asked our legislative reporter Tyler Dawson what will happen if Premier Kenney doesn’t receive the support he is looking […]Read More

Quebec MP looking to remove prayer from Parliament

Since 1877 prayer has been a part of the daily session of Parliament in Canada. Well now a Bloc Quebecois MP has brought forth a motion to do away with the practice. Political reporter Brian Lilley says some want to separate church and state but church has been a BIG part of the state for […]Read More

Russia threatening NATO?

The Russian space agency chief is threatening western powers in its support of Ukraine during its war with Russia. The Russian official boasted about nuclear capabilities and claims that NATO would lose in 30 minutes. Our foreign affairs expert Lisa Daftari questions that threat. Read More

Roe vs Wade impact in Canada

Political reporter Brian Lilley says Canadians have mixed feelings as to whether abortion should continue to be legalized here in Canada. The abortion issue could become a hot potato politically.  Read More