Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

Dealing with Depression During the Holidays

Many of us look forward to the holiday season, with family dinners, shopping and gift opening, church services, etc.  But for others, it can be one of the loneliest and most depressing times of the year.  We want to discuss how to respond to this, with guest Rod Dorn of Birch Bay Counselling ServicesRead More

Omicron creates super immunity, says experts

Experts are saying the Omicron variant could actually be creating a super immunity in patients who are vaccinated but get COVID-19. A U-S study shows that patients generate antibodies that are as much as 1,000% more effective than in patients who were just vaccinated.  Our Foreign affairs contributor Lisa Dafatari says they’re even giving Omicron […]Read More

Lethbridge Police Commission says no to public inquiry, woman involved

The woman involved in complaints about how Lethbridge Police Service handled her case says anonymous letters sent to her through her attorney were “insulting and disturbing”. Believing the letter allegedly came from within LPS, her lawyer, who also represents MLA Shannon Phillips in a separate matter involving LPS, requested a public inquiry by the Lethbridge […]Read More

Search for Marshal Iwaasa spans two years

November 17 marks two years since a young Lethbridge man went missing. After searching for answers, the only thing his family has left is…hope. Marshal Iwaasa’s family is holding a virtual vigil, and would like to see as many people as possible light a candle in Marshal’s honour and post a picture of it to […]Read More

Musicians Corb Lund, Terri Clark, Paul Brandt, Brett Kissel and

Country musician Corb Lund, along with artists from across Alberta’s country music spectrum, have released a song many are calling an anthem against proposed coal development in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. The song, which is a re-release of Lund’s “This is My Prairie” is a collaboration that includes artists Brett Kissel, Terri Clark, Paul Brandt, Armond […]Read More

Non-profit fires employee after giving one week deadline to get

Many companies and government agencies are requiring staff to receive the COVID vaccine as a condition of employment. While Alberta government agencies have given staff until the end of October to become compliant, one Edmonton organization has already begun releasing un-vaccinated staff with very little notice to receive both doses. Jeannette Rocher interviewed one of […]Read More

“Those who hamper other’s access to healthcare must be stopped,”

Today the province says it plans to take action against those who impede the ability of other Albertans to access healthcare facilities. Justice Minister and Solicitor General Kaycee Madu spoke specifically of those who blocked entrances to hospitals and other healthcare facilities during recent anti-vaccine protests. Madu says those who hamper anyone’s ability to access […]Read More

Restriction Exemption program hastily implemented says CFIB

Beginning this week Alberta business owners had to choose whether to take part in the Restriction Exemption Program or go back to reducing capacity, putting them back into restriction mode. Some are saying this is the government’s way of downloading the liability onto business owners and that they could suffer again. Annie Dormuth is with […]Read More

Part 2: Charter Rights and Constitutional lawyer speaks about legalities

With a vaccine mandate now in place in Alberta, leading up to this, some Canadians have already been finding themselves fighting their employment organizations…relying on Section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms: the right to life, liberty and security. Alberta Weekly’s Jeannette Rocher recently spoke with Calgary Constitutional and human rights lawyer Carol […]Read More

Alberta businesses carry highest debt in country due to pandemic,

One in five Alberta small businesses are at risk of filing for bankruptcy if a fourth wave were to force us into another shut down.  That’s according to the Canadian Federation for Independent Business.  Annie Dormuth, the CFIB’s director of Provincial Affairs Alberta, also says Alberta businesses are carrying the most debt in the entire […]Read More

Lethbridge police officer shot with airsoft pistol

An incident involving a Lethbridge police officer getting shot by a suspect using an AirSoft pistol could have unfolded very differently last Thursday, had officers decided to return fire.  According to the criminal code, if an officer perceives an imminent threat to themself or the public they can draw their weapons and fire back. Acting […]Read More

Revamped LPS Action Plan back in hands of Justie Minister

The Lethbridge Police Service and Lethbridge Police Commission have submitted a revamped action plan to the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, Kaycee Madu.  The latest plan was submitted on the deadline of Friday, June 25th.  According to the Justice Minister’s office, they have received the amended report “and look forward to reviewing it.”  In […]Read More

Police Commission Chair discusses Justice Minister’s disappointment in LPS Action

Lethbridge Police Commission Chair, Rob vanSpronsenn says the Justice Minister’s disappointment in LPS Action Plan came as a surprise to him and Lethbridge Police Service Chief Shahin Mehdezadeh. Early in April, Madu demanded that the Lethbridge Police Service and Lethbridge Police Commission address the many issues stirring public distrust by submitting to him an action […]Read More

Rachael Harder has concerns about Bill C10

Bill C-10 has been a hot button topic in Ottawa lately, and one Member of Parliament from Alberta has been very vocal about it. According to Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder, this bill should concern all Canadians. BCN’s Jeannette Rocher recently spoke with MP Harder about the details of Bill C-10 and her concerns about it.Harder […]Read More

Albertans make run for border to get vaccine

It’s one of the most neighbourly acts of kindness. The Blackfeet people in Montana have an excess of COVID-19 vaccinations and are sharing them with their Canadian neighbours. Now the state and U.S. National Guard have jumped in with more supply to offer to Albertans who are anxious for their second dose. BCN’s Jeannette Rocher […]Read More

The government of Alberta announced new health restrictions Tuesday evening to try and curb the spread of COVID-19. Officials say our province has the highest rates per capita of cases in the country right now. Government officials say there are currently 671 Albertans in hospital battling the virus including 150 in intensive care. Beginning Friday, […]Read More

No plea entered at LPS Misconduct Hearing

Five suspended Lethbridge police officers involved in the dissemination of negative memes about their former bosses, made their first appearance today at a professional misconduct hearing, but won’t enter a plea until May. During the virtual hearing this morning, the five officers including Sgt. Jason Moulton, Cst. Keon Woroniuk, Cst. Matthew Rokkoff, Cst. Derek Riddell […]Read More