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. 

Thursday “tough day” for all police following shooting of two

Lethbridge Police Association President Jay McMillan says there’s a special camaraderie amongst police officers and that in Alberta first responders are particularly tight. He says Thursday was a very tough day for everyone at Lethbridge Police Service, adding that calls for domestic disputes are statistically the most dangerous for police officers other than traffic stops.Read More

The Alberta Budget and Upcoming Spring Election

Host Jeannette Rocher speaks with independent Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes about the close battle between the NDP and UCP in Alberta.  Barnes also shares his thoughts on the recent budget and how he was hoping to see a more broad-based tax relief for Albertans.  He discusses some specific areas that need to see tax […]Read More

U of L students invent adaptive tools to help people

Imagine someone without arms (or range of motion) being able to kayak, or hold cards or even roll a dice during a board game. What seems small and insignificant to many of us, could mean a world of difference in the quality of someone’s life.  And it could be a reality with the invention of […]Read More

The war Ukraine, one year later – Dr. David Marples

It’s been a year since Russian forces invaded Ukraine, and the war may not end anytime soon according to David Marples, Professor of Russian and East European History at the University of Alberta. In this interview with Jeannette Rocher, Marples says the support Ukraine is receiving from NATO countries has given them more leverage, making […]Read More

Teams fundraise to get volunteer a car

Anyone who has kids in sports in Lethbridge probably knows Cindy Adachi. She’s become an extended member of the youth sports family because of her unique gift of volunteering her time to capture moments on the field and the ice with her camera. This time, however, it was Adachi’s turn to be gifted when she […]Read More

Meme Gate scandal not reflective of Sgt’s decades of service,

The president of the Lethbridge Police Association says the road will be long to rebuild the community’s trust following what’s become known as the Meme Gate scandal. LPA president Jay McMillan says it’s important for the community to know that the members of the Lethbridge Police Service hold each other to a higher standard and […]Read More

Lawyer who cross examined Hinshaw under oath says she was

Leighton Grey is a lawyer who has been instrumental in ensuring government and corporate entities are held accountable for the pandemic measures. He’s represented a number of people who have fought both COVID-19 fines and vaccine mandates. He also represented a couple of Alberta pastors who were jailed for breaking those COVID mandates. He had the […]Read More

Was Smith the best choice and will she bring back

Alberta has a new Premier, the have the highest influx of Canadians moving in from other provinces, we have some of the lowest fuel and utility prices – and currently, our economy and research and development are firing on all cylinders.   BCN’s Jeannette Rocher chats with Western Standard editor Dave Naylor about if Danielle Smith […]Read More

Clashes in the Commons with Tories and AB says no

Toronto Sun Columnist Brian Lilley tells BCN’s Jeannette Rocher, that Alberta’s Justice Minister Tyler Shandro has every right to not want the province’s RCMP to be used in the federal gun buyback program. Ottawa is commissioning a firearms ban which includes a buyback program and wants to use RCMP to help them carry it out. […]Read More

Economic forecast for Lethbridge and SA

How are things looking on the economic front for Lethbridge and southern Alberta…and how are businesses faring with the challenge of finding workers to fill job vacancies? We catch up with Trevor Lewington,  CEO of Economic Development Lethbridge to find out.Read More

Tensions increase in Iran following death of 22-year-old woman

Tensions in Iran have continued to escalate as the country experiences widespread protests following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. BCN’s Jeannette Rocher spoke with Lisa Dafari of the Foreign Desk about how Iranians are standing up against their government, including the country’s soccer team which recently covered their uniforms at World Cup as a […]Read More

Lethbridge College preps for Coulee Fest (something for everyone)

The countdown to one of Lethbridge’s last summer festivals is on. This Saturday’s Coulee Fest will be the first festival Lethbridge College has hosted since the pandemic. Admission is free and attendees can take in live music, interactive program showcases and lots of food and drink. Jojo Kariuki is the college’s Student Association Vice President […]Read More

Blood Tribe members make pilgrimage to hear Pope apology

Several members of the Blackfoot tribe from the Blood Reserve here in Southern Alberta made the trek to Edmonton this week to hear the pope’s message in person. One of them is Stephanie Brave Rock who has grandparents who were residential school survivors. Brave Rock attended the mass at Commonwealth Stadium Tuesday before proceeding to […]Read More

Medicine Hat storms destroys homes, property leaving some homeless

“Every window in the house broke. The house was shaking on its foundation,” says Rex Olsen, who was home when the wind storm destroyed his parents’ residence.  The Olsen’s are among many who are finding themselves seeking temporary shelter as they rebuild homes devastated by Monday’s wind storm in the Medicine Hat region. BCN’s Jeannette […]Read More