Jeannette Rocher

Jeannette Rocher

After an internship with the CBC, 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, the disappearance of two little girls, murder cases and other huge 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.

Will Alberta’s Relaunch Grant Help Struggling Businesses?

It’s no secret that businesses have been struggling since the pandemic started, but some establishments have found it extremely difficult to keep afloat particularly when the province repeatedly opens and shuts down. BCN’s Jeannette Rocher spoke with a local restaurant owner who says she’s thankful for the latest provincial grant (Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch […]Read More

Details of LPS Action Plan explained

The City of Lethbridge has released a summary of the Lethbridge Police Service Action Plan. The full document drafted by LPS Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh, and the Lethbridge Police Commission was sent to Justice Minister and Solicitor General Kaycee Madu on the evening of April 11, according to commission chair Rob vanSpronsen. This plan is in […]Read More

LPS action plan ready for Justice Minister ahead of deadline

The Lethbridge Police Service says they’ve completed their action plan for Alberta’s Justice Minister and Solicitor General ahead of the April 16 deadline. On March 22, Minister Kaycee Madu sent letters to LPS Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh, Lethbrige Police Commission Chair Rob vanSpronsen and Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman informing them that he was giving them a […]Read More

Hearing date set for five suspended officers

A hearing date is now set for April 27 for the five suspended Lethbridge police officers accused of creating and distributing offensive memes of LPS brass. During this professional conduct hearing, officers will enter a plea for alleged misconduct. Four officers each face six charges under the Alberta Police Act and another is charged with […]Read More

City Councillor explains why he voted against Mustard Seed

City Councillor Blaine Hyggen explains why he was one of seven who voted against against the Mustard Seed opening a new dry drop-in centre at 110-13th street north. Lethbridge City Council voted 7-2 against the motion.The organization has been looking into a few locations in our city to help some of our most vulnerable. Lethbridge […]Read More

New variant on the rise in Lethbridge

COVID-19 numbers have been on the rise in both Lethbridge and much of southwestern Alberta, including the new variant. Our city currently has 508 active cases of the virus. Dr. Vivien Suttorp who is the lead Medical Officer of Health expressed her concerns about the virus hitting our region pretty hard, including the U.K. variant […]Read More

Coco Vanilla owner announces candidacy for mayor

Lethbridge has its first official mayoral candidate to file nomination papers. Bradley Whalen, owner of Coco Vanilla Galactic Cantina officially filed his nomination with the city returning officer this week. The father of five from Nova Scotia says he’s hoping to see more voter turn out in the future by appealing to a younger demographic. […]Read More

Justice Minister to dissolve LPS if no action plan by

Lethbridge Police Service has received a letter from Justice Minister Kaycee Madu expressing his concerns over a number of high profile cases involving the LPS. The minister has set a deadline of April 16th to have Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh put together a plan to address issues of recruiting, training, oversight, discipline and transparency […]Read More

Quarantine of half of school leaves parents scrambling

Due to a number of positive COVID cases, the Lethbridge School Division made the decision over the weekend to return to online learning for students from the Immanuel Christian Elementary and Secondary schools. As Jeannette Rocher reports, more than half of the students and staff now have to quarantine from the elementary school alone…meaning parents […]Read More

Negative memes behind recent police suspensions

Lethbridge Police Service has confirmed the five employees who have recently been suspended with pay are all police officers. Edmonton Police Service, who investigated the matter, meanwhile confirmed to Bridge City News that the suspensions are in fact due to some memes depicting the former administration in a negative light.  Edmonton police confirm that in […]Read More

Spearman disappointed by EMS motion

Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman says he’s disappointed the province will not reverse its decision of centralizing EMS dispatch services. The province did not support a motion brought forth by Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer and Wood Buffalo. Mayor Spearman says it really is a non-partisan issue and it is about recognizing the importance of community safety […]Read More

St. Francis Jr. High back to online learning this week

Over the weekend more COVID-19 cases were reported within the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division including five at St. Francis Junior High School. The school division got approval from the Minister of Education on Saturday to move classes back to an online format between March 15-18th at St. Francis, as 41 percent of their students […]Read More

Eighty Staff and 1,000 students in quarantine

Lethbridge School Division is reporting their largest number of COVID-19 cases since the school year began. There are 47 total cases, involving 14 different schools.  Health Officials have identified a seventh case at Galbraith Elementary School. The School Division says the facility remains on outbreak status. Other schools including Wilson Middle School, Winston Churchill and […]Read More

Over crowding in Lethbridge schools

Overcrowding in Lethbridge Public Schools has become a problem in recent years….but will the announcement of a new elementary school here in town change that?  BCN’s Jeannette Rocher has an in-depth conversation with Christine Light, Board Chair of the Lethbridge School Division, to discuss this along with the recent school boundary revision that will affect […]Read More

Values-driven Leadership

Is success overrated? This next guest thinks so, even though he has been incredibly successful. Richard Stearns, is president emeritus of World Vision U.S., a former corporate CEO at both Parker Brothers and Lenox; and the author of "Lead Like it Matters to God". He joins BCN's Jeannette RocherRead More

The Cultural Assault on Christianity

The last number of years have been a wild ride for North America and much of the globe. Not only Covid, but many other issues which seem to be dividing our culture. Healthy debate and free speech it seems, are no longer tolerated. Biblical Christianity is certainly not in fashion. Joining us to discuss this […]Read More

Personal Privacy at Risk on the Internet

Personal privacy has never been so much at risk as it is today – especially with the increasing use of social media. Apparently there is now even facial recognition technology being used that can discern your political leanings! Is there something we could and should do about this? Our guest is Sharon Polsky, President of […]Read More

12 Truths to Change Your Marriage

Getting married is relatively easy; but staying married, and staying in love – is a much harder task. Joining us via Skype from Cincinnati, Ohio, is Nina Roesner, the executive director of Greater Impact Ministries and author of 12 Truths to Change Your Marriage – available at www.GreaterImpact.orgRead More

The Impact of COVID lockdowns

Dr. Ari Joffe teaches pediatrics at the University of Alberta. He has recently published a study on the effects of the pandemic lockdowns. Dr. Joffe says these restrictions Canadians have had to endure are causing much more harm than good.Read More