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. 

The search for missing 13-year-old Lila Smith

The family and friends of a missing 13-year-old Edmonton girl are making a desperate cry for anyone who may have seen her or have information on Lila Smith’s whereabouts. Smith went missing last Friday when she got on her school bus to school, but hasn’t been seen since. Robyn Hanson is the family’s spokesperson, she’s […]Read More

Provincial workers to be moved out of Melcor Centre following

There’s good news and bad news for Government of Alberta employees working in Melcor Centre. According to the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE), the province finally has plans to move its workers out of Lethbridge’s largest office building after at least six years of repeated flooding and mould issues.  The bad news is there’s […]Read More

Alberta NDP calls on UCP to reverse cuts to AISH

More and more Albertans are feeling the pinch in their wallets due to inflation. But those living on a fixed income may be feeling it even more particularly since the province stopped adjusting compensation according to the cost of living. NDP Finance Critic, Shannon Phillips and Marie Renaud, MLA for St. Albert, were in Lethbridge […]Read More

Golf tips from a Pro

Golf… it’s either one of the most relaxing, enjoyable games on the planet – or one of the most frustrating, depending on your mindset. We wanted to learn a bit more about how to enjoy and improve our golf game, so we visited the Lethbridge Country Club to get a few tips from Eric Porter, […]Read More

Three more doctors to leave Lethbridge this summer

The number of Lethbridge residents without a family physician is about to grow higher. It only just had its grand opening in 2021, but Bridge City News has confirmed that three of the four family doctors at Six-08 Health clinic are leaving the city.  Unconfirmed reports say that as many as 6,000 patients could be […]Read More

Site preparations underway for westside school

It’s been a long time coming but site preparations are finally underway for a new westside school. The school, which will be located in Garry Station, will have the capacity to accommodate 900 students. Groundbreaking on the site will take place late spring. But construction on the building itself won’t happen until 2023. The division […]Read More

Last Chance Cat Ranch appeal denied by city

An animal rescue in Lethbridge will need to move to a new location within a year or face some hefty fines. On Thursday the city announced it has denied an appeal made by the Last Chance Cat Ranch. After a neighbour brought forward multiple complaints, the rescue shelter was ordered to shut down or find […]Read More

Corb Lund makes Opry debut

Fans at the Grand Ole Opry got to experience a little piece of southern Alberta this week. Taber’s own Corb Lund, who currently lives in Lethbridge, stepped onto the famous stage for the first time Tuesday night in Nashville. Lund says his debut at the Opry was supposed to happen two years ago but the […]Read More

Will Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions plan work?

BCN guest Robert Lyman is well versed in the issues of the economy and the environment. He had spent over four decades, mainly for the Canadian federal government, working as an economist, manager and a consultant. Through his career Robert worked on a broad range of energy and environment public policy issues and has written […]Read More

Ukrainian civilians fight back – Foreign affairs update

Despite the horror that has been carried out against Ukraine, it appears Ukrainian civilians have been fighting back using whatever method they can. Our foreign affairs correspondent Lisa Daftari explains that over the weekend Russian soldiers became critically ill and some even died after eating poison cakes made by civilians. Read More

Could a new coal mine help remediate old environmental hazards

There are two abandoned and unreclaimed old coal mines which currently pose an environmental problem in the southern Alberta rockies. But according to Crowsnest Pass mayor Blair Painter, a new coal mine could actually help remediate these sites while enhancing the local economy for years to come. He also says the coal specifically available in […]Read More

Concern for family in Ukraine

Four million Ukrainians are alleged to have fled to neighbouring countries while another estimated 6.5 million people are thought to be displaced inside the war-torn country itself.  BCN’s Jeannette Rocher spoke with Anya Popham, a Ukrainian Canadian who’s been in touch with her family and friends back in Ukraine, and some have chosen to stay […]Read More

Kenney’s Leadership Review and Political Issues in Alberta

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he’s been interviewed by R-C-M-P as part of an investigation into potential criminal identity fraud in the United Conservative Party leadership contest that elected him five years ago. Police are looking into possible voter identity theft in the 2017 campaign and have interviewed multiple Kenney cabinet ministers. In a recent […]Read More

Ukraine prepared to declare neutrality?

Ukraine president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy says his country is prepared to declare neutrality, meaning Ukraine would not be able to join NATO. Foreign Affairs Correspondent Lisa Daftari says there are a number of other demands Ukraine would have to abide by if this neutral status takes place.Read More

Six Alberta men helping with rescue operations in Ukraine

Six Alberta men recently dropped everything to put their lives on the line to help with search and rescue missions in Ukraine.   These brave men are part of a volunteer operation called the Canadian International Rescue Organization (CIRO). The men, mainly from central Alberta, range in age from 23-61. The organization’s Public Information Officer, […]Read More

Canada’s role in military missions

When it comes to supporting Ukraine in its war with Russia, one foreign policy expert says Canada should have seen this war coming. Yves Engler says Russian President Vladimir Putin was not happy with NATO’s expansion including bringing in a number of countries from eastern Europe.Read More

Shannon Phillips’ LPS appeal denied

Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips has had her latest appeal against the Lethbridge Police Service denied by the Law Enforcement Review Board. In this case which goes back five years, Ms Phillips filed the appeal when she was unhappy with the disciplinary decisions to demote two officers who spied on her in a Lethbridge diner […]Read More

Update from the Alberta Legislature – Tyler Dawson (Contributor)

This past week the United Conservative Party discussed reversing its controversial decision to require Alberta Health Services workers to have up-to-date COVID-19 vaccines.  To break down some of the issues happening in Alberta this week, our legislative reporter and correspondent for the National Post, Tyler Dawson, and BCN’s Jeannette Rocher discuss the mRNA flip flop, […]Read More

University of Lethbridge students hold “sit-in” outside president’s office; frustrations

Student from the University of Lethbridge held a sit-in today outside the U of L’s management offices to voice frustrations over the stalemate between the faculty association and Board of Governors. This week students should have been coming back to in-person classes (as per the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions), instead they received notice that when […]Read More

The Coutts border blockade – Marco Van Huigenbos (guest)

A southern Alberta town recently became the focus of national news when a rally against COVID mandates was held near the Coutts port-of-entry to the U.S.-Canada border.  The rally quickly turned into a blockade preventing traffic from coming and going. For many in the region the blockade was a huge inconvenience, it also disrupted millions […]Read More