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. 

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

BCN coverage from Calgary Stampede

Join Jeannette Rocher, Michael Klassen and Naveen Day as they host the Bridge City News Weekend Edition newscast on location from the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, all while checking out the sights and sounds, (sampled some eats, talked to a rodeo cowboy, rode the Superwheel and took in one of the largest powwows in […]Read More

Calgary Stampede kicks off with Sneak-a-Peek July 7

It’s that time of year again, “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” is back in full force after the pandemic forced cancellation of the festival in 2020 and a scaled down version last year.  The Calgary Stampede kicks off Friday, July 8th with a parade and runs through July 17th. Catch the Sneak-a-Peek on Thursday […]Read More

Lethbridge City Council votes for admin to find solution to

Over the past year, there has been about a 50 percent increase in the number of homeless tent encampments within Lethbridge. Many argue it is due to the fact that there’s no permanent supportive housing within the city. With that, the city says it’s also seeing an increased number of overdoses, illegal activity and aggressive […]Read More

Thirteen-year-old Edmonton girl found safe in Oregon

UPDATE: Lila Smith has been found safe in Oregon. A 41-year-old Oregon male suspect is in custody and will be facing charges of Child Luring and additional charges may follow as the investigation progresses. In the attached Media Release, Edmonton Police Service explains why an AMBER Alert was not issued in this case. https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/…/MissingYouthFound-July2   […]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