Naveen Day

Naveen came to Lethbridge in 2018 with experience in broadcast spanning over 20 years. In Winnipeg, he produced two factual entertainment shows for Shaw and Bell MTS prior to his move to Southern Alberta where he quickly ventured out into the world of journalism at Bridge City News. Naveen has a passion for producing thought-provoking and informative news pieces that answer questions we all have in the back of our minds.

Effects of Typhoon Rai felt by family members in southern

The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has surpassed 375 people.  More than 50 people also remain missing after Typhoon Rai tore off roofs, uprooted trees, and wiped out crops.  We spoke with a southern Alberta woman who is concerned about her family back home.Read More

Christmas Check Stop program seeing decrease in number of impaired

The Lethbridge Police Service continued its 2021 Christmas Check Stop campaign over the weekend, with a total of about 525 vehicles checked at various locations across the city.  And according to Acting Sergeant Brent Paxman of Lethbridge Police’s Traffic Response Unit.  The number of impaired drivers they have caught has decreased over the last five […]Read More

Rally against mandatory vaccines for children planned for Saturday

Another BIG rally is coming up this weekend against having children be mandated to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Parents, teachers and students will be making their way to Galt Gardens in Lethbridge on Saturday afternoon to protest.  The World Wide Rally for the Children is an event to promote freedom of choice for vaccination of […]Read More

Christmas card drive aims to bring cheer to Alberta seniors

A woman from Grande Prairie is looking to spread some Christmas cheer to seniors this holiday season. The 2021 Christmas Card Drive aims to have at least one card delivered to every senior citizen in a long-term care facility across the province by the time Christmas rolls around next month.  Organizer Nikki Demers says she […]Read More

Lip-sync battle raises funds, awareness for disability causes

An online musical competition is raising funds and awareness for those living with disabilities through a fun contest.  L’Arche is an international organization that creates homes, programs and support networks for people with intellectual disabilities. Now in its second season, the Battle of the Fans lip-sync competition was created by L’Arche to raise funds.  Teams […]Read More

Grain prices continue to surge

Canola prices broke past the $1,000 per metric tonne mark over the past week.  And wheat prices are continuing to surge. David Lea with Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge says, drought has been the big driver in prices.Read More

Warm clothing needed at Streets Alive Mission

Streets Alive Mission in Lethbridge is in need of men’s jeans and joggers.   The Christian non-profit group said there is also a need for clean underwear, mittens, jackets, warm socks and blankets.  Director of fund development for the Mission, Jennifer Lepko says, that once the temperatures plummet in our city, the need for warm […]Read More

Consumers could see hike in dairy prices

Shoppers can expect to pay more for dairy products in the new year, as the Canadian Dairy Commission recommends a large hike in milk prices.  The federal Crown corporation says the price increase is expected to be approved by provincial authorities next month and would take effect February 1. Dairy producer and board chair for […]Read More

‘Hugs from Home’ gives university students a mental wellness boost

Parents of students living in residence at the University of Lethbridge were invited to order Hugs from Home packages online from the Bookstore. They are small care packages containing treats, snacks, and other gifts.  It is a joint initiative between the University’s Bookstore and Housing Services.  Residence life and education coordinator for the University, Laura […]Read More

Is it time for your seasonal tire swap?

We had some wintery driving conditions last weekend, but this weekend could see some double digit temperatures.  What does that mean when it comes to winterizing your vehicle?  We spoke with a local tire shop to get some insight.Read More

LPS officers admit to most misconduct allegations at ‘MemeGate’ hearing

Eight months ago, five Lethbridge Police officers were suspended after being accused of distributing inappropriate images. This quickly became known as ‘MemeGate’ In June, Constables Keon Woronuk, Matthew Rilkoff, Derek Riddell, David Easter, and Sgt. Jason Moulton had all pleaded not guilty to each of their six charges under the Alberta Police Act. Moulton also […]Read More

WiFi outage deemed culprit in delays at Hurricanes game

For those that attended the Lethbridge Hurricanes game at ENMAX Centre on October 23, you may have noticed some issues that resulted in long lineups and delays.  Some patrons thought that the delay was due to staff checking guests for vaccination records.  But according to representatives from both the Hurricanes and ENMAX Centre, it was […]Read More

Food bank use on the rise in Lethbridge

According to Food Banks Canada’s annual HungerCount report that was released Thursday morning, more than 116,300 Albertans visited a food bank in March 2021.  That reflects a 30 percent increase from previous years.  Executive Director with the Interfaith Food Bank, Danielle McIntyre says, increased demand, plus rising costs due to inflation created by pandemic-related spending […]Read More

Pastor says Christians redeemed Halloween

Candy, pumpkin carving, costumes and decorating are all part of a fun Halloween.  But many faith groups demonize the holiday – even calling it a satanic event.  Pastor Joel Klemick is a site pastor at Miz City Church Lethbridge.  He says the name ‘Halloween’, is actually a Christian name.Read More

Alleged leaked info of AHS employee vaccination numbers show over

UPDATE:  On October 22, Alberta Health Services announced that it is extending its mandatory COVID-19 immunization deadline to November 30. The extension will apply to all AHS employees, medical and midwifery staff, students, contractors and health care providers. It will also apply to around 28,000 casual employees who work for  Alberta Health Services. Alberta Health […]Read More

Andrew Prokop re-elected as Taber mayor

The town of Taber will have a familiar face in council. Andrew Prokop was re-elected as mayor. He beat out Rick Popadynetz and Ken Holst.  During his first year on town council, Prokop served as interim mayor for six months, followed by a complete full term. Official results will be announced and posted on the […]Read More

Ethnic grocery store robbed Monday morning

The owner of a Filipino grocery store in Lethbridge was awakened Monday morning to a phone call from police who said his store had been broken into. Iduyl Indangan says security camera footage shows his shop, Y3 Filipino Store, was broken into at around 2 o’clock in the morning. Indangan says this is not the […]Read More

Alberta nurse speaks out on alleged misinformation and vaccine injuries

  An Alberta nurse sits down with Jeannette Rocher to talk about alleged misinformation and bullying that she sees within the Alberta healthcare system.  Private healthcare, vaccine mandates, and euthanasia are all discussed in this video. Nurse “Carole” asks “Are you okay with unvaccinated healthcare staff, or will you be left with no one?”  Nurse […]Read More

Candidates say campaign signs stolen, damaged

Streets like Mayor Magrath Drive are decked with campaign signs.  And with numerous candidates looking to fill seats in council and school boards, there are a lot of signs out there.  The City sent out a tweet on Tuesday morning addressing reports from candidates that signs were being stolen.  Newcomer to municipal politics Suketu Shah […]Read More

Dan Leis running for public school board trustee

A former school teacher, whose career has spanned over 35 years, has put his name forward to be one of the next public school trustees.  Dan Leis says he wants to increase funding for schools, while also re-building the K-9 draft curriculum from the ground up.Read More

Healthcare worker says religious exemption not being considered

An open letter with over 3,500 signatures was sent to Alberta Health Services President Dr. Verna Yiu.  Health Professionals United is a group which is opposed to mandatory vaccination.  More than 70 doctors, and 1,000 nurses signed the letter. In Lethbridge, Toanie Kreft works in a seniors care home and is also opposed to vaccine […]Read More

Heath care aide faces unpaid leave amid vaccine mandate

According to healthcare workers who are opposed to mandatory vaccinations, we could see a drop in on-duty staff in Alberta beginning this month.  One worker who says that part of the rural hospital she is employed at could potentially be shut down, once she, and other staff are placed on unpaid leave of absence for […]Read More