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.

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

Healthcare workers using supplements to boost their immune systems

According to a private online group of Alberta Health Services workers against mandatory vaccinations, there are many healthcare employees who remain not fully vaccinated.  The group’s members are sharing information of supplements to keep their immune systems healthy while on the job, which include the use of high dose vitamin C, zinc and  a supplement […]Read More

Restaurant owner vying for seat on Lethbridge City Council

If his name doesn’t ring a bell, then any one of his eight well-established restaurants might. Wally Schenk is one of the 32 candidates looking to fill a seat on Lethbridge City Council. He says he wants to bring compassion to City Hall along with a strong business sense.  Wally says he also wants to make […]Read More

Two Taber children want to pursue careers in politics

Seven year old Landon Dyck and 10-year old Tenley Angermeier were invited by Taber mayor Andrew Prokop to tour the town council chambers and give them a feel of what a career in politics would be like.  Landon says that his desire to become the town mayor began two years ago.  Tenley however, has her […]Read More

Concerned Lethbridge residents form ‘Superlodge Saga’ watch group

There is a group of concerned Lethbridge residents that have started a watch group on Facebook called “Superlodge Saga”.  The group is comprised of members who say they have witnessed numerous amounts of illegal activity in and around the Superlodge on 7th Avenue South.  One of those members is Cayley Pierzchala who says she is […]Read More

Two council candidates who want to reduce crime and spending

Two Lethbridge residents who are running for a spot on Lethbridge’s City Council this fall want to see a safer city.  One of those candidates is Ryan Lepko.  Currently working for the Solicitor General as a probation officer, he wants to work with different levels of government to end the catch-and-release behaviour of our justice […]Read More

Elective surgeries cancelled to make room for COVID-19 patients

Alberta Health Services has cancelled all non-urgent surgeries in the province because of a surge in COVID-19 cases. And Lethbridge residents are frustrated that they need to face further delays.  Robert Wilson and Mike Ross were told over the phone that their procedures, which required overnight stays were cancelled in order to free up beds. […]Read More

Vaccine and vaccination questions answered

Many questions are being asked about vaccines, booster shots, testing and availability.  The latest measures to be implemented by the Alberta government in response to increasing COVID-19 cases, has caused a surge in people booking appointments to get vaccinated. Pharmacist Vishal Sukhadiya of The Medicine Shoppe answers these questions, and as well comments on a […]Read More

Former Disney training head speaks in Lethbridge

Following a year of unprecedented change in the business environment, many business owners are now learning to reinvent themselves to stay ahead of the curve. Teamworks Training Institute brought in eight-time business author and former head of training at Disney University, Doug Lipp, to speak at Exhibition Park discussing how to revitalize a business in […]Read More

Rain clears the air in Kelowna

As wildfires rage across B.C., the Okanagan’s sky has been obscured by smoke for weeks.  However some recent rain in Kelowna has made blue skies visible once again. Melody Roumell says she is happy to see the air clear up in the ‘smokeanagan’.Read More

Comedy troupe hosts free show through July

You may experience some hootenanny around Galt Gardens this month.  That is because it is also the name of a comedy troupe that is performing on Rotary Square at Casa. Hootenanny is putting on a free, outdoor, family-friendly play called The Risky Yet Rewarding Adventure of Pearl and Dot.  Stage Manager for the troupe, Serena […]Read More

Grants for 11 initiatives approved

From music festivals to business recruitment projects, 11 initiatives are set to benefit this summer with financial support from a new grant.  Originated from the Heart of Our City Committee (HOCC), and announced in late May, the Re-Imagine Downtown Activation Grant aims to support downtown businesses, entrepreneurs and organizations in implementing initiatives and events within […]Read More

AB Gov’t announces new screening test on newborns for spinal

Muscular Dystrophy Canada is providing $366,000 to Alberta Precision Laboratories to begin screening newborns for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).  SMA is a rare genetic condition that causes muscle weakness. The test, which is part of a one-year pilot initiative, will be added to Alberta’s Newborn Metabolic Screening Program which currently screens newborns for 21 conditions.  […]Read More

AB Gov’t announces $7.3M funding to improve youth mental health

The province announced more funding to improve mental health services for Alberta’s youth. Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Mike Ellis, was joined by Children’s Services Minister, Rebecca Schulz, in Medicine Hat earlier on Tuesday to announce 7.3 million dollars over three years to expand mental health hubs across Alberta. Read More

Easement of health restrictions sparks national blood shortage

Canadian Blood Services is calling for an additional 23,000 blood donors across Canada by the end of the month to replenish their blood inventory.  At Lethbridge’s plasma donor centre, Business Development Manager Brenna Scott says the shortage in supply is being felt due to the easement of COVID-19 restrictions. If you are in southern Alberta […]Read More

Woman with rare condition raises awareness of facial differences

Chelsey Peat was born with a venous malformation known as Sturge-Weber syndrome.  It is a rare disorder characterized by the association of a facial birthmark called a port-wine stain birthmark.  She says the condition has made cause for many hospital trips throughout her life  Although not contagious, the condition has caused negative public reaction towards […]Read More

‘Last man in Chinatown’ bids farewell to Lethbridge legacy

Albert Leong spent almost all of his 80 years of life living at the Bow on Tong in Lethbridge’s Chinatown.  That was up until 2013, when he had to move out temporarily while his property underwent restoration as a historic site. Leong, known amongst the Chinese community as the ‘Last (Chinese) man in Chinatown’, says […]Read More

Davey Wiggers taking another run for spot on Lethbridge City

More names have been added to the list of those running for a seat on Lethbridge City Council in this fall’s municipal election. Davey Wiggers, who ran for council during the 2017 election is putting his name forward again.  He says, if elected, he will be dedicated to the idea of lowering property taxes, and […]Read More

Helen Schuler Nature Centre re-opens indoor exhibit experience

Helen Schuler Nature Centre is re-opening their indoor exhibit experience featuring two new exhibits to check out. Resource Development Coordinator for the centre, Curtis Goodman gives us a sneak peek at what they are. The Landscaping Wilderness art display is available to see until the end of the month. Built for Life on the Prairies […]Read More