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.

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

Christian university wins against Trudeau government over summer grants

A federal judge has ruled that an Ontario Christian University that was barred access to the Canada Summer Jobs Program did not receive funding simply because…it was a Christian institution. Justice Richard Mosley ruled that the Trudeau Liberals breached procedural fairness in its treatment of Redeemer University which is a private Christian liberal arts university […]Read More

Poli sci professor explains why sometimes premiers shuffle their cabinets

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shuffled his cabinet today. Rajan Sawhney, MLA for Calgary-North East and currently the Minister of Community and Social Services, becomes the Minister of Transportation. She will deliver on Alberta’s historic Capital Plan investment of $20.3 billion over the next three years, including Alberta’s $1.53-billion investment in Calgary’s Green Line LRT project, […]Read More

Hindu societies call for earlier inclusion in proposed K-6 curriculum

Close to 30 Hindu societies across the province, including many in southern Alberta want their religion included in Alberta’s proposed new Kindergarten to Grade 6 (K-6) curriculum at an earlier stage.   The Alberta government says the draft K-6 curriculum is the first curriculum in Alberta to include direct detailed knowledge about the Hindu religion. […]Read More

Crown drops charges against David and Collet Stephan

A stressful chapter for an Alberta couple has come to an end. The Crown has dropped charges against David and Collet Stephan.  Shortly after the death of their 19-month-old son Ezekiel in 2012, years of battling in court to prove their innocence ensued when they were charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life […]Read More

Jenn Prosser running for Lethbridge City Council

Adding to the list of names vying for a seat on City Council is Jenn Prosser.  She is the Executive Director of the Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group which is a non-profit organization that advocates for social and environmental justice.  One of her key priorities is to make child care more affordable. Prosser adds that […]Read More

Lethbridge businesses owners excited to fully re-open

Many businesses in Alberta are really looking forward to fully re-opening to customers when the province enters Stage 3 of their Open for Summer plan.  Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce CEO Cyndi Vos says that businesses are going to need to go through an adjustment stage once they fully re-open. Vos adds that business owners will […]Read More

Blackfoot Confederacy flag raised in Lethbridge in observance of National

The Blackfoot Confederacy flag was raised Monday morning at Lethbridge City Hall to honour National Indigenous Peoples Day. A ceremony at the city centre consisted of speeches from dignitaries, and traditional dancing.  Indigenous Relations Coordinator for the City, Pamela Beebe, describes the meaning of the flag and why it is important that it be raised.  […]Read More

Remembering the victims of the Baker Massacre

Indigenous life has been dark lately as the Residential School history of Canada has reared its ugly face.  A monument was recently dedicated in Cardston. This was not only to honour the children who didn’t make it home, but also to remember the victims of a brutal massacre. Former Cardston High School teacher Kara Baldwin […]Read More

Indigenous men walking cross-Canada to Ottawa to raise awareness of

Three Indigenous men from northern Alberta are walking to Ottawa to bring attention to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, as well as the many remains of residential school children found at former Indian Residential Schools across Canada.  They arrived at Siksika Nation Monday evening, and are making their way towards Medicine Hat.Read More

Fatal incident on Oldman River

A 42-year-old woman is dead following an incident on the Oldman River Monday evening.  Fire and EMS crews responded to a 911 call reporting a person had entered the water and went under near Popson Park.  According to witnesses, the Lethbridge woman whose name is not being released, had floated away from the group and […]Read More

Target Hunger food drive exceeds 50,000 pound goal

Target Hunger is a city-wide food drive that aims to help restock the shelves at both the Interfaith Food Bank and the Lethbridge Food Bank.  On Saturday, you may have noticed many yellow bags for Target Hunger placed outside peoples’ doorsteps for volunteers to to collect.  This year, the food drive exceeded the organizers’ expectations.Read More