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.

Full day of activities planned for Canada Day in Lethbridge

Canada Day is shaping up to be a very busy day here in Lethbridge. The days are warm and COVID mandates are eased.  And after so much uncertainty with the safety of public gatherings, it’s the perfect recipe for a big cause to celebrate our nation’s birthday in Lethbridge.  Chair of the Canada Day Committee, […]Read More

Public water bottle fill stations ready for use in Medicine

Clean water for drinking is even more accessible now for those who live in Medicine Hat. Throughout this summer, a pilot program consisting of 10 potable water bottle fill stations are being installed on city fire hydrants throughout the Hat. Director of City Assets, Pat Bohan says the City took a cost effective approach when […]Read More

Will changes to Canada’s gun laws be effective?

There has been a lot of discussion surrounding the Trudeau Liberals’ new legislation Bill C-21 or the “handgun ban” as some refer to it. The subject of gun violence has come up a lot in Canada recently following yet another mass shooting in the U.S. Allan Friesen, is a firearms instructor and past president of […]Read More

Woman charged with murder denied bail

A 26-year old woman from Medicine Hat who was charged with first degree murder and indignity to human remains in connection with the discovery of a body outside Pincher Creek received a decision on her bail application Monday morning at the Lethbridge Courthouse. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice D.K. Miller denied Melissa Martens-Lagasse’s bail application, […]Read More

Dog and bystander rescued from coulees

A dog and its would-be rescuer are happy to be alive and uninjured following the dog falling off the edge of a cliff in the Lethbridge coulees over the weekend.  Community Animal Services were called to the scene early on Saturday to help rescue the pooch which had landed on a ledge about halfway down […]Read More

Alberta NDP demand more accountability, transparency from UCP on healthcare

Is Alberta’s health care crisis growing?  According to the province’s opposition NDP, it is.  Health Critic David Shepherd and Finance Critic Shannon Phillips quoted Health Minister Jason Copping saying that Alberta’s health care system is operating ‘near normal’. However they argue that this is not really the case. Bridge City News reached out to the […]Read More

Analytics lab marks grand opening at U of L

The University of Lethbridge is now home to a high-tech analytical lab. The privately owned Blue Sky Analytical Labs tests everything from water to cannabis. The privately-operated lab which is located at the U of L, was developed in a mutually beneficial partnership with the University.  The Science Commons offers the company the infrastructure and […]Read More

Teachers nominated for Edwin Parr Award

It is not very often you would be nominated for an award at the start of your career.  But two southern Alberta teachers have.  It is called the Edwin Parr Award.  It was established close to 60 years ago and it recognizes outstanding first-year teachers.Read More

Cinco de Mayo in Southern Alberta

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.  So, what does the holiday mean to those residing in Southern Alberta? The owner of Salsas, a local Mexican diner, which celebrated its grand […]Read More

Manitobans prepared for major storm

Heavy snow moved into southern Manitoba early Wednesday morning, resulting in rapid snow accumulations. Forecasters are looking at a range of up to 40 centimeters of the white stuff for Winnipeg. Some parts of the province, however, could see up to 60 centimeters.  Some Manitobans have been preparing for the storm for over the last […]Read More

Lethbridge College receives $900K federal VR/AR grant

There are many virtual reality applications designed at Lethbridge College.  The College recently received $900,000 in new federal funding to level up its virtual and augmented reality research.  The two-year grant enables the college’s Spatial Technologies Applied Research and Training centre to hire new staff and increase its industry-driven research capacity.Read More

Leslyn Lewis speaks in Lethbridge

It was close to a full house at Third Day Church in Lethbridge as Dr. Leslyn Lewis came to share her vision for the future of the Conservative Party.  Following her 12-minute speech, Lewis stayed for an additional two hours to answer questions and hear concerns from the community.  One attendee said she was frustrated […]Read More

LCI honours teacher for her 100th birthday

It is a milestone that not too many of us get to experience.  A retired Lethbridge high school teacher celebrated her one hundredth birthday at the very school she taught at for 33 years. After completing a career in teaching that spanned over 35 years, Muriel Shortreed retired in 1983.  She spent 33 of those […]Read More

Economic SPC votes against motion to file benefits-driven procurement recommendation

Last year, Lethbridge City Council approved a series of recommendations in response to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  One of those recommendations included strategic planning around Indigenous purchasing and procurement.  The scope of recommendation #15 has since been expanded. The Economic Standing Policy committee met on Wednesday afternoon and […]Read More

Bank of Canada raises interest rate to 0.5%

The Bank of Canada is raising its key interest rate to 0.5% to battle high inflation and rising inflation expectations. Inflation is running at a 30-year high and the central bank notes it’s concerned Canadians may be starting to believe that it will stay higher for longer. What does this mean for Canadians? Recent data from […]Read More

Disability workers launch campaign amid wage, staffing crisis

Workers in the Disability sector say they are in a staffing crisis.  According to the Alberta Disability Workers Association, staff have not received a wage increase in almost eight years.  They are calling on the Alberta Government to raise the wages of Community Disability Support Workers by 25 percent. The rise of cost of living […]Read More

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