‘No answers yet’ on Whoop-Up Days

Exhibition Park is home to plenty of Southern Alberta staples, including Whoop-Up Days.  The building is currently host to Alberta Health Services COVID-19 immunization centre. Alberta premier, Jason Kenney, announced recently his optimism for large scale events like the Calgary Stampede and Whoop-Up days. “As more people become immune, we will be able to get […]Read More

Walk to raise awareness and funding for lung disease

An Edmonton man will put on his walking shoes and make a 500 kilometre trek from Lethbridge to Edmonton from July 7th to the 23rd. He’s doing this to raise money and awareness in the battle against lung disease. As Micah Quinn reports, this Walk to Breathe fundraiser holds a personal meaning for this walker.Read More

How to communicate with Millennials

Growing up today can be a challenge. Throw in a pandemic and there are even more obstacles for young people to overcome. Josh Burnette wrote a book called Adulting 101 Book 2. He is a guy who owned a restaurant and worked with many Millennials. Josh says there is a perception when it comes to […]Read More

Trial begins for drug-smuggling suspects

A trial, following jury selection began Monday for a husband and wife accused of trying to smuggle cocaine into Canada at the Coutts border crossing in December of 2017. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized 84 bricks of cocaine, weighing 99 kilograms from the cab of a truck carrying a load of produce from California […]Read More

Will Alberta’s Relaunch Grant Help Struggling Businesses?

It’s no secret that businesses have been struggling since the pandemic started, but some establishments have found it extremely difficult to keep afloat particularly when the province repeatedly opens and shuts down. BCN’s Jeannette Rocher spoke with a local restaurant owner who says she’s thankful for the latest provincial grant (Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch […]Read More

Local youth discusses cart retrieval business

A local entrepreneur is collecting carts for cash. It all started for Braydee Dahl when he was just 15. The young man says that his business has allowed him to buy a truck and even pay for the insurance on it. Dahl has a partnership with five grocery stores in Lethbridge to pick up carts […]Read More

City of Lethbridge calling on Indigenous artists

The City of Lethbridge is calling on Indigenous artists to participate in a special project.  The city is in the process of community engagement for an ongoing public art program, which will see local artists’ work displayed throughout the city.  As Ainsley O’Riley explains, the vision of this project is to highlight specific calls to […]Read More

Biking fundraiser to fight kids’ cancer

Bike enthusiasts are being encouraged to don their helmets and jump on their bicycles for a good cause. The Great Cycle Challenge Canada raises money for programming and cancer research for sick kids who are battling the disease. Anyone in Canada can join in, including anyone here in Lethbridge. Last year the event had 52,000 […]Read More

Alberta farmers worried about the potential of coal mining

Farmers are facing a number of challenges today especially during the pandemic. That is according to Lynn Jacobson, President of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture. Another issue is coaling mining in the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Jacobson owns a mostly irrigated farm near Enchant, Alberta and he says that farmers are worried about […]Read More

Lethbridge man facing a total of 28 charges

 Lethbridge Police have charged 35 year old Wesley Johnson with numerous drug related offences. During a traffic stop on Wednesday, officers noticed activities consistent with drug trafficking and noticed that Johnson was also in possession of a loaded firearm. BCN’s Ainsley O’Riley reports.Read More

New fee for Alberta backcountry campers

As the weather warms up more and more Albertans are thinking about heading out and camping. You may have to bring a few extra dollars with you if you are heading out to the backcountry. Our legislative reporter Tyler Dawson says the province is bringing in a new fee for those who enjoy backcountry camping. Read More

Biodiversity to be documented for City Nature Challenge

Lethbridge is participating in its first City Nature Challenge. Residents can download the iNaturalist app, and then document the nature they find by taking a picture, and sharing it. The Resource Development Coordinator for the Helen Schuler Nature Centre, Curtis Goodman, says this is a great way to get outdoors and explore the vast beauty […]Read More

Brooks working towards expanding broadband internet

MacLeans Magazine came out with its top communities in the country in which to live and work in 2021. Coming in at number 9 is Brooks, Alberta. Brooks is the only city in southern Alberta to crack the top 10. Researchers based their results on incidents of crime, affordability, population growth, and internet accessibility. Brooks […]Read More

Midwifery in high demand across southern Alberta

Midwifery has become increasingly popular in southern Alberta. Lethbridge Community Midwives are keeping a waitlist to meet the demand. During the pandemic, many women are choosing stay-at-home births. BCN’s Ainsley O’Riley spoke with local midwives, along with a new mom about her experience.Read More

Details of LPS Action Plan explained

The City of Lethbridge has released a summary of the Lethbridge Police Service Action Plan. The full document drafted by LPS Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh, and the Lethbridge Police Commission was sent to Justice Minister and Solicitor General Kaycee Madu on the evening of April 11, according to commission chair Rob vanSpronsen. This plan is in […]Read More

Memorial Cup cancelled for second straight year

For a second straight year, the Memorial Cup has been cancelled. The Canadian Hockey League, which represents the Western Hockey League announced today there are too many barriers with COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and quarantine requirements.  Lethbridge Hurricanes head coach, Brent Kisio shared his reaction with Bridge City News. “It’s tough. You want your players […]Read More

AHS Medical Officer of Health says most cases are young

 More than half of the COVID-19 cases in Alberta are variants of the virus. On Sunday, the variant accounted for more than 80 percent of cases. These variants are known to make individuals sicker, at a faster rate.  As of Tuesday, there are 504 active cases of COVID-19 in Lethbridge.  Medical Officer of Health, Dr. […]Read More

Petition created for outdoor sports court in Lethbridge

A petition has been created in Lethbridge for the city to fund a multi use outdoor sports court. The proposed item was at an Economic Standing Policy Committee meeting, which was received as information back on March 24. The court, which may double as a rink, would be funded through the city’s capital improvement program […]Read More

New booklets to help with older adults and kids staying

Lethbridge College’s Be Fit For Life Centre has partnered with the Chinook Arch Regional Library System to distribute booklets to teach older adults and young children the importance of getting outside and staying active. As Micah Quinn explains, the booklets promote physical literacy at a time when many of us are isolated and stuck at […]Read More

Foreign Affairs update with Lisa Daftari

This week Lisa chats with BCN’s Hal Roberts about China mixing COVID-19 vaccines to increase their effectiveness, the death toll rising in Myanmar since their military coup and the relationship between the U.S. and Israel since the election of U.S. President Joe Biden. Has it improved?Read More

LPS action plan ready for Justice Minister ahead of deadline

The Lethbridge Police Service says they’ve completed their action plan for Alberta’s Justice Minister and Solicitor General ahead of the April 16 deadline. On March 22, Minister Kaycee Madu sent letters to LPS Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh, Lethbrige Police Commission Chair Rob vanSpronsen and Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman informing them that he was giving them a […]Read More

Victims of impaired driving to be immortalized on monument

Families of victims of impaired driving now have the chance to have their family members’ names immortalized in a monument. Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada is erecting a monument to remember the victims. The Victim Services Manager for the Western Region, Gillian Phillips, says that the reaction from families of the victims shows that this […]Read More