Spinal surgery performed on conscious Lethbridge man

A Lethbridge man who suffered from terrible back pain for more than four decades is believed to be the first patient in Canada to undergo spinal surgery while conscious. Surgeon Dr. Michael Yang says he performed Todd Bene’s procedure in February at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary with a local anesthetic only. According to Alberta […]Read More

Seedy Sunday to showcase 18 local exhibitors

Seedy Sunday is a chance to learn about gardening, local food and the environment. The annual event put on by Environment Lethbridge will feature 18 local businesses as exhibitors. Kathleen Sheppard, the executive director of the organization, says more people are hoping to learn about growing their own food as the cost of living continues […]Read More

Blood Tribe launches new community mobile app

Over 400 members from the Blood Tribe are now using a new mobile communications app through the Kainai Nation. The app was launched on February 17th and is meant to help out residents who are looking for more information including  new job opportunities. An official with the Blood Tribe says development of the app began […]Read More

Town of Coalhurst brings on new Chief Administrative Officer

Coalhurst will have a new Chief Administrative Officer in May. Shawn Patience will take on the role as the town’s new CAO. He will oversee town administration and employees, ensuring that they provide effective services to the community, plans for growth and deliver on council’s key focus areas. Patience says he is excited about this […]Read More

Woke policies killed bank says U.S. correspondent

One of the big business stories we have shared on BCN is of the downfall of the Silcon Valley Bank and their alleged risky practices. American correspondent, and one of our regular contributors, Lisa Daftari, says a big reason why the bank failed was because of its woke policies which had a major impact on […]Read More

Lethbridge city council declares April 7 as Green Shirt Day

Lethbridge City Council has once again declared April 7th as Green Shirt Day. The special day was created to honour those affected by the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash in 2018, including Lethbridge resident Logan Boulet who died and to encourage organ donation. Boulet donated his organs to save six lives. Mayor Blaine Hyggen says it’s important to […]Read More

ALERT warning parents of sextortion, cases on the rise in

Cases of sextortion are on the rise in Alberta and ALERT is sending out a warning to parents. Sextortion is a crime where predators target young teens, claiming they have reveling pictures or videos of the victim and will threaten to show more if their demands are not met. An official with ALERT says typically […]Read More

Come Together Evangelistic Event in June

A major evangelistic event called Come Together is taking place June 2-4 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. There will be lots of Christian music, guest speakers and other events taking place. To discuss it in more detail is one of the organizers of The Come Together event Tyrelle Smith with Gospel Fire For All Nations. Tyrelle joined […]Read More

Unique model trains on display for Southern Alberta Model Railway

The Southern Alberta Model Railway Club held a special event this past weekend in Lethbridge to showcase the best in model railways and trains. The club currently has 28 members. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, model train enthusiasts celebrated their 50th anniversary last year and this year they opened up their unique hobby to the […]Read More

YWCA to end permanent supportive housing program

The permanent supportive housing program at the YWCA Lethbridge & District will soon be no more as the organization has made a decision to end its contract. The CEO of the YWCA Jill Young says it’s a complex issue and they know it will have an effect on the community. She says, however, that long […]Read More

Spring seeding season underway in Lethbridge

Spring has indeed begun in Lethbridge and now is the time to start thinking about seeding and planting. A local greenhouse says now is the time when many people get anxious because they are unsure of what to plant and where to start. The owner of Country Blooms Garden Centre says with it being the […]Read More

Save Our Churches Association pleading for a full reopen of

Chances are you have taken a drive past the historic St. Patrick’s Church in Lethbridge. The building is over a hundred years old, but was closed in 2011 by Bishop Frederick Henry, the previous Diocese of Calgary. It was only recently reopened for St. Patrick’s Day and the upcoming day of its consecration on September […]Read More

Thursday “tough day” for all police following shooting of two

Lethbridge Police Association President Jay McMillan says there’s a special camaraderie amongst police officers and that in Alberta first responders are particularly tight. He says Thursday was a very tough day for everyone at Lethbridge Police Service, adding that calls for domestic disputes are statistically the most dangerous for police officers other than traffic stops.Read More

Lethbridge elementary school celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

The students at St. Patrick Fine Arts in Lethbridge took part in a number of activities today learning all about who St. Patrick was. On top of learning about the famous bishop, the students were able to make some crafts as part of their retreat day.   “The kids are doing their retreat activities that they do […]Read More

Inventor of mRNA technology says we were lied to.

There are some in the healthcare industry who say we were lied to in regards to the COVID-19 vaccines. That is according to controversial Dr. Robert Malone who is a recognized scientist and physician. He is also the inventor of mRNA technology. Dr. Malone says the lies were plentiful from various levels of government. Read More

New report says Lethbridge ranks 24th in best cities for

A new study says Lethbridge ranked in the middle of the pack when it came to Canada’s best cities for students. According to a report by the Montreal-based data company, HelloSafe, Lethbridge finished 24th out of 47 cities. Kingston, Montreal and Vancouver cracked the top three spots on the list. Alexandre Desoutter, a spokesperson from […]Read More

Local athletes to receive Lethbridge Sport Council Achievement Awards

Members of the Lethbridge Sport Council unveiled 15 new winners of the organization’s recent Achievement Awards. Staff from the group said the awards celebrate the excellence of male and female athletes on and off the field during 2022. Tanya Whipple, the communication manager for the organization, talked about the special honour the 15 winners will […]Read More

Second annual Canada Ag Days returns to Lethbridge College

Canada Ag Days kicked off at Lethbridge College on Thursday. The event is an opportunity for students to learn more about agriculture and what the industry entails. As Angela Stewart reports, over the next four days students will be able to participate in a wide variety of activities including meeting with industry professionals and being […]Read More

Parents need to monitor kids’ screen time says expert

Limiting screen time when kids are online is vital to a child’s health. That is according to Dr. Robin Bright who is the interim Dean of Faculty for Education at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Bright says it is important for parents to monitor their kids’ online activities especially when they’re really young.   Read More

Re-Imagine Downtown Activation Grant applications open

The application for the Re-Imagine Downtown Activation Grant opened on Wednesday for Lethbridge businesses owners, entrepreneurs and organizations which need some financial support to get programs or initiatives off the ground that would help out the downtown district. There is $123,000 available in funding.   “We as a downtown have been struggling. Downtowns everywhere have […]Read More

City hiring seasonal workers

The city of Lethbridge has officially opened applications for anyone who might be looking for seasonal work this summer. The city says the positions they are hiring for is a great opportunity especially for students who might be looking to earn a little extra cash this summer.   “We are hiring every spring for a […]Read More

Historic Buffalo Treaty signed at Lethbridge College

Stone Pipe Days took place at Lethbridge College with the official signing of the Buffalo Treaty on Wednesday. The original treaty was signed in 2014. Video Journalist Micah Quinn chatted with local Indigenous elders and staff from Lethbridge College about why Stone Pipe Days and the signing of the Buffalo Treaty is so vital.Read More

Lethbridge Moonlight Run prepping for 36th annual event

Runners in Lethbridge are ready to put their best foot forward for the upcoming 36th annual Moonlight Run taking place on Saturday at 8pm. The run starts at CASA in Downtown Lethbridge, loops into Indian Battle Park and then returns back to CASA. Shawn Pinder, the race director for the run told us the group […]Read More