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Lethbridge food banks receive close to $200,000

Those who are struggling to put food on the table in our city received some very welcome news today. A huge donation of just under $200,000 will be going to support the Lethbridge and Interfaith food banks along with the University of Lethbridge Students’ Union. BCN’s Micah Quinn chatted with Alberta Deputy Premier Nathan Neudorf […]Read More

ALERT to receive $4.4 million to combat gang and gun

The Alberta government announced $4.4 million for a gang suppression and firearms investigation unit to help tackle gang and illegal gun violence in the province. It came a day after the government introduced legislation aimed at bulking up in its ongoing firearms feud with Ottawa. Alberta’s Public Safety Minister, Mike Ellis, said the new legislation […]Read More

Organizations continue to support displaced Ukrainians one year into conflict

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Groups like the Project Sunflower Aid Society in Lethbridge and Samaritan’s Purse Canada have continued to help displaced Ukrainians during the war. Hundreds of thousands of civilian and military casualties have been reported so far. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, each organization talked about […]Read More

Highway 3 twinning between Taber and Burdett to begin next

The Alberta government is forging ahead with plans to twin a major section of highway in Southern Alberta. Shovels will soon be in the ground to twin a section Highway 3 between Taber and Burdett and it will take place through a phased-in approach. Angela Stewart has more on what this means for the Taber and southwestern […]Read More

Just over $2 milliion in funding for Southland Trailer Corp

A healthy dose of funding has been invested in Lethbridge and its trades economy. The Alberta government announced on Tuesday that just over $2 million will be given to Southland Trailer Corp to continue their expansion in our city. Ryan Sailer, the General Manager for the company says they will be creating a new facility […]Read More

New funding to help victims of sexual assault

The Alberta government announced a million dollars’ worth of funding to help victims of sexual assault in our province. The new forensic evidence collection training program will ensure that healthcare providers have access to providing sexual assault training kits to victims in rural areas. Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk, the Alberta Associate Minister of Status of Women, provided […]Read More

No from over 70 municipalities on provincial police force

A new letter bound for the legislature has been signed by over 70 Alberta municipalities which disagree with the province’s plan to implement a provincial police force. There are mayors and politicians who have differing opinions on the matter however. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the potential decision to phase out the RCMP in Alberta […]Read More

Celebrating Seniors Week in Alberta

Seniors are being honoured across Alberta this week. Seniors Week highlights the amazing work from our more mature generation and celebrates their accomplishments. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the Minister of Seniors and Housing, Josephine Pon, was in Taber on Monday to kick off the special activities.Read More

Alberta Parents’ Union to make stop in Lethbridge

A new Alberta group is hoping to advocate for the best possible education for K-12 students. That is according to Jeff Park, the Executive Director of the Alberta Parents’ Union. He says parents were not consulted on decisions made by the province or school boards regarding choices in education that would impact their kids including […]Read More

Over $5.3 million in funding for post-secondary institutions

The Alberta government invested over $5.3 million into the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge College and Medicine Hat College through the Alberta at Work initiative. The money will go toward supporting programs in agriculture, health care, science and IT and provide 84 new seats over three years in these programs. The U of L will receive […]Read More

Doctor shortage issue discussed by ER physician

In Lethbridge, there is a continuing issue with doctor shortages. There is only one clinic in Lethbridge where doctors are accepting new patients, which is the Prairie Treatment Opioid Dependency Clinic. Patients are now going to the emergency department in our city seeking a doctor. Recently, three doctors have signed letters of recruitment and seven […]Read More

Social Impact Lab receives $1.75 million from Alberta government

United Way groups across the province are set to reap some serious financial rewards from the Alberta government. The Social Impact Lab will make its way to Lethbridge and will provide new ways to address complex social needs. As Micah Quinn reports, the Alberta government provided much needed tax dollars on Thursday afternoon toward the […]Read More

Funding for HALO AND HERO air ambulances

HALO and HERO, the other two emergency helicopter services here in our province besides STARS are set to receive additional funding from the Alberta government. Premier Jason Kenney and Health Minister Jason Copping were in Medicine Hat on Thursday to make the announcement. HALO will be given $1 million and a guaranteed contract with Alberta […]Read More

STARS Air Ambulance launches new podcast

STARS Air Ambulance provides life-saving emergency services to those who are in need. The organization has started a podcast that will highlight the harrowing experiences of patients and the workers that have undertaken over 45,000 missions across western Canada since 1985. The announcement coincides with funding from the Alberta government for STARS as well. As […]Read More

Local pub excited about removal of restrictions

Premier Jason Kenney and Health Minister Jason Copping made the announcement that Step 2 of lifting restrictions in Alberta has now been put into place. Masking is no longer required. This means a huge change for businesses as the City of Lethbridge will be following the guidelines of the province. As Micah Quinn explains, a […]Read More

Funding for John Ware Youth Empowerment Program

As part of Black History Month, the province is investing $144,600 into the John Ware Youth Empowerment Program over the next two years. The initiative is designed by the Global Village Centre in Brooks, and honours the legacy of John Ware, who was a black rancher and one of the first ranchers to settle in […]Read More

Mayor Hyggen talks Alberta Budget 2022

We have more details now on the balanced Alberta budget. In fact government officials say we now have a $500 million surplus compared to a $3.2-billion deficit in the last budget. The province says Alberta Health will be seeing an infusion of $600-million this year and will grow by a total of $1.8-billion by 2024-25 […]Read More

Premier Kenney announces additional funding for Indigenous investment

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Indigenous Relations Minister, Rick Wilson, made their way to Standoff on Monday night to announce additional funding for Indigenous communities. The Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation project has invested over $160 million since 2019 in three key sectors. They include $93 million for the Cascade Power Project, $40 million for eight […]Read More

NDP calling for Coutts blockade to end

The blockade at the Coutts border is entering its 13th day. The Vice-President of the Alberta and Saskatchewan division of Canadian Manufacturers, David MacLean, said between 800 and 1,200 trucks cross at the Coutts border almost every day. That means over $44 million is passed through as well. Lorne Dach, NDP Critic for Transportation, called […]Read More

Provincial police force concerns from Lethbridge County

The Alberta government has discussed the potential of implementing a provincial police force which would replace the RCMP. A report last year says the transition would cost $366 million. In 2021, the Alberta government began shifting the cost of policing to municipalities. That resulted in a bill over $350,000 for Lethbridge County to cover policing. […]Read More

Manitoba professor talks Alberta’s covid-19 plan

Albertans have had to navigate the tough grounds of the pandemic for the past 18 months. The Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases for the University of Manitoba, Dr. Jason Kindrachuk, says Alberta could have followed Manitoba’s strategy where they tried their reopening plan for a few weeks in the […]Read More

UNA says AHS proposal would include wage cuts

We’re updating a story we first brought you yesterday. Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews released a statement calling for a wage freeze for the first three years for nurses, and a wage increase in years four and five. The United Nurses of Alberta shot back, calling the statement by Toews misleading. The UNA says Alberta […]Read More

‘The Premier has failed to do his job’ Alberta NDP

Following the earlier announcement from the UCP regarding new COVID-19 restrictions and masking, Opposition NDP Leader, Rachel Notley, says she’s extremely disappointed by the announcement to put more restrictions on Albertans. She says the new restrictions are unfair for the 70 per cent of Albertans who have chosen to receive the vaccine.    Notley has […]Read More