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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

New micro-credentials being offered at Lethbridge College, U of L

New opportunities are coming for students in post-secondary institutions across the province. 56 new micro-credential classes have been announced by the province.    The Alberta Government announced its creating 56 new, flexible learning options in the form of micro-credentials at 19 post-secondary institutions in Alberta.   Alberta Minister of Advanced Education, Demetrios Nicolaides, says the […]Read More

Vote to End Equalization campaign aimed to help simplifying ballot

With the municipal election on Oct. 18, the Alberta Government previously announced two new ballot questions will be included. One is the controversial equalization payments and how Alberta has been getting a raw deal. However, the wording has caused some confusion among Albertans. As a way to help, a new third party advertisement has created […]Read More

Harm Reduction groups file lawsuit against Alberta Government

A lawsuit has been filed against the Alberta government alleging its rules governing supervised drug use sites will have life and death consequences. Leading the charge are the non profit groups the Lethbridge Overdose Prevention Society and Moms Stop the Harm.    Alberta Advocate with MSTH, Kym Porter, says the new requirement is only going […]Read More

Alberta Government building, renewing infrastructure in Lethbridge

A handful of infrastructure projects in the City of Lethbridge were announced on Thursday. Healthcare centres, schools, and wastewater treatment plants are some of the Government of Alberta’s top priorities over the next few years.   The Alberta Government says its investing $20.7 billion to build and renew infrastructure buildings and the maintenance and renewal […]Read More

Alberta nurses hold ‘Day of Action’ protests in response to

Nurses and healthcare workers were outside Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday holding a ‘Day of Action’ information picket and protesting in solidarity in response to the recent wage cuts announced by the Alberta Government.    Rallies were held at hospitals throughout Alberta on Wednesday as thousands of nurses and healthcare staff gathered to protest a […]Read More

Okotoks and Black Diamond to host 2023 Alberta Summer Games

Athletes in our province are getting set to compete in the 2023 Alberta Summer Games. The event will be hosted by Okotoks and Black Diamond, with the province investing $420,000 into the games. There was an additional $70,000 that will go to cultural activities. Government officials say the games will generate close to $3-million for […]Read More

Alberta changing requirements for COVID-19 cases in the province

With the pandemic shifting, so are the restrictions. On Wednesday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that almost all COVID-19 restrictions are set to be dropped by Aug. 16.    With the increase of Albertans getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that the Alberta Government is going to cut […]Read More

Irrigation expansion project set to begin in southern Alberta

Farmers in southern Alberta received some good news on Thursday. The Alberta Government announced the expansion of the Chin Reservoir east of Lethbridge.   For farmers and ranchers in southern Alberta, water and irrigation play a vital role in producing quality products. That’s why the Alberta Government, The Canada Infrastructure Bank, the Agriculture and Forestry’s […]Read More

City of Lethbridge vote unanimously to repeal face covering bylaw

Lethbridge City Council has officially voted unanimously to repeal the mandatory face covering bylaw. Starting July 1, people in Lethbridge will not have to wear a mask when going out into public spaces.    In an effort to ensure consistent enforcement and understanding of public safety messaging, Lethbridge City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday for […]Read More

Alberta government helicopter report prompts NDP reaction

The province is studying a new report on Alberta’s helicopter emergency medical services. It outlines potential changes to the way emergency medical service responders work in our province. The suggestion would increase provincial funding for STARS air ambulance budget from 23% to 50%. STARS would also become the number one helicopter service provider for the […]Read More

AHS short staffed, closure of beds and facilities in rural

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is laying the blame for recent facility and bed closures in rural Alberta at the feet of AHS and Health Minister Tyler Shandro. This has resulted in a shortage of staff and the closure of facilities and beds. Mike Dempsey, Vice-President of AUPE, says there hasn’t been any closures of […]Read More

Alberta introduces motion for equalization referendum

Premier Jason Kenney announced on Monday that he will introduce a motion in the legislature, for a referendum question asking Albertans if equalization payments should be removed from Canada’s Constitution. A political science professor from the University of Lethbridge says people from across the country have agreed that the current fiscal referendum is not designed […]Read More

Bringing in university students amid school cuts

The Alberta government’s budget cuts for universities and colleges has been a tough pill to swallow for both the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College. According to the budget, post-secondaries in Alberta are expected to lose 750 full time jobs in the 2021-2022 school year. Cyndi Vos, the CEO for the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, […]Read More

Restaurants Stage 1 easing of restrictions June 1.

Restaurants in our city are now allowed to reopen their outdoor patios for business on June 1. This means a lot of work for local business owners, but most are thrilled and ready to go. The owner of Honkers Pub and Eatery, Vicky Vanden Hoek, says the business is excited to be able to open […]Read More