Tags : Alberta

Danielle Smith announces run for UCP leadership

Reaction to Jason Kenney’s resignation made its way to Lethbridge as well. Local politicians commented on the decision Thursday. As Micah Quinn explains, there are some who have already put their names forward vying to become the new leader of the UCP including Danielle Smith and Brian Jean. UPDATE: UCP caucus chair Nathan Neudorf released […]Read More

New recovery community site breaks ground

Construction has officially begun on a new recovery site just east of Lethbridge. The city and the province broke ground on the site Wednesday morning which will eventually be a place to help people looking to break their addictions. Angela Stewart has more.  Read More

Three more doctors to leave Lethbridge this summer

The number of Lethbridge residents without a family physician is about to grow higher. It only just had its grand opening in 2021, but Bridge City News has confirmed that three of the four family doctors at Six-08 Health clinic are leaving the city.  Unconfirmed reports say that as many as 6,000 patients could be […]Read More

Lack of moisture causes issues for seeding

Spring seeding is in full effect for farmers in Southern Alberta and one farmer says they have finished their seeding for this year. David Bishop says the nice weather makes for an easier time to seed, however, it does make for super dry conditions, which isn’t good. “You don’t want it really hot because it […]Read More

Lethbridge Asian Heritage Festival returns

The Southern Alberta Ethnic Association is bringing back the Asian Heritage Festival. This year, people can attend in person. On Saturday May 28 at the Multicultural Centre locals will be able to enjoy tasty food along with free entertainment. An official with the group explains why an event like this is so important. “SAEA has […]Read More

Voting for UCP leadership review wraps up

Votes from card carrying members of the UCP have to be in by end of day today to determine Jason Kenney’s fate. Results from the UCP leadership review will be made known on May 18th. We asked our legislative reporter Tyler Dawson what will happen if Premier Kenney doesn’t receive the support he is looking […]Read More

City officials encourage residents to prepare emergency kit

Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual event to remind people to take action and prepare themselves for any emergency that could occur. Lethbridge City officials echoed what Municipal Affairs Minister Ric McIver said having an emergency kit is vital to protect you and your family. “We want to make sure of course food and water […]Read More

Lethbridge MP says constituents not happy with high inflation

Many Alberta families are hurting due to the high cost of fuel for their vehicles, higher natural gas prices for their homes and the cost of groceries is also going thru the roof. Many are not happy about it and a number of Lethbridge residents have brought their concerns to Lethbridge MP Rachael Thomas. Thomas […]Read More

How the UCP leadership review may unfold

The UCP leadership review is underway. Voting members have until May 11th to get their votes in to decide whether Jason Kenney should remain on as leader. The results will be known on May 18th. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson gives his thoughts as to what may transpire. Read More

Alberta farm taking precautions against Avian influenza

With the confirmed cases of Avian influenza, also known as bird flu, an Alberta farmer says domestic poultry don’t have natural immunity against the virus which is carried and spread by wild birds such as waterfowl and shorebirds. Charlotte Wasylik with Chatsworth Farm says they are doing their best to protect their flocks with proper […]Read More

Legislative reporter discusses both CPC and UCP leaderships

When it comes to winning the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada the key will be winning over the hearts and minds of western Canadians. That is according to our legislative reporter and the Alberta correspondent with the National Post Tyler Dawson. Dawson will also explain why mail-in ballots may work to the advantage […]Read More

NDP rejects new K-6 curriculum, UCP backs the draft

Following the release of the new draft curriculum for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6, the education critic for Alberta’s official opposition says the draft is sorely lacking. Sarah Hoffman says the curriculum will not be successful in the end and the UCP government is setting kids up to fail. “I think that it’s been […]Read More

Premier’s rivals slam decision of mail-in ballots

The United Conservative Party has decided to make a massive switch for the upcoming leadership review of Premier Jason Kenney on April 9. It has been changed from an in-person vote to mail-in ballots. Opponents of Kenney are not happy with this change. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, UCP MLA Brian Jean called the decision […]Read More

Take Back Alberta campaign growing

There is a group who would like to see Jason Kenney no longer be premier of Alberta. The grass roots movement, known as Take Back Alberta, is not happy with the direction Kenney has taken our province. Founding member, David Parker, who worked on Kenney’s campaign team explains in this exclusive interview.Read More

High demand for engineering technology grads

Lethbridge College engineering technology grads are a hot commodity right now as there is a high demand by employers looking to hire. Despite the pandemic, technology graduates will more than likely land a job in their profession after graduation day. “We have data from 2017 that supports that all of how graduates get jobs after […]Read More

‘Immunocompromised could be at higher risk of contracting COVID-19:’ Infectious

Now that many COVID-19 restrictions have been dropped, including face mask-wearing, this could have people worrying about contracting the virus quicker, especially those who are immunocompromised. An Infectious Disease Physician says those who have immune issues are losing half of their protection, especially with people around them who won’t be wearing masks anymore. “Many of […]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

Budget will bring relief

Lethbridge East MLA and UCP Caucus Chair, Nathan Neudorf, says with the new tabled budget Albertans can expect to see a little relief on their bills including their natural gas and electric bills.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

Southern Alberta under frostbite warning

With those chilly temperatures, the risk of frostbite and hypothermia increases. Southern Alberta is currently under a frostbite warning and frostbite can happen within less than 30 minutes. Dr. Allison Gonsalves with Alberta Health Services says the best way to avoid getting frostbit would be to double up on layers especially when those temperatures start […]Read More

Will Kenney pursue CPC leadership?

The Brian Jean versus Jason Kenney drama has begun. Brian Jean, the former leader of the Wildrose Party, won the UCP nomination in Fort McMurray and the by-election is set for March 15th. Jean is going up against NDP candidate Ariana Mancini. We asked our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, if this should be an easy […]Read More