Tags : Alberta

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

Restaurants taking another hit with the latest restrictions

Restaurants have been ordered to close in person dining once again as of 12pm Friday but patio service will still be permitted in Alberta. Takeout orders are still being allowed as well but the Alberta Hospitality Association says those sales represent just five percent of the industry and the closure of indoor dining once again […]Read More

Supreme Court ruling on carbon tax gives the feds even

A story we recently brought you on Bridge City News was the Supreme Court of Canada ruling that the federal carbon tax is in fact constitutional. When it came to the votes from the judges sitting on the Supreme Court political reporter Brian Lilley says the vote was not unanimous. He says there were a […]Read More

Update from Ottawa with Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder

As we have reported on Bridge City News the federal Conservatives have demanded that the Liberals come out with a reopening plan to help save thousands of businesses across the country. So many are hurting during the pandemic. Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder says the lockdowns have been tough on everyone’s mental health.Read More

Salons making a strong comeback after reopening

Hair salons that have been allowed to reopen in Alberta have been scrambling to slot in a backlog of clients who are looking to clean up during the lockdown. As BCN's Laurice Alexander explains, some stylists are having a tough time trying to keep up with the demand of tangled tresses. Read More

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney receiving backlash for not opening more

It appears as though many regions of the US are reopening their economies a lot faster than Canada. Political reporter, Brian Lilley, says even though Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced a gradual Stage 2 opening he is receiving a lot backlash because it is simply not enough. Mr. Lilley also gives us his thoughts if he thinks we will be seeing a federal election this spring.Read More

Equalization Payments, Lockdowns and other Hot Topics in Alberta

Albertans want a fair deal from Ottawa and the rest of the nation, as the province continues to pour huge dollar amounts into equalization payments. There is a separatist movement brewing here as a result. Our guest is very outspoken on this issue as well as the move to end Covid lockdown measures.  Drew Barnes is the MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat in South East Alberta, he joins BCN's Jeannette Rocher.Read More