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Can Alberta say NO to federal legislation?

One of the front runners to become the new leader of the UCP is Danielle Smith. Smith raised some eyebrows recently when she said one of her first orders of business, should she become premier, would be to have Alberta opt out of federal laws the provincial government does not like. I asked our legislative […]Read More

‘Not doing so well’: most vulnerable want to see more

Lethbridge has been dealing with an issue of many tent encampments popping up near some downtown facilities. The city currently does not have long-term housing solutions for the most vulnerable. In a special feature, BCN’s Angela Stewart spoke to some of the homeless who say they want to see city officials step up and offer […]Read More

War in Ukraine damaging food supply chain

As the war in Ukraine rages on, the country’s agriculture minister says close to 25 percent of Ukraine’s arable crop land has been destroyed. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says this has negatively impacted the global food supply chain.Read More

Avalanches still pose a risk with warm conditions

Even though we are seeing those nicer days, avalanches still pose a risk. Avalanche Canada says if there is rapid accumulation of snow in the alpine or if there is any remaining snow from the winter season, an avalanche could occur. A forecaster with Avalanche Canada says something like the recent rainfall Southern Alberta experienced […]Read More

Gas prices going up again says energy analyst

Energy analyst and former Liberal MP Dan McTeague says the Liberals today along with the NDP and Greens are trying to steer Canadians away from gas powered vehicles. McTeague says if you are hoping for a break at the pumps it won’t be coming anytime soon. He explains in this short interview with BCN’s Hal […]Read More

Trudeau heckled in Kamloops, B.C.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Kamloops, BC over the weekend marking the one year anniversary of 215 unmarked graves being discovered not far from a former residential school. Trudeau said it was an important time to come together. While the PM was in Kamloops he was greeted by a number of Indigenous people who were […]Read More

Total of 28 Ukrainians touch down in Toronto

A total of 28 Ukrainians touched down in Toronto recently thanks to the generosity of Samaritan’s Purse and the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel. The Christian organization helped fly the Ukrainians out of Poland on its DC-8 aircraft. They will be staying with friends and relatives in the greater Toronto area, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vegreville and […]Read More

Quebec MP looking to remove prayer from Parliament

Since 1877 prayer has been a part of the daily session of Parliament in Canada. Well now a Bloc Quebecois MP has brought forth a motion to do away with the practice. Political reporter Brian Lilley says some want to separate church and state but church has been a BIG part of the state for […]Read More

Russia threatening countries supporting Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin is now issuing threats to any country that is supplying weapons to Ukraine during the war. That includes Britain, the US and Canada. Our foreign affairs expert Lisa Daftari says his threats of attack don’t just end with Ukraine.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

PTSD awareness a focus for walk across Canada

A man is walking across Canada to raise awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The name of his walk is called Sea To Sea For PTSD. Chad Kennedy worked with the Alberta Sheriff Highway Patrol and in July of 2020 he was a part of a group of first responders at the Columbia Ice bus […]Read More

Canada offering more aid to Ukraine

We chatted with political reporter and one of our regular contributors, Brian Lilley, to find out how much aid Canada has given Ukraine in its fight against Russia. Brian also discusses who the frontrunners are when it comes to the CPC leadership race. The federal Conservatives are choosing their new leader in September.Read More

Trucking industry affected by high fuel prices

The high prices of gas are not only burning a hole in our pockets but it’s also having a negative impact on the trucking industry. Al Nelson of CJD trucking says over 30 per cent of their operating costs are related to fuel and when it increases, it doesn’t make the job easier. He says […]Read More

Putin and Hitler similarities

Many people on social media have been comparing Vladimir Putin to Adolph Hitler saying their approaches and attitudes have been quite similar. Political reporter, Brian Lilley, says Putin wants to unite all Russian speakers and that is something Hitler did during the First and Second World War when it came to those who spoke German. Read More

Deploying boots on the ground for Ukrainian refugees

Samaritan’s Purse has deployed boots on the ground in Poland, Romania and Moldova to help out Ukrainian refugees during the war with Russia. The team is conducting rapid needs assessments to determine how the Christian organization can help out with emergency supplies. The News Media Relations Manager for Samaritan’s Purse Canada, Frank King, says there […]Read More

Russian propaganda working overtime

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s propaganda machine appears to be working overtime spreading false stories about why Russia invaded Ukraine. One story circulating is how Russia went into Ukraine to destroy American BioLabs that are allegedly creating new viruses. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, doesn’t buy it. Read More

Border travel restrictions to be eased February 28

Beginning Monday, more travelers will be able to take to the sky as more restrictions have been eased by the Canadian government. Ottawa has adjusted its travel health notice from a level three to a level two. That means Canadians are no longer required to avoid non-essential travel. As Micah Quinn explains, the folks at […]Read More

Agriculture Day celebrated across Canada

Tuesday was Canada Agriculture Day and it’s a time where Canadians celebrate not only where most of our food comes from but also the people who grow and produce our food. Byrne Cook with Lethbridge College explains the importance of the agriculture industry. “I think one of the really interesting things about agriculture is that […]Read More