Tags : COVID-19

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

Lethbridge Liberal candidate discusses the issues

Devon Hargreaves is the Liberal Party candidate for Lethbridge. He recently joined us on Bridge City News. We talked about a wide range of issues including the Liberal party’s spending during the pandemic and if his party has a plan to bring down our country’s one trillion dollar debt.Read More

Extendicare wants to cut Alberta health care workers wages by

Extendicare employees working in Albertan aren’t pleased with the latest announcement that 4 per cent of employee wages will be cut by Canada’s largest private home care provider. The cuts come shortly after Alberta Health Services offered a similar package to AUPE members working in AHS General Support Services.    Vice-President with the Alberta Union […]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

Not wearing a mask at G-7 not a good look

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently wrapped up a meeting with other world leaders at the G-7 Summit in the UK. It appears as though our PM was caught a number of times not wearing a mask during photo ops. Political reporter, Brian Lilley, says it was not good that Trudeau who has been preaching stringent […]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

Border vaccine clinics shut down for Canadians.

A story we recently covered on Bridge City News is how the federal government shut down the opportunity for Canadians to cross the border into Montana at the Carway border crossing to get their COVID-19 vaccine shots. Well according to political reporter, Brian Lilley, the Trudeau Liberals also shut down a similar opportunity for Canadians […]Read More

Lethbridge MLA says it is tough times for many politicians

 If you want to look up a profession that appears unpopular right now it may be a politician. Many government leaders are being blasted during the pandemic mostly due to the lockdowns and lack of vaccines. Lethbridge East MLA, Nathan Neudorf, says he is hearing it from both sides…the right and the left.Read More

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

New fee for Alberta backcountry campers

As the weather warms up more and more Albertans are thinking about heading out and camping. You may have to bring a few extra dollars with you if you are heading out to the backcountry. Our legislative reporter Tyler Dawson says the province is bringing in a new fee for those who enjoy backcountry camping. 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

The new China/Iran deal will not be good for the

China and Iran have signed a cooperation agreement for 25 years. The deal will include Chinese investments in key sectors such as energy and infrastructure. I asked our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, what kinds of implications that could potentially bring.Read More

Pastor Stickel on what God says about fear.

Kelly Stickel is the senior pastor of My Victory Churches in southern Alberta. He says during uncertain times like these it is important to replace the “what ifs” in life with “God Is.” He explains the importance of relying on God when we are most fearful.Read More

Eighty Staff and 1,000 students in quarantine

Lethbridge School Division is reporting their largest number of COVID-19 cases since the school year began. There are 47 total cases, involving 14 different schools.  Health Officials have identified a seventh case at Galbraith Elementary School. The School Division says the facility remains on outbreak status. Other schools including Wilson Middle School, Winston Churchill and […]Read More

How filing business taxes will look different this year

For many, tax season can be stressful and even more so this year during the pandemic. This tax season opens with new rules thanks to COVID-19. If you are self employed and claiming items like mortgage payments, utilities and internet can make or break your business. Tax experts say the choice can be complicated. 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

Are you in favour of a vaccine passport?

There has been a lot of talk in Canada that Canadians should get vaccine passports...paperwork to prove you have had your COVID-19 vaccine shot. Some industry leaders, including those who run our airlines, think this is a good idea. Political reporter, Brian Lilley, says many are on board with this premise but surprisingly Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not.Read More

Lethbridge Bulls promoting quarterly online 50/50 draws

With no fans in the stands for sporting events because of COVID-19, local teams need to find creative ways to generate revenue. Online 50/50 draws have become quite popular. The Lethbridge Bulls launched quarterly draws, and the most recent winner took home $5,700. Bulls General Manager Kevin Kvame says people should support as many local fundraisers as they can. Read More

New funding for Lethbridge Public Library program

The Lethbridge Public Library’s Adult Literacy and Learning initiative has received new funding. The new program, called Moving Forward, will help those who are looking to find jobs, but need assistance with Canadian workplace culture, and the skills that are needed in the workplace. Lillian Radley, the Literary Services Coordinator for the library, says that this program is more important than ever. Read More

The Impact of COVID lockdowns

Dr. Ari Joffe teaches pediatrics at the University of Alberta. He has recently published a study on the effects of the pandemic lockdowns. Dr. Joffe says these restrictions Canadians have had to endure are causing much more harm than good.Read More