Tags : COVID-19

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

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

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

Canadians would rather be fined than stay at quarantine hotel

We keep hearing more and more stories of Canadians being taken to quarantine hotels upon arriving back in Canada from international travel. Some Canadians, as we reported recently, have allegedly been sexually assaulted at some of those hotels. Political reporter, Brian Lilley, says there are other Canadians who are simply refusing to go to these […]Read More

How the COVID-19 Vaccine Works

Nations around the globe have had their best scientists pushing hard and fast to develop a COVID vaccine. And now, they are beginning to be put into action. Is this the answer to the pandemic, OR, is it too soon and potentially a long term health problem? Joining us from Southern California is Dr. Fazale […]Read More

Finding Your Purpose and Success “At War with the Big

It’s not easy launching a business and becoming a successful entrepreneur especially during a pandemic. Chuck Masek is a guy who needed a job so he created a very successful business in the medical field. Chuck is the founder of Van Guard Medical Concepts. He says in order to become a successful entrepreneur there are […]Read More