Tags : COVID-19

New COVID-19 variant discovered in Cyprus

There is apparently a new variant which has reared its ugly head in Cyprus. It is called the Deltacron. A hybrid of both the Delta and Omicron variant of COVID-19. Our foreign affairs expert Lisa Daftari explains in this interview with BCN’s Hal Roberts.Read More

AHS worker takes a stand against covid vaccine

We’ve brought you stories in the past about AHS health care workers who have spoken out about not wanting to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Marilyn Markell is a Clinical Nurse Educator for Alberta Health Services. She teaches long term care based out of Red Deer. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 1986 with […]Read More

Playing the blame game

Premier Jason Kenney, like many other provincial leaders, has been grilled over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, says it appears as though Kenney is not accepting all of the blame but placed some of it at the feet of our province’s chief medical officer of health-Dr. Deena Hinshaw.Read More

Operation Red Nose cancels Safe Ride Services in Alberta for

Operation Red Nose will not be held in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba this year. The reason? High COVID-19 numbers. Operation Red Nose is a non-profit group that promotes responsible behaviour to prevent impaired driving by providing a volunteer chauffeur service during the Christmas holidays.    Marie-Chantal Fortin, with Operation Red Nose, says each community was […]Read More

Former Alberta surgeon critical of government’s handling of pandemic.

There are some within the medical community who question the way the government handled the pandemic. You can include Dr. Dennis Modry in that conversation. Dr. Modry implemented Western Canada’s first heart and lung transplantation system. He also served on many hospital committees. Dr. Modry says the Alberta government and Premier Kenney should have put […]Read More

Vaccine passport will be in Alberta for some time says

The Alberta government announced that its vaccine passport system will remain in effect until sometime in 2022. This comes as Alberta launched its QR code reader for vaccine passports. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, says even though many Albertans may not be happy with the vaccine passports they may be around for quite some time.Read More

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