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Shoes for Kids YQL foundation thanks local donators

The Shoes for Kids YQL Foundation continues to hand out shoes to kids in need all over southwestern Alberta. Now the foundation is saying thank you after receiving a couple of donations that will help them to continue to provide shoes for those most in need. “We’ve served from kindergarten all the way up to […]Read More

Streets Alive Mission in need of donations

A Lethbridge non-for-profit group says they are in need of donations especially with the big dump of snow we received overnight. Streets Alive Mission’s pin bank, which offers clothing to our most vulnerable, is lacking in some essential items to help many during the cold winter. Jesse Tabor, Supervisor for the pin bank says they […]Read More

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden opens new Bunka Centre

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden celebrated their grand opening of the newly finished Bunka Centre. The ceremony was celebrated on the 55th anniversary of the gardens Thursday which drew out many from around the community to witness the ribbon cutting. Director of the gardens Michelle Miles says the Japanese community has played a huge part in […]Read More

Lethbridge Fire Department donates surplus supplies to Ukraine

Staff from the Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services showcased five pallets of fire fighting equipment supplies on Monday afternoon that will be sent to help firefighters in Ukraine. A few of the items include medical kits, PPE, and disposable wound care items. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the donations will be given to an organization […]Read More

Lethbridge Fire Department to send items for Ukraine

Lethbridge City Council unanimously approved the Lethbridge Fire Department to donate expired or surplus items to support the war in Ukraine. Life cycled medical kits, expired disposable wound care items, and personnel protective equipment will be shipped off to help Ukrainian first responders. The Lethbridge Chief of Fire and Emergency Services, Greg Adair, says the […]Read More

Medical supplies and medication needed for Ukraine

A Lethbridge group is asking for some much needed donations for the people of Ukraine who are struggling as the war with Russia rages on. The group calling themselves Lethbridge Assistance for Ukraine is asking for medication and medical supplies that will be shipped to Ukraine. “Most of the medical supplies that we’re looking for […]Read More

Town of Vegreville lending a helping hand to Ukraine

The Town of Vegreville Alberta has a large contingent of Ukrainian people. The mayor of the town says the war in Ukraine is really affecting many in his community. Tim MacPhee says many of their residents are first-generation Ukrainians and they are doing their part to help the victims of war. “We have a sister […]Read More

Local school staff donate to charity to help Ukraine

Teachers and staff members at Our Lady of the Assumption School have rallied together and are showing their support for the people of Ukraine. During their Spiritual Development Day, staff members donated to the school’s charity of choice, Development and Peace, with the funds going towards humanitarian efforts overseas. An official with the school says […]Read More

The Last Chance Cat Ranch ordered to close down by

Owners of the Last Chance Cat Ranch in our city are speaking out after they were ordered to shut down or find a new location by the city. This comes as a neighbor brought forward multiple complaints and issues with the ranch. As BCN’s Angela Stewart explains, the group has until next February to vacate […]Read More

Creating chili to help out food banks

On Family Day, Food Banks Alberta is hoping to connect the community together through a bowl of chili. The Together at the Table event is looking to highlight the stat that there has been a 29 per cent increase in food bank use within Alberta over the past year. Food Banks Alberta has partnered with […]Read More

Radio-A-Thon hoping to raise $275,000

The annual Care From the Heart Radio-A-Thon is taking place Thursday. The event will raise money for the Chinook Regional Hospital. Throughout the day, local radio stations chat with doctors, nurses, administrators, and donors to share stories of the impact that donations have had on the community. Over the past 12 years the event has […]Read More

Significant donation for Lethbridge Family Services

The pandemic has brought with it large changes on how we access mental health resources in our city. Lethbridge Family Services received a huge donation of funds on Friday to offset some of those issues. Staff from the centre say this money will continue to help out children and youth who are in need of […]Read More

Supply chain issues affecting Lethbridge Foodbank

Supply chain issues are not only affecting food in the grocery stores, but it seems to also be affecting food banks. Officials at the Interfaith Foodbank in Lethbridge say so far they were doing okay with keeping their shelves stocked throughout the Christmas holidays, but now they are running low. Executive Director at Interfaith Danielle […]Read More

Over $10,000 in donations for Concerts in Care

Seniors from Alberta are set to receive some much needed music. This is thanks in part to over $10,000 in donations for the Concerts in Care program. The Health Arts Society of Alberta says that during the month of December, Albertans were able to buy or donate a live concert to a long-term care home […]Read More

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign raises around 200k in donations

The results from the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign are in. The program which has been running for over a hundred years, was a huge success in 2021 receiving thousands of dollars. Community Ministries Officer for the Salvation Army in Lethbridge Donald Bladen explains how much they raised. Bladen says over the course of the next […]Read More

Over $93,000 raised for Poppy Campaign

The results are in for the Lethbridge Legion’s annual Poppy Campaign. Over $93,000 was donated which surpassed the legion’s goal of $90,000. As Video Journalist Micah Quinn explains, the money will be distributed to a good cause.Read More

Over $1-million received by YWCA Harbour House

The YWCA Harbour House received two very large donations. The cheques were presented to the organization from Royal LePage’s Royal Gala totaling over $1.1-million over more than two decades. As Micah Quinn explains, staff from the YWCA say this is a huge blessing and the funds will be put to good use.Read More

Toy drive to help out group home youth

A local not-for-profit group called Rise Above hosted a fundraising event Sunday afternoon for underprivileged kids and families who are in need. The funds will go towards 40 group home youth in our city. As Micah Quinn explains, this fundraiser is meant to give kids a Christmas to remember.Read More

AMA ready to ‘Stack To Sack Hunger’

Stack To Sack Hunger Day is ready to reel in a large amount of food for Albertans in need. On December 12th, you can drive up to the Alberta Motor Association building in Lethbridge and pop your trunk to allow for volunteers to grab the donations for our local food banks. Jane Flower, the Vice […]Read More

Shop of Wonders ready to give Christmas joy

It’s time for another edition of the Shop of Wonders. The program allows for those who are in need in our city to pick out gifts in a large shop for the Christmas season. The program is hoping to serve 1400 this year including 900 children. As Micah Quinn explains, there is still a need […]Read More

Lethbridge house brings Christmas joy

The spirit of Christmas was in the air at a house in West Lethbridge on Sunday night. An annual initiative called Christmas With The Caldwells is giving back to those who need it the most. As Micah Quinn reports, a spectacular Christmas house was also in plain view for all to enjoy.Read More

Lethbridge Soup Kitchen staying afloat with donations

The Lethbridge Soup Kitchen has faced recent financial struggles and for a while there was a thought that the kitchen would shut down. The kitchen doesn’t rely on government funding to stay afloat. As of late, generous donations from the community have allowed the kitchen to stay open and pay for expenses. These donations total […]Read More

Plasma donations needed in Lethbridge for Thanksgiving weekend

Canadian Blood Services is in dire need of plasma donations for this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. The organization says donations usually decrease during long weekends, and the plasma donor centre in Lethbridge needs to fill 208 appointments this weekend alone. The Business Development Manager for the Lethbridge donor centre, Brenna Scott, says the demand for plasma […]Read More