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More physicians on the way to Lethbridge

Lethbridge East MLA, Nathan Neudorf, explains how many family physicians are on their way to Lethbridge and why he is throwing his support behind UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith. MLA Neudorf explains in this one-on-one interview with BCN’s Hal Roberts.Read More

UCP leadership candidate Smith’s popularity growing

Next month we will find out who the new premier of Alberta will be. The UCP will be choosing its new leader on October 6th. Many political experts say Danielle Smith is one of the front runners. Our legislative reporter Tyler Dawson says the support for Smith appears to be growing with party members. Read More

Lethbridge MP says Canadians need help now.

When it comes to the cost of food a recent survey says 24 percent of Canadians are buying less of it due to higher prices. The study says inflation is hurting many including our seniors, single moms and the disabled. Lethbridge MP Rachael Thomas says so many Canadians are hurting right now.Read More

The popularity of hydrogen

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has been promoting many of our natural resources including hydrogen. Hydrogen appears to be in abundance in Alberta and many argue it is a solid alternative fuel source. John Sutherland is the CEO of Alberta H2. He says what is great about hydrogen is that it is a byproduct from the […]Read More

Farmers say less fertilizer means less food.

A number of Canadian farmers we have interviewed say they are not happy with Ottawa’s recommendation that they cut their fertilizer use by 30 percent in order to cut emissions. Political reporter Brian Lilley says a number of farmers he has chatted with say if the Trudeau Liberals want producers to use less fertilizer that […]Read More

China “slighted” says foreign affairs expert

A number of nations including Canada and the U.S. have sent condolence books to the Royal Family with the passing of the Queen. The U.K. extended a special invite to Taiwan’s representative in the country to sign a condolence book. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says that was yet another slight on China.Read More

CTF slams Crown Corporations for giving raises during pandemic

Access to information documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation showed that executives at the Canadian Tourism Commission allegedly paid themselves five figure quarantine bonuses even as tourism in our country collapsed. The federal director of the CTF, Franco Terrazzano, shares the details with BCN’s Hal Roberts. Read More

New poll says UCP would win if election was today

The UCP will be choosing its new leader on October 6th. Albertans will then be headed back to the polls next spring. Will the UCP remain in government or will Rachel Notley and the NDP get back in? A new poll by Leger asked Albertans if an election was held today who would you vote […]Read More

More spending not the answer says political reporter

During his caucus retreat in St. Andrews, New Brunswick Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his party has a plan to help the Canadian economy get back on track as we make our way out of the pandemic. Political reporter Brian Lilley says the PM’s plan of spending more taxpayer’s dollars is not the answer.Read More

Russian officials allegedly wanting Putin to resign

There are calls in Russia for Russian President Vladimir Putin to not only step down but also to be charged with treason in connection with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Our foreign affairs expert Lisa Daftari says, some government officials are saying Putin should just cut his losses when it comes to the war. Read More

Concerns about crime in rural regions

A lot of Canadians are concerned about their safety especially when it comes to protecting their families and properties in rural areas. Cor De Wit is with Alberta Rural Crime Watch and Rural Crime Prevention. De Wit says a number of Albertans on farms and acreages are still concerned with the amount of time it […]Read More

Alberta Christian group saving babies’ lives in Africa

There is a Canadian Christian organization which has been helping to save babies’ lives in Africa for a number of years. Home of Hope has been doing its part protecting the most vulnerable especially in areas like Nairobi, Kenya. Brian Thomson is with the group and he says in the past, people in Nairobi would […]Read More

Citizens for Truth Rally to be held in Winnipeg

A large rally is being planned for Winnipeg on Saturday. It is being put on by a group calling itself the Citizens for Truth. They want the RCMP to investigate alleged criminal activities that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group alleges there were criminal actions taken by various healthcare agencies, police forces and […]Read More

What will Alberta do with the cash windfall?

Alberta now has a $13.2-billion budget surplus. We asked our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, what will become of the large provincial windfall. Will it go towards our provincial debt? The Heritage Savings Trust Fund? He gives his thoughts along with who he thought the winners and losers were in the recent Edmonton UCP leadership debate.  Read More

Lilley says Trudeau should practice what he preaches

Following the incident in Grande Prairie, where a man yelled profanities at Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians need to respect each other more. Political reporter Brian Lilley is taking issue with that comment from our PM. He says Trudeau really needs to practise what he preaches.Read More

MLA says more doctors on the way

It appears as though more family physicians are on their way to our city. Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf says this should help alleviate the need for some who are in dire need of a doctor. Neudorf will also discuss how the province is working to address the labour shortage in a number of other […]Read More

Studying Alberta Provincial Police Force

The Alberta government announced a blueprint for a provincial police service that would add 275 frontline police officers to our province’s 42 detachments. Justice Minister, Tyler Shandro, says Alberta is still studying the potential of a provincial police force. He says it is sorely needed because the RCMP’s mandate is stretched far too thin. Our […]Read More

Salman Rushdie recovering following knife attack

The author of the Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie, who was attacked with a knife in New York State, is still recovering in hospital. His agent says his condition is improving. Now, a bounty on Rushdie’s head was created by Iran in the 1980’s after he wrote the Satanic Verses. According to our foreign affairs expert, […]Read More

UCP leadership candidate Brian Jean’s platform

BCN’s Hal Roberts chatted with UCP leadership hopeful and Fort McMurray/Lac La Biche MLA, Brian Jean, about what he would bring to the table as Alberta Premier. They discussed crime, opioid crisis, agriculture, supporting seniors and health care. The UCP will choose its new leader on October 6th. Watch the full interview here.Read More

Could China help end war between Ukraine and Russia?

The Ukrainian war with Russia continues. There are reports that the Russian military is beefing up its troops in the southern part of Ukraine preparing for another offensive. Is there any end in sight to this war? Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says Ukrainian President Zelensky has even reached out to China to help […]Read More

UCP candidate in hot water.

UCP leadership candidate, Danielle Smith, landed in a little hot water recently. Our legislative reporter Tyler Dawson explains it had to do with a comment she made about those dealing with cancer. She allegedly made claims you can control cancer before a Stage 4 diagnosis.  Read More

Funding the hatred of Jews?

There are a number of people who are angry that the Biden Administration is funding a group that is allegedly promoting hatred against Israel. The Gatestone Institute says the U.S. is giving more money to the U.N. relief and works agency for Palestinian refugees. According to our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, this is a […]Read More

One-on-one with UCP leadership candidate Travis Toews

Former Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews is running to become the new leader of the UCP and Alberta’s new premier. He spoke with BCN’s Hal Roberts discussing where he stands on a wide range of issues from health care to the economy. The UCP will choose their new leader on October 6.Read More

Alberta government supporting more Ukrainian refugees

More than 3,800 Ukrainian refugees are making their way to Alberta. The Alberta government is giving those arriving after July 25th six months of temporary income assistance. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, says the province continues to support those who are fleeing the war with Russia. He shares the details with BCN’s Hal Roberts. Read More