Tags : hal roberts

Trucking industry rep discusses inflation impact.

We have all seen the huge increase in food prices as inflation is still hovering well over six per cent. Some food items, however, have seen an increase of 10 to 20 per cent over the past year including many of the vegetables we enjoy. Some of rising food prices can be attributed to the […]Read More

CTF says CBC needs to be defunded

The federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Franco Terrazzano, says instead of the CBC going on a cross Canada tour promoting itself to Canadians it needs to be defunded. Terrazzano also talks about how the union representing CRA employees is asking for a HUGE raise for its members. He explains in this short Q […]Read More

Trudeau wants Alberta to transition away from oil and gas.

Prime Minister Trudeau says he would like to see Alberta transition away from oil and gas. This obviously does not sit well with Premier Danielle Smith and the Alberta government. We asked our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson if Premier Smith would consider invoking the Alberta Sovereignty Within a United Canada Act to shoot down Ottawa’s […]Read More

ISIS extremism growing in two regions

The Pentagon is warning of a new breed of extremist militants coming from the terror group ISIS. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says the factions seem to be coming from both the Middle East and countries in Africa. Read More

Lethbridge Mayor Blaine Hyggen’s year end interview

Lethbridge City Council voted this week on allocating 325 thousand dollars toward an overnight comfort centre at Streets Alive Mission. The funds would help many of our most vulerable during the cold winter months. The vote at council was 5 to 3 for the motion. One member on council who voted against the motion was […]Read More

Russia teaming up with Iran says foreign affairs expert

U.S. officials say Russia is providing military assistance to the Islamic Republic of Iran. That includes helicopters and fighter jets. In exchange Russia wants ballistic missiles from Iran to help in its war in Ukraine. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says this is not a surprise since Russia is running out of dance partners. […]Read More

Energy Policy and Gun Ban Bill from an Indigenous Perspective

There are those in a number of Indigenous communities who are supportive of Alberta’s energy sector. Melissa MBarki who is a policy analyst with the Macdonald Laurier Institute explains. Melissa, who is also First Nations, tells BCN’s Hal Roberts why a number of Indigenous communities take issue with the Liberals’ gun ban bill C-21 which […]Read More

AMA Winter Driving Advice

As the winter weather and road conditions have set in and we are adjusting our routines and schedules to accommodate winter driving habits AMA’s Manager of driver education Ryan Lamont has a few reminders to keep us safe.  “Once that temperature drips or dips below -15 that’s an ideal time to start plugging in your […]Read More

How the Bible helps people in their relationships.

There are apparently a number of red flags to watch out for to prevent a breakdown in a relationship. That is according to former pastor Shafer Parker who is with Faith Beyond Belief. Parker says a big problem in North America today is that people put way too much focus on themselves instead of others. Read More

Lawyer kicked out of public inquiry

Brendan Miller is a lawyer representing some of the protesters from last February’s Freedom Convoy in Ottawa. He was temporarily kicked out of the public inquiry into the Emergencies Act. Political reporter, Brian Lilley, has the details in this interview with BCN’s Hal Roberts.Read More

Barnes open to returning to UCP caucus

Drew Barnes is an independent MLA in Cypress-Medicine Hat. He was booted from the UCP caucus about a year and a half ago. Barnes says with the new leadership under Premier Danielle Smith he would be open to returning to caucus if they share his values of helping to make life more affordable for Albertans. […]Read More

CSIS says no national security threat

Canada’s Security Intelligence Service or CSIS has said that the Freedom Convoy last February posed no national security threat just before the Emergencies Act was invoked. That is according to political commentator and Toronto Sun columnist Brian Lilley. He shares the details with BCN’s Hal Roberts. Read More

Tight political battlegrounds in Alberta

The Alberta provincial election is not until next May but according to political reporter Tyler Dawson the UCP has to shore up a lot of support between now and then. The latest polls suggest the UCP is trailing the NDP in popular support not just in Edmonton but in Calgary as well. Dawson shares the […]Read More

End in sight to Ukraine-Russian war?

The war between Russia and Ukraine has now entered its ninth month. Is there any end in sight? Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says there are intelligence reports by the Biden Administration that there is internal pressure in both Ukraine and Russia to hold peace talks.  Read More

The importance of Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is just around the corner. It is a time we honour so many veterans who have fought for our freedoms. Jeff Alden served in the Canadian military for over 20 years. He is also the manager of the Lethbridge branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. I asked Mr. Alden why it seems the […]Read More

EV technology has come a long way.

The technology behind electric vehicles has come a long way. That is according to William York who is the director of the Electric Vehicle Association of Alberta. York says when it comes to charging your EV it is a lot quicker now. He explains in this interview. Read More

Canadian injured during South Korean stampede

A Canadian was among those injured in a crowd surge that killed more than 150 people in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday evening. Global Affairs Canada confirms that officials are in touch with local authorities to gather more information and provide consular assistance to those affected. South Korean officials say at least 153 people, mostly […]Read More

More migrants crossing borders illegally

Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says there are reports coming from the UN allegedly informing migrants around the world how to get to the US and crossing the border illegally. Six migrants from Afghanistan recently shared the story when they were apprehended in Guatemala.  Read More

Cattle methane is part of natural cycle says rancher.

Ben Campbell is a young rancher in Black Diamond, Alberta. He was the recipient of an award from the Alberta/NWT Region of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program. Ben takes issue with politicians who say that we need to curtail the methane produced by cattle. According to Ben, the gas produced by cows is just part […]Read More