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Protecting yourself from fire

There appears to have been an increased number of house fires in Lethbridge over the past year. Troy Hicks Fire Prevention Officer with the Lethbridge Fire Department says a number of the fires are attributed to people not properly disposing of their cigarettes. He says some fires have been caused from people butting out their […]Read More

Jobless numbers looking better

The unemployment rate in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat is lower thanks to more jobs in a variety of sectors. The CEO of Economic Development Lethbridge, Trevor Lewington, says things in our region are looking up as we slowly make our way out of the pandemic.Read More

Voting for UCP leadership review wraps up

Votes from card carrying members of the UCP have to be in by end of day today to determine Jason Kenney’s fate. Results from the UCP leadership review will be made known on May 18th. We asked our legislative reporter Tyler Dawson what will happen if Premier Kenney doesn’t receive the support he is looking […]Read More

Quebec MP looking to remove prayer from Parliament

Since 1877 prayer has been a part of the daily session of Parliament in Canada. Well now a Bloc Quebecois MP has brought forth a motion to do away with the practice. Political reporter Brian Lilley says some want to separate church and state but church has been a BIG part of the state for […]Read More

Russia threatening NATO?

The Russian space agency chief is threatening western powers in its support of Ukraine during its war with Russia. The Russian official boasted about nuclear capabilities and claims that NATO would lose in 30 minutes. Our foreign affairs expert Lisa Daftari questions that threat. Read More

Roe vs Wade impact in Canada

Political reporter Brian Lilley says Canadians have mixed feelings as to whether abortion should continue to be legalized here in Canada. The abortion issue could become a hot potato politically.  Read More

Russia threatening countries supporting Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin is now issuing threats to any country that is supplying weapons to Ukraine during the war. That includes Britain, the US and Canada. Our foreign affairs expert Lisa Daftari says his threats of attack don’t just end with Ukraine.Read More

Lethbridge MP says constituents not happy with high inflation

Many Alberta families are hurting due to the high cost of fuel for their vehicles, higher natural gas prices for their homes and the cost of groceries is also going thru the roof. Many are not happy about it and a number of Lethbridge residents have brought their concerns to Lethbridge MP Rachael Thomas. Thomas […]Read More

How the UCP leadership review may unfold

The UCP leadership review is underway. Voting members have until May 11th to get their votes in to decide whether Jason Kenney should remain on as leader. The results will be known on May 18th. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson gives his thoughts as to what may transpire. Read More

Where is Christianity growing?

When it comes to churches growing in predominantly Muslim or Buddhist nations which countries are seeing the biggest increase? According to Jason Law with World Compassion, the church in Iran is growing exponentially.Read More

Is Moldova next for Putin?

A lot of security experts say Russian President Vladimir Putin will not stop at Ukraine but Moldova may be his next target. Some, including our foreign affairs expert Lisa Daftari, believe that Putin is interested in re-unifying the USSR.Read More

A Canadian living in Arizona

A number of western Canadians have moved to Arizona. Not just during the pandemic but prior to as well. You can include social media influencer Val Olson in that group. Val moved from Medicine Hat Alberta to Florence, Arizona. Now, Arizona has open carry which means you are legally allowed to carry guns in that […]Read More

How vegetables can help heal

When it comes to our overall health it is vital to incorporate mushrooms into our diets. That is according to naturopath and owner of Urban Apothecary Cami Tanner. Tanner says there are a lot of healing properties in mushrooms that can be very beneficial for people.Read More

Could a new truck tax be on the way?

As you have heard on Bridge City News, federal Environment Minister, Steven Guibeault, is being blasted over the Liberal’s discussing the possibility of implementing a tax on trucks and SUV’s. Political reporter, Brian Lilley, has the details. Brian will also discuss who the CPC leadership frontrunner is when it comes to selling memberships. Read More

Ukraine mayor says chemical weapons used

Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says a Ukrainian mayor says the remains of chemical weapons were found after Russian troops withdrew from the northern Sumy region of Ukraine. As she explains the weapons were classified as a nerve agent. She also discusses the latest clashes during Easter and Passover at the Temple Mount in […]Read More

Legislative reporter discusses both CPC and UCP leaderships

When it comes to winning the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada the key will be winning over the hearts and minds of western Canadians. That is according to our legislative reporter and the Alberta correspondent with the National Post Tyler Dawson. Dawson will also explain why mail-in ballots may work to the advantage […]Read More

Canada offering more aid to Ukraine

We chatted with political reporter and one of our regular contributors, Brian Lilley, to find out how much aid Canada has given Ukraine in its fight against Russia. Brian also discusses who the frontrunners are when it comes to the CPC leadership race. The federal Conservatives are choosing their new leader in September.Read More

BCN exclusive with Premier Kenney

The UCP leadership is coming up April 9th. We chat with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney discussing the leadership, doctor shortage in our province and why Alberta pastors were thrown in jail during the pandemic.Read More

Brian Jean wins in Fort McMurray

With Brian Jean taking 64 percent of the vote in the recent byelection in Fort McMurray Lac La Biche he is back with the UCP. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, says having Jean back in the fold could cause problems for Premier Jason Kenney leading up to the leadership review April 9th in Red Deer.Read More

A plea from Ukraine’s president

Ukrainian President Zelensky pleaded with Canada and NATO allies to push for a No Fly Zone over his country. Political reporter Brian Lilley says it is something the Ukrainian president desperately needs right now to help defend his country. Read More

Could more countries join the Ukraine/Russian war?

The attack in Western Ukraine was very close to Poland which is a NATO ally. Some are quite concerned that if Russia ends up rolling into Poland more countries would get involved. Thousands of American troops are already stationed in the Baltic States and are on standby. We asked our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, […]Read More

The costs of green energy

A number of Albertans have decided to go with green energy including adding solar panels to their homes. Michelle Stirling with Friends of Science says solar panels, though effective, can also become a financial burden for the Alberta taxpayer.Read More

Take Back Alberta campaign growing

There is a group who would like to see Jason Kenney no longer be premier of Alberta. The grass roots movement, known as Take Back Alberta, is not happy with the direction Kenney has taken our province. Founding member, David Parker, who worked on Kenney’s campaign team explains in this exclusive interview.Read More

PM did not promote Alberta oil

There are some who believe PM Trudeau dropped the ball when asked if Canada would increase oil and gas production in light of many nations banning Russian oil due to the invasion of Ukraine. Political reporter, Brian Lilley, says sadly Trudeau did not promote Alberta oil.Read More

Banning Russian Oil Good For Canada

As the U.S. looks at implementing more sanctions against Russia including the potential of no longer importing Russian oil and gas that could be good news for Canada. Our foreign affairs expert Lisa Daftari says the Biden Administration should focus on bringing in energy from allies and not from countries like Russia and Iran.Read More

Putin and Hitler similarities

Many people on social media have been comparing Vladimir Putin to Adolph Hitler saying their approaches and attitudes have been quite similar. Political reporter, Brian Lilley, says Putin wants to unite all Russian speakers and that is something Hitler did during the First and Second World War when it came to those who spoke German. Read More