Tags : Lethbridge

Trial begins for drug-smuggling suspects

A trial, following jury selection began Monday for a husband and wife accused of trying to smuggle cocaine into Canada at the Coutts border crossing in December of 2017. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized 84 bricks of cocaine, weighing 99 kilograms from the cab of a truck carrying a load of produce from California […]Read More

Lethbridge man facing a total of 28 charges

 Lethbridge Police have charged 35 year old Wesley Johnson with numerous drug related offences. During a traffic stop on Wednesday, officers noticed activities consistent with drug trafficking and noticed that Johnson was also in possession of a loaded firearm. BCN’s Ainsley O’Riley reports.Read More

Green Shirt Day

Canada is bleeding green today. It is Green Shirt Day. The day was inspired by hockey player Logan Boulet who donated his organs shortly after the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash in 2018. A car dealership in Lethbridge was decked out in green today to honour our local hero.Read More

Pastor Stickel on what God says about fear.

Kelly Stickel is the senior pastor of My Victory Churches in southern Alberta. He says during uncertain times like these it is important to replace the “what ifs” in life with “God Is.” He explains the importance of relying on God when we are most fearful.Read More

Update from Ottawa with Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder

As we have reported on Bridge City News the federal Conservatives have demanded that the Liberals come out with a reopening plan to help save thousands of businesses across the country. So many are hurting during the pandemic. Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder says the lockdowns have been tough on everyone’s mental health.Read More

Expenses when buying a home

So many Canadians are taking advantage of the low interest rates right now and are purchasing a home. An interest rate under two percent for a five year closed mortgage makes it pretty affordable for first time home buyers. Shawn Ormston the founder of Great Rate Realty in Lethbridge says if you are thinking of […]Read More

1976 coal policy reinstated with ‘loopholes’ says CPAWS

 While many Albertans are happy about Mondays news that the UCP government has reinstated the 1976 Peter Lougheed coal policy, environmental groups say there are loopholes. The Grassy Mountain Coal project, and other land development projects are on category 4 land, and are awaiting federal government review to be green-lighted.Read More

Seniors in rural isolation receiving supports

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Health Minister Tyler Shandro recently announced $68.5 million in funding for seniors to combat the pandemic. The money will go to support long term care facilities and mental health initiatives. Video Journalist Ainsley O’Riley spoke with local seniors services about the impact this money could have in Lethbridge.Read More

Lethbridge Minor Hockey executes return to play plan

The province says due to the pandemic, indoor and outdoor sports are cancelled until at least March 1. If more than 450 Albertans remain in the hospital with COVID-19, these restrictions will stay a little longer. In response, Hockey Alberta has cancelled its season. As Ainsley O'Riley explains, Lethbridge Minor Hockey is making adjustments on the fly, and doing their best to inform parents and players about what the next steps may look like.Read More

CERB is taxable, how to prepare for April

April may seem like miles away, but before we know it the April 30 income tax deadline will be here. Last year the deadline was pushed because of the pandemic, but in 2021 that is not the case. Tax professionals are recommending getting a head start now to avoid surprises.Read More

Epoch Times addresses misconceptions

Last month two Canada Post workers in Regina were suspended after refusing to deliver the latest edition of the Epoch Times. The newspaper was founded by Chinese immigrants who fled communism. Its founders say there are efforts for the Chinese Communist party to infiltrate Canadian governments.Read More

MyCityCare needs towels and bedding for newcomers

In addition to those who are homeless, newcomers to Canada find themselves in vulnerable situations, often arriving in our city with only the clothes on their backs. MyCityCare puts on mobile and in-house events to help many of the refugee families who are in need of items like bedding, sleeping bags and towels.Read More

Edmonton woman takes wrong COVID test, detained for two nights

An Edmonton woman who took the wrong COVID test was detained for two nights after landing from an international flight at the Calgary International Airport last Thursday night. As Jeannette Rocher reports, Nicole Mathis took the antigen test instead of the required PCR COVID test and now wants to warn other travellers to avoid making the same mistakeRead More

Children’s Link expanding into Lethbridge

Having a child with a disability comes with many hurdles, and some parents find it helpful to talk with other parents going through the same thing. Calgary based nonprofit Children's Link is expanding into Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. The group is working with dozens of local agencies, and is hoping to offer virtual chats for parents to engage with each other across the province.Read More