Tags : Lethbridge

Lethbridge food banks receive close to $200,000

Those who are struggling to put food on the table in our city received some very welcome news today. A huge donation of just under $200,000 will be going to support the Lethbridge and Interfaith food banks along with the University of Lethbridge Students’ Union. BCN’s Micah Quinn chatted with Alberta Deputy Premier Nathan Neudorf […]Read More

Youth One raises $120,000 for Black Tie Gala

Lethbridge group called Youth One recently held their Black Tie Gala and raised $120,000 for the organization to help out youth in our community. Jordan Schellenberg, the CEO and founding partner of Youth One explained what the money raised will be going towards. “Every year, we need to sponsor at least 330 registered youth, regular […]Read More

Total of 38 local employers on hand for job fair

A total of 38 local employers were on hand to help host a job fair at the Lethbridge YMCA on Thursday. Staff from Teamworks Career Centre told us there were close to 300 potential job seekers who came by to look into what profession they might be interested in pursuing. “With the economy the way […]Read More

More than 400 plasma appointments to fill in Lethbridge over

Canadian Blood Services says there are more than 7,000 open appointments that need to be filled by April 10th to continue to meet patient needs. Here in Lethbridge at the Plasma Donor Centre, staff say more than 400 people are needed between March 30 and April 8. “The need for plasma is really rising here […]Read More

Lethbridge Rita’s Run paying tribute to woman who passed away

A Lethbridge woman is paying tribute to her sister who unfortunately passed away just over 20 years ago. Sandra Asuchak says the second annual in-person Rita’s Run will honour her late sister Rita Giardetti who lost her battle with mental illness. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, Asuchak looked back with pride for her sister, and […]Read More

Federal grocery rebate a disappointment for Lethbridge Food Bank

The federal government announced $2.5 billion dollars for a one time grocery rebate that will help out 11 million low-income Canadians during the 2023 budget. This means eligible couples with two children will receive a payment of up to $467, a senior would get $225 and a single person would receive $234. Mac Nichol, the […]Read More

Inductee’s announced for the 2023 Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame

The Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame has announced six new inductee’s for this year’s class. They include two athletes, two builders, one team, and one special award. Everyone who will be inducted during an upcoming ceremony have contributed to the athletic history in Lethbridge and will join past recipients.   “Forty-four years after the fact, it’s […]Read More

Archery event brings in 120 people this past weekend

Close to 120 archery shooters descended upon the Lethbridge and District Exhibition this past weekend. The Southern Alberta Bowhunters Association hosted an event that showcased 3D archery. Brendon Degner, the president of the organization explained to us that archers shoot 3D foam animals. “You’ll essentially shoot the 3D animals, as I said, with the scoring […]Read More

Neuron Mobility scoots back into Lethbridge for second year

The warmer weather spring temperatures will be back in Lethbridge soon and that means we will be seeing more electric scooters propped up around the city. Neuron Mobility is returning following a successful first year in the Windy City with riders travelling over 450,000 kilometres last year. Head of Corporate Affairs for Canada, Isaac Ransom, […]Read More

Memorial Easter Egg Hunt pays tribute to Lethbridge mother

A special Easter egg hunt was held over the weekend to pay tribute to Sharon Kristjanson, a Lethbridge woman who passed away from cancer in 2016. Her daughter, Mallory Kristjanson, says there were over 4,500 eggs hidden by students from Catholic Central High School for the kids to find. She also said it was an […]Read More

U of L Jazz Ensemble paying tribute to classic video

A University of Lethbridge musical group is jazzed to make renditions of classic video games tonight at 7:30pm at the U of L Theatre. Josh Davies, the instructor of trumpet and jazz ensemble for the university outlined the old-school video games like Mario and Zelda that will be played. Some TV shows and science fiction […]Read More

BBB shines a light on National Puppy Day scams

Thursday was National Puppy Day. A chance to pamper our special four legged friends. It was also an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of people who are looking to purchase a precious pooch. That’s according to staff from the Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay. Wes Lafortune, the media and communications […]Read More

Lethbridge set to host Provincial Arm Wrestling Championships

Arm wrestling is a sport that appears to be growing in popularity, including right here in the city. Lethbridge is set to host the Provincial Arm Wrestling Championships in May to showcase the strongest arm wrestlers from across the province. The top arm wrestlers will also vie for a spot at Nationals in Cape Breton, […]Read More

AUPE rallies outside Extendicare demanding better wage contracts

 A rally Thursday outside the Extendicare Fairmont Park senior’s facility saw around 40 members from the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees demanding better pay for workers. As Angela Stewart explains, AUPE says employees have been without a collective agreement for quite some time and hope the company can come to the table with a reasonable […]Read More

Lethbridge County opens applications for bursary program

Applications are now being accepted for Lethbridge County’s annual bursary program. Up to three students are eligible to receive 15 hundred dollars each for their first year of post-secondary studies. Lethbridge County Reeve, Tory Campbell, says it’s encouraging to see the amount of interest from students who apply for the program.   “I think it’s something […]Read More

Spinal surgery performed on conscious Lethbridge man

A Lethbridge man who suffered from terrible back pain for more than four decades is believed to be the first patient in Canada to undergo spinal surgery while conscious. Surgeon Dr. Michael Yang says he performed Todd Bene’s procedure in February at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary with a local anesthetic only. According to Alberta […]Read More

Seedy Sunday to showcase 18 local exhibitors

Seedy Sunday is a chance to learn about gardening, local food and the environment. The annual event put on by Environment Lethbridge will feature 18 local businesses as exhibitors. Kathleen Sheppard, the executive director of the organization, says more people are hoping to learn about growing their own food as the cost of living continues […]Read More

Lethbridge city council declares April 7 as Green Shirt Day

Lethbridge City Council has once again declared April 7th as Green Shirt Day. The special day was created to honour those affected by the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash in 2018, including Lethbridge resident Logan Boulet who died and to encourage organ donation. Boulet donated his organs to save six lives. Mayor Blaine Hyggen says it’s important to […]Read More

Unique model trains on display for Southern Alberta Model Railway

The Southern Alberta Model Railway Club held a special event this past weekend in Lethbridge to showcase the best in model railways and trains. The club currently has 28 members. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, model train enthusiasts celebrated their 50th anniversary last year and this year they opened up their unique hobby to the […]Read More

Spring seeding season underway in Lethbridge

Spring has indeed begun in Lethbridge and now is the time to start thinking about seeding and planting. A local greenhouse says now is the time when many people get anxious because they are unsure of what to plant and where to start. The owner of Country Blooms Garden Centre says with it being the […]Read More

Save Our Churches Association pleading for a full reopen of

Chances are you have taken a drive past the historic St. Patrick’s Church in Lethbridge. The building is over a hundred years old, but was closed in 2011 by Bishop Frederick Henry, the previous Diocese of Calgary. It was only recently reopened for St. Patrick’s Day and the upcoming day of its consecration on September […]Read More

New report says Lethbridge ranks 24th in best cities for

A new study says Lethbridge ranked in the middle of the pack when it came to Canada’s best cities for students. According to a report by the Montreal-based data company, HelloSafe, Lethbridge finished 24th out of 47 cities. Kingston, Montreal and Vancouver cracked the top three spots on the list. Alexandre Desoutter, a spokesperson from […]Read More

Local athletes to receive Lethbridge Sport Council Achievement Awards

Members of the Lethbridge Sport Council unveiled 15 new winners of the organization’s recent Achievement Awards. Staff from the group said the awards celebrate the excellence of male and female athletes on and off the field during 2022. Tanya Whipple, the communication manager for the organization, talked about the special honour the 15 winners will […]Read More

Parents need to monitor kids’ screen time says expert

Limiting screen time when kids are online is vital to a child’s health. That is according to Dr. Robin Bright who is the interim Dean of Faculty for Education at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. Bright says it is important for parents to monitor their kids’ online activities especially when they’re really young.   Read More