Tags : Lethbridge

No from over 70 municipalities on Alberta police force

A new letter bound for the legislature has been signed by over 70 Alberta municipalities which disagree with the province’s plan to implement a provincial police force. There are mayors and politicians who have differing opinions on the matter however. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the potential decision to phase out the RCMP in Alberta […]Read More

Hootenanny turning junk into treasure

Sometimes one person’s junk is another’s treasure. That’s definitely the case for a new play called The Junk Show, which is being put on in Galt Gardens in Lethbridge. The group calling themselves Hootenanny are heading up the production. Video Journalist Micah Quinn has more on the captivating entertainment in the park.Read More

Canada Day celebration to be hosted by Interfaith Food Bank

The long weekend is nearly upon us and that means it’s almost time to get out and enjoy some family fun for Canada Day. The Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge is hosting a Canada Day celebration at Galt Gardens Friday. Danielle McIntyre, the Executive Director of the food bank says it’ll be nice to […]Read More

Shoes for Kids YQL bringing shoes to children in need

A majority of the time we take our footwear for granted. An initiative in Lethbridge is making sure that children and youth are able to receive solid footwear. The Shoes for Kids YQL campaign is entering its second year. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, last year the drive raised over $16,000. There were also 485 […]Read More

Applications needed for veterans banner project

The Lethbridge Legion is asking residents to submit an application for the Salute Our Veterans Banner project. The initiative will showcase veterans and their stories on light pole banners that will be displayed across the city. That will include the airport, City Hall, the legion, and the old train station. Glenn Miller, from the Veteran […]Read More

Rebecca Schulz gunning for UCP top job

A total of nine candidates are battling it out to see who will become the next Alberta premier and leader of the UCP. Rebecca Schulz, the MLA for Calgary-Shaw and former Minister of Children’s Services has thrown her name in the hat vying for the top job. Schulz was in Lethbridge on Tuesday campaigning in […]Read More

Oover 1.5 million keys located by War Amps

The War Amps has provided services for those who are missing limbs since the first World War ended in 1918. The organization launched its campaign to send out key tags across Lethbridge and southern Alberta to help people recover their lost keys. Video Journalist Micah Quinn has more on the campaign and how a current […]Read More

Lethbridge Pride Parade back in-person after two years

The Lethbridge Pride Parade took place over the weekend. A large number of vehicles were decked out to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in our city. Over 1,000 people attended the event along with the subsequent Pride in the Park activities. Walkers started at the Civic Ice Centre and ended at Galt Gardens. Lane Sterr, the […]Read More

‘Not doing so well’: most vulnerable want to see more

Lethbridge has been dealing with an issue of many tent encampments popping up near some downtown facilities. The city currently does not have long-term housing solutions for the most vulnerable. In a special feature, BCN’s Angela Stewart spoke to some of the homeless who say they want to see city officials step up and offer […]Read More

First of its kind walk-in clinic for Lethbridge

A new pharmacist-led health clinic will be launching in Lethbridge and it will be the first of its kind in Alberta. The clinic will be located at the Superstore off of Mayor Magrath Drive. Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping was in Lethbridge earlier today to make the announcement. BCN Video Journalist Micah Quinn has the […]Read More

Lethbridge Dragon Boat Festival sailing into weekend

The Dragon Boat Festival isn’t your typical boat racing event. It features unique dragon head designs on the front of the boats. The event is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Lethbridge. The festival was started by a group of women who battled breast cancer and came together to create a dragon boat team. Diane Randell, […]Read More

Tips when approaching dogs, look for signals

It’s that time again where we see many owners out walking their dogs and often, we have the urge to walk up and pet the dog, but a dog trainer out of Taber says there are ways we should be properly approaching the animal. There are subtle signs you will notice that will indicate the […]Read More

Lethbridge Police Victim Services Unit marks 30 year milestone

Lethbridge Police Victim and Witness Services Unit celebrated its 30th anniversary Thursday night. The event, which was originally supposed to take place last year, was pushed back because of the pandemic. Since 1991 over 500 volunteers have put in 480,000 hours while supporting more than 6,000 families and youth. Program Manager for Victim Services Catherine […]Read More

Social issues top of mind for Lethbridge residents in new

A new phone survey to showcase what Lethbridge’s most pressing issues are was presented at a Governance Standing Policy Committee Meeting on Thursday. The results will be presented to Lethbridge City Council at a later date. A total of 400 residents aged 18 and older participated in the study. The main feedback items include top-of-mind […]Read More

Nobleford food pantry addressing food insecurity

The Town of Nobleford has now joined a growing list of small communities in creating a free little pantry. They offer food judgement free for those who need it. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the creators of the pantry say this is a great option for people as the town doesn’t have access to a […]Read More

Festival Square now open in downtown Lethbridge

The official grand opening of Festival Square Market Plaza in Lethbridge took place on Wednesday morning. City officials marked the exciting day with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Video Journalist Micah Quinn has more on the project that will provide entertainment and events in our city’s downtown core.Read More

2022 Southern Alberta Summer Games ready for July

Cities from across our province are set to host the 2022 Southern Alberta Summer Games. The event will also be held in Lethbridge, with a variety of sports to choose from. Anyone can register online and staff from the Lethbridge Sport Council say the games are important for our entire community. “Instead of the traditional […]Read More

Alberta NDP calls on UCP to reverse cuts to AISH

More and more Albertans are feeling the pinch in their wallets due to inflation. But those living on a fixed income may be feeling it even more particularly since the province stopped adjusting compensation according to the cost of living. NDP Finance Critic, Shannon Phillips and Marie Renaud, MLA for St. Albert, were in Lethbridge […]Read More

Lethbridge marks National Indigenous Peoples Day

Tuesday marked National Indigenous Peoples Day. Here in Lethbridge there were multiple events taking place at the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College to honour our First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the day kicked off with a round dance full of soaring melodies and beating drums.Read More

Steak cooking tips for Father’s Day

A lot of people have different ideas on how to cook a good steak. With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday you might be thinking of making a meal for your papa. Katie Tokaruk, the owner of Wild Bros Meat and Cheese in Lethbridge says there are multiple ways to cook a steak to make […]Read More

Opioid recovery camps to begin June 25th

An advocate from Lethbridge says he has finally brought forth his vision of what he thinks will help out those who are battling addiction in our city. Alvin Mills says recovery camps will be set up on the Blood Tribe on private land. Blackfoot members will have to be four days sober in order to […]Read More

Lithium battery tips to keep from catching fire

Chances are most people wouldn’t think twice about lithium batteries being a danger when charging them. Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services is warning about two fires connected with lithium batteries that were being charged and caught fire. Adam Saturley, a Fire Prevention Officer with the city has some tips on how to best protect yourself […]Read More

Recent rain was a welcome sight for most farmers

This week’s rain in our region was a welcome sight for farmers. Producers have been dealing with a very dry season so far but now thanks to the recent moisture, Dave Bishop with Alberta Wheat, says their crops should be in fairly good shape for now. “It’ll get us into July. It’ll all depend if […]Read More

Benefits of virtual reality discussed at SACPA

The world is changing and the introduction of virtual and augmented reality has streamlined the way businesses and schools operate. A recent presentation at SACPA in Lethbridge highlighted the growth of the two in the technology sector. Video Journalist Micah Quinn has the details on some exciting ways virtual and augmented reality is truly helping […]Read More