Tags : Lethbridge

Festival Square to open outdoor public skating rink

Call it a mini Canadian Rockefeller Centre if you will. In addition to Festival Square’s Christmas tree, the outdoor area will soon feature an outdoor skating rink for locals to skate on this holiday season. Installation of the rink began today and will be ready to go as early as Friday. An official with the […]Read More

Motivation for writing a book.

Many of us enjoy a good book, some of us may have even considered putting pen to paper with story ideas we have. One local author, Christina Romeril, recently released her first book, a murder mystery, and says her motivation came during the time she took off from work during the pandemic. She chatted with […]Read More

Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services welcomes 10 new graduates

The Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services welcomed 10 new graduates. A graduation ceremony was held earlier today for the new recruits after completing a 12 week training program. Zakary Jantz says it’s taken a long time to get to this point but graduating and becoming a part of the department feels pretty amazing. “Super excited with […]Read More

VR driving simulator to support emergency vehicle driving training

A new driving simulator at the Lethbridge College is preparing to have a huge impact. The START Centre at the college has a new virtual reality driving simulator that will be used to conduct research to support emergency vehicle driver training. Video Journalist Micah Quinn chatted with staff from the post-secondary about the benefits of […]Read More

Team Lethbridge to promote city at Alberta legislature

Team Lethbridge will be making an important trip to the Alberta legislature on December 6th. The group will be made up of 23 local organizations which are going to spread awareness of what Lethbridge can offer our province. This is the 7th mission that Team Lethbridge has made to Edmonton. Trevor Lewington, the CEO of […]Read More

Meals on Wheels fundraiser to benefit less fortunate

Christmas is just around the corner as is a local tradition of helping those who are less fortunate. The 14th annual Meals On Wheels 23 Days of Christmas fundraiser is kicking off. Meals On Wheels provides over 100 hot meals per day for members of our community who can’t provide for themselves. As BCN’s Micah […]Read More

Lethbridge Housing Authority not seeking zoning for shelter space

The Lethbridge Housing Authority is walking back a statement they previously made. The organization made a zoning request for Castle Apartments and Halmrast Manor in our city. Staff said they are clarifying that they are only seeking to provide supportive housing at the two locations and not to provide a shelter or a resource centre. […]Read More

Lethbridge municipal tax rate increasing 5.1 per cent.

City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve the 2023-2026 operating budget. This means that the municipal tax rate is 5.1 per cent for each of the next four years. This is equal to $129.93 per year per single family house, based on an average market value of $285,800. Lethbridge Mayor Blaine Hyggen says this […]Read More

Giving Tuesday local book store supports neighbour

Today is giving Tuesday and while many charities look forward to today, Analog books in Lethbridge is using November 29th to donate a portion of their sales to New West Theatre which is dealing with a financial crisis.  “We’ve been a huge supporter of the arts and especially New West Theatre. They’re one of our […]Read More

Mayor’s Hockey Challenge supports local food banks

The Mayor’s Hockey Challenge took place over this weekend at the ATB Centre. All the money raised from the event goes towards supporting local food banks in the city. Danielle McIntyre with the Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge says she is happy to see the city supporting the food banks through events like this […]Read More

Neuron Mobility ends season in Lethbridge for 2022

Neuron Mobility has officially ended their season this year in Lethbridge. Since launching back in April riders have travelled over four hundred thousand kilometers and about 52 per cent of excursions have replaced a car trip. Isaac Ransom with Neuron says the scooters have also cut back on CO2 emissions within the city.   “36 […]Read More

Local Cyber Monday sales in Lethbridge

This is Cyber Monday. It’s a day many Canadians look forward to as to save big bucks online while they shop for the Christmas holiday season. Some of the local retailers in Lethbridge are also participating in Cyber Monday. Cami Tanner of The Herbal Apothecary says having a Cyber Monday sale does provides great deals, […]Read More

Fundraiser started for woman denied organ transplant

An Alberta woman says she is being put in a tough situation where she must either get the covid vaccine or potentially die. Sheila Annette Lewis filed a legal challenge against Alberta Health Services, doctors and a hospital as she was unable to receive a lifesaving organ transplant due to her not wanting to be […]Read More

Christmas With the Caldwells enters fifth year of holiday cheer

The bright lights of Christmas are back on full display in Lethbridge. The Caldwell family hosted their annual event on Sunday evening to showcase the dazzling lights of the holidays as they have decked out their home in full Christmas regalia. Video Journalist Micah Quinn has the story on the Christmas With the Caldwells initiative […]Read More

Winter Lights Festival opens soon at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden

The 7th annual Winter Light Festival begins next week in Lethbridge. The annual event will be taking place at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden and features thousands of colourful lights for families to enjoy this Christmas season. Marketing Manager Eric Granson says they have some new additions this year.   “We get new sculptures made from […]Read More

Maria Fitzpatrick recounts abuse at the hands of ex-husband

Domestic violence impacts so many families here in Alberta. It is also Family Violence Prevention Month in our province. Maria Fitzpatrick, the former Lethbridge-East MLA, has shared her own story of domestic abuse. BCN’s Micah Quinn chatted with Fitzpatrick about how she had a few close brushes with death at the hands of her ex-husband.Read More

Toy Toss set to benefit kids

Toys are set to be tossed here in southern Alberta on Friday evening for a good cause. Prior to the Coaldale Night of Lights Parade, the first ever Coaldale Emergency Services Toy Toss will be put on by emergency services personnel. Officials are encouraging parade watchers to toss a toy at volunteers which will then […]Read More

Canada loses first World Cup game as Lethbridge looks on

The sound of dismay was heard in downtown Lethbridge at Festival Square on Wednesday afternoon. Canada kicked off their first game of the World Cup versus a heavily favoured Belgium. Sadly, Canada lost 1-nil to the number two ranked Belgium team. Officials from the Lethbridge Soccer Association say it was a huge day for soccer […]Read More

Shoes for Kids YQL foundation thanks local donators

The Shoes for Kids YQL Foundation continues to hand out shoes to kids in need all over southwestern Alberta. Now the foundation is saying thank you after receiving a couple of donations that will help them to continue to provide shoes for those most in need. “We’ve served from kindergarten all the way up to […]Read More

Shop of Wonders spreading holiday cheer

Children and families in need during the holiday season now have access to their favourite toys that they otherwise may not have been able to afford. The Shop of Wonders is a toy shop where children can hand pick their favourite items for free. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held […]Read More

Three years and no answers for family of Marshal Iwaasa

Marshal Iwaasa was 27-years-old when he disappeared three years ago and his family is still searching for answers. Lethbridge Police say there are no updates as to where he could be. An awareness vigil was held by family members of Iwaasa on Friday evening. Video Journalist Micah Quinn was there and spoke with Iwaasa’s mother […]Read More

Angel Tree campaign hoping to help out 3500 kids

Giving is a big part of Christmas especially to children in need. That is what the Angel Tree campaign is all about here in Lethbridge. Gift bundles are packaged up by volunteers to be distributed out to families who are in need. Officials for the campaign say that last year they gave out gifts out […]Read More

City Hall lights up for Christmas

Lethbridge City Hall is ready for Christmas. A tree lighting took place at City Hall on Monday morning and Mayor Blaine Hyggen says it would not have been possible without the help of city staff. He says many took time out of their busy schedules to put up and help decorate the tree.   “It […]Read More