Tags : money

‘Bank of Canada interest rate hike to affect first time

A local realtor believes that first-time home buyers won’t be getting the desired budget they were hoping for when trying to lock down a mortgage. This is because of the recent interest rate hikes from the Bank of Canada. Bryan Pereveseff with Royal LePage says the increase in interest rate has now decreased a person’s […]Read More

Inflation affecting parts and fuel for trucking companies

Inflation is high right now and a spokesperson with a Lethbridge trucking company says they are seeing a rise in the number of things needed for the trucking industry such as fuel and equipment for the vehicles. Al Nelson with CJD Trucking says supply chain issues still are causing problems as well. “Everything else is […]Read More

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden opens new Bunka Centre

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden celebrated their grand opening of the newly finished Bunka Centre. The ceremony was celebrated on the 55th anniversary of the gardens Thursday which drew out many from around the community to witness the ribbon cutting. Director of the gardens Michelle Miles says the Japanese community has played a huge part in […]Read More

What the Bible says about managing money.

Many Canadians are finding it tough making ends meet especially with inflation at record levels. So how do you handle the financial pressures of today? Debbie Kirk has some thoughts. She is a successful business owner and wrote the book Wealth Without Sorrow. Debbie says when it comes to proper stewardship of your finances, management […]Read More

City council agrees to allot money to doctor recruitment campaign

Lethbridge City Council voted unanimously to allocate $15,000 to a family physician and recruitment campaign. Council also directed the City Manager to explore opportunities to partner with The Chinook Primary Care Network and Alberta Health Services (AHS) to support funding for an Academic Teaching clinic in Lethbridge. “It’s just another thing, another tool in the […]Read More

City officials encourage residents to prepare emergency kit

Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual event to remind people to take action and prepare themselves for any emergency that could occur. Lethbridge City officials echoed what Municipal Affairs Minister Ric McIver said having an emergency kit is vital to protect you and your family. “We want to make sure of course food and water […]Read More

Hero Walk to honour supheroes in community

The Town of Claresholm is hosting a special walk on May 14 at Patterson Park. You will have the opportunity to see superheroes gliding their way into the event. The walk is raising money for a community youth fund. BCN’s Micah Quinn has the details on the upcoming event featuring a few of everyone’s favorite […]Read More

Northside Lethbridge Dodge partnering with Lethbridge College

Northside Lethbridge Dodge made a generous financial announcement on Monday morning that will support post-secondary education at Lethbridge College. A total of $100,000 is being given out for the Rita Simons Memorial Scholarship. In 2017, a total of $100,000 over five years was dished out to start the award. Russell Gallant, the General Manager of […]Read More

Scotiabank invests thousands into new Lethbridge College program

Scotiabank has signed a cheque for $150,000 for Lethbridge College’s Ready to Connect program. It is a new initiative the College has put together that helps high school students from disadvantaged or underrepresented populations transition into post-secondary. An official with the College says the money will go directly to the students that the program is […]Read More

Annual Coaldale Family Fun Run gets underway next month

The 11th annual Coaldale Family Fun Run gets underway next month. This year’s event will be held both in person and virtually. An official with the event says two dollars from each entry will be going to Rehobath Christian Ministries that supports people with disabilities. “We thought that was a worthy cause. They are also […]Read More

High fertilizer prices impacting farmers

The price of fuel isn’t the only thing skyrocketing right now, the cost of fertilizer is also expensive. A 4th generation farmer with Advanced Ag Technologies Travis Albrecht says the price is the highest he has seen and is double where it was in 2021. This is causing significant impacts for farmers. Albrecht says they […]Read More

Town of Vegreville lending a helping hand to Ukraine

The Town of Vegreville Alberta has a large contingent of Ukrainian people. The mayor of the town says the war in Ukraine is really affecting many in his community. Tim MacPhee says many of their residents are first-generation Ukrainians and they are doing their part to help the victims of war. “We have a sister […]Read More

Civil Rights Lawyer on GiveSendGo funds for convoy truckers

After the Ontario Government filed an injunction to have the $8-million from the Freedom Convoy’s Give Send Go campaign frozen, an Alberta Civil Rights lawyer says he doesn’t believe Canada has jurisdiction over an American company. “It’s my understanding and my opinion without having looked into everything as deeply as maybe necessary where I retained […]Read More

Radio-A-Thon hoping to raise $275,000

The annual Care From the Heart Radio-A-Thon is taking place Thursday. The event will raise money for the Chinook Regional Hospital. Throughout the day, local radio stations chat with doctors, nurses, administrators, and donors to share stories of the impact that donations have had on the community. Over the past 12 years the event has […]Read More

Significant donation for Lethbridge Family Services

The pandemic has brought with it large changes on how we access mental health resources in our city. Lethbridge Family Services received a huge donation of funds on Friday to offset some of those issues. Staff from the centre say this money will continue to help out children and youth who are in need of […]Read More

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign raises around 200k in donations

The results from the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign are in. The program which has been running for over a hundred years, was a huge success in 2021 receiving thousands of dollars. Community Ministries Officer for the Salvation Army in Lethbridge Donald Bladen explains how much they raised. Bladen says over the course of the next […]Read More