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More physicians on the way to Lethbridge

Lethbridge East MLA, Nathan Neudorf, explains how many family physicians are on their way to Lethbridge and why he is throwing his support behind UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith. MLA Neudorf explains in this one-on-one interview with BCN’s Hal Roberts.Read More

UCP leadership candidate Smith’s popularity growing

Next month we will find out who the new premier of Alberta will be. The UCP will be choosing its new leader on October 6th. Many political experts say Danielle Smith is one of the front runners. Our legislative reporter Tyler Dawson says the support for Smith appears to be growing with party members. Read More

New poll says UCP would win if election was today

The UCP will be choosing its new leader on October 6th. Albertans will then be headed back to the polls next spring. Will the UCP remain in government or will Rachel Notley and the NDP get back in? A new poll by Leger asked Albertans if an election was held today who would you vote […]Read More

What will Alberta do with the cash windfall?

Alberta now has a $13.2-billion budget surplus. We asked our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, what will become of the large provincial windfall. Will it go towards our provincial debt? The Heritage Savings Trust Fund? He gives his thoughts along with who he thought the winners and losers were in the recent Edmonton UCP leadership debate.  Read More

MLA says more doctors on the way

It appears as though more family physicians are on their way to our city. Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf says this should help alleviate the need for some who are in dire need of a doctor. Neudorf will also discuss how the province is working to address the labour shortage in a number of other […]Read More

Studying Alberta Provincial Police Force

The Alberta government announced a blueprint for a provincial police service that would add 275 frontline police officers to our province’s 42 detachments. Justice Minister, Tyler Shandro, says Alberta is still studying the potential of a provincial police force. He says it is sorely needed because the RCMP’s mandate is stretched far too thin. Our […]Read More

UCP candidate in hot water.

UCP leadership candidate, Danielle Smith, landed in a little hot water recently. Our legislative reporter Tyler Dawson explains it had to do with a comment she made about those dealing with cancer. She allegedly made claims you can control cancer before a Stage 4 diagnosis.  Read More

Alberta government supporting more Ukrainian refugees

More than 3,800 Ukrainian refugees are making their way to Alberta. The Alberta government is giving those arriving after July 25th six months of temporary income assistance. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, says the province continues to support those who are fleeing the war with Russia. He shares the details with BCN’s Hal Roberts. 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

Political reporter discusses UCP leadership front runners

Political reporter and the Alberta correspondent with the National Post, Tyler Dawson, discusses who the front runners are in the UCP leadership race. The party will choose Alberta’s new premier in October. Dawson also talks to BCN’s Hal Roberts about the alleged bullying and disrespect volunteers with the provincial NDP have been receiving. He explains […]Read More

When are utility rebates coming?

Many of us here in Alberta have been wondering where those utility rebates are. The province said back in February and March that we would be receiving help with our natural gas and electricity bills as inflation has made life so much more difficult. We asked UCP Caucus Chair and Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf […]Read More

Gas prices going up again says energy analyst

Energy analyst and former Liberal MP Dan McTeague says the Liberals today along with the NDP and Greens are trying to steer Canadians away from gas powered vehicles. McTeague says if you are hoping for a break at the pumps it won’t be coming anytime soon. He explains in this short interview with BCN’s Hal […]Read More

How the UCP leadership review may unfold

The UCP leadership review is underway. Voting members have until May 11th to get their votes in to decide whether Jason Kenney should remain on as leader. The results will be known on May 18th. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson gives his thoughts as to what may transpire. Read More

Legislative reporter discusses both CPC and UCP leaderships

When it comes to winning the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada the key will be winning over the hearts and minds of western Canadians. That is according to our legislative reporter and the Alberta correspondent with the National Post Tyler Dawson. Dawson will also explain why mail-in ballots may work to the advantage […]Read More

Premier’s rivals slam decision of mail-in ballots

The United Conservative Party has decided to make a massive switch for the upcoming leadership review of Premier Jason Kenney on April 9. It has been changed from an in-person vote to mail-in ballots. Opponents of Kenney are not happy with this change. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, UCP MLA Brian Jean called the decision […]Read More

BCN exclusive with Premier Kenney

The UCP leadership is coming up April 9th. We chat with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney discussing the leadership, doctor shortage in our province and why Alberta pastors were thrown in jail during the pandemic.Read More

Brian Jean wins in Fort McMurray

With Brian Jean taking 64 percent of the vote in the recent byelection in Fort McMurray Lac La Biche he is back with the UCP. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, says having Jean back in the fold could cause problems for Premier Jason Kenney leading up to the leadership review April 9th in Red Deer.Read More

Budget will bring relief

Lethbridge East MLA and UCP Caucus Chair, Nathan Neudorf, says with the new tabled budget Albertans can expect to see a little relief on their bills including their natural gas and electric bills.Read More

Will Kenney pursue CPC leadership?

The Brian Jean versus Jason Kenney drama has begun. Brian Jean, the former leader of the Wildrose Party, won the UCP nomination in Fort McMurray and the by-election is set for March 15th. Jean is going up against NDP candidate Ariana Mancini. We asked our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, if this should be an easy […]Read More

NDP calling for Coutts blockade to end

The blockade at the Coutts border is entering its 13th day. The Vice-President of the Alberta and Saskatchewan division of Canadian Manufacturers, David MacLean, said between 800 and 1,200 trucks cross at the Coutts border almost every day. That means over $44 million is passed through as well. Lorne Dach, NDP Critic for Transportation, called […]Read More

Edmonton MLA Kaycee Madu in hot water

Our legislative reporter and the Alberta Correspondent with the National Post Tyler Dawson talks about how Kaycee Madu had his ministerial duties stripped following a phone call he made to the Edmonton Police Chief after receiving a ticket for distracted driving.  Kaycee Madu says he didn’t call Edmonton Police chief Dale McFee to talk about […]Read More

Will the UCP win the next election in 2023?

Now that the year 2022 has arrived that means next year we will have a provincial election in Alberta. There are a number of people who believe it will be a real struggle for Jason Kenney and the UCP to be re-elected but there are others who say the last thing Alberta needs is another […]Read More

Year in Review from the Legislature

There were a lot of BIG stories that came out of the legislature this year including how the Kenney government handled the pandemic and how the UCP is preparing for a leadership review of Premier Jason Kenney next spring. Our legislative reporter and the Alberta Correspondent with the National Post, Tyler Dawson, has our Year […]Read More

Backing off of vaccine mandates.

 It appears as though the Kenney government is backing away from mandating vaccines for nurses and other healthcare professionals. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, explains what this means for Alberta’s health care workers moving forward.Read More

Calls for early Kenney leadership review

Premier Jason Kenney is facing an earlier call for a leadership review. That is according to our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, who says constituency associations have passed a resolution calling for it to be held in March instead of April of next year.Read More

Issues within the Tory caucus

Political reporter, Brian Lilley, says Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu has been shaking things up on Parliament Hill lately. She announced the start of a civil liberties caucus to raise issues surrounding COVID-19. It’s a move, Lilley says, could really backfire. Read More