Tags : Politics

Voting for more than candidates this municipal election

Monday, millions of Albertans will go to the polls to vote for their next municipal governments. There will also be a couple of referendum questions on the ballot including if we should keep Daylight Savings Time and end equalization payments. Cory Morgan is a columnist with the Western Standard. Cory. He spoke with BCN about […]Read More

Vaccine passport will be in Alberta for some time says

The Alberta government announced that its vaccine passport system will remain in effect until sometime in 2022. This comes as Alberta launched its QR code reader for vaccine passports. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, says even though many Albertans may not be happy with the vaccine passports they may be around for quite some time.Read More

Robin Walker vying for councillor spot

Robin Walker is another Lethbridge resident who has decided to throw his hat into the ring for a spot on Lethbridge City Council. Walker has lived in our city for 35 years, and has an accounting degree from the University of Lethbridge. He currently works in real estate appraisal and drives part-time for a taxi […]Read More

Jack Van Rijn looking for Coaldale mayoral seat

Jack Van Rijn has declared his intentions to run for mayor in the Town of Coaldale. He was a councillor for the town for four years, and he says transparency and public input are essential to town decision making. “I’m really going to work towards bringing more communication, transparency, and accountability between residents and the […]Read More

Allison Purcell running on three platform campaign

Allison Purcell will be running for the position of Public School Trustee in the Lethbridge municipal election on October 18th. Purcell served eight years on the board of the Alberta School Councils’ Association, with four of those as president. She says she has had a chance to look at education through various lenses. Her main […]Read More

Lethbridge candidate for CHP wants your vote

The Christian Heritage Party is hoping for your vote on September 20th. Geoffrey Capp is the candidate for the Lethbridge riding. We asked Mr. Capp how important it is for Canada to pay off the 1.1 trillion-dollar debt and balance the budget. Read More

Diandra Bruised Head announces candidacy for federal election

Diandra Bruised Head recently announced that she’ll be running for the Green Party of Canada as their candidate for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner in the upcoming September 20th federal election. Bruised Head is a current councillor for the Kainai Nation, and graduated from the University of Lethbridge in Environmental Sciences. She also worked as a Climate Change […]Read More

Rick Popadynetz going for Taber mayor’s seat

Rick Popadynetz has added his name to the list of mayoral hopefuls for the Town of Taber. Popadynetz was born in Taber, and is a past President of the Chamber of Commerce. He has also worked as a councillor for the town. He says the biggest problem the town is facing is that there hasn’t […]Read More

Mayoral hopeful for Town of Coaldale talks campaign

Henry Doeve is running to become Mayor of Coaldale for the upcoming municipal election on October 18th. Doeve has lived in Coaldale for 40 years. He says he’s passionate about improving the town’s image. Doeve says he’s running to increase accountability and restore trust between council and the community, “I think the trust is good, […]Read More

Where has Alberta Premier Jason Kenney been?

Even though Premier Jason Kenney had a recent Facebook Live event many Albertans have been wondering where the premier has been? Holidays? Lying low as to not give Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau any ammunition during the federal election campaign? Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, gives us his thoughts.Read More

Kim Siever running as Independent candidate

Kim Siever has announced he is running as an Independent for the upcoming federal election in Lethbridge. He has lived in our city for 23 years, and went to Lethbridge College to obtain his multimedia production diploma. He says he’s served on various boards and committees within Lethbridge. He is also an independent journalist that […]Read More

Keean Lehtinen is newest mayoral hopeful

Another candidate has declared his intention to challenge for the mayor’s seat in Lethbridge. Keean Lehtinen is a business student at the University of Lethbridge, with a minor in International Management. He is currently working for a nonprofit doing government relations and industrial support. For the past four years he’s also worked with the Canadian […]Read More

Rachael Harder begins campaign launch

Canadians will be heading to the polls on September 20 for the federal election. Lethbridge Conservative Candidate, Rachael Harder, announced her campaign launch today and welcomed supporters inside of her constituency office. Harder has been busy door knocking, and she says Lethbridge residents have presented a variety of issues to her that they’re worried about […]Read More

John Middleton-Hope launches election campaign

A new candidate has declared his intention to run for Lethbridge City Council in October. John Middleton-Hope is the former Lethbridge Chief of Police, and started his career with the Calgary Police Service in 1980. As Micah Quinn explains, this new candidate is hoping to bring stability to the city, with a tougher stance on […]Read More

Brodie Heidinger running for PPC in upcoming election

Brodie Heidinger is another candidate to announce his decision to run for the People’s Party of Canada in the upcoming election. Heidinger will be representing the riding of Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner. He says he will campaign hard to make sure Albertans’ voices are heard at the federal level. He says his platforms reflect those in his […]Read More

Lethbridge MLA says it is tough times for many politicians

 If you want to look up a profession that appears unpopular right now it may be a politician. Many government leaders are being blasted during the pandemic mostly due to the lockdowns and lack of vaccines. Lethbridge East MLA, Nathan Neudorf, says he is hearing it from both sides…the right and the left.Read More

The Taliban cannot be trusted says foreign affairs expert.

The U.S. is planning to pull out its military from Afghanistan by September the 11th which will be ending a 20 year war for the Americans. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says the challenge for the Biden Administration will be working with the Taliban in Afghanistan whom she says cannot be trusted.Read More