Tags : Politics

Lethbridge MLA says Alberta will not follow Quebec’s lead.

On Tuesday Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced his province has a plan to tax the unvaccinated in his province. As for Alberta, a resounding no was given as to whether or not our province would bring in this tax on residents. As Micah Quinn explains, Lethbridge-East MLA, Nathan Neudorf, did not hold back with his […]Read More

Craig Dalton announces resignation as City Manager

Here’s a follow-up to a story we first brought you on Tuesday. City Manager Craig Dalton announced that he will be stepping down from the position after less than two years. Before Dalton, the city managers were Bramwell Strain and Jody Meli as an interim manager. As Micah Quinn explains, Dalton is the third city […]Read More

Throne Speech misses the mark says political reporter.

The Trudeau Liberals began their third term in office with a speech from the throne delivered by Governor General Mary Simon. The economy is struggling under supply chain issues and rising inflation is facing its fair share of challenges. According to political reporter Brian Lilley that is apparently not the focus for the Trudeau Liberals […]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

Political update from Toronto Sun columnist Brian Lilley

This week Brian Lilley talks about how a Saskatchewan senator has launched a review of Tory leader Erin O’Toole, how grain price increases have been great for our farmers but not so much consumers and how thousands of federal workers were allowed to continue working without being vaccinated against COVID-19.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

Playing the blame game

Premier Jason Kenney, like many other provincial leaders, has been grilled over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, says it appears as though Kenney is not accepting all of the blame but placed some of it at the feet of our province’s chief medical officer of health-Dr. Deena Hinshaw.Read More

Taliban clamping down

There are reports of Taliban gunmen who attacked a wedding in eastern Afghanistan to stop music being played. The attack killed two people and injured 10 others. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says it appears as though the Taliban is clamping down on anything associated with western culture.Read More

Unofficial results for 2021 Lethbridge municipal election

In Lethbridge, there were some local questions constituents had a chance to vote on. One was if our city should adopt a ward system. Over 60 per cent of you said yes. It would be implemented by the 2025 election. Also, more than 55 per cent of respondents voted in favour of constructing a new […]Read More

Lethbridge residents go to the polls for election day

This is a day many Albertans have been waiting for with the municipal election. Specifically our windy city of Lethbridge. As Micah Quinn explains, this is set to become a historic election day for a multitude of candidates. Through the advance voting opportunities, 12 per cent of eligible Lethbridge voters have already cast their ballot […]Read More

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