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Unemployment rate up slightly in Lethbridge

The unemployment rate jumped slightly this month for our region. Trevor Lewington with Economic Development Lethbridge says the unemployment rate rose from 4.1 to 4.2 per cent this month which is not a big change and variation is expected from month to month.   “That increase was actually driven by a few less people working in […]Read More

Stats Canada report says 461,240 veterans in Canada

A new report by Stats Canada is providing some much needed insight into our veteran population here in Canada. A total of 97,625 Canadians were counted as serving in the Canadian Armed Forces and 461,240 were counted as veterans. Glenn Miller, the co-chair of the public relations committee for the Lethbridge Legion, says there are […]Read More

‘Not doing so well’: most vulnerable want to see more

Lethbridge has been dealing with an issue of many tent encampments popping up near some downtown facilities. The city currently does not have long-term housing solutions for the most vulnerable. In a special feature, BCN’s Angela Stewart spoke to some of the homeless who say they want to see city officials step up and offer […]Read More

Human trafficking occurring in plain sight, says SACPA guest

Incidents of human trafficking are occurring in plain sight. That is according to Jessica Brandon, the Director of Programs for the Action Coalition on Human Trafficking in Alberta. Brandon presented at SACPA on Thursday afternoon and says last year the organization helped many victims. “In 2021, we assisted 55 new clients. Most were actually male […]Read More