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Transit ridership numbers rise following back to school

Following the first week of back to classes, Lethbridge Transit says they are happy to see transit ridership numbers up. Officials say the amount of riders has increased by more than 50 per cent. Tim Sanderson, the General Manager for Lethbridge Transit, says they suspect the high numbers are due to everyone coming back following […]Read More

‘Anxiety’: A top concern for students upon return to classes

Students at the University of Lethbridge will be back to class next week following a unique two-year learning experience due to the pandemic. Some faculty say student health and well-being is at the forefront of concerns. An associate professor with the university, Dawn McBride, says anxiety is one of their top concerns. “Anxiety seems really […]Read More

Stone Pipe Celebrations take place at Lethbridge College

A two-day Stone Pipe celebration took place this weekend at Lethbridge College. It included a drumming and singing contest along with several other events. Stone Pipe days are a chance to recognize indigenous culture within our community. BCN’s Angela Stewart chatted with one attendee who explained why the event was extra special for him.Read More

NDP rejects new K-6 curriculum, UCP backs the draft

Following the release of the new draft curriculum for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6, the education critic for Alberta’s official opposition says the draft is sorely lacking. Sarah Hoffman says the curriculum will not be successful in the end and the UCP government is setting kids up to fail. “I think that it’s been […]Read More

First Green Shirt Day assembly in two years, Boulet family

It was a packed gymnasium at Dr. Gerald B. Probe Elementary School as a group of students oversaw a couple of assemblies, teaching about Green Shirt Day and the importance of organ donation. As Angela Stewart explains, the Boulet family says they hope the conversation about organ donation continues past the classroom.  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

Virtual and in-person open house at Lethbridge College

If you are thinking about furthering your post-secondary career Lethbridge College will be hosting an in-person and virtual Open House this weekend. You will be able to learn about all the different programs, take a tour of the campus and even learn about housing options if you would be coming to school from out of […]Read More

ULFA strike roars into week two

The strike at the University of Lethbridge by the U of L Faculty Association has entered its second week. Negotiations have stalled and each party is no closer to a deal. As Micah Quinn explains, this strike has not just impacted staff but also students in a big way.Read More

University of Lethbridge Faculty Association strike continues

Members of the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association have been on strike for almost a week now and those who are protesting, say not much has changed in terms of getting their message across. One of the protesters says they haven’t received many answers from the U of L’s Board of Governors. “There has been […]Read More

U of L students feeling threatened during strike

Students from the University of Lethbridge have been outspoken as of late regarding the strike by faculty at the U of L. They have been showing their support for their teachers. As Micah Quinn explains, students also say they have felt threatened during the strike.Read More

University students spearhead protest

Students from the University of Lethbridge are planning a student led protest this weekend to stand in solidarity for the university’s faculty. The group has been without a contract for over 500 days and there is a possibility that a strike or lockout could happen. Rebecca Roy, a student at the UofL explains why they […]Read More

Blankets of Hope project benefiting most vulnerable

Students from a Lethbridge school have been quite busy this past week. The children are writing words of encouragement and putting them onto blankets to be distributed to our city’s less fortunate. As Micah Quinn explains, this movement is called Blankets of Hope, and it was started by two men from Brooklyn, New York.Read More

ULFA without a contract for 500 days and counting.

As you have heard on Bridge City News there was a recent peaceful demonstration at the University of Lethbridge by those concerned that the Lethbridge Faculty Association still does not have a contract with the university. President of the ULFA, Dan O’Donnell, says not having a new contract for such a long period of time […]Read More

Bibles influencing the lives of younger people

Gideon’s International has been putting bibles in hotel rooms around the world for over 100 years. The group has also been handing out little new testament bibles to students in Grade 5. I asked Dr. Al Anderson with Gideons which is now known as ShareWord Global in Canada why they chose Grade 5 for handing […]Read More

Evangelical Free Church of Lethbridge donates 40 chromebooks

Students learning from home and at school are set to receive some much needed equipment. The Evangelical Free Church of Lethbridge has donated 40 chromebooks to the Lethbridge School Division. As Micah Quinn explains, six schools within the division were given these much needed gifts. The six schools include, Winston Churchill High School and Wilson […]Read More