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Danielle Smith announces run for UCP leadership

Reaction to Jason Kenney’s resignation made its way to Lethbridge as well. Local politicians commented on the decision Thursday. As Micah Quinn explains, there are some who have already put their names forward vying to become the new leader of the UCP including Danielle Smith and Brian Jean. UPDATE: UCP caucus chair Nathan Neudorf released […]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

Lethbridge school parent frustrated with new K-6 draft curriculum

Many parents and educators protested the new Alberta draft curriculum at various sites across the province this past weekend, including at Lethbridge City Hall. Mel Lefebvre, a concerned parent says the fact that many school boards decided to not pilot the draft curriculum speaks volumes. “We’ve been saying it for years now since the idea […]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

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

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

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

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

Politics begin at the dinner table

Val Olson has a background in broadcasting. She is also a content creator and a concerned Alberta mother. Val says it appears right now that our premier, Jason Kenney, may be a little out of touch with Alberta families on a number of issues. She explains why in this interview. 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

NDP says doctor shortage requires action from UCP

NDP Finance Critic and Lethbridge-West MLA, Shannon Phillips, had a harsh message Tuesday afternoon for the newly appointed Health Minister Jason Copping. Phillips says the Alberta government isn’t doing enough to help out residents who have been experiencing a shortage of family physicians in the city. Phillips talked with two women who said they have […]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

Lethbridge businesses are hiring says MLA Neudorf

When it comes to recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic the economy in Lethbridge is doing better than other areas of the province according to Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf. He explains how many businesses are looking to fill vacancies. Neudorf also discusses with BCN’s Hal Roberts the potential of new COVID-19 measures being brought in […]Read More

NDP asking for farmer mental health crisis hotline

The NDP is calling on the Alberta government to implement a 24/7 mental health crisis support hotline for farmers in our province. The NDP is also renewing their proposal for the UCP to provide five insured mental health sessions for Albertans. NDP Agriculture Critic, Heather Sweet, was in Lethbridge discussing how she has been talking […]Read More

UCP firm on pay cut for healthcare workers

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Finance Minister Travis Toews visited Lethbridge discussing the current state of the Alberta economy. Kenney also addressed the ongoing negotiations with the nurses union in our province. Micah Quinn has the details.Read More

Kenney wants flexibility from Ottawa for child care deal

The Alberta government has put in $45-million to help families in our province that are earning up to $90,000 to assist with child care costs. $10-a-day child care negotiations, however, are still ongoing between the UCP and Ottawa. Four other regions have since signed agreements with the federal government for the $10-a-day child care program. […]Read More