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Trudeau wants Alberta to transition away from oil and gas.

Prime Minister Trudeau says he would like to see Alberta transition away from oil and gas. This obviously does not sit well with Premier Danielle Smith and the Alberta government. We asked our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson if Premier Smith would consider invoking the Alberta Sovereignty Within a United Canada Act to shoot down Ottawa’s […]Read More

UCP reveal new EMS program, NDP fire back

The Alberta government announced a new program to help free up ambulances and paramedics to more quickly respond to emergency situations. Alberta Health Services will now arrange for alternative transportation for non-medical patients to make sure that EMS can attend more urgent matters. These new modes of transportation would be in the form of transport […]Read More

Breaking down Premier Smith’s address

Our legislative reporter and the Alberta correspondent with the National Post, Tyler Dawson, says when it comes to a break at the pumps that Premier Smith says is coming for Albertans, it may be long term. Mr. Dawson will also discuss how the Alberta Sovereignty Act will be Premier Smith’s first order of business when […]Read More

Barnes open to returning to UCP caucus

Drew Barnes is an independent MLA in Cypress-Medicine Hat. He was booted from the UCP caucus about a year and a half ago. Barnes says with the new leadership under Premier Danielle Smith he would be open to returning to caucus if they share his values of helping to make life more affordable for Albertans. […]Read More

Tight political battlegrounds in Alberta

The Alberta provincial election is not until next May but according to political reporter Tyler Dawson the UCP has to shore up a lot of support between now and then. The latest polls suggest the UCP is trailing the NDP in popular support not just in Edmonton but in Calgary as well. Dawson shares the […]Read More

UCP hold annual general meeting near Edmonton

The Alberta United Conservative Party held their annual general meeting over the weekend in Enoch, located just outside of Edmonton. During keynote speech, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith took aim at Rachel Notley for her support of increases to the federal carbon tax, and Alberta Health Services for the shortage of health-care providers. Following her speech, […]Read More

Lethbridge MLA becomes minister for first time.

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith named her new cabinet. Of note…Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf becomes Deputy Premier and Infrastructure Minister. Other appointees noted below: Deputy Premier and Minister of Skilled Trades and Professions – Kaycee Madu Deputy Premier and Minister of Infrastructure – Nathan Neudorf President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance – Travis […]Read More

Was Smith the best choice and will she bring back

Alberta has a new Premier, the have the highest influx of Canadians moving in from other provinces, we have some of the lowest fuel and utility prices – and currently, our economy and research and development are firing on all cylinders.   BCN’s Jeannette Rocher chats with Western Standard editor Dave Naylor about if Danielle Smith […]Read More

More physicians on the way to Lethbridge

Lethbridge East MLA, Nathan Neudorf, explains how many family physicians are on their way to Lethbridge and why he is throwing his support behind UCP leadership candidate Danielle Smith. MLA Neudorf explains in this one-on-one interview with BCN’s Hal Roberts.Read More

UCP leadership candidate Smith’s popularity growing

Next month we will find out who the new premier of Alberta will be. The UCP will be choosing its new leader on October 6th. Many political experts say Danielle Smith is one of the front runners. Our legislative reporter Tyler Dawson says the support for Smith appears to be growing with party members. Read More

New poll says UCP would win if election was today

The UCP will be choosing its new leader on October 6th. Albertans will then be headed back to the polls next spring. Will the UCP remain in government or will Rachel Notley and the NDP get back in? A new poll by Leger asked Albertans if an election was held today who would you vote […]Read More

MLA says more doctors on the way

It appears as though more family physicians are on their way to our city. Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf says this should help alleviate the need for some who are in dire need of a doctor. Neudorf will also discuss how the province is working to address the labour shortage in a number of other […]Read More

Studying Alberta Provincial Police Force

The Alberta government announced a blueprint for a provincial police service that would add 275 frontline police officers to our province’s 42 detachments. Justice Minister, Tyler Shandro, says Alberta is still studying the potential of a provincial police force. He says it is sorely needed because the RCMP’s mandate is stretched far too thin. Our […]Read More

First UCP Leaders debate takes place in Medicine Hat, leaders

Seven candidates running to be the next leader of the United Conservative Party squared off in a heated debate last night at the HALO Air Ambulance Hanger in Medicine Hat. BCN’s Angela Stewart was there for the showdown and tells us, the candidates covered a variety of topics including the sovereignty act and Danielle Smith’s […]Read More

UCP candidate in hot water.

UCP leadership candidate, Danielle Smith, landed in a little hot water recently. Our legislative reporter Tyler Dawson explains it had to do with a comment she made about those dealing with cancer. She allegedly made claims you can control cancer before a Stage 4 diagnosis.  Read More

Travis Toews discusses physician shortage in Lethbridge

UCP leadership hopeful Travis Toews was in Lethbridge on Tuesday chatting about his leadership platform. Toews held a meet and greet at the Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre. The issue of no doctors accepting new patients in Lethbridge has been a hot button topic the past few years. The only clinic currently accepting new patients in Lethbridge […]Read More

Alberta government supporting more Ukrainian refugees

More than 3,800 Ukrainian refugees are making their way to Alberta. The Alberta government is giving those arriving after July 25th six months of temporary income assistance. Our legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, says the province continues to support those who are fleeing the war with Russia. He shares the details with BCN’s Hal Roberts. Read More

Rebecca Schulz gunning for UCP top job

A total of nine candidates are battling it out to see who will become the next Alberta premier and leader of the UCP. Rebecca Schulz, the MLA for Calgary-Shaw and former Minister of Children’s Services has thrown her name in the hat vying for the top job. Schulz was in Lethbridge on Tuesday campaigning in […]Read More

Political reporter discusses UCP leadership front runners

Political reporter and the Alberta correspondent with the National Post, Tyler Dawson, discusses who the front runners are in the UCP leadership race. The party will choose Alberta’s new premier in October. Dawson also talks to BCN’s Hal Roberts about the alleged bullying and disrespect volunteers with the provincial NDP have been receiving. He explains […]Read More

When are utility rebates coming?

Many of us here in Alberta have been wondering where those utility rebates are. The province said back in February and March that we would be receiving help with our natural gas and electricity bills as inflation has made life so much more difficult. We asked UCP Caucus Chair and Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf […]Read More

Alberta NDP demand more accountability, transparency from UCP on healthcare

Is Alberta’s health care crisis growing?  According to the province’s opposition NDP, it is.  Health Critic David Shepherd and Finance Critic Shannon Phillips quoted Health Minister Jason Copping saying that Alberta’s health care system is operating ‘near normal’. However they argue that this is not really the case. Bridge City News reached out to the […]Read More

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