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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

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