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Holiday Card Drive to bring smiles to faces of seniors

Christmas cards are being dropped off to those in need to ensure there will be smiles on faces this holiday season. Organizers of The Holiday Card Drive say they have handed out over 6,000 cards this year, smashing their goal of 5,000. The cards are distributed out to seniors, veterans and community members who are […]Read More

History of Indigenous veterans

Remembrance Day is also a time to honour our Indigenous veterans who have laid down their lives for Canada. Chuck Isaacs is Metis and a veteran himself, and he also serves as the president of the Aboriginal Veterans Society of Alberta. He would place the number of Indigenous veterans that have served our country between […]Read More

Veterans receiving help from OSI clinic

The issue of post-traumatic stress disorder has plagued many veterans in our community. A southern Alberta organization called Carewest Operational Stress Injury Clinic is providing help for veterans who have experienced an operational stress injury. During the year the clinic will average around 400-600 clients. Stormy Marshall, the senior manager of the clinic, says they […]Read More

Veterans banner project successful in first year

The Lethbridge Salute Our Veterans Banner Project was a huge success this year. A total of 80 banners were raised high and displayed in our city in different places like City Hall, the Cenotaph, the Legion and our city’s Airport. The banners featured a picture of a veteran and some information to showcase where they […]Read More

The importance of Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is just around the corner. It is a time we honour so many veterans who have fought for our freedoms. Jeff Alden served in the Canadian military for over 20 years. He is also the manager of the Lethbridge branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. I asked Mr. Alden why it seems the […]Read More

Victory Over Japan Day marks 77th anniversary

August 15th marks the 77th anniversary that Canadian Prisoners of War were liberated as part of Victory Over Japan Day. These brave soldiers were honoured on Monday morning in Lethbridge. Many in the Canadian military fought in the Battle of Hong Kong in 1941 during World War II and were imprisoned for four years until […]Read More

Kilo-9 Ride event to help out veterans

A new company is putting in the work to help out veterans here in our city. Kilo-9 Elite Training Lethbridge is hosting an event where motorcycle enthusiasts will be taking their bikes out for a spin to raise money for veterans in Lethbridge who are in need of a support dog. The veterans and dogs […]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

Applications needed for veterans banner project

The Lethbridge Legion is asking residents to submit an application for the Salute Our Veterans Banner project. The initiative will showcase veterans and their stories on light pole banners that will be displayed across the city. That will include the airport, City Hall, the legion, and the old train station. Glenn Miller, from the Veteran […]Read More

Banners to showcase stories of veterans

Beginning in October and running through Remembrance Day in Lethbridge, you will see a wide array of banners honouring veterans. The Lethbridge Legion’s “Salute Our Veterans” project will celebrate the soldiers who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice to make sure we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. Video Journalist Micah Quinn has the […]Read More

Members of Legion in Netherlands visit Lethbridge

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion in the Netherlands have made their way to the windy city for a special event this weekend at the Lethbridge Legion. Staff are inviting Lethbridge military enthusiasts to come down and listen to a presentation they will be making on the work they have done in their country and […]Read More

Canadian flag raised to honour National Flag Day

The Lethbridge Legion kicked off Tuesday with the announcement of National Flag Day. This day holds a special connection to 1965 as the branch was joined by members of the community to lower and raise the flag. BCN’s Micah Quinn explains the importance of National Flag Day for our country.Read More

Remembrance Day ceremonies coming up

Remembrance Day is quickly approaching and ceremonies will take place tomorrow as a time for us to reflect on the sacrifices veterans made to secure our freedoms. There is one event right here in Lethbridge and the other two in Coaldale and Stirling. The poppy campaign is also in full swing, and the legion is […]Read More

Lethbridge club to celebrate 100th anniversary

A veterans club in Lethbridge is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. Due to the pandemic, last year the club wasn’t able to celebrate, so now the Army Navy and Air Force Veterans Club is holding an event to truly honour the day. Adele Matthews is the President for the club, and she says that […]Read More

Honouring soldiers from the Battle of Hong Kong 80 years

A flag was raised in Lethbridge today to honour the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong. Close to 2,000 Canadians volunteered, after answering the call from the Prime Minister of Canada, William Lyon Mackenzie King in 1941. The soldiers were forced to surrender after the Japanese Imperial Army invaded Hong Kong and the […]Read More

Grant funding awarded to Stirling for cenotaph project

Veterans of Stirling are set to be honoured come the fall. The Village of Stirling was approved for a project that would see a new cenotaph being built right next to the town office. As Micah Quinn explains, the village made an application for funding, which was accepted to the tune of $25,000.Read More