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Lethbridge food banks receive close to $200,000

Those who are struggling to put food on the table in our city received some very welcome news today. A huge donation of just under $200,000 will be going to support the Lethbridge and Interfaith food banks along with the University of Lethbridge Students’ Union. BCN’s Micah Quinn chatted with Alberta Deputy Premier Nathan Neudorf […]Read More

Youth One raises $120,000 for Black Tie Gala

Lethbridge group called Youth One recently held their Black Tie Gala and raised $120,000 for the organization to help out youth in our community. Jordan Schellenberg, the CEO and founding partner of Youth One explained what the money raised will be going towards. “Every year, we need to sponsor at least 330 registered youth, regular […]Read More

Total of 38 local employers on hand for job fair

A total of 38 local employers were on hand to help host a job fair at the Lethbridge YMCA on Thursday. Staff from Teamworks Career Centre told us there were close to 300 potential job seekers who came by to look into what profession they might be interested in pursuing. “With the economy the way […]Read More

More than 400 plasma appointments to fill in Lethbridge over

Canadian Blood Services says there are more than 7,000 open appointments that need to be filled by April 10th to continue to meet patient needs. Here in Lethbridge at the Plasma Donor Centre, staff say more than 400 people are needed between March 30 and April 8. “The need for plasma is really rising here […]Read More

Lethbridge Rita’s Run paying tribute to woman who passed away

A Lethbridge woman is paying tribute to her sister who unfortunately passed away just over 20 years ago. Sandra Asuchak says the second annual in-person Rita’s Run will honour her late sister Rita Giardetti who lost her battle with mental illness. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, Asuchak looked back with pride for her sister, and […]Read More

Federal grocery rebate a disappointment for Lethbridge Food Bank

The federal government announced $2.5 billion dollars for a one time grocery rebate that will help out 11 million low-income Canadians during the 2023 budget. This means eligible couples with two children will receive a payment of up to $467, a senior would get $225 and a single person would receive $234. Mac Nichol, the […]Read More

Archery event brings in 120 people this past weekend

Close to 120 archery shooters descended upon the Lethbridge and District Exhibition this past weekend. The Southern Alberta Bowhunters Association hosted an event that showcased 3D archery. Brendon Degner, the president of the organization explained to us that archers shoot 3D foam animals. “You’ll essentially shoot the 3D animals, as I said, with the scoring […]Read More

Memorial Easter Egg Hunt pays tribute to Lethbridge mother

A special Easter egg hunt was held over the weekend to pay tribute to Sharon Kristjanson, a Lethbridge woman who passed away from cancer in 2016. Her daughter, Mallory Kristjanson, says there were over 4,500 eggs hidden by students from Catholic Central High School for the kids to find. She also said it was an […]Read More

U of L Jazz Ensemble paying tribute to classic video

A University of Lethbridge musical group is jazzed to make renditions of classic video games tonight at 7:30pm at the U of L Theatre. Josh Davies, the instructor of trumpet and jazz ensemble for the university outlined the old-school video games like Mario and Zelda that will be played. Some TV shows and science fiction […]Read More

BBB shines a light on National Puppy Day scams

Thursday was National Puppy Day. A chance to pamper our special four legged friends. It was also an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of people who are looking to purchase a precious pooch. That’s according to staff from the Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay. Wes Lafortune, the media and communications […]Read More

Lethbridge set to host Provincial Arm Wrestling Championships

Arm wrestling is a sport that appears to be growing in popularity, including right here in the city. Lethbridge is set to host the Provincial Arm Wrestling Championships in May to showcase the strongest arm wrestlers from across the province. The top arm wrestlers will also vie for a spot at Nationals in Cape Breton, […]Read More

Spinal surgery performed on conscious Lethbridge man

A Lethbridge man who suffered from terrible back pain for more than four decades is believed to be the first patient in Canada to undergo spinal surgery while conscious. Surgeon Dr. Michael Yang says he performed Todd Bene’s procedure in February at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary with a local anesthetic only. According to Alberta […]Read More

Seedy Sunday to showcase 18 local exhibitors

Seedy Sunday is a chance to learn about gardening, local food and the environment. The annual event put on by Environment Lethbridge will feature 18 local businesses as exhibitors. Kathleen Sheppard, the executive director of the organization, says more people are hoping to learn about growing their own food as the cost of living continues […]Read More

Unique model trains on display for Southern Alberta Model Railway

The Southern Alberta Model Railway Club held a special event this past weekend in Lethbridge to showcase the best in model railways and trains. The club currently has 28 members. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, model train enthusiasts celebrated their 50th anniversary last year and this year they opened up their unique hobby to the […]Read More

Save Our Churches Association pleading for a full reopen of

Chances are you have taken a drive past the historic St. Patrick’s Church in Lethbridge. The building is over a hundred years old, but was closed in 2011 by Bishop Frederick Henry, the previous Diocese of Calgary. It was only recently reopened for St. Patrick’s Day and the upcoming day of its consecration on September […]Read More

New report says Lethbridge ranks 24th in best cities for

A new study says Lethbridge ranked in the middle of the pack when it came to Canada’s best cities for students. According to a report by the Montreal-based data company, HelloSafe, Lethbridge finished 24th out of 47 cities. Kingston, Montreal and Vancouver cracked the top three spots on the list. Alexandre Desoutter, a spokesperson from […]Read More

Local athletes to receive Lethbridge Sport Council Achievement Awards

Members of the Lethbridge Sport Council unveiled 15 new winners of the organization’s recent Achievement Awards. Staff from the group said the awards celebrate the excellence of male and female athletes on and off the field during 2022. Tanya Whipple, the communication manager for the organization, talked about the special honour the 15 winners will […]Read More

Historic Buffalo Treaty signed at Lethbridge College

Stone Pipe Days took place at Lethbridge College with the official signing of the Buffalo Treaty on Wednesday. The original treaty was signed in 2014. Video Journalist Micah Quinn chatted with local Indigenous elders and staff from Lethbridge College about why Stone Pipe Days and the signing of the Buffalo Treaty is so vital.Read More

Lethbridge Moonlight Run prepping for 36th annual event

Runners in Lethbridge are ready to put their best foot forward for the upcoming 36th annual Moonlight Run taking place on Saturday at 8pm. The run starts at CASA in Downtown Lethbridge, loops into Indian Battle Park and then returns back to CASA. Shawn Pinder, the race director for the run told us the group […]Read More

Local historian awarded Order of the Crown of the Kingdom

A man who served 25 years in the Royal Canadian Artillery and who is now a legion member, Glenn Miller, was recently bestowed a special award called the Order of the Crown of the Kingdom of Belgium. That is one of the European nation’s highest honours. BCN’s Micah Quinn caught up with Miller to talk […]Read More

Lethbridge County discusses Canadian Agricultural Safety Week

It’s Canadian Agricultural Safety Week and farmers in our province are being given tips on how to stay safe while out in the field. According to The Canadian Agricultural Safety Program 114 people are killed and close to 1,500 are injured in farm-related accidents each year. Lethbridge County Reeve Tory Campbell said the organization is […]Read More

Myeloma flag raised at Lethbridge City Hall

March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. According to Myeloma Canada, the number of new myeloma cases diagnosed in 2022 were estimated at 4,000. With 440 of those patients located here in Alberta. Video Journalist Micah Quinn was at Lethbridge City Hall on Monday morning where members of a local myeloma support group raised a flag […]Read More

WHL superstar Connor Bedard expected to be first pick in

Chances are you’ve heard of Connor Bedard, a WHL star player with the Regina Pats who is projected to go number one in the upcoming NHL draft in June. Bedard is being mentioned in the same breath as superstars like Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the talented forward was in […]Read More