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No from over 70 municipalities on Alberta police force

A new letter bound for the legislature has been signed by over 70 Alberta municipalities which disagree with the province’s plan to implement a provincial police force. There are mayors and politicians who have differing opinions on the matter however. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the potential decision to phase out the RCMP in Alberta […]Read More

Hootenanny turning junk into treasure

Sometimes one person’s junk is another’s treasure. That’s definitely the case for a new play called The Junk Show, which is being put on in Galt Gardens in Lethbridge. The group calling themselves Hootenanny are heading up the production. Video Journalist Micah Quinn has more on the captivating entertainment in the park.Read More

Canada Day celebration to be hosted by Interfaith Food Bank

The long weekend is nearly upon us and that means it’s almost time to get out and enjoy some family fun for Canada Day. The Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge is hosting a Canada Day celebration at Galt Gardens Friday. Danielle McIntyre, the Executive Director of the food bank says it’ll be nice to […]Read More

Shoes for Kids YQL bringing shoes to children in need

A majority of the time we take our footwear for granted. An initiative in Lethbridge is making sure that children and youth are able to receive solid footwear. The Shoes for Kids YQL campaign is entering its second year. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, last year the drive raised over $16,000. There were also 485 […]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

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

Oover 1.5 million keys located by War Amps

The War Amps has provided services for those who are missing limbs since the first World War ended in 1918. The organization launched its campaign to send out key tags across Lethbridge and southern Alberta to help people recover their lost keys. Video Journalist Micah Quinn has more on the campaign and how a current […]Read More

Lethbridge Pride Parade back in-person after two years

The Lethbridge Pride Parade took place over the weekend. A large number of vehicles were decked out to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in our city. Over 1,000 people attended the event along with the subsequent Pride in the Park activities. Walkers started at the Civic Ice Centre and ended at Galt Gardens. Lane Sterr, the […]Read More

First of its kind walk-in clinic for Lethbridge

A new pharmacist-led health clinic will be launching in Lethbridge and it will be the first of its kind in Alberta. The clinic will be located at the Superstore off of Mayor Magrath Drive. Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping was in Lethbridge earlier today to make the announcement. BCN Video Journalist Micah Quinn has the […]Read More

Lethbridge Dragon Boat Festival sailing into weekend

The Dragon Boat Festival isn’t your typical boat racing event. It features unique dragon head designs on the front of the boats. The event is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Lethbridge. The festival was started by a group of women who battled breast cancer and came together to create a dragon boat team. Diane Randell, […]Read More

Social issues top of mind for Lethbridge residents in new

A new phone survey to showcase what Lethbridge’s most pressing issues are was presented at a Governance Standing Policy Committee Meeting on Thursday. The results will be presented to Lethbridge City Council at a later date. A total of 400 residents aged 18 and older participated in the study. The main feedback items include top-of-mind […]Read More

Nobleford food pantry addressing food insecurity

The Town of Nobleford has now joined a growing list of small communities in creating a free little pantry. They offer food judgement free for those who need it. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the creators of the pantry say this is a great option for people as the town doesn’t have access to a […]Read More

Festival Square now open in downtown Lethbridge

The official grand opening of Festival Square Market Plaza in Lethbridge took place on Wednesday morning. City officials marked the exciting day with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Video Journalist Micah Quinn has more on the project that will provide entertainment and events in our city’s downtown core.Read More

2022 Southern Alberta Summer Games ready for July

Cities from across our province are set to host the 2022 Southern Alberta Summer Games. The event will also be held in Lethbridge, with a variety of sports to choose from. Anyone can register online and staff from the Lethbridge Sport Council say the games are important for our entire community. “Instead of the traditional […]Read More

Lethbridge marks National Indigenous Peoples Day

Tuesday marked National Indigenous Peoples Day. Here in Lethbridge there were multiple events taking place at the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College to honour our First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the day kicked off with a round dance full of soaring melodies and beating drums.Read More

Steak cooking tips for Father’s Day

A lot of people have different ideas on how to cook a good steak. With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday you might be thinking of making a meal for your papa. Katie Tokaruk, the owner of Wild Bros Meat and Cheese in Lethbridge says there are multiple ways to cook a steak to make […]Read More

Opioid recovery camps to begin June 25th

An advocate from Lethbridge says he has finally brought forth his vision of what he thinks will help out those who are battling addiction in our city. Alvin Mills says recovery camps will be set up on the Blood Tribe on private land. Blackfoot members will have to be four days sober in order to […]Read More

Lithium battery tips to keep from catching fire

Chances are most people wouldn’t think twice about lithium batteries being a danger when charging them. Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services is warning about two fires connected with lithium batteries that were being charged and caught fire. Adam Saturley, a Fire Prevention Officer with the city has some tips on how to best protect yourself […]Read More

Benefits of virtual reality discussed at SACPA

The world is changing and the introduction of virtual and augmented reality has streamlined the way businesses and schools operate. A recent presentation at SACPA in Lethbridge highlighted the growth of the two in the technology sector. Video Journalist Micah Quinn has the details on some exciting ways virtual and augmented reality is truly helping […]Read More

New chapter in the lives of Ukrainian family

A Ukrainian family has made the trek from their war torn country to the city of Medicine Hat after fleeing the violence of the Russian invasion. The family has now settled into the community and have been working with a local church to start a new chapter. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, the family mentioned […]Read More

New phishing scam on the rise through texts

More than one million homes and businesses in Alberta are now eligible for electricity rebates thanks to the Alberta government. The Electricity Rebate Program will provide $150 in total energy rebates with $50 for three consecutive months all through energy retailers. With good news also comes those who see an opportunity. Wes Lafortune, the Media […]Read More

Yates Theatre prepping for Kirb-Fest

A multicultural concert event will be making its way to our city this weekend. Kirb-Fest will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to the Yates Theatre. Willy Big Bull is an artist who will be performing at Kirb-Fest. He says he got his start performing in front of live audiences at funerals playing sombre and […]Read More

Pandemic showcases drop of 31,000 regular blood donors

National Blood Donor Week began on Sunday. Canadian Blood Services says throughout the pandemic the number of people who donate blood regularly has dropped by 31,000. The organization is in need of 100,000 new donors for blood, plasma and platelets. Brenna Scott, the Business Development Manager with the group, says they are trying to recruit […]Read More

Global crime index report places Lethbridge 49th

Two Alberta cities have landed in the top 100 when it comes to crime. According to a report done by Numbeo, Lethbridge placed 56th on the list and Red Deer ranked 67th. The worst of the Canadian cities was Surrey, B.C. which landed in the 49th spot. Numbeo creates a database for quality of life […]Read More

Construction zone safety in Lethbridge

The City of Lethbridge is reminding motorists to slow down and drive carefully in construction zones. There is currently work being completed in different areas of the city including Mayor Magrath and Scenic Drive. City staff and the Lethbridge Police Service say it is important to ease up on the gas pedal in these zones […]Read More

Lethbridge school puts on fiesta party

Students at Coalbanks Elementary School in Lethbridge used their best singing voices and dance moves on Wednesday night. A special event showcased over 200 students and parents at the school. Video Journalist Micah Quinn has the details on the eventful night that highlighted a school program with a Spanish and English flair.Read More

Activities for Environment Week

Environment Week is well underway and Environment Lethbridge has been hosting events honouring the environment. This is the first year for these activities since 2019 due to the pandemic. Thursday will feature an event on local Indigenous plants and on Friday Blackfoot speakers will teach on how to learn from the land from their cultural […]Read More

Vote to stop paid parking at Enmax Centre shot down

The issue of paid parking at the Enmax Centre has been a hot button talking point lately. City council voted in May to move forward with a five dollar paid parking idea at the event centre starting in September. Lethbridge Councillor John Middleton-Hope filed a motion to city council asking them to rescind paid parking […]Read More