The NDP out fundraised the UCP says legislative reporter.

 When it comes to fundraising, many times Conservative parties in Alberta usually outdo their competition…but not lately. According to legislative reporter, Tyler Dawson, the NDP out fundraised the UCP by a 2 to 1 margin. The NDP raised $1.2 million while the UCP apparently only brought in around $600,000. Dawson says the former leader of […]Read More

New rideshare/food delivery service launches in Medicine Hat

They have quickly gained popularity in recent years –  ridesharing and food delivery services.  And a new company in Medicine Hat is looking to take on big players like Uber, Lyft, Uber Eats, and SkipTheDishes.  The Medicine Hat-based 24/7 Rideshare Services is becoming a growing trend.  And that’s because the dollars stay in the hands […]Read More

Downtown eatery suffers repeated thefts of patio furniture

 A downtown Lethbridge restaurant is facing frustrations that go beyond the current restrictions the province has implemented. The Telegraph Taphouse posted photos on their Facebook page of their patio furniture being stolen.  Tracey Rogerson, General Manager of the restaurant, says it is frustrating because she has to repeatedly shop for new furniture to replace what […]Read More

Target Hunger Lethbridge seeks volunteers for 2021 food drive

On the second-Saturday of every June, Target Hunger Lethbridge hosts a food drive. Their volunteers collect donations from households in our city of the most wanted food items for our local food banks.  Volunteers are needed to help out in various areas. The Target Hunger Organizing Committee is hoping to involve as many people as […]Read More

Raffle to help pay for equipment and programs at LSA

The Lethbridge Soccer Association has fallen on hard times during the pandemic, which caused them to miss out on the 2020 outdoor season, and a majority of the indoor youth season. This year, the organization is hoping for good news regarding the upcoming outdoor season. Sam Heap, the Technical Director for the Association, says that […]Read More

Pronghorns basketball coach optimistic for fall season

University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s basketball coach, Jermaine Small, who was hired last March has yet to host a practice with his entire team. USPORTS, the governing body of university sport in Canada, has yet to release any information on return to play for fall sports. Coach Small is optimistic that his team will play, […]Read More

Pronghorns Athletics to retire two jersey numbers

It is a proud day for the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Athletics.  The school announced Wednesday that they are retiring two alumni jerseys of the basketball program. Perry Mirkovich from Lethbridge and Shawna Molcak from Cardston shared their excitement with BCN’s Ainsley O’Riley, as history was made. Read More

Mother’s Day gifts to be given out by Lethbridge group

When you think of a mother, words like nurturing, caring, and loving often come to mind. Mother’s Day is coming up on May 9th, and a local group in Lethbridge is making it their goal to ensure mothers in our community receive an incredible day. As Micah Quinn explains, care packages will be awarded to […]Read More

No plea entered at LPS Misconduct Hearing

Five suspended Lethbridge police officers involved in the dissemination of negative memes about their former bosses, made their first appearance today at a professional misconduct hearing, but won’t enter a plea until May. During the virtual hearing this morning, the five officers including Sgt. Jason Moulton, Cst. Keon Woroniuk, Cst. Matthew Rokkoff, Cst. Derek Riddell […]Read More

Restaurants struggle during Step One restrictions

Restaurants have been coping with Step One of Alberta’s relaunch strategy by putting together makeshift patios to accommodate customers while their dining rooms have been ordered to be temporarily closed.  Despite the province’s Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant, and money from the city to offset the costs of assembling patios and renting parklets, restaurant […]Read More

Petition creator speaks out on ‘Wanted Wednesdays’ Facebook posts

On Monday, Bridge City News delivered a story of an online petition that is aiming to end Lethbridge Police Service’s ‘Wanted Wednesdays’ Facebook posts.  The creator of the petition,  Paul Butler calls the practice “an outdated public shaming approach that has no place in modern policing and modern society.”  Lethbridge Police released in a statement […]Read More

MLM business owners see surge in online sales amid COVID-19

When you think of businesses that have thrived during the COVID-19 Pandemic, big names like Amazon, Walmart and Costco come to mind. But there are business owners that are generating big revenue in their own living rooms, kitchens, and basements. They’ve been around for decades,  Multi level marketing companies, also known as MLMs.  These companies […]Read More

The Taliban cannot be trusted says foreign affairs expert.

The U.S. is planning to pull out its military from Afghanistan by September the 11th which will be ending a 20 year war for the Americans. Our foreign affairs expert, Lisa Daftari, says the challenge for the Biden Administration will be working with the Taliban in Afghanistan whom she says cannot be trusted.Read More

Lethbridge College to submit schedule for fall sport

The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference, which governs the Lethbridge College Kodiaks, is working with the school to set up a return to play schedule. The ACAC granted approval to draft athletic schedules, with the optimism that sports will return in the fall. Kodiaks athletic manager, Todd Caughlin says the biggest benefit of these plans revolves […]Read More

Record highs in Alberta grain prices

Southern Alberta farmers are an integral part of Alberta’s economy. The current price of commodities such as canola, wheat, and barley is approaching record breaking highs. BCN’s Ainsley O’Riley spoke with the experts on why this is happening, and what Alberta farmers mean to the global market.Read More

Bon Jovi to rock the big screen for Raymond drive-in

The Town of Raymond has hosted a number of drive-in concerts since the pandemic began. Now they are joining forces once again with a classic rock icon, this time it is Bon Jovi. The concert is prerecorded and shown on the big screen. Each ticket that is purchased will allow one car, with up to […]Read More

Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce tackles the state of the fitness

Fitness centres were forced to shut down again in our city after the government of Alberta reverted back to Step 1 of the COVID-19 restrictions on April 6. The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual sit down Monday with owners of gyms in our community. The Chamber encouraged owners to voice their concerns about […]Read More

Drive-by celebration for closing of Dilo’s Pizza

A staple of the Coaldale community closed its doors for good on April 25th. Dilo’s Pizza had been serving residents of Lethbridge and Coaldale for over four decades. As Micah Quinn explains, a drive-by farewell was held at Dilo’s to celebrate and thank the restaurant owners for providing good food and company.Read More

LPS responds to online petition to end ‘Wanted Wednesdays’ social

An online petition is aiming to end Lethbridge Police Service’s ‘Wanted Wednesdays’ Facebook posts.  The posts which share the names, pictures, and information about the alleged offences and previous convictions of suspects are aimed to make the public aware that the suspect is at large. It also helps police to obtain information from the community […]Read More

Logan McCutcheon says first WHL goal is ‘lifelong dream’

With only a handful of games left in the WHL regular season, the Lethbridge Hurricanes are looking to finish the season strong. On Saturday the Canes were beaten by the Calgary Hitmen 7-2, but rebounded Sunday against Calgary 4-1.  Logan McCutcheon opened the scoring for the Hurricanes, his first Western Hockey League goal. “It feels […]Read More

The 44th year of art program for students

Students from school divisions within Lethbridge submitted works of art last year as a part of “Art’s Alive and Well In Our Homes!” This year, the program is called “Virtually Installed: Lethbridge Schools. Students. Art.” It will be moved to an online setting. Kathy Knelsen is the Art Show Coordinator, and she says the beautiful […]Read More

Pastor weighs in on COVID-19’s impact on mental health

It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a mental health toll on many of us.  Psychologists, counsellors and even pastors are dealing with an influx of people who need help navigating their way through this dark time.  Pastor Joel Klemick with Miz City Church in Lethbridge offers some tips on how to […]Read More

Camping amid COVID

As the days start to get warmer, many campers are itching to warm up their RVs for weekend getaways and staycations.  We spoke with the staff of Bridgeview RV Resort right here in Lethbridge to hear what COVID-19 precautions they are taking to keep everyone safe.Read More

Keep in Touch program expands provincially

 It’s National Volunteer week. A week each year that recognizes local volunteers. There is one specific program that has gone above and beyond during the pandemic. It is called Keep in Touch. Volunteers are connected with isolated seniors. As Ainsley O’Riley explains, the program has received lots of interest across the province.Read More

Journeywoman Start program comes to Lethbridge College

 Edmonton based nonprofit group Women Building Futures, is coming to Lethbridge. The group has received funding from the federal government for women in construction, and is partnering with Lethbridge College to implement a 12 week program. As Ainsley O’Riley explains, its objective is to empower women, and to provide essential skills in the trades field.Read More