Kelti Baird running for council with focus on local business

 A member of the municipal planning commission, and a previous member of the Galt board of directors in Lethbridge has decided to run for Lethbridge City Council in the upcoming municipal election. Kelti Baird is a local business owner, and says she has experienced barriers first hand, when it comes to getting started.  She told […]Read More

Alberta pastor speaks about time in jail.

On May 3rd, pastor James Coates from GraceLife Church in Spruce Grove Alberta is going to court for violating our province’s public health restrictions. Bridge City News has an exclusive 15 minute interview with pastor Coates discussing the time he spent in jail and a discussion about his upcoming trial. Pastor Coates says what he […]Read More

Slow Your Roll initiative rolls into 2021

A local man is asking drivers to slow their roll when they make their way through neighbourhoods. The Slow Your Roll campaign started last year after an unfortunate car accident that ended in the death of a 10-year-old in Lethbridge. Micah Quinn has the details.Read More

Grants available for community and nonprofit groups

Local community groups and nonprofits in our city are set to receive some much needed financial help. Applications for the Community Event Support Grant and Community Capital Support Grant are now being accepted by the City of Lethbridge. Lori Harasem is the Recreation and Culture Development Manager for the City, and she says that many […]Read More

Buying and selling real estate amid COVID-19

It may be a hot real estate market in Southern Alberta, but buying or selling a home amid a pandemic comes with its own challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown millions of people’s financial plans off the rails, and that certainly includes home buying.  Even amid economic and health restriction uncertainties, Jeff Reimer with Royal […]Read More

Author has tips for Loving Thy Neighbour

When it comes to loving your neighbor it is just about being neighbourly saying hi and loaning your neighbor your lawnmower? Lynda MacGibbon wrote a book called the vertical neighbour and she says when it comes to loving your neighbor it is so much deeper than that. Read More

Volunteers celebrated for Volunteer Recognition Day

Tuesday marks Volunteer Recognition Day. It salutes those in our city who dedicate their time to helping out in the community. Volunteer Lethbridge has been a staple in our city for 40 years, and they are highlighting and celebrating volunteers who make a difference. Chelsea Eastman is the Volunteer Program Manager for Volunteer Lethbridge. She […]Read More

‘No answers yet’ on Whoop-Up Days

Exhibition Park is home to plenty of Southern Alberta staples, including Whoop-Up Days.  The building is currently host to Alberta Health Services COVID-19 immunization centre. Alberta premier, Jason Kenney, announced recently his optimism for large scale events like the Calgary Stampede and Whoop-Up days. “As more people become immune, we will be able to get […]Read More

Walk to raise awareness and funding for lung disease

An Edmonton man will put on his walking shoes and make a 500 kilometre trek from Lethbridge to Edmonton from July 7th to the 23rd. He’s doing this to raise money and awareness in the battle against lung disease. As Micah Quinn reports, this Walk to Breathe fundraiser holds a personal meaning for this walker.Read More

How to communicate with Millennials

Growing up today can be a challenge. Throw in a pandemic and there are even more obstacles for young people to overcome. Josh Burnette wrote a book called Adulting 101 Book 2. He is a guy who owned a restaurant and worked with many Millennials. Josh says there is a perception when it comes to […]Read More

Trial begins for drug-smuggling suspects

A trial, following jury selection began Monday for a husband and wife accused of trying to smuggle cocaine into Canada at the Coutts border crossing in December of 2017. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized 84 bricks of cocaine, weighing 99 kilograms from the cab of a truck carrying a load of produce from California […]Read More

Will Alberta’s Relaunch Grant Help Struggling Businesses?

It’s no secret that businesses have been struggling since the pandemic started, but some establishments have found it extremely difficult to keep afloat particularly when the province repeatedly opens and shuts down. BCN’s Jeannette Rocher spoke with a local restaurant owner who says she’s thankful for the latest provincial grant (Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch […]Read More

Local youth discusses cart retrieval business

A local entrepreneur is collecting carts for cash. It all started for Braydee Dahl when he was just 15. The young man says that his business has allowed him to buy a truck and even pay for the insurance on it. Dahl has a partnership with five grocery stores in Lethbridge to pick up carts […]Read More

City of Lethbridge calling on Indigenous artists

The City of Lethbridge is calling on Indigenous artists to participate in a special project.  The city is in the process of community engagement for an ongoing public art program, which will see local artists’ work displayed throughout the city.  As Ainsley O’Riley explains, the vision of this project is to highlight specific calls to […]Read More

Biking fundraiser to fight kids’ cancer

Bike enthusiasts are being encouraged to don their helmets and jump on their bicycles for a good cause. The Great Cycle Challenge Canada raises money for programming and cancer research for sick kids who are battling the disease. Anyone in Canada can join in, including anyone here in Lethbridge. Last year the event had 52,000 […]Read More

Alberta farmers worried about the potential of coal mining

Farmers are facing a number of challenges today especially during the pandemic. That is according to Lynn Jacobson, President of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture. Another issue is coaling mining in the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Jacobson owns a mostly irrigated farm near Enchant, Alberta and he says that farmers are worried about […]Read More

Lethbridge man facing a total of 28 charges

 Lethbridge Police have charged 35 year old Wesley Johnson with numerous drug related offences. During a traffic stop on Wednesday, officers noticed activities consistent with drug trafficking and noticed that Johnson was also in possession of a loaded firearm. BCN’s Ainsley O’Riley reports.Read More

New fee for Alberta backcountry campers

As the weather warms up more and more Albertans are thinking about heading out and camping. You may have to bring a few extra dollars with you if you are heading out to the backcountry. Our legislative reporter Tyler Dawson says the province is bringing in a new fee for those who enjoy backcountry camping. Read More

Biodiversity to be documented for City Nature Challenge

Lethbridge is participating in its first City Nature Challenge. Residents can download the iNaturalist app, and then document the nature they find by taking a picture, and sharing it. The Resource Development Coordinator for the Helen Schuler Nature Centre, Curtis Goodman, says this is a great way to get outdoors and explore the vast beauty […]Read More

Brooks working towards expanding broadband internet

MacLeans Magazine came out with its top communities in the country in which to live and work in 2021. Coming in at number 9 is Brooks, Alberta. Brooks is the only city in southern Alberta to crack the top 10. Researchers based their results on incidents of crime, affordability, population growth, and internet accessibility. Brooks […]Read More