United Conservative Party of Alberta Opposition Critics

Finance & Treasury Board
Drew Barnes

Transportation
Wayne Drysdale

Solicitor General
Mike Ellis

Forestry
Dave Schneider

Community & Social Services, Democracy & Accountability
Nathan Cooper

Indigenous Relations
David Hanson

Culture & Tourism
Ron Orr

Electricity & Renewables
Don MacIntyre

Health, Emergency Response & Disaster Preparedness
Tany Yao

Education
Mark Smith

Environment & Parks
Todd Loewen

Municipal Affairs
Pat Stier

Children’s Services, Status of Women
Leela Aheer

Labour
Grant Hunter

Advanced Education
Wayne Anderson

Justice
Angela Pitt

Infrastructure
Glenn Van Dijken

Economic Development, Trade & Jobs
Richard Gotfried

Agriculture
Rick Strankman

Energy
Prasad Panda

Seniors & Housing, Multiculturalism
Prab Gill

Service Alberta
Scott Cyr

Property & Surface Rights
Wes Taylor

Christmas Around the World at SAEA

Phishing and Vishing and Smishing (Oh my!)

Statement from Conservative party Exec Dir. says Scheer did nothing wrong with funds used for private schools

Harder surprised by Scheer's resignation, but feels he was under too much attack

All Aboard the CP Holiday Train

Farming Smarter Conference and Trade Show

City Manager Resigns

Campaign provides gifts to seniors this Christmas season

Operation Red Nose wants to drive you home

No raises for Lethbridge mayor or councillors in 2020

Drug-related crime addressed at City Council

Don't put all your eggs in the green energy basket

Three Lethbridge middle schools will be Rockin' for the Red Cross

New restaurant to open at Lethbridge's Water Tower

Public versus Private Health Care

Fair Deal Panel, looking for input from Albertans

Chinook Regional Hospital accepting toys as payments for parking tickets

Ring the bell for the Salvation Army and help those in need

Downtown shopping initiative unveiled

Alberta received the support of Canada's premiers in regards to financial help

Meth is the new drug of choice says Interim Police Chief Scott Woods

YMCA of Lethbridge receives $100,000 from Cor Van Raay

School divisions present to Community Issues Committee on school bus operations

LPS quarterly report on The Watch, CPOs and PACT

Annandale House gets into the spirit of Christmas once again

Alberta puts freeze on photo radar as part of ‘cash cow’ review

How wasted food costs us time, money and resources

City of Lethbridge says it's ready to take on winter weather

Heavy snow and a winter storm hits southwestern Alberta

ARCHES director reacts to "misinformation" about supervised consumption site.

Lethbridge College Food for Fines marks 30th campaign

City Council moves forward with operational review

Reaction to city not renewing the School Bus Operations contract

City Manager to explore areas to cut back such as private owners for Enmax and private user fees for school buses

Exploring a Ward system not an option for City Council

Lethbridge City Council will not renew School Bus Operations contract

Man dies while ice fishing

Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner

'Tis the season of joy and germs

27th annual Angel Tree Christmas Campaign

SACPA: Did anyone win the 2019 Canadian federal election?

'Buy a Student Breakfast' program at the U of L

OHS trying to curb workplace bullying in Alberta

Lethbridge second highest taxed city in Alberta, according to city manager.

BILD report useful as "jumping off point" for City in Fiscal and Operational Performance Review

Lethbridge having stellar year for tourism

Threats emerge amid needle crisis

Lethbridge dog show hosts best in Alberta

Canada’s first craft cannabis and hemp supply chain coming to Taber

Outdoor skating rink now open in downtown Lethbridge

Alzheimer research at the University of Lethbridge

Christian singer Brian Doerksen interview

Canada's Health Care System

Diversity and Inclusivity Charter to be signed today in Lethbridge

Teen hit while crossing road on west side

In Alberta, 43 per cent of food bank visits are from single adults

Métis flag raised at City Hall in honour of Métis Week

Interfaith Food Bank says it's serving more children, and more single parent households than the national and provincial averages.

Two women charged with armed robbery

Christmas van giveaway

Celebrating Christmas at The Lethbridge Soup Kitchen

Interfaith Food Bank kicks off Kids in the Kitchen

'Lethbridge Vets' hockey sweater at the Galt Museum

Downtown Lethbridge introduces 'Heart of the Holidays'

NDP reveals taxpayers paid for $16,764 flight for Kenney, premiers and their wives

Can technology support efficiency in irrigation in agriculture?

Lethbridge College's ‘Be Ready to Save Lives’ campaign

Lethbridge College open house attracts near and far

Lethbridge Military Museum showcasing military history of over 100 years

Emotional aftermath of one soldier's service

Ontario banned cellphones in classrooms

SCS may not have funding in new year

Poppy flag raising at Lethbridge City Hall

Streets Alive thankful for generous support from community

2019 Royal Gala aims high

Lethbridge College cross country vie for National title

Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation revs up efforts for Remembrance Day

MADD's Red Ribbon Campaign

Resilient cystic fibrosis fighter has lessons to offer, and we're listening

Lethbridge City Council hears from opioid coalition

More than 600 pounds of candy collected during Halloween candy buy-back program.

Remix to ABC song causes social media outrage

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May...may be looking for greener pastures

Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews in Lethbridge

Royal Canadian Legion kicks off national student poster and literary contest

Poppy Campaign kicks off last Friday of October through Remembrance Day

The “Dad Tax” is gaining momentum

How ‘nerds’ created a billion-dollar industry

Tax on vaping to come in 2020

Shining a light on autism: the Rudics

United Way's 'Coats for Kids and Families'

BK117 STARS Air Ambulance retiring

Trick-or-treating alternatives in Lethbridge

Foreign Affairs Update

Lethbridge City Council supports motion for eight new police officers

Alberta Separation Sentiment Growing

Big bucks dished out on pet costumes

Streets Alive bringing help to the homeless in cold weather

Debunking myths around winter tires

Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services new recruit training

December 13, 2019

Harder surprised by Scheer's resignation, but feels he was under too much attack

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December 13, 2019

Harder surprised by Scheer's resignation, but feels he was under too much attack

December 13, 2019

Phishing and Vishing and Smishing (Oh my!)

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December 13, 2019

Phishing and Vishing and Smishing (Oh my!)

December 13, 2019

Christmas Around the World at SAEA

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December 13, 2019

Christmas Around the World at SAEA

December 12, 2019

Statement from Conservative party Exec Dir. says Scheer did nothing wrong with funds used for private schools

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December 12, 2019

Statement from Conservative party Exec Dir. says Scheer did nothing wrong with funds used for private schools

December 11, 2019

All Aboard the CP Holiday Train

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December 11, 2019

All Aboard the CP Holiday Train

December 10, 2019

No raises for Lethbridge mayor or councillors in 2020

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December 10, 2019

No raises for Lethbridge mayor or councillors in 2020

December 10, 2019

Operation Red Nose wants to drive you home

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December 10, 2019

Operation Red Nose wants to drive you home

December 10, 2019

Campaign provides gifts to seniors this Christmas season

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December 10, 2019

Campaign provides gifts to seniors this Christmas season

December 10, 2019

City Manager Resigns

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December 10, 2019

City Manager Resigns

December 10, 2019

Farming Smarter Conference and Trade Show

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December 10, 2019

Farming Smarter Conference and Trade Show

December 9, 2019

Don't put all your eggs in the green energy basket

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December 9, 2019

Don't put all your eggs in the green energy basket

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Michael Klassen

Michael began working in broadcasting in the early 1990s. His work has varied from the production of commercials, sports, music and home improvement programs for Monarch Cable, Access Television and Shaw TV. At Shaw TV he worked as a Senior Producer, and video journalist for a daily news program. In addition, he produced a program profiling U of S Athletes, and was a mobile producer for regional and national WHL hockey telecasts. Outside of the industry, Michael has worked in sales and project management.

Alexis Veenendaal

Alexis came to Lethbridge in 2011 with a passion for writing, which she cultivated at the University of Lethbridge with a B.A. of english. After graduating, she worked for an online digital marketing company as a social media manager, copy editor and graphic designer. She is an avid reader and writer, and is especially interested in stories about community, families and the growing professional community.

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, and raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette Rocher is a graduate of the Creative Communications program at Red River College in Winnipeg where she studied Broadcast Journalism. After completing an internship with the CBC and volunteering at Trinity Television’s “It’s a New Day”, she embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands (including Saipan). She covered a mass shooting that left five dead including two children, an Earth quake, the disappearance of two little girls, murder cases and other huge court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV.

Contributors

Brian Lilley

Brian Liley has covered politics across Canada for the last 17 years. Starting in radio Montreal covering local politics and the PQ government of the day before moving up to Ottawa. He spent five years as the Ottawa Bureau Chief for Canada's largest private radio network before helping launch Sun News Network where he hosted a show and wrote columns for the Sun papers. He currently hosts Beyond the News in Ottawa.

Catherine Furukawa

Catherine is a stay-at-home-mom to two young daughters in Lethbridge, Alberta. Catherine's formal training is in ministry which includes two years spent in Sydney, Australia and six years on staff as a Children’s Pastor back home in Canada. Her experience working with non-profit organizations and volunteering on several local boards and committees gives her a keen sense of the community & the opportunity to engage with Southern Albertans from all walks of life.

Ray Filion

Ray has been covering federal politics on Parliament Hill for TVA Television since 2006. Previously, he worked as an anchor, host, and reporter for Global News in Montreal and Quebec City and for TQS Television. Ray loves spending time with his family and following sports.

Tyler Dawson

Tyler Dawson is the Alberta correspondent for the National Post, based in Edmonton. A graduate of Carleton University’s journalism program, he was previously the deputy editorial pages editor at the Ottawa Citizen/Sun and has worked for the Edmonton Journal and the Quebec community newspaper the Low Down to Hull and Back News.

Lisa Daftari

Lisa Daftari is an award-winning investigative journalist focusing on foreign affairs with expertise in the Middle East and counter terrorism. She is a political analyst and commentator who frequently appears on Fox News, CBS, NBC, PBS, Voice of America and SiriusXM. She has been interviewed in Spanish, English and Persian (Farsi). Lisa also serves as director and founding editor of The Foreign Desk, a newswire service launched in late 2015 covering stories from around the globe.