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

Roaring at E-Free's Summer Camp

Lethbridge Hurricanes new players

ARCHES "Mic Club" program gives young musicians a voice

Eighteen people arrested in Lethbridge drug bust

Seriously ill Lethbridge boy gets ultimate Toys "R" Us shopping spree

The cost of keeping your kid in the game.

Syphilis outbreak in Alberta

Dirty diapers, done dirt cheap?

Making a splash with synchronized swimming

Interfaith Food Bank celebrates 30 years

Fort Macleod sets stage for South Country Fair

Trip Planning like a Boss

What you can expect inside new Coaldale Rec Centre

Emergency Meeting Today after Desjardin’s Data Breach

Airline passengers now to be compensated for cancelled flights and lost luggage

Lethbridge represented in Miss World Canada

Bears: stop, drop or ROAR?

Allen Willigar traded in his past, to become a new creation

Hiker dies in the Crowsnest Pass

RCMP settlement to pay out an estimated $100 million

'Food for All' theme, inspires young artists to think about hunger issues

UPDATE:  Old Shoes Located.  Police thank the public for their assistance

Woman Assaulted

$11 million supportive housing funding for Lethbridge under review by UCP

Wedding season in Southern Alberta

How to dress like a Cowgirl

Cineplex sticks by decision to screen pro-life film 'Unplanned'

Downtown Lethbridge BRZ speaks amid tensions between ARCHES and businesses

Mayor Chris Spearman responds in wake of weekend protests

Lethbridge woman voices concern over son's stolen bike

Lethbridge Chief of Police announces resignation

Games: from Bored to Board

Crowd gathers to voice concerns about Lethbridge’s supervised consumption site

MyVictory Church opens fifth campus in Taber

Terminal cancer patient gets rid of tumor using cannabis

Brian Shields: bikes, birds and fighting cancer

Monthly unemployment rate down in Lethbridge-Medicine Hat

Bouldering: bruises and solutions

Lethbridge man assaulted on own property

Irrigation trouble at Legacy Park

Council gives the green light to off-highway vehicles on county roads

Summer Sun, Something to be Done

Downtown Lethbridge market is back

We All Have a History, Including Lethbridge

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Honoured

Courthouse update on Stephan retrial

Lethbridge Police officer not charged for running over deer

Fledglings: How to know when they might need help

Whoop-Up parade to honor Humboldt Bronco Logan Boulet

Disc Golf: take up a new summer sport

Why Our Fern Friends Matter

David Stephan takes the stand in retrial

Residents concerned of suspicious activity at north end home

Genesis Women's Program at Streets Alive Mission

Blackfoot flag raised at City Hall

UCP government passes Bill 9

Playing for God: faith, music and the blues

Mackenzie PGA TOUR calling for rain in Lethbridge

Rattlesnakes found at University of Lethbridge

Alternatives to “drink box water bottle sort of things”

Frightened, orphaned coyote puppies get help from Lethbridge's 'snake whisperer'

Canada's best junior disc golfer lives in Lethbridge

Drugged Driving Suit mimics impaired drivers reactions

Escape rooms and what you can expect

Feds finally approve the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Birthright to close doors after nearly four decades

National Indigenous Peoples Week hits YQL

Local VR post-production startup company finds success in Lethbridge

Cor Van Raay YMCA grand opening

Historical Week for the Blood Tribe

Mobile men’s clinic rolls into Lethbridge

Addiction, Life, Death, and Jesus

Antibiotics were administered prior to blood tests, court hears

Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Lethbridge Welcomes New Fire Chief

Canola Council maintains strong relationships with Asia

Father's Day Weekend Full of Fun at Fort Whoop Up

EXCLUSIVE: Movie Mill undecided on "Unplanned" Movie

Lethbridge Jazz and Blues Festival presents Sweet Inspiration Gospel Choir

Jupiter at its biggest and brightest

Project Paintbrush, making a difference one stroke at a time

Lethbridge man uses bees to treat Lyme disease

Coaldale receives big money for RCMP construction project

Law Enforcement Torch Run supports Special Olympics

It’s Environment Week, and it’s time for some trash talk

Lethbridge Plot Hop

Lethbridge honors veterans on D-Day

Attending physician takes the stand in Stephan retrial

Lethbridge Animal Shelter: Don't leave your pets inside hot cars

Paramedic had requested proper ambulance equipment one year prior to toddler’s death, court hears

Lethbridge among cleanest shorelines in Canada

Minister Josephine Pon at Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre

Naturopath who sold the Stephans echinacea said she recommended they take toddler to hospital

Nikka Yuko Garden to show Japanese Baseball history

Lethbridge Muay Thai champion going pro

Retrial for David and Collet Stephan underway

Young Spirit Music is for future generations

David and Collet Stephan seek stay in proceedings

The Lethbridge School District No. 51 District Powwow

Lethbridge Christian School groundbreaking

July 18, 2019

ARCHES "Mic Club" program gives young musicians a voice

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July 18, 2019

ARCHES "Mic Club" program gives young musicians a voice

July 18, 2019

Lethbridge Hurricanes new players

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July 18, 2019

Lethbridge Hurricanes new players

July 18, 2019

Roaring at E-Free's Summer Camp

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July 18, 2019

Roaring at E-Free's Summer Camp

July 17, 2019

Dirty diapers, done dirt cheap?

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July 17, 2019

Dirty diapers, done dirt cheap?

July 17, 2019

Syphilis outbreak in Alberta

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July 17, 2019

Syphilis outbreak in Alberta

July 17, 2019

The cost of keeping your kid in the game.

News Story Image

July 17, 2019

The cost of keeping your kid in the game.

July 17, 2019

Seriously ill Lethbridge boy gets ultimate Toys "R" Us shopping spree

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July 17, 2019

Seriously ill Lethbridge boy gets ultimate Toys "R" Us shopping spree

July 17, 2019

Eighteen people arrested in Lethbridge drug bust

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July 17, 2019

Eighteen people arrested in Lethbridge drug bust

July 16, 2019

Trip Planning like a Boss

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July 16, 2019

Trip Planning like a Boss

July 16, 2019

Fort Macleod sets stage for South Country Fair

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July 16, 2019

Fort Macleod sets stage for South Country Fair

July 16, 2019

Interfaith Food Bank celebrates 30 years

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July 16, 2019

Interfaith Food Bank celebrates 30 years

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Ben Matychuk

Ben was raised in Alberta, growing up in Edmonton before relocating to Lethbridge in 2015 following his television media education at NAIT. After a brief stint with Global Lethbridge, he left the media industry in March 2016, but rejoined in September 2017 when he came on with the Bridge City News team.

Hal Roberts

Hal is a veteran journalist with 30 years in the industry. He worked as a parliamentary reporter on the Hill interviewing federal leaders and cabinet ministers. Hal also covered the Ottawa terrorist attack in 2014, and has worked as an anchor/reporter in Toronto, Peterborough and Calgary. He worked as a reporter and anchor for business shows airing on BNN, Global and CHCH-TV. During his 10 year radio career he hosted a show called Roberts on the Road on KG Country. Hal was blessed to win a few awards in his career including one as senior producer for a TV show on human trafficking which aired on CTS.

Paul Arthur

Paul Arthur is a veteran broadcaster, including 17 years as the host of Miracle Channel's daily call-in talk show, ‘Insight' – interviewing expert guests from around the world in fields such as politics, family & social issues, education, entertainment, and open line programs. His media start came in radio with nine years of experience including stints in Regina, Medicine Hat, Calgary, and Lethbridge. Paul is the Weekend Anchor and Chase Producer for Bridge City News.

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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.