United Conservative Party of Alberta Opposition Critics

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Transportation
Wayne Drysdale

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Mike Ellis

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Dave Schneider

Community & Social Services, Democracy & Accountability
Nathan Cooper

Indigenous Relations
David Hanson

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Ron Orr

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Don MacIntyre

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Tany Yao

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Mark Smith

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Todd Loewen

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Pat Stier

Children’s Services, Status of Women
Leela Aheer

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Grant Hunter

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Wayne Anderson

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Angela Pitt

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Glenn Van Dijken

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Richard Gotfried

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Rick Strankman

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Prasad Panda

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Prab Gill

Service Alberta
Scott Cyr

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Wes Taylor

Local movie theatre needs your help

Lethbridge native presents at prestigious conference

Road closure required on 5 Ave. S for tree pruning

Boulet family will drop the puck for organ donation

Netflix expansion gives Lethbridge filmmakers hope

Valentine's Day 2019 is more than just cards and flowers

Lethbridge Hurricanes find temporary home

Blind Bowling League gains popularity in Lethbridge

Pet-Friendly Shopping

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The High Cost of Shoplifting

Hoarding in Lethbridge

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U of L awards first ever Indigenous chancellor

Lethbridge Kodiaks fight Mental Health

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Former LCI Ram Brings the Grey Cup Home

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Picture Butte to hold meeting and tackle Rural Crime

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Last Minute Christmas Shoppers

How to build an energy sustainable home

Terminal Cancer Patient Refuses to take Chemotherapy

LCI Football Player Isaiah Bagnah to Boise State

Drug Crisis and Domestic Violence in Lethbridge

Giving Tuesday in Canada

Lethbridge Council Addresses Environmental Need

Alberta Students May Not See Increase In Tuition

WWII Veteran Walter Huff shares his story

LCI Rams Eliminate Raymond Comets

Ride into Christmas with Therapeutic Horses

'Wonderful' Shopping Experience in Lethbridge

Local greenhouse says it's reducing e-coli outbreaks

Conference Covers Opioid Crisis and Cannabis

Mental Health Support at Lethbridge College - Full Interview

UFA Opens Doors in Fort MacLeod

Ottawa's New Gun Control Bill

Most Southern Albertans Not Getting Enough Exercise, says AHS

Local Charities Join Forces

Cirque du Soleil Hits Lethbridge

Cartoonist Shares Local Art

Virtue & Moir, Stojko and Chan Stop in Lethbridge

Update from Ryan Vandervlis

Thank You Canada Tour

Lethbridge Handmade Market

Neuroscience Professor Speaks on Seasonal Affective Disorder

Nathan Neudorf - Switching Constituencies - Full Interview

Local Filmmakers Receive $50,000 for Documentary

Local Pastor Says Spiritual Leadership is Important for Canada

Study Shows Lack in Physical Literacy Among Canadian Children

Free Admission to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

AMA's Randy Loyk - Preparing Vehicle for Winter - Full Interview

Soccer Player Loses Leg, Says She'll Be Back

Addictions Recovery Day

Grand Opening of MyCityCare

Coaldale Copperheads Season Preview

Local School Has a Special Terry Fox Run

The Organic Dispute: Short Documentary - Part 5

The Organic Dispute - Short Documentary - Part 4

The Organic Dispute: Short Documentary - Part 3

The Organic Dispute: Short Documentary - Part 2

The Organic DIspute: Short Documentary - Part 1

Calgary Man Sets New Record in 50 k.m. Race

Parents Use Car Wash to Help 5-Year-Old Son with Autism

Making Dreams Come True

Best Bar None in Lethbridge

Vegan at Whoop-Up Days?

Claresholm Rancher Feeling Effects of Drought

Historic Vision Restored for North Lethbridge

Whoop-Up Days 2018 - Day 2

Council Supports 2020 Memorial Cup Bid

Slo-Pitch Championship

Woman Loses Everything

LPS Commercial Vehicle Inspection

Cst. Paolo Magliocco - Online Job Scams - Full Interview

Online Job Scams

Lifeguard Health and Safety

Angela Zuba - UCP Nominee - Extended Interview

Nathan Neudorf - UCP Nominee - Extended Interview

Bryan Litchfield - UCP Nominee - Extended Interview

Lethbridge-East UCP Nominees

New Hunting Regulations

Dr. Supriya Sharma - Epipen Shortage - Full Interview

Martin Nordstrom - Water System Tampering - Extended Interview

Signy Arnason - Teenage Sextortion - Full Interview

Evidence Found of Water Pipeline Tampering

Leaked Emails Between Spearman, Councillor Mauro

Martin Thomsen - Lethbridge Homelessness - Full Interview

Contamination at Henderson Pool

Documentary Series Coming Soon

Businesses Around ARCHES Speak Out

You Can Shape Downtown Lethbridge Future

Andrew Scheer - Full Interview

Drug Crisis & Needle Debris Meeting

City Councillor Shows Garbage Dump

Southern Alberta Summer Games Opening Ceremony

February 20, 2019

Road closure required on 5 Ave. S for tree pruning

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February 20, 2019

Road closure required on 5 Ave. S for tree pruning

February 20, 2019

Lethbridge native presents at prestigious conference

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February 20, 2019

Lethbridge native presents at prestigious conference

February 20, 2019

Local movie theatre needs your help

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February 20, 2019

Local movie theatre needs your help

February 19, 2019

Netflix expansion gives Lethbridge filmmakers hope

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February 19, 2019

Netflix expansion gives Lethbridge filmmakers hope

February 19, 2019

Boulet family will drop the puck for organ donation

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February 19, 2019

Boulet family will drop the puck for organ donation

February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day 2019 is more than just cards and flowers

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February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day 2019 is more than just cards and flowers

February 13, 2019

Blind Bowling League gains popularity in Lethbridge

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February 13, 2019

Blind Bowling League gains popularity in Lethbridge

February 13, 2019

Lethbridge Hurricanes find temporary home

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February 13, 2019

Lethbridge Hurricanes find temporary home

February 7, 2019

Lethbridge Soup Kitchen sees increase with cold weather

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February 7, 2019

Lethbridge Soup Kitchen sees increase with cold weather

February 6, 2019

Young Farmers hear from Experts in Lethbridge

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February 6, 2019

Young Farmers hear from Experts in Lethbridge

February 2, 2019

Braving the Frigid Waters in Support of Special Olympics Athletes

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February 2, 2019

Braving the Frigid Waters in Support of Special Olympics Athletes

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Ainsley O'Riley

Originally from Ontario, Ainsley started her broadcasting career at the age of sixteen with Rogers TV. She is a graduate of the College of Sports Media in Toronto and has previously worked with TSN on The Jay and Dan show, and Canada Laughs on Sirius XM. She has also worked for the Canadian Football League. She is looking forward to connecting with the community.

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. Hal has covered the Ottawa terrorist attack in 2014, and has worked as an anchor/reporter in Toronto, Peterborough and Calgary. Hal calls the Stampede City his hometown. 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.

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Michael Coren

Michael Coren is a British-Canadian columnist, author, public speaker, radio host and television talk show host. He hosted the talk show The Michael Coren Show on the Crossroads Television System from 1999 to 2011 when he moved to the Sun News Network to host an evening talk show, The Arena with Michael Coren, from 2011 until the channel's demise in early 2015. He has also been a long-time radio personality on Toronto talk radio station CFRB.

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.

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.

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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.