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

Sparta House gives those struggling with mental illness a sense of ownership and belonging

Election 2019: Lethbridge candidates in it for the long haul

U of L hosts Canada West Rugby

Lethbridge Mayor Speaks Out

Mayor Chris Spearman at SACPA

Live fire training for new recruits

Search warrant collects evidence from Lethbridge house

Logan Boulet honored at annual tournament

Construction begins at Legacy Park

Whooping cough outbreak declared in parts of Lethbridge

Dealing with Depression and Anxiety

Male attempted to abduct young girl twice

Municipal Tax Relief program brings historic investment

Crown appeals Stephan ruling

Credit info of Canadians Exposed in TransUnion Data Security Breach

Children being solicited online to cheat in school

Fire Prevention Week honours Lethbridge heroes

Lethbridge Pro-Life benches under judicial review

Bearing the brunt of China's ban on pork

SACPA session, Helping Vulnerable People Recover

Northside House Fire

Lethbridge Livestock Expo

Fire Chief for a Day winner is grade 1 student Madisyn Wright

Blue Rein Ranch integrates animals into the therapy process

Streets Alive hosts day of thanks

AHS warns of whooping cough

Discussing issues impacting Indigenous communities

Local candidates share at the Yates

Chinook Regional Hospital adds midwifery services

Community Peace Officer vehicles to make its debut

BILD Lethbridge eager to recycle

Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape

Tight race can spell trouble for Trudeau Liberals

Chillin' for Charity at the U of L

Lethbridge council approves housing strategy

Lethbridge Conservative Candidate Rachael Harder

Sisters in Spirit Day at Lethbridge College

AUPE continues to fight back against the government's Bill 9

Taber all candidates forum gets heated

Apps to watch out for on your kids' phones

Cavendish Farms officially open

Energy, utilities, and consumers being over charged?

Devin Dreeshen and Tanya Fir on Economic Development

Churchill festival welcomes community

Orange Shirt Day at Lethbridge College

Brian Lilley Political Contributor

Lethbridge candidate for the Christian Heritage Party Marc Slingerland

Medicine Hat man charged with sexual offences

Cozens calls the NHL 'surreal experience'

Shovel for Hire

AMA backed up 16 hours as they were firing on all cylinders Monday through snow storm

Environment Canada says 45-55 centimetres of the cold stuff has fallen over our city in the past day and a half.

Candidates address seniors concerns

Political Science Professor pipes in on the federal election campaign

10th Annual Citizen Walk About

SACPA discusses ARCHES Indigenous Recovery Coach Program

Supervised Consumption Site statistics

Worlds Imagined: The Maps of Imaginary Places

LPS warns of CEO fraud

CP Rail Canada talks safety

9th annual 9/11 stair climb preview

Goats, the latest weapons in the war against wildfire

Ainsley O'Riley prepares for Lethbridge 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Lethbridge Police Victim Services recruiting volunteers

Lethbridge Christian Heritage Party Candidate Marc Slingerland

Calen Addison back with Lethbridge Hurricanes

Lethbridge NDP candidate Shandi Bleiken

Lethbridge Liberal candidate Amy Bronson

Lethbridge Police reporting a significant increase in B&Es

Life-like mannequins at Lethbridge College

Alberta Culture Days

Lethbridge straps in for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event

Lethbridge Hurricanes home opener

Harder discusses campaign issues

Students participate in Terry Fox Walk

Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder responds to Trudeau's brownface photo

David and Collet Stephan found not guilty in death of son

Lethbridge College enrolment up seven percent from last year

Lethbridge College students to design new city flag pole

Minister of Education visits Coalbanks Elementary School

Rural Albertans do not feel safe

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign

Oldman River Health Advisory Council

Reconciliation Week kicks off with flag raising at City Hall

U of L opens Science Commons building with "Big Bang" celebration

Rachael Harder talks SCS and Carbon Tax

Lethbridge Police investigating assault

Alberta Mid-Sized Cities Mayors' and CAOs' Caucus

Police Chief emotional on final day

Lethbridge honours 9/11 first responders

Funding boost to battle opioid crisis in Alberta

World Suicide Prevention Day: impacted spouse speaks out

Pronghorns Hockey is back

Lethbridge Police charge male in stabbing incident

Lethbridge Sea Cadet Corps looking for more members

Charges laid at Pee-Wee hockey game in Lethbridge

Park ‘n’ Ride transit terminal celebrates grand opening

Judges side with the Alberta government

Emotions ran high at Supervised Consumption Site meeting

LPS reminds to slow down in school zones

October 18, 2019

Lethbridge Mayor Speaks Out

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October 18, 2019

Lethbridge Mayor Speaks Out

October 18, 2019

U of L hosts Canada West Rugby

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October 18, 2019

U of L hosts Canada West Rugby

October 18, 2019

Election 2019: Lethbridge candidates in it for the long haul

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October 18, 2019

Election 2019: Lethbridge candidates in it for the long haul

October 18, 2019

Sparta House gives those struggling with mental illness a sense of ownership and belonging

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October 18, 2019

Sparta House gives those struggling with mental illness a sense of ownership and belonging

October 17, 2019

Search warrant collects evidence from Lethbridge house

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October 17, 2019

Search warrant collects evidence from Lethbridge house

October 17, 2019

Live fire training for new recruits

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October 17, 2019

Live fire training for new recruits

October 17, 2019

Mayor Chris Spearman at SACPA

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October 17, 2019

Mayor Chris Spearman at SACPA

October 16, 2019

Dealing with Depression and Anxiety

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October 16, 2019

Dealing with Depression and Anxiety

October 16, 2019

Whooping cough outbreak declared in parts of Lethbridge

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October 16, 2019

Whooping cough outbreak declared in parts of Lethbridge

October 16, 2019

Construction begins at Legacy Park

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October 16, 2019

Construction begins at Legacy Park

October 16, 2019

Logan Boulet honored at annual tournament

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October 16, 2019

Logan Boulet honored at annual tournament

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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.