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

Waterton Lakes National Park prepares for the August long weekend

Lethbridge restaurant temporarily closes dining room due to COVID

U of L makes masks mandatory starting Aug 10

Vehicle Collides with Cyclist

Lethbridge Transit to resume Aug 4

Lethbridge takes part in World Day Against Trafficking

The Alberta Government cuts carrier permits for the trucking industry

Government scammers are getting bolder, and the Better Business Bureau is warning the public

Taber corn available early in southern Alberta

Make safety part of your long weekend plans

Lethbridge's Pet Food Bank open to help during COVID crisis

Alberta physicians vote no-confidence in Minister of Health

Lethbridge begins $10 million construction project downtown

Alberta Health Services alerts public about heat exhaustion and heatstroke

Pharmacists in Lethbridge administer COVID-19 tests

RCMP investigate death of 20-year-old at Stafford Lake

Provincial drug court coming to Lethbridge

Local sprint car driver talks driving career and COVID-19 challenges with racing

Lethbridge residents weigh in on potential mandatory mask bylaw

Heat wave could give southern Alberta farmers early harvest

Tourism Lethbridge new CEO is optimistic

Lethbridge College Be Fit For Life Centre delivers new summer camp options for kids and teens

Better Business Bureau warns about freelancer scams

City councillor posts Facebook poll on mandatory masks

Lethbridge McDonald's reopens less than 24 hours after finding employee tests positive for COVID-19

Family goes through cancer journey and starts fundraiser

Professional Bull Riding Canada comes to Lethbridge for live drive-in event

Coaldale 'Civic Square' questioned by some residents

Alberta families to receive more help during province's economic recovery

Students will head back to school starting in September

Rural doctor addresses racism and discrimination in letter to Premier

Lethbridge Fitness Collective teaches proper ways to workout for teen girls

Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf explains how kids going back to school will be protected

MLA Shannon Phillips responds to UCP back to school measures

Lethbridge city council to debate mandating face masks

AUPE unhappy with UCP back to school relaunch

Stuff the Bus campaign fills backpacks full of school supply items to help support students returning to school

Kids saddle up for horseback riding camp

Alberta schools set to reopen this fall

Coaldale RCMP seize large amount of stolen property

New West Theatre broadcasts one last radio play online and announces drive-in radio plays

Coaldale Copperheads name Doug Paisley head coach

COVID-19: Water Tower Grill temporarily closed

Lethbridge police investigate assault that left man in critical condition

BBB warns of new Amazon scam

Efforts still underway to remove Ice Explorer vehicle from Columbia Icefields.

Drive-in concert featuring Blake Shelton to be shown in Raymond

Nineteen-year-old Nobelford woman dies in head on collision on Highway 3

Lethbridge Native Sons 1974-75 team to be inducted into Alberta Hockey HOF

Members of the homeless population react to ARCHES closing its doors

Henderson Pool reopening July 19

Company brings forth speed dating in COVID-19 world

RCMP make arrest after vehicle flees police and crashes through fence.

Vet warns against dogs in hot cars

U of L researchers receive funding to combat COVID-19

Transit routes and fares to return Aug 4

Reaction to province pulling funding for ARCHES

New Leader As Coach program partners with Volunteer Lethbridge

Bikers Are Buddies looks to raise awareness about the impact bullying has on the community

ARCHES loses government funding after audit reveals mismanagement

Death in Galt Gardens non-criminal, according to police

Incidents of domestic abuse on men often go un-reported

Woman found dead in Galt Gardens was known to Soup Kitchen

Trader Tales comes to Fort Whoop-Up

Lethbridge Soccer makes its return

Lethbridge police seek public's help finding 15-year-old boy

Lethbridge Police respond to disciplinary hearing of two officers - put to rest misinformation that Phillips was followed

Former Parks and Environment Minister calling for investigation

The conversion therapy ban gets debated at City Council

Edmonton Eskimos remain under pressure to change name

Drive-in concert raises over $18,000 for mental health initiatives

Local pharmacy now offering COVID-19 testing

Emerging Tech Solutions For Business event looks to shine light on the agriculture industry

Galaxy Cinemas in Lethbridge Reopens July 10

Ready to Rise campaign has $1 million goal

Stan Siwik Pool to open July 11

Lethbridge Public Library planning for Word On The Street

COVID-19: City of Lethbridge lays out phase 2 restrictions

Two men charged following recovery of stolen vehicle and trailer

Seniors get heads shaved for Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre fundraiser

Farming Smarter Field School

Alberta farmers apply for additional hail insurance

General Collision responds to hail damage in Southern Alberta

New Fire Hall being built for West Lethbridge

How to adopt a storm drain in Lethbridge

Exhibition Park takes new measures to combat COVID-19 for Farmers' Market

Local churches excited to reunite with parishioners after long pause

Building Brains Together program helps out parents with kids

Cor Van Raay YMCA set to reopen July 18

Alberta Healthy Living Program goes virtual

Gord Bamford to perform drive-in concert in Lethbridge

Artist completes 35 paintings in 35 days during the coronavirus pandemic

The Grassy Mountain Coal Project poses threats to water in Lethbridge says Southern Alberta groups

The electric steampunk cello 6 years in the making

RCMP looks to youth for new advisory committee program

Incoming Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh

Merry Wives of Windsor play to be performed virtually

City of Lethbridge asks residents to avoid Old Man River

NHL in Edmonton to 'lift spirits' in the community

Premier Jason Kenney announces $150M funding for Highway 3 twinning project

July 31, 2020

Lethbridge Transit to resume Aug 4

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July 31, 2020

Lethbridge Transit to resume Aug 4

July 31, 2020

U of L makes masks mandatory starting Aug 10

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July 31, 2020

U of L makes masks mandatory starting Aug 10

July 31, 2020

Waterton Lakes National Park prepares for the August long weekend

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July 31, 2020

Waterton Lakes National Park prepares for the August long weekend

July 30, 2020

Make safety part of your long weekend plans

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July 30, 2020

Make safety part of your long weekend plans

July 30, 2020

Taber corn available early in southern Alberta

News Story Image

July 30, 2020

Taber corn available early in southern Alberta

July 30, 2020

Government scammers are getting bolder, and the Better Business Bureau is warning the public

News Story Image

July 30, 2020

Government scammers are getting bolder, and the Better Business Bureau is warning the public

July 30, 2020

The Alberta Government cuts carrier permits for the trucking industry

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July 30, 2020

The Alberta Government cuts carrier permits for the trucking industry

July 30, 2020

Lethbridge takes part in World Day Against Trafficking

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July 30, 2020

Lethbridge takes part in World Day Against Trafficking

July 30, 2020

Vehicle Collides with Cyclist

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July 30, 2020

Vehicle Collides with Cyclist

July 30, 2020

Lethbridge restaurant temporarily closes dining room due to COVID

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July 30, 2020

Lethbridge restaurant temporarily closes dining room due to COVID

July 29, 2020

Pharmacists in Lethbridge administer COVID-19 tests

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July 29, 2020

Pharmacists in Lethbridge administer COVID-19 tests

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.