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

Unique eats at Whoop-Up Days

Tooth gems at Whoop-Up Days

Lethbridge Council votes in favour of ARCHES

AUPE continues to protest Bill-9

Hundreds gather to support SCS and to protest against it

Tree Climbing Championships coming to Lethbridge

AUPE president blasts the UCP government saying Premier Jason Kenney is cutting and NOT creating jobs

Road to recovery

Lethbridge mayor calls closing down ARCHES 'bizarre'

Mom petitions to remove consumption site after child injured by needle

A Solution to nut-free school zones

U of L calls science building "best in the country"

Lethbridge Public Library celebrates 100 years

Trudeau guilty in SNC-Lavalin affair

Lethbridge community rallies against crime

Lethbridge Bulls look to avoid elimination

Corb Lund to record new album this week, set to hit Whoop Up Days stage

No Greater Love Music Festival

Farmers learn how to “food fight"

Fire crews respond to another blaze.

It's beginning to look a lot like Whoop Up

Barnwell Vegetable Garden ravaged by severe storm

Lethbridge MP speaks out over supervised consumption site concerns

Bikers Building Bridges hope to motivate the community

Lethbridge Corn Maze honours Juno Beach D-Day

Hail damage destroys farmer’s crops and equipment in Taber area

The story behind Hiroshima's paper cranes still unfolding

It's Bug Day at Birds of Prey

Lethbridge Bisons end season at Little League World Series in California

A new bridge for Highway 3 may be put on hold for awhile, but Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf says it’s for good reason.

Exciting graduation ceremony in Lethbridge

Sensory Deprivation Tanks

Commercial vehicle inspection in Lethbridge

AUPE members claim victory over UCP in Bill-9 battle

Back to school shopping and staying Green

Birds of Prey Centre unsettled about report

Lethbridge Jr. Bulls are happy to be home

One of the largest security breaches in Canada's history

Comet debris in the atmosphere

Helping the needy one veggie at a time

Homeowner believes guests were “cooking drugs” prior to explosions

Taber Golfer represented at Jr. Golf Nationals

Grab your bibs for some ribs

A Ride to Remember for Alzheimers

Lethbridge Ghostbusters prepare for big production

Do the rich get rich at the expense of the poor?

Explosion shakes neighbourhood in north end

Two local bakeries nominated as the Sweetest in Canada

Future golf stars coming to Lethbridge

Provincial union members protest Bill-9

United Way has selected 18 new partners

Homeschooling or Hallways?

Avoiding West Nile this summer

LPS curbing crime in the downtown core

Is the #AgeChallenge compromising your privacy?

AUPE members to protest Bill 9

Strike Out Hunger campaign back in the ball game

Town of Coaldale to lose its pool for the rest of summer

Restaurants unhappy with food delivery services, drivers

Lethbridge Police are investigating the sexual assault of a 51-year old woman

The Watch Program's Volunteer of the Month

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 claims she got rid of tumour 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

August 21, 2019

Tooth gems at Whoop-Up Days

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August 21, 2019

Tooth gems at Whoop-Up Days

August 21, 2019

Unique eats at Whoop-Up Days

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August 21, 2019

Unique eats at Whoop-Up Days

August 19, 2019

Tree Climbing Championships coming to Lethbridge

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August 19, 2019

Tree Climbing Championships coming to Lethbridge

August 19, 2019

Hundreds gather to support SCS and to protest against it

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August 19, 2019

Hundreds gather to support SCS and to protest against it

August 19, 2019

AUPE continues to protest Bill-9

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August 19, 2019

AUPE continues to protest Bill-9

August 19, 2019

Lethbridge Council votes in favour of ARCHES

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August 19, 2019

Lethbridge Council votes in favour of ARCHES

August 16, 2019

Lethbridge mayor calls closing down ARCHES 'bizarre'

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August 16, 2019

Lethbridge mayor calls closing down ARCHES 'bizarre'

August 16, 2019

Road to recovery

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August 16, 2019

Road to recovery

August 16, 2019

AUPE president blasts the UCP government saying Premier Jason Kenney is cutting and NOT creating jobs

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August 16, 2019

AUPE president blasts the UCP government saying Premier Jason Kenney is cutting and NOT creating jobs

August 15, 2019

U of L calls science building "best in the country"

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August 15, 2019

U of L calls science building "best in the country"

August 15, 2019

Mom petitions to remove consumption site after child injured by needle

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August 15, 2019

Mom petitions to remove consumption site after child injured by needle

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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.

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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.