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

Bomb threat at Lethbridge College a hoax

Why did the coronavirus spread so quickly?

Home security gadgets to monitor your home from afar

Lethbridge East MLA Neudorf discusses funding Lethbridge may receive

School Safety Patrollers skate with Lethbridge Hurricanes

Yellow Bench Offers Hope

Spearman discusses importance of supervised consumption site

Human Trafficking is still a problem

U of L dedicates Elders Room to late Elder in Residence

A Painter's Paradise Exhibit at the Galt Museum

Students react to death of former NBA All Star Kobe Bryant

SCS provides link to hundreds of existing users, says Mayor Chris Spearman

Albertans at low risk for coronavirus, chief medical officer says

Reaction to Kenney announcement on SCS

Tax break for volunteer firefighters

Community advocate reacts to Kenney’s comments on SCS

SACPA: Hydrogen could be pivotal in Alberta’s trajectory of change

Aqua Steam Services & Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce

Reaction to Kenney saying province may close or relocate SCS

Mental Health in the workplace

Nominations are open for Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame

How to help someone with dementia

Who is going to become the next Conservative Party of Canada leader?

Lethbridge man who experienced homelessness gives back to those in need

AUPE members protest outside Chinook Regional Hospital

Indigenous Culture Centre feasibility study results

Chamber broadband survey results

Urban social issues study

Government spending today is impacting our future

Operation Heat Freeze

Dangers of not recycling materials properly

Man witnesses neighbour's car stolen from driveway

21st Annual Tiffin Conference

SACPA: Climate Change, Hunger and Migration

Locals celebrate the grand re-opening of the Buchanan Library

New Crime Suppression Team hits the streets

Cozens and Addison reflect on 2020 IIHF gold medal win

Canadian universities honour the 176 lives lost on Flight 752

Keeping kids warm during a polar vortex

Starting a fitness routine

Runners Soul & Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce

Cold weather leads to water main breaks

January marks Alzheimer's Month

Lethbridge crafter organizing aid for Australia animal rescue

Local Iranian feels for the families impacted by the shooting down of Ukrainian passenger plane

What is fueling anti-Semitism?

Was it human error that brought down Flight 752?

City Council appoints interim city manager and Lethbridge Public Library gets 90K boost for security

Community hosts food drive to support family of child with cancer

University of Lethbridge receives donation totalling $400,000

City of Lethbridge shares Redevelopment Plan with Westminster neighbourhood residents

Four dead on Taber highway

Phillips has a message for Kenney

Alberta's flu season underway, AHS encouraging vaccination

Heart of our City Committee Grants awarded to 21 events

Lethbridge Shelter not only providing warm clothes but intox beds.

Streets Alive in need of donations

Brick-and-mortar retail isn’t dead

Resolution to quit smoking? Tips for winning at quitting

Advanced Ag & Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce

SCAN Unit shuts down another Lethbridge Drug House

How to stick to your fitness resolutions

Australia fires: Canadian firefighter says devastation widespread

Christmas and New Year’s Check Stop results

Pastor discusses his book for a successful marriage

Tensions escalate between the U.S. and Iran following death of Iranian General Soleimani

Community bands together in wake of child's cancer diagnosis

New year's resolutions at Lethbridge College

School makes largest ever single donation to Coaldale Food Bank

Toys for Tickets campaign, a huge success

Public sector workers better off in Alberta than other provinces?

Canadian Blood Services in Lethbridge needs 340 donations before January 5

Operation Christmas Stocking at Chinook Regional Hospital

Canada's role in NATO

The Watch Program helping business owners

Could help for Alberta be on the way?

One-on-one with Calgary Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner

Drug House Shut Down

Partnership benefitting Southern Alberta Blackfoot youth

Christmas Around the World at SAEA

Phishing and Vishing and Smishing (Oh my!)

Statement from Conservative party Exec Dir. says Scheer did nothing wrong with funds used for private schools

Harder surprised by Scheer's resignation, but feels he was under too much attack

All Aboard the CP Holiday Train

Farming Smarter Conference and Trade Show

City Manager Resigns

Campaign provides gifts to seniors this Christmas season

Operation Red Nose wants to drive you home

No raises for Lethbridge mayor or councillors in 2020

Drug-related crime addressed at City Council

Don't put all your eggs in the green energy basket

Three Lethbridge middle schools will be Rockin' for the Red Cross

New restaurant to open at Lethbridge's Water Tower

Public versus Private Health Care

Fair Deal Panel, looking for input from Albertans

Chinook Regional Hospital accepting toys as payments for parking tickets

Ring the bell for the Salvation Army and help those in need

Downtown shopping initiative unveiled

Alberta received the support of Canada's premiers in regards to financial help

Meth is the new drug of choice says Interim Police Chief Scott Woods

January 28, 2020

Yellow Bench Offers Hope

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January 28, 2020

Yellow Bench Offers Hope

January 28, 2020

School Safety Patrollers skate with Lethbridge Hurricanes

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January 28, 2020

School Safety Patrollers skate with Lethbridge Hurricanes

January 28, 2020

Lethbridge East MLA Neudorf discusses funding Lethbridge may receive

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January 28, 2020

Lethbridge East MLA Neudorf discusses funding Lethbridge may receive

January 28, 2020

Home security gadgets to monitor your home from afar

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January 28, 2020

Home security gadgets to monitor your home from afar

January 28, 2020

Why did the coronavirus spread so quickly?

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January 28, 2020

Why did the coronavirus spread so quickly?

January 28, 2020

Bomb threat at Lethbridge College a hoax

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January 28, 2020

Bomb threat at Lethbridge College a hoax

January 27, 2020

Students react to death of former NBA All Star Kobe Bryant

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January 27, 2020

Students react to death of former NBA All Star Kobe Bryant

January 27, 2020

A Painter's Paradise Exhibit at the Galt Museum

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January 27, 2020

A Painter's Paradise Exhibit at the Galt Museum

January 27, 2020

U of L dedicates Elders Room to late Elder in Residence

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January 27, 2020

U of L dedicates Elders Room to late Elder in Residence

January 27, 2020

Human Trafficking is still a problem

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January 27, 2020

Human Trafficking is still a problem

January 27, 2020

Spearman discusses importance of supervised consumption site

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January 27, 2020

Spearman discusses importance of supervised consumption site

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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.