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

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

Agri-business reaction to $27.8M investment in Southern Alberta

Lethbridge Soup Kitchen receives over 6,000 pounds of potatoes

Province announces Twinning of Highway 3 investment

AHS warns of potentially contaminated water

Peoples Gathering encourages discussion and teaching

Fort Whoop-Up reopens with new look

Backyard fires and fireworks on Canada Day

Mehdizadeh shares his plan as new Lethbridge Police Chief

Premier Jason Kenney and Government of Alberta announce $27.8M investment to Exhibition Park

Waterton Lakes National Park plans for Canada Day traffic

Lethbridge restaurant partners up with the Interfaith Food Bank for Canada Day Breakfast

Lethbridge Police Commission appoints new Police Chief

Southern Alberta’s Canada Day hotspot could be Taber

Racism denounced in peaceful rally through heart of Lethbridge

Wildlife film premieres in support of Helen Schuler Nature Centre

Immanuel Christian Secondary School celebrates outdoor graduation

Eighteen Albertans arrested for child pornography offences

Day of Prayer held for the Blood Tribe

What to expect from Criminal Justice program at Lethbridge College

Complaint against Chief Woods dismissed

LPS looking at ways to change how takedowns are performed

Children show gesture of support for LPS officers

Canada Day in Lethbridge to be celebrated from home

Lethbridge man organizes Together, One Community rally

University of Lethbridge features online convocation for graduates

Dangerous offender designation hearing resumes

Red Crow College celebrates socially distanced graduation

Centric MusicFest goes virtual

River boating & floating safety tips

New local wildlife film goes virtual with proceeds lined up for the Helen Schuler Nature Centre

Coalhurst plans 'Together Apart' Canada Day celebration

AUPE launches constitutional challenge against government’s Bill 1

Lethbridge reviews Municipal Development Plan

Volunteer Lethbridge starts new keep in touch program for seniors

LPS run for special olympics turns to the virtual side

Downtown Lethbridge does a rebrand

Four-year-old child drowns

Johnson Fresh Farms talks hail damage from June 13

Lethbridge activist shares significance of Juneteenth

Drive-in graduation for Chinook High School class of 2020

Village of Coutts reacts to border remaining closed

Body of third drowning victim found

Lethbridge College kicked off Pride Week with flag raising ceremony

Victoria Park celebrates graduation in the park

National Sushi Day at Edo Japan

Kids to present Lethbridge Police Service with thank you cards

Trianon Gallery partners with Lethbridge Soup Kitchen

Building Brains Together for children and parents

Funding cancelled for Six Mile Coulee pathway project

Driving schools get green light to reopen

Lethbridge Fire Department conducts Water Rescue Training

New stats from the Canadian Men's Health Foundation shows numbers for men's health

Lethbridge Soccer Association prepares for season

Lethbridge Metis Local 2003 hires new Executive Director

Bid for 2022 Brier passes in 7-2 vote

Jericho walk comes to Lethbridge

Lethbridge Police and B.C. RCMP undergo new search for Marshal Iwaasa

National Indigenous Peoples Week kicks off in Lethbridge

Axe throwing business reopens

Plans for exhaustive search of Marshal Iwaasa underway

Lethbridge escape rooms reopen with new guidelines

Gyms reopen June 12

Immanuel Christian Secondary School brings graduation lawn signs for students

LPS and Special Olympics Canada team up for annual torch run

Strict new mortgage rules kick in July 1

Local teen brings digital bike tracking program to YQL

Movie Mill is the only theatre open in Alberta

Race a major issue in Crown’s appeal against Stephans

Dance crew spotlights hip hop and a positive attitude for women and mental health

Business after lockdown

Niika Yuko Reopens with new regulations

Two teens dead in drowning incident, RCMP looking for a third

YMCA to host summer camps this year

More job cuts expected at University of Lethbridge

Local virtual reality arcade reopens

Churches able to reopen June 12, City Light Church Pastor talks new ways people can worship

Swimming pools can re-open as early as this Friday. Will they?

Some gyms are set to open Friday in Lethbridge

Alberta's Relaunch Strategy for Phase 2

Opposition to Pathway 24

Phase 2 of the covid-19 relaunch moves to June 12, and waxing business calls it too early to reopen

What would happen if we defunded the police? Police Commission Chair speaks out

Lethbridge Tim Hortons hands out free PPE

LPS has been looking into body cams since 2019

LPS responds to petition calling for The Watch to be defunded

Lethbridge tanning salon talks reopening as part of phase 2 of the covid-19 relaunch strategy

CASA accepting submissions for upcoming exhibition

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Seniors flock to Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre for liver and onions

Coaldale Bakery sells out on National Doughnut Day

The Lethbridge Food Bank gives out new details for Target Hunger 2020

July 6, 2020

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

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July 6, 2020

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

July 6, 2020

Artist completes 35 paintings in 35 days during the coronavirus pandemic

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July 6, 2020

Artist completes 35 paintings in 35 days during the coronavirus pandemic

July 3, 2020

NHL in Edmonton to 'lift spirits' in the community

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July 3, 2020

NHL in Edmonton to 'lift spirits' in the community

July 3, 2020

City of Lethbridge asks residents to avoid Old Man River

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July 3, 2020

City of Lethbridge asks residents to avoid Old Man River

July 3, 2020

Merry Wives of Windsor play to be performed virtually

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July 3, 2020

Merry Wives of Windsor play to be performed virtually

July 3, 2020

Incoming Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh

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July 3, 2020

Incoming Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh

July 3, 2020

RCMP looks to youth for new advisory committee program

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July 3, 2020

RCMP looks to youth for new advisory committee program

July 3, 2020

The electric steampunk cello 6 years in the making

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July 3, 2020

The electric steampunk cello 6 years in the making

July 2, 2020

AHS warns of potentially contaminated water

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July 2, 2020

AHS warns of potentially contaminated water

July 2, 2020

Province announces Twinning of Highway 3 investment

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July 2, 2020

Province announces Twinning of Highway 3 investment

July 2, 2020

Lethbridge Soup Kitchen receives over 6,000 pounds of potatoes

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July 2, 2020

Lethbridge Soup Kitchen receives over 6,000 pounds of potatoes

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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.

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.