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

Lethbridge professor talks about getting covid-19, and her recovery

How Victoria Park High School is supporting their community

Leg amputee talks covid-19, her amputation, and homeschooling her child

COVID-19: RCMP warms of texting scams

How to celebrate your birthday during COVID-19

Navigating the 'new normal' of virtual learning

Bridge Home Care delivers groceries and other amenities to seniors

Salvation Army offers food assistance during coronavirus crisis

Kidney transplant recipient looks back on receiving kidney from her son

Businesses looking for tax breaks in light of COVID-19

Businesses, layoffs, and what the government can do

Window shopping at Big John's Books

AdvancedAG CEO hoping other businesses will give back

COVID-19: Trails and pathways remain open in Lethbridge

Lethbridge group celebrates National Tartan Day

#InThisTogetherYQL makes a splash with local businesses

MyCityCare Lethbridge is looking for volunteers

Truck drivers take covid-19 in stride and look for positivity

Lethbridge Food Bank receives $300K from province

Volunteers step up to help most vulnerable amid COVID-19

Tilt Property Group talks about rent freezes and what that means for tenants and landlords

Business coach shares tips about how businesses can help themselves during covid-19

‘You don’t know what you’re talking about’ Advocate says changes to PUF will hurt special needs kids

Coaldale defers payments for taxes and utility payments for three months

Local Lethbridge woman talks lupus, her life, and COVID-19

Leave A Light On Delivery stays busy during COVID-19 spell

BILD lobbies the Alberta government trying to get home construction listed as an essential service

Nikka Yuko Garden project expansion funding

City layoffs due to the novel coronavirus

Smoke's Poutinerie donates potatoes to local food bank for every poutine sold

Animal assisted therapy during COVID-19 crisis

McFadden Honda brings out new precautions to combat the coronavirus

Ontario business owner says COVID-19 pandemic is a hoax

Campus Care Parcel program at the U of L

Local band, The Steve Keenan Band puts music on hold in light of COVID-19

Lethbridge College moves to online courses for its digital communications and media program

City Council considers increasing line of credit for Lethbridge

How will COVID-19 hit Lethbridge's homeless population?

City of Lethbridge updates about covid-19

Holy spirit high school warns about improper use of posting regarding school closures

YMCA Lethbridge on Alberta government's decision to reopen 15,000 childcare spaces

LPS warn of suspected COVID-19 fraud

Ways to workout at home in light of gyms shutting down

Lethbridge Humane Society limits access during COVID-19

Travel agents feel COVID'19's sting

Lethbridge officials hold emergency briefing on COVID-19 update

Lethbridge restaurants close amid COVID-19, donate food to vulnerable

Update on ways to stay healthy and prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Churches stay positive during COVID-19 and relay messages of hope

Local businesses face struggles and shutdowns amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Cor Van Raay YMCA at ATB Centre closed until further notice

Soup kitchen to stay open, extra measures in place for COVID-19

Hopeful message from local pastor prevails amid COVID-19 crisis

City of Lethbridge shuts down recreation and cultural centres in light of the coronavirus

Local businesses postpone events and raise precautions surrounding the coronavirus

Streets Alive Mission looks for food donations

Lethbridge Chinese Canadians expressing gratitude for the support received from everyday citizens in the midst of the novel coronavirus

Local Italian man worries about his family in Italy

Helping the local community during the drug crisis

The Lethbridge International Film Festival

Tips on what soil erosion is, and what to do about it

Lethbridge 311 celebrates one year of service

Family Caregiver looks to government for help

YMCA takes precautions against the coronavirus

Work has begun on Lethbridge's Fire Station #5

Farm Credit Canada workshop in Lethbridge

Councillor Blaine Hyggen on SCS review

Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens programming and community facility

Coronavirus awarness among seniors at the LSCO

Alberta Minister's Meeting keeps the conversation going with the community

World Prayer Day comes to the Southminster United Church

STARSkate Invitational comes to Lethbridge and has a highlight on Special Olympics Skating

Safe consumption site review

The handbag initiative looks to help homeless women

Professional Bull Riding Championships, Zane Lambert

Friends Winter Barn Dance at the Galt Museum

CANstruction in Lethbridge

Demolition of the old YMCA building

Lethbridge woman on Jeopardy

Dear Johnny Deere play starts tonight at the Yates Theatre

Inside The Great Escape

New Indigenous addiction treatment and police funding

The government of Alberta provides over $20 million to help fight drug crimes in Lethbridge

Community Issues Committee talks about the greenhouse gas reduction for the city

STARS recognizes Picture Butte local business for funds raised

Explosive Devices found at SCS and Galt Gardens.

#EndBullying night at the Enmax Centre

Local heating and air conditioning company is the latest victim of a scam

Campaign launched to promote local workforce discussion

Essential or disastrous? Reaction to Alberta's budget

Lethbridge College and U of L celebrate Black History Month

Two Kodiaks Men's Volleyball Players Get All-Star Nods

SACPA, Is Community Support for Children Essential?

Pink Shirt Day

Over 350 exhibitors come down for AG Expo

Free pancakes at IHOP in Lethbridge for National Pancake Day

Behcet's Disease and how to deal with it

Hand-On CPR & AED training is provided to people at the Critical Hazard building

Proposed Gun Ban has gun owners scratching their heads

Lethbridge Hurricanes celebrate organ donation night against the Moose Jaw Warriors

April 8, 2020

COVID-19: RCMP warms of texting scams

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April 8, 2020

COVID-19: RCMP warms of texting scams

April 8, 2020

Leg amputee talks covid-19, her amputation, and homeschooling her child

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April 8, 2020

Leg amputee talks covid-19, her amputation, and homeschooling her child

April 8, 2020

How Victoria Park High School is supporting their community

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April 8, 2020

How Victoria Park High School is supporting their community

April 8, 2020

Lethbridge professor talks about getting covid-19, and her recovery

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April 8, 2020

Lethbridge professor talks about getting covid-19, and her recovery

April 7, 2020

Kidney transplant recipient looks back on receiving kidney from her son

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April 7, 2020

Kidney transplant recipient looks back on receiving kidney from her son

April 7, 2020

Salvation Army offers food assistance during coronavirus crisis

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April 7, 2020

Salvation Army offers food assistance during coronavirus crisis

April 7, 2020

Bridge Home Care delivers groceries and other amenities to seniors

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April 7, 2020

Bridge Home Care delivers groceries and other amenities to seniors

April 7, 2020

Navigating the 'new normal' of virtual learning

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April 7, 2020

Navigating the 'new normal' of virtual learning

April 7, 2020

How to celebrate your birthday during COVID-19

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April 7, 2020

How to celebrate your birthday during COVID-19

April 6, 2020

Lethbridge group celebrates National Tartan Day

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April 6, 2020

Lethbridge group celebrates National Tartan Day

April 6, 2020

COVID-19: Trails and pathways remain open in Lethbridge

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April 6, 2020

COVID-19: Trails and pathways remain open in Lethbridge

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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.

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.

Naveen Day

Naveen came to Lethbridge in 2018 with experience in broadcast spanning over 20 years. In Winnipeg, he produced two factual entertainment shows for Shaw and Bell MTS prior to his move to Southern Alberta where he quickly ventured out into the world of journalism at Bridge City News. Naveen has a passion for producing thought-provoking and informative news pieces that answer questions we all have in the back of our minds.

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.