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

City councillor questions police commission accountability

Local gym is maintaining upkeep, and waiting patiently to reopen

Cupper's Coffee and Tea hands out free beverages to first responders

McCain Foods and Western Tractor team up with HALO Air Ambulance

Galt Museum & Archives to reopen on June 2

Bikers to help boy with autism celebrate birthday this Saturday

Ramadan during the coronavirus pandemic

Churches celebrate Ascension Day

Lethbridge College Technology Access Centre to grow AG industry

Exhibition Park prepares for Farmers’ Market on weekend

The SAGE Clan Patrol on Galt Gardens fight

A tribute to Ravi Zacharias

Galbraith Elementary School and Panago Pizza North work together to provide students free pizza

Lethbridge School Division announces preliminary 2020/2021 budget

National Physiotherapist Month and COVID-19

Lethbridge restaurants stick with takeout and delivery during covid-19

Better Business Bureau warns of facebook quiz scams

Food processors take big hit due to COVID-19

2020 Terry Fox Run gears towards a virtual experience

Navigating your taxes over the phone during COVID-19

Police looking for witnesses in downtown altercation

U of L Drama Department makes scrubs for health care workers

Realtors turn to technology in the new reality

Businesses in Park Place Mall reopen today

Water Tower Grill & Bar prepare for Phase 1 of Alberta’s relaunch

Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Dance Academy announces new online video auditions for students

Lethbridge announces new City Manager

Parks to remain closed amidst Stage 1 relaunch

Bullying and harassment complaints against interim police chief Woods to be investigated by police commission

Instructional assistant misses classroom interaction with students

The Movie Mill plans to reopen for stage 2 of covid-19 relaunch, and the Stoketown Cafe closes down

Baking fun during the COVID-19 pandemic

No easy path for churches as pandemic restrictions are eased

Progressive Fighting Academy remains positive amidst pandemic

Formal complaints filed against interim police Chief Scott Woods

Bryan Adams faces criticism over social media remarks deemed to be racist, and subsequently issues apology

YQL Neighbourhood Window Walk has new map available for window artists to view others work

Bootsma Bakery satisfying your sweet tooth amidst COVID-19

Lethbridge reacts to CFL potentially calling it quits

Sexual Violence Awareness Month in Lethbridge

'Love With Humanity Association' giving back in more ways than one

Birds of Prey Centre hopes to reopen for pre-scheduled visits by July amid financial problems

Volunteers offer free food and drinks for essential workers

Reeve Lorne Hickey says that federal government funding announcement is not enough for agriculture industry

Adorable kids explain what they love about their moms

Galt Museum CEO says that they are planning on reopening June 1st

Breast milk shortage inspires single dad

Asian murder hornets make their way to North America

Childcare centres to open with assistance from government

Secret Sisters of Lethbridge & Area empowering women

Lethbridge pastor weighs in on National Day of Prayer

Salons say they won't be opening by May 14th

Late penalties suspended on property taxes for 30 days

Mother's Day still blossoms during difficult spring

Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge goes virtual

Rachael Harder slams Liberals aid package for farmers, calls it 'crumbs'

Assault-style weapons ban by the federal government gets local reaction

Federal funding fails some farmers

Man gifts wife with handmade Tie Fighter firepit for her birthday

Scrub bags made for front line workers in Lethbridge and area

Woman in stormtrooper costume believed to be carrying gun

Lethbridge man charged with second-degree murder

COVID-19: Golf makes its return

Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival partners with Interfaith Food Bank for Interfaith fundraiser show

Interfaith Food Bank rolls out registration for Target Hunger 2020

Community urged to write wishes on trees for Wishing Day

Mexican workers quarantined in Lethbridge

Dealing with COVID-19 and finding a new job

Personal protective equipment donated for Lethbridge frontline workers

C&M Roofing LTD. helping other small businesses during pandemic

Hashtag initiative helps Lethbridge businesses

How to grow your own food online course

U of L hockey may still have life

Celebrating some Lethbridge heroes for National Superhero Day

COVID-19 and expecting your first child

COVID-19: City of Lethbridge provides update

Escape Room provides online games

Retirement home organizing emotional support for seniors

Landscaping and home renovations remain steady during COVID-19

Death At Westwinds Apartment Building

'Slow Your Roll' campaign sees substantial growth

Local distillery teams up with pharmacy to sell hand sanitizer

Lethbridge mom brightens pandemic days with sidewalk chalk art

UFCW president discusses how COVID-19 spread so quickly at meat processing plants

Fort McMurray 'can't catch a break' after town floods

Family member of JBS worker launches online petition to shut down meat processing plant

Grain farmer talks about how farmers are dealing with covid-19

COVID-19: Trudeau announces rent relief for small businesses

COVID-19: Whoop-Up Days cancelled

Recycling company to donate portion of sales if you recycle with them

Pincher Creek Mayor talks impact of doctors resigning

YWCA says unemployment is leading to domestic violence

Lethbridge pubs to hold fundraiser for family of boy killed by car

Lethbridge woman takes on Jeopardy and wins first round

Lethbridge & Area Auto Dealers donate $15,000 to food bank

Yard waste sites in Lethbridge reopening May 4th

Elizabeth Hall Wetlands Fire

Musician and music teacher changes to online music lessons and videos

City of Brooks feeling anxious as more members of community test positive

"Shut the plant down," says president of United Food and Commercial Workers Union on Brooks meat processing plant

May 23, 2020

City councillor questions police commission accountability

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May 23, 2020

City councillor questions police commission accountability

May 22, 2020

Galt Museum & Archives to reopen on June 2

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May 22, 2020

Galt Museum & Archives to reopen on June 2

May 22, 2020

McCain Foods and Western Tractor team up with HALO Air Ambulance

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May 22, 2020

McCain Foods and Western Tractor team up with HALO Air Ambulance

May 22, 2020

Cupper's Coffee and Tea hands out free beverages to first responders

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May 22, 2020

Cupper's Coffee and Tea hands out free beverages to first responders

May 22, 2020

Local gym is maintaining upkeep, and waiting patiently to reopen

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May 22, 2020

Local gym is maintaining upkeep, and waiting patiently to reopen

May 21, 2020

Lethbridge College Technology Access Centre to grow AG industry

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May 21, 2020

Lethbridge College Technology Access Centre to grow AG industry

May 21, 2020

Churches celebrate Ascension Day

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May 21, 2020

Churches celebrate Ascension Day

May 21, 2020

Ramadan during the coronavirus pandemic

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May 21, 2020

Ramadan during the coronavirus pandemic

May 21, 2020

Bikers to help boy with autism celebrate birthday this Saturday

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May 21, 2020

Bikers to help boy with autism celebrate birthday this Saturday

May 20, 2020

National Physiotherapist Month and COVID-19

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May 20, 2020

National Physiotherapist Month and COVID-19

May 20, 2020

Lethbridge School Division announces preliminary 2020/2021 budget

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May 20, 2020

Lethbridge School Division announces preliminary 2020/2021 budget

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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.

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.

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.

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.