May 12th, 2021

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  • Modern-day example of the Good Samaritan

    It was a chilly February morning in 2001 when my father left the mall after his routine walk to drive to the curling rink to meet the rest of his retired buddies. With known heart problems, he must have sensed something amiss, and quickly and haphazardly pulled into the first pull-out he came upon. Immediately [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Small businesses getting help; Schweitzer

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Small businesses in Alberta are being offered a helping hand. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hinder small businesses, the province is offering supports to help owners through a tough time with additional pandemic support through a new financial relief program, the Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit, beginning in April. The Enhanced COVID-19 Business Benefit provides [...] Read More »

    3 months ago
  • Blood Tribe members want election reform

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Blood Tribe members are calling for the reform of the current electoral system after about 300 people were not allowed to vote in the municipal election at the Lethbridge polling station back in November. A separate problem happened in Calgary when the location of the vote was changed the day [...] Read More »

    3 months ago
  • Pizza is the ultimate comfort food

    Andrea Bourque-White, Library Assistant, Lethbridge Public Library People have been eating versions of pizza for centuries. What we know as pizza can be traced back to late 18th century Naples, Italy, but it wasn’t a family favourite like it is today. So, how did pizza become one of the world’s most popular foods? Back in [...] Read More »

    3 months ago
  • Exploring life’s depth dimensions

    Many people no longer attend religious services. According to the sociologists, this percentage of people is increasing as the years go by. While many who are active in religious groups decry this trend, others of us want to warn “Be careful before you assume that we’ve rejected all sense of the Great Mystery!” I’m one [...] Read More »

    4 months ago

Local News

  • Local group continues effort towards care facility for city’s vulnerable

    Dale Woodard – Lethbridge Herald Some local groups are banding together in the hopes of one day having a facility for the city’s vulnerable population in the fight against the ongoing opioid crisis. On Tuesday afternoon, Alvin Mills of the Kii Maa Pii Pii Tsin Renewal Center teamed up with Mark Braverock of Sage Clan [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Warkentin steps into new role with Exhibition

    Mike Warkentin is ready to jump into his new role in his hometown. Last week, the Lethbridge & District Exhibition appointed Warkentin as Chief Executive Officer, just in time for the first Lethbridge & District Exhibition annual Farmers’ Market of the year at the Exhibition Park South Pavilion on the weekend. Warkentin, 37, joined Lethbridge [...] Read More »

    24 hours ago
  • Economic Standing Policy Committee begins deliberations on CIP cycle

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Economic Standing Policy Committee of city council held its first day of deliberations Monday as committee members seek to set the City’s capital priorities for the 2022-2031 CIP cycle over the next five days. During the morning session, committee members considered several final submissions before entering into discussion and debate on specific [...] Read More »

    24 hours ago
  • Violent shoplifter earns jail sentence

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Stealing items from Lethbridge businesses, then reacting violently when caught, has earned a 25-year-old man a jail sentence. Charles Panther Bone was sentenced to four months in jail after he pleaded guilty Friday in Lethbridge provincial court to charges of shoplifting, mischief, possession of stolen property and breaching probation. Court was told Panther [...] Read More »

    24 hours ago
  • U of L offering chance at free tuition to vaccinated students

    The University of Lethbridge has announced an initiative to encourage students to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The ‘It’s Worth A Shot!’ contest gives registered students who receive a COVID-19 vaccination before Sept.9 the chance to win one of nine grand prizes of full tuition. Seven prizes will be awarded to undergraduate students at the Lethbridge [...] Read More »

    24 hours ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Alberta takes legal action against pastor, rodeo organizers for gatherings

    CALGARY – A court date has been set for a Calgary pastor and two rodeo organizers have been ordered to appear in court after they were all accused of violating public health orders in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. RCMP say in a news release that a court summons has been served in [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • NXT: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ NXT Energy Solutions Inc. (NSFDF) on Tuesday reported a loss of $1.3 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Calgary, Alberta-based company said it had a loss of 2 cents. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, the company’s shares hit 41 cents. A year ago, they [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Jewish group ‘extremely disturbed’ by reports of Hitler Youth flags in Alberta towns

    A prominent Jewish organization says it is “extremely disturbed” by reports of Hitler Youth flags being displayed in two Alberta towns within days of each other. The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies says it filed a criminal complaint with RCMP after being alerted on the weekend to Hitler Youth and Confederate flags [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Calgary pastor accused of organizing and promoting gatherings to appear in court

    CALGARY – A court date has been set for a Calgary pastor accused of violating public health orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Calgary police released Artur Pawlowski from custody yesterday evening. He was arrested Saturday and charged for organizing an illegal in-person gathering, and promoting and attending an illegal gathering. The 48-year-old pastor’s [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Police in Calgary issue Canada-wide warrant in relation to April stabbing death

    CALGARY – Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant in relation to a stabbing death in downtown Calgary last month. The stabbing on April 15 happened during an altercation between two people that led to the death of 49-year-old Russell David Younker of Calgary. A tip from the public helped identify one of the individuals as [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago

World News

  • Escalating Mideast violence bears hallmarks of 2014 Gaza war

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Rockets streamed out of Gaza and Israel pounded the territory with airstrikes early Wednesday as the most severe outbreak of violence since the 2014 war took on many hallmarks of that devastating 50-day conflict, with no endgame in sight. Gaza’s Hamas rulers and other militant groups have fired barrages [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Gaza officials: Death toll from Israeli strikes rises to 43

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – The Gaza Health Ministry says the death toll from Israeli airstrikes on Gaza has climbed to 43, including 13 children and three woman. It says nearly 300 Palestinians in the territory have been wounded in the strikes, which began Monday as Palestinians launched a barrage of rockets into Israel. [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Iran state TV says Ahmadinejad will run in presidential race

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s state television has reported that former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is registering as a candidate to return to the same office in upcoming elections. Broadcast footage showed Ahmadinejad marching accompanied by supporters to a registration center at the Interior Ministry before filling out forms. Ahmadinejad in recent years has tried to [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Liz Cheney says Trump and GOP backers threaten democracy

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A combative Rep. Liz Cheney lashed out at leaders of her own Republican Party late Tuesday, accusing former President Donald Trump and his GOP supporters of following a path that would “undermine our democracy.” On the eve of a closed-door meeting when House Republicans seem certain to oust her from a leadership [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Bear has close call on utility poles in Arizona border city

    DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) – Residents of an Arizona border city were left in disbelief by a surprise visit from a bear. The Arizona Game & Fish Department said the bear appeared Sunday in downtown Douglas. Bolder than your average bear, the animal climbed up two utility poles and even sat on the wires at one [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago