December 6th, 2021

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  • Subaru Crosstrek a fantastic crossover

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com l Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Since it was first introduced, the Subaru Crosstrek has been one of my favourite small crossovers. And for 2021, this popular choice among buyers and reviewers is even better. The Crosstrek, in Subaru-speak, has been “re-engineered” for the 2021 model year and the improvements make an already great [...] Read More »

    6 months ago
  • Spiritual Care Team providing care for the soul

    These days we regularly see TV footage of health care professionals in hospitals. Yet barely visible is a vital group who provide care for the soul. They are the Spiritual Care Team. At the Chinook Regional Hospital, I met Roman Catholic Spiritual Care Coordinator Annella Wehlage, who introduced me to Spiritual Health Practitioner John Moerman, [...] Read More »

    7 months ago
  • 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 »

    8 months 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 »

    9 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 »

    9 months ago

Local News

  • Pregnancy to keep woman from attending hearing in-person

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com An Edmonton woman who was caught with her husband smuggling drugs over the border four years ago will not have to travel to Lethbridge for her sentencing hearing next month. Kirandeep Toor, who was scheduled to be sentenced last month along with her husband Gurminder, will be allowed to attend their hearing by [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Former CP train conductor looking for boulder heroes

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDjtubb@medicinehatnews.com Anyone move any boulders in the ’70s? John Cowan, a former Canadian Pacific conductor, has written a book about his years working on trains and is looking for a dozen passengers who were part of his favourite story. Those passengers helped move a boulder off of a CP track in Kicking Horse Canyon [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Cuts impact Alberta’s municipalities, SACPA told

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs this week heard a presentation based on the Parkland Institute’s recent report on the impact of provincial cuts to Alberta municipalities. Guest speaker was Jacqueline Peterson, an expert in municipal finance whose research focuses on multilevel governance, local finance and urban governance in both Canada and [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Chamber Long Table event featuring local fare

    The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Invest Local Long Table event on Dec.11 at Exhibition Park. “We are so excited to host this unique experience in Lethbridge,” said Cyndi Vos, CEO of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, in a press release. The idea behind the event is to bring members of the [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Wood’s donation helps open the doors for youth in need

    A generous donation by a local family will ensure youth have someplace warm to go as the winter months settle in. On Friday, the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta made a special grant presentation and announcement at Wood’s Homes in the form of a donor advised grant that will address youth homelessness in [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

National News

  • No evidence Liberals knew appeal over residential school payments was dropped: Miller

    OTTAWA – Canada’s Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister says the federal government will soon release some of the residential school records it’s been criticized for withholding to a national archives centre. Marc Miller also says there’s no evidence the Liberal cabinet, including former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, was told of a 2015 decision to drop a court [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • An anguished anniversary and Freeland in the hot seat: In The News for Dec. 6

    In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Dec. 6 … What we are watching in Canada … MONTREAL – Today marks the 32nd anniversary of what’s widely believed to be Canada’s largest [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • House of Commons set to get bill from Liberals changing drug, criminal laws

    OTTAWA – The federal Liberals are expected to introduce a bill in the House of Commons today that would revive a legislative push to repeal mandatory minimum penalties for drug offences. On Friday the government gave the House of Commons a procedural heads-up that a bill to amend the Criminal Code and federal drug laws [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Tributes planned for victims of Ecole Polytechnique shooting on 32nd anniversary

    MONTREAL – Today marks the 32nd anniversary of what’s widely believed to be Canada’s largest mass shooting specifically targeting women. The shooting at Montreal’s École Polytechnique took place on Dec. 6, 1989 when a man opened fire in a classroom, killing 14 women and injuring others. A recent spate of femmicides in Quebec has renewed [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Trans Mountain pipeline restarts after three-week shutdown during B.C. storms

    The Trans Mountain pipeline has restarted following a three-week precautionary shutdown during a series of storms that battered southern British Columbia, causing extensive flooding and landslides. Trans Mountain Corp. says in a statement the pipeline was safely restarted Sunday after all necessary assessments and repairs were completed. It says some of that work included the [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Sofia Goggia wins super-G race, goes 3 for 3 in Lake Louise

    LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) – Sofia Goggia captured a World Cup super-G on Sunday to go 3 for 3 in races at Lake Louise. The 29-year-old Italian finished in 1 minute, 18.28 seconds on a cold day to beat Swiss racer Lara Gut-Behrami by 0.11 seconds. Mirjam Puchner of Austria, starting 29th overall, finished in [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Health policy expert says trust needed for Alberta overdose response app to work

    CALGARY – A health policy expert says Alberta’s app to keep drug users safe in the event of an overdose is a worthy endeavour, but she’s concerned fear could prevent many from using it. Elaine Hyshka, an assistant professor at the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health, says drug users may be concerned about [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Olympic champion Goggia wins 6th World Cup downhill in row

    LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) – Sofia Goggia won a World Cup downhill by a wide margin for the second consecutive day Saturday, extending her streak in the discipline to six appearances in a row as she shapes up as a big favorite to defend her Olympic gold medal in Beijing in two months. Goggia, a [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Four homeless people in Edmonton died in fires in last two months, city says

    EDMONTON – The City of Edmonton says there have been four fire-related deaths in the past two months involving people experiencing homelessness. The city says they may seek shelter in encampments, abandon buildings or other structures that are unsafe. It says that earlier this week, one person was found dead in an abandoned building in [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Olympic champion Goggia dominant in downhill; Shiffrin 26th

    LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) – Reigning Olympic champion Sofia Goggia of Italy won the first downhill race of the women’s World Cup season by a whopping margin of nearly 1 1/2 seconds on Friday, with Breezy Johnson second and her American teammate Mikaela Shiffrin back in 26th. Goggia dominated the course on a sunny afternoon [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

World News

  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi gets 4 years in trial seen as political

    BANGKOK (AP) – Aung San Suu Kyi, the civilian leader of Myanmar who was ousted in a de facto coup this year, was convicted of incitement and another charge Monday and sentenced to four years in prison – in a trial widely criticized as yet a further attempt by the country’s military rulers to roll [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Solomon Islands leader wins no-confidence vote after riots

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – The leader of the Solomon Islands has survived a vote of no-confidence in Parliament following riots in the capital city last month. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare told lawmakers in a fiery 90-minute speech on Monday that he’d done nothing wrong and would not bow down to “the forces of evil” [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Suu Kyi to 4 years

    BANGKOK (AP) – A court in Myanmar sentenced the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions, a legal official said. The ruling is the first in a series of cases brought against the 76-year-old Nobel laureate since the [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Northam to remove Lee statue pedestal, transfer land to city

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has announced that his administration will remove an enormous pedestal that until earlier this year held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The announcement on Sunday marks a reversal in course from September, when the Richmond statue was removed but the Democratic governor said the [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Aid group says tribal violence kills 24 in Sudan’s Darfur

    CAIRO (AP) – Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs killed at least 24 people Sunday in Sudan’s western Darfur region, an aid group said. It was the latest bout of intercommunal violence to rock the conflict-stricken region. The fighting grew out of a financial dispute late Saturday between two individuals in the Krinding camp for [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago