August 5th, 2021



  • Subaru Crosstrek a fantastic crossover

    LETHBRIDGE l Beeber Lethbridge Herald 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 »

    2 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 »

    3 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 »

    4 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 »

    5 months ago
  • Blood Tribe members want election reform

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald 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 »

    5 months ago

Local News

  • Case for man charged in 2020 homicide proceeding

    LETHBRIDGE The case of a 31-year-old man charged with homicide should take another step forward when it returns to Lethbridge provincial court on Aug. 18. The matter for Mohamud Omar Dhiblawe was in Lethbridge provincial court Wednesday, where an agent for defence council, Calgary lawyer Akram Attia, confirmed they now had a signed designation [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • City looks to enhance customer experience with airport improvement funding

    With $583,480 from Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Regional Air Transportation Initiative to support critical improvements at the Lethbridge Airport, the City of Lethbridge looks to enhance the customer experience. “We are really excited about the improvements included in this grant as they are very much focused on making the Lethbridge Airport more viable for airlines [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • MLAs say Premier’s inaction will impact October referendums

    A pair of Independent MLAs are questioning Premier Jason Kenney’s commitment to this October’s equalization referendum. The referendum is slated to held Oct. 18, in conjunction with Municipal and Senate elections. “The Premier’s failure to stand up for our province is nothing new, but now his inaction on implementing his own Bill 32 threatens to [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Lethbridge County seeking feedback on MDP

    LETHBRIDGE Lethbridge County is seeking public and stakeholder feedback on its new draft Municipal Development Plan as the county prepares for new investment opportunities and copes with pressures of keeping agricultural lands intact going forward. Lethbridge County supervisor of planning and development Hilary Janzen says it has been 11 years since a full MDP [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Rogers Sugar paying $9.3-M in dividends after strong 2021 sales

    LETHBRIDGE Rogers Sugar Inc. announced it will be paying a quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share, or about $9.3 million, after stronger than expected sugar sales in 2021. “Our full year fiscal 2021 sales volume guidance remains unchanged at approximately 776,000 metric tonnes, an increase of 15,000 metric tonnes over fiscal 2020, despite an [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago

National News

  • White Rock Lake fire jumps Highway 97 just south of Monte Lake: wildfire service

    VANCOUVER – The White Rock Lake fire burning between Kamloops and Vernon has jumped across Highway 97 just south of Monte Lake and continued growth is expected. Fire information officer Hannah Swift says the BC Wildfire Service doesn’t have an update on the perimeter of the fire, last measured at 325-square kilometres, because crews are [...] Read More »

    20 mins ago
  • Court tosses former Yukon cabinet minister’s bid to overturn tie vote

    WHITEHORSE – The results of the Yukon election stand after a former cabinet minister who lost her seat in a tie vote also lost her bid to overturn the election result in court. Liberal Pauline Frost challenged the tie of 78 votes each in the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin with a petition in Yukon Supreme [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • More wildfires have broken out in B.C. and strong winds expected to fan the flames

    VANCOUVER – More than 100 new wildfires have broken out this week in British Columbia as lightning and hot weather helped push the number of active fires to nearly 300. Almost three dozen of those blazes have the potential to endanger people and property, and new evacuations have been ordered as the 325-square kilometre White [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Hinshaw backs Alberta’s COVID plan amid criticism

    CALGARY – Alberta’s top doctor is defending the province’s plan to lift all its COVID-19 public health restrictions despite mounting concerns from physicians and political leaders across Canada, including federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu. In a letter to Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro, Hajdu said she agrees with the Canadian Paediatric Society’s description of the [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Chief public health officer says voting can be done safely despite pandemic

    OTTAWA – Canada’s chief public health officer is confident people will be able to cast ballots safely in an expected federal election, despite a fourth wave of COVID-19 fuelled by the highly contagious Delta variant. Dr. Theresa Tam says safety protocols can be put in place to minimize the risk of voting in person, as [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Appeals court upholds murder conviction of ex-Dallas officer

    DALLAS (AP) – A Texas appeals court on Thursday upheld the murder conviction of a former Dallas police officer who was sentenced to prison for fatally shooting her neighbor in his home. A panel of three state judges ruled that a Dallas County jury had sufficient evidence to convict Amber Guyger of murder in the [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • ‘We lost Greenville.’ Wildfire shuts down national park

    GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) – Authorities shut down Lassen Volcanic National Park Thursday because of an explosive wildfire in Northern California that decimated a tiny mountain town. The Dixie Fire is active on the east side of the park, officials posted on the park’s website. “The entire park is closed to all uses (to) allow for [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • ‘We lost Greenville.’ Wildfire decimates California town

    GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says a raging wildfire that swept through a tiny Northern California mountain town is now the sixth-largest in state history. The 3-week-old Dixie Fire had blackened territory bigger than the city of Los Angeles by Thursday, stretching over 504 square miles (1,305 square [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Texas governor orders new try at passing GOP voting laws

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas Gov. Greg Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered another special legislative session to again try passing a GOP voting bill after Democrats left the state in protest to again prevent Republicans from changing the state’s elections laws. The announcement was expected and comes as more than 50 Democrats, who left Texas [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Iran swears in new hard-line president amid regional tension

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – The protégé of Iran’s supreme leader, Ebrahim Raisi, was sworn in as the country’s new president during a ceremony in parliament on Thursday, an inauguration that completes hard-liners’ dominance of all branches of government in the Islamic Republic. The former judiciary chief known for his distrust of the West takes the [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago