September 23rd, 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 »

    4 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 »

    4 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 »

    5 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 »

    7 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 »

    7 months ago

Local News

  • Gathering marks 144 years since Treaty 7 signing

    Dale Woodard – Lethbridge Herald The signing of Treaty 7 exactly 144 years ago was honoured as the public was invited for a gathering Wednesday afternoon at the Tourism Lethbridge centre. Treaty 7 was signed on Sept. 22, 1877, an agreement between the Crown and five bands in southern Alberta, the Kainai (Blood), Siksika (Blackfoot), [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Conditional sentence for man who assaulted sister, broke into mother’s home

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man has been placed on house arrest for assaulting his sister and breaking into his mother’s house last year. Andrew John Meisner was given a 12 month conditional sentence Monday in Lethbridge provincial court, where he pleaded guilty to charges of housebreaking and commit mischief, assault, mischief causing damage and failure [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • City making voting easier to increase voter turnout

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtbusch@lethbridgeherald.com In an effort to enhance voter turnout for the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 18, the City of Lethbridge is promoting some new methods to help citizens mark an ‘X’ beside their chosen candidates. To increase accessibility and convenience, Lethbridge residents will be able to vote at any voting station across the city [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Man sentenced for charges including theft and indecent act

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who exposed himself to several people as they walked past his house earlier this year has received a short jail sentence. Brandon Coster-Tarcon was sentenced to one day in jail after he pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to one count of committing an indecent act. Court was told [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Reeve Hickey seeking another term for County

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com With the retirement of Mayor Chris Spearman of Lethbridge, Mayor Kim Craig of Coaldale and Mayor Dennis Cassie of Coalhurst, Reeve Lorne Hickey of Lethbridge County is pretty much the last man standing in the greater Lethbridge area when it comes to incumbent local leaders running for office. Hickey hopes to return for [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago

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National News

  • Disavowed Liberal candidate Kevin Vuong will sit as Independent MP

    OTTAWA – Kevin Vuong will not step down after winning election as a Liberal even though he’d been dumped from the party ticket. Vuong said in a statement Wednesday that he intends to serve his constituents in the downtown Toronto riding of Spadina-Fort York despite controversy over a sexual assault charge laid against him in [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • N.W.T. top doctor says health system is stretched, adds new orders

    YELLOWKNIFE – The Northwest Territories is introducing stricter public health measures and extending current orders as the territory continues to deal with an outbreak of COVID-19. Starting Saturday, public gatherings in the capital of Yellowknife and surrounding areas will be limited to 10 people indoors, down from 25. All schools and non-essential businesses will remain [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Owner of Quebec care home where 47 died during pandemic testifies at coroner inquest

    MONTREAL – The owner of a Montreal long-term care home where 47 residents died during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic told a coroner’s inquiry Wednesday she was relieved when government officials came to help. Samantha Chowieri said she started asking the local health authority for help on March 27, 2020, after her staff [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Hawks to hummingbirds: Study finds roads quieted by COVID-19 fill with birdsong

    New research shows that roads and runways quieted by COVID-19 are filling with birdsong instead. University of Manitoba scientists led a study drawing on millions of sightings by amateur birders across North America that looked at how reduced travel in response to the pandemic has affected birds from hawks to hummingbirds. “We’re focusing on where [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Most postal votes should be counted by Wednesday: Elections Canada

    OTTAWA – A clutch of close-run ridings, including a nail-biting photo finish in Vancouver Granville, are still waiting for mail ballots to be counted to determine the final result. But Elections Canada says it expects most of the 850,000 postal votes, which were not counted on Monday night, to be tallied by the end of [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • South Dakota woman sentenced in starvation death of toddler

    BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota woman accused in the July 2019 starvation death of a 3-year-old girl was sentenced Wednesday to 75 years in prison. Renae Fayant, 27, and Robert Price, Jr., 29, both of Brookings, are accused in the death of Fayant’s niece. The two adults were the child’s caregivers for two [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • CDC panel grapples with who needs a COVID-19 booster shot

    An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention grappled Wednesday with the question of which Americans should get COVID-19 booster shots, with some members wondering if the decision should be put off for a month in hopes of more evidence. The doubts and uncertainties suggested yet again that the [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Suspects to stand trial in 1996 Kristin Smart disappearance

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) – The man last seen with Kristin Smart before she vanished from a college campus 25 years ago on the Central California coast will stand trial on a murder charge in her suspected death and his father will face a charge as an accomplice for allegedly helping bury her body, [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • UN health agency sets higher, tougher bar for air quality

    GENEVA (AP) – The World Health Organization says the negative health impacts of poor air quality kick in at lower levels than it previously thought and is setting a higher bar for policymakers and the public in its first update to its air quality guidelines in 15 years. The U.N. health agency released its revised [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Biden doubling vaccine purchase, calls for more global shots

    President Joe Biden is set to announce that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70% of the global population within the next year. The stepped-up U.S. commitment is to be the cornerstone of the [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago