February 28th, 2021

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  • 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 days 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 »

    5 days 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 weeks 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 »

    1 month ago
  • Go low and slow part of cannabis safety

    Are you thinking of using cannabis? Are you already using? Cannabis is a psychoactive substance that has many short- and long-term health risks including: impairment, memory issues, mental health problems, lung damage and risk of dependency and cannabis use disorder. If you are using, ensure that you read the product labels. Know what and how [...] Read More »

    1 month ago

Local News

  • Three-day trial set to address multiple charges

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 24-year-old Calgary man who was hoping to resolve more than 50 charges relating to Lethbridge offences is heading for trial later this year. Alexander Timothy Kulach, who had hoped to resolve his charges without going to trial, will now stand trial for three days in Lethbridge provincial court beginning Sept. 27. Police [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Meth smuggler gets prison

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Calgary trucker found guilty earlier this month of smuggling a record amount of methamphetamine into Alberta in 2019 has been sentenced to 11 years in a federal penitentiary. Judge Gregory Maxwell handed down his decision Friday in Lethbridge provincial court, and said even though Asif Mir was only a courier in [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Budget under scrutiny

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com In Aesop’s parable the “Birds, The Bats and The Beasts” a bat first flies up into the air to seek friendship with the birds who reject him because he is not a bird. He then flies to the beasts of the earth who reject him because he has wings, and [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Walk with rifle results in fine for careless use of a weapon

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Richard Allen Knoch should have left his rifle at home, rather than his coat and shoes, when he went for a short walk last December. It was just after 8:00 in the morning on Dec. 11 when the 65-year-old Coalhurst resident was seen walking barefoot along 51 Avenue, and wearing [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • NPF launches ‘Keep Alberta RCMP’ campaign

    Justin Seward Southern Alberta Newspapers The National Police Federation launched the ‘Keep Alberta RCMP’ campaign recently in response to the province’s Fair Deal Panel looking at replacing the RCMP with a provincial police force. Alberta taxpayers and local communities would have to pay the $112 million if Alberta were to replace the RCMP. The federal [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

National News

  • From lockdowns to spring break, provinces split on next steps in COVID-19 fight

    Canada’s pandemic hotspots are taking diverging approaches to handling the COVID-19 crisis, as Ontario prepares to trigger new lockdown measures in two public health units and Quebec enters a week of spring break. Ontario passed the 300,000 case mark today, as the province prepares to hit a so-called ’emergency brake’ in the Thunder Bay and [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Inuit midwives say they left after experiencing years of mistreatment

    IQALUIT, Nunavut – Cas Augaarjuk Connelly and Rachel Qiliqti Kaludjak never wanted to stop working at a Nunavut birthing centre, but they say years of mistreatment, racism and a lack of support from their government left them no choice. Both are nationally certified midwives, the first Inuit in Canada to hold such credentials, and for [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Pornhub policies reveal legal gaps and lack of enforcement around exploitive videos

    OTTAWA – Serena Fleites was in seventh grade when a sexually explicit video of her was uploaded to Pornhub. The fallout from that fateful post – made without her knowledge after a boyfriend demanded she send him naked images – would send her into a years-long spiral of depression, drug use and self-harm, as the [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Gummed-up bills in House of Commons: harbinger of a federal election?

    OTTAWA – All federal party leaders maintain they don’t want an election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic but the Conservatives appear to be pursuing a strategy that could give the Liberals justification for calling one. Liberals are accusing the Conservatives of systematically blocking the government’s legislative agenda, including bills authorizing billions in pandemic-related [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • On East Coast, exhausted COVID-19 ‘long haulers’ hope specialized clinics will emerge

    HALIFAX – On evenings when Sean Hoskin collapses into bed, heart pounding and mind foggy from his yearlong battle with COVID-19, he wonders when a clinic to treat his symptoms might emerge in Atlantic Canada. “My fear is that I’m going to be like this forever,” the 50-year-old Halifax resident said in a recent interview. [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Alberta Premier slams vandalism after slur painted on MLA’s office window

    EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is condemning alleged vandalism at the office of an Opposition legislature member. His denunciation came on Saturday shortly after Edmonton MLA Janis Irwin posted pictures showing the front window spray-painted with the words “Antifa Liar.” Kenney issued a social media post Saturday saying that while there are “countless ways” [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Alberta Health Services head sorry for glitches in vaccine booking system for seniors

    EDMONTON – The president of Alberta’s health delivery agency is apologizing for problems residents experienced earlier this week when they tried booking COVID-19 vaccinations for older family members. Alberta Health Services president Dr. Verna Yiu says in a statement that the agency “made an error in judgement” in how they “stress-tested” their online booking system. [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Alberta and its physicians move to end ugly feud over fees with new tentative deal

    EDMONTON – The Alberta government and its 11,000 physicians have taken a first step toward resolving an ugly, fractious year-long dispute over fees and working conditions. Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Dr. Paul Boucher, the head of the Alberta Medical Association, say they have reached a tentative deal on a new master agreement. Boucher declined [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Doctors urge Alberta to hold off on easing COVID-19 restrictions next week

    EDMONTON – A group of health professionals is urging the Alberta government not to ease COVID-19 restrictions next week and to instead toughen measures for bars, restaurants and pubs. The plea comes from two doctors who co-chair the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association’s pandemic committee. Dr. Noel Gibney and Dr. James Talbot say in a [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Alberta woman who shot husband, dumped his body in slough appeals prison sentence

    EDMONTON – An Alberta woman who admitted to shooting her husband and dumping his body in a slough wants her 18 -year prison sentence reduced. Helen Naslund pleaded guilty last year to manslaughter in the September 2011 death of 49-year-old Miles Naslund on a farm near Holden, Alta., about 100 kilometres southeast of Edmonton. An [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

World News

  • Netanyahu accuses Iran of attacking Israeli-owned cargo ship

    JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday accused Iran of attacking an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman last week. Netanyahu spoke to Israeli public broadcaster Kan and said that “it was indeed an act by Iran, that’s clear.” “Iran is the greatest enemy of Israel, I am determined to halt it. [...] Read More »

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  • ‘Nomandland,’ Borat,’ ‘The Crown’ win at bicoastal Globes

    NEW YORK – With homebound nominees appearing by remote video and hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on different sides of the country, a very socially distanced 78th Golden Globe Awards trudged on in the midst of the pandemic and amid a storm of criticism for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with top awards going [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Cuomo sorry for remarks aide ‘misinterpreted’ as harassment

    ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged for the first time Sunday that some of his behaviour with women “may have been insensitive or too personal,” and said he would co-operate with a sexual harassment investigation led by the state’s attorney general. In a statement released amid mounting criticism from within his own [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • UN: At least 18 killed by Myanmar forces in several cities

    YANGON, Myanmar – Security forces in Myanmar opened fire and made mass arrests Sunday as they sought to break up protests against the military’s seizure of power, and a U.N. human rights official said it had “credible information” that at least 18 people were killed and 30 were wounded. That would be the highest single-day [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • NY Gov. Cuomo acknowledges behaviour seen as ‘flirtation’

    ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged for the first time Sunday that some of his behaviour with women had been “misinterpreted as unwanted flirtation,” and said he would co-operate with a sexual harassment investigation led by the state’s attorney general. In a statement released amid mounting criticism from within his own party, [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago