February 24th, 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 »

    10 hours 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 »

    10 hours 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

  • Online vaccination appointments cause frustration

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Some technical snafus in trying to book an online vaccination through the Alberta Health Services website has drawn frustration from one local man. Gerry Kohn, 77, said he was on the phone beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning and as of that afternoon was still unable to book an appointment and [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • City to seek control of EMS dispatch

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council has voted to pass a resolution to explore the possibility of once again assuming local EMS dispatch control from AHS in support of the RM of Wood Buffalo, and to have the City’s legal advisers sit in on the province’s injunction case against Wood Buffalo on Mar. 9-11. [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Lawyer for man charged in attempted abduction waiting for disclosure

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDDshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The lawyer for a 21-year-old Lethbridge man charged in connection with an attempted abduction in Lethbridge, says her client is suffering from mental health issues, and has been in and out of the hospital since he was charged last summer. During a hearing recently in Lethbridge provincial court, Calgary lawyer Jeanine Zahara referred [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Herald’s storied history shown in audits

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtbusch@lethbridgeherald.com When it comes to history, many newspapers can trace their roots back more than a century, and the Lethbridge Herald is no exception. However, in attempting to celebrate that past and highlighting achievements down through the decades, some newspapers haven’t done a very good job of illustrating that tradition for their wider readership. [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Canadians support making Google and Facebook pay for news content

    Eighty-two per cent of Canadians believe it’s time for the federal government to take action and force social media giants Google and Facebook to pay Canadian news publishers for their content, and ensure fair negotiations so that publishers get their share of online advertising revenue. As well, according to the poll, 70 per cent of [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago

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  • Gang clashes result in Ecuador’s deadliest prison riots ever

    QUITO, Ecuador – Ecuador experienced its deadliest prison riots ever this week when seemingly co-ordinated fights broke out in facilities in three different cities, leaving 79 inmates dead as of Wednesday and exposing the limited control that authorities have over people behind bars. Hundreds of police officers and military personnel converged on the prisons after [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • LA sheriff calls Tiger Woods crash ‘purely an accident’

    LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County sheriff on Wednesday characterized the crash that seriously injured Tiger Woods as “purely an accident” and appeared to rule out any potential criminal charges even as authorities were still investigating. Deputies did not see any evidence that the golf star was impaired by drugs or alcohol after Tuesday’s [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Palm Beach County refuses to lower flags for Rush Limbaugh

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Palm Beach County defied Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, refusing to lower its courthouse flags to half-staff in honour of the late conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh – a move that the governor’s office called “petty.” The county’s courthouse flags remained at full staff, ignoring Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Tuesday afternoon order directing [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Bats, birds among wildlife pummeled during Southern freeze

    DALLAS – As many people in the southern U.S. hosted neighbours who had no heat or water during the vicious February storm and deep freeze, Kate Rugroden provided a refuge for shell-shocked bats. Starving and disoriented, the winged mammals tumbled to the snow-coated ground as temperatures plunged to levels rarely seen in the region. “They [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Number of inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots rises to 79

    QUITO, Ecuador – Ecuador experienced its deadliest prison riots ever this week when seemingly co-ordinated fights broke out in facilities in three different cities, leaving 79 inmates dead as of Wednesday and exposing the limited control that authorities have over people behind bars. Hundreds of police officers and military personnel converged on the prisons after [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago