September 24th, 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

  • Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival drops the beat this weekend

    Southern Alberta’s largest electronic music festival is dropping beats into its ninth year The 9th Annual Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival (LEMF), hosted by the electronic music production company and their partners Unified Vibe and London Road Marketing, will take place Saturday at Galt Gardens Park. The free event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Society has a long way to go addressing bullying and abuse, says Kennedy

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Sheldon Kennedy has seen society in the past 25 years go a long way towards addressing bullying and abuse and as he told Lethbridge College president and CEO Paula Burns Monday, society has a long way to go yet. Kennedy joined Burns in what the college called “a fireside chat” that included a [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • City celebrates Targeted Redevelopment Incentive Program business opening

    It was a real TRIP, and there will be more with a goal towards shaping the downtown core. The City of Lethbridge celebrated Six08 Health as its first recipient of the Targeted Redevelopment Incentive Program (TRIP) with an official grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon at its downtown location. With its $4.8 million [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Test of leadership has inspired Crowson to run for a second term on council

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Incumbent city council candidate Belinda Crowson says she and her council colleagues have risen to meet the test of leadership over the past four years in the face of some very challenging times. “We did a lot of things in (my) first term,” she states. “A lot of things that were necessary after [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Lethbridge Tattoo Show inks creativity and design

    It was like going back to high school for Luke Cormier. Fittingly, art class was in session. The ink flowed and the creative designs were out in full force as the Lethbridge Tattoo Show took place last weekend at Exhibition Park. After two years away due to the COVID-19 pandemic, artists from coast-to-coast were happy [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago

National News

  • Meng Wanzhou free as extradition case dropped by the United States

    Meng Wanzhou walked out of a British Columbia Supreme Court Friday free from a 34-month legal saga after a judge agreed to a discharge order that withdrew a U.S. extradition request against her. Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes signed the order discharging Meng from the extradition proceeding, vacating her bail conditions and officially closing the [...] Read More »

    13 mins ago
  • Thousands of mail ballots still to be counted, including in two tight races in B.C.

    OTTAWA – The final federal election result may be delayed until this weekend – or even longer – because thousands of mail-in ballots have still to be counted. Twelve ridings did not start counting mail ballots until Friday, Elections Canada confirmed. Votes have now been counted in most ridings including in Atlantic Canada, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Ex-MP Adam Vaughan urges successor Vuong to step down, not sit as MP “under a cloud.”

    OTTAWA – The former Liberal MP for Spadina-Fort York said he has urged his newly elected successor, Kevin Vuong, to resign, warning him that local people will be “furious” if he takes his seat. Adam Vaughan, who did not seek re-election this year after having represented the downtown Toronto riding since 2014, also said that [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Meng Wanzhou free to go from B.C. as extradition case dropped by the United States

    VANCOUVER – Meng Wanzhou walked out of a B.C. Supreme Court free from a 34-month legal saga after a judge agreed to a discharge order that withdrew a U.S. extradition request against her. The Huawei executive emerged from the court Friday without her ankle monitoring bracelet and read a statement thanking the judge, the Crown [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Meng’s extradition case dropped in B.C., she’s free to go

    VANCOUVER – Meng Wanzhou walked out of a B.C. Supreme Court free from a 34-month legal saga after a judge agreed to a discharge order that withdrew a U.S. extradition request against her. The Huawei executive emerged from the court without her ankle bracelet and read a statement thanking the judge, the Crown lawyers and [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Hundreds hold London vigil for slain primary school teacher

    LONDON (AP) – Hundreds gathered Friday in southeast London to light candles and to mourn for slain primary school teacher Sabina Nessa while demanding an end to violence against women. Nessa’s death – as she walked through a park to meet a friend a few minutes from her home – is the second high-profile killing [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Officials: All migrants are gone from Texas border camp

    DEL RIO, Texas (AP) – The mayor of a Texas border city where thousands of Haitian migrants camped in recent days says it’s now empty. Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano said at a news conference Friday that the clearing of the camp was “phenomenal news.” It comes just days after nearly 15,000 migrants gathered under [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Catalan separatist leader out of Sardinia jail, can travel

    ROME (AP) – Catalan separatist leader Carle Puigdemont has been released from a jail in Sardinia after a judge ruled that he could go free ahead of an Oct. 4 extradition hearing. Puigdemont left the jail in Sassari on Friday, a day after he had been detained by police on the Italian island. Puigdemont is [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Judge rules to release Catalan leader wanted by Spain

    ROME (AP) – A judge in Sardinia tells The Associated Press she has ruled that Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont should be released from jail on the island and is even free to travel ahead of an Oct. 4 extradition hearing. Puigdemont is wanted in Spain for sedition for leading a secession bid for the [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Lawyer: Italy to free jailed Catalan leader wanted by Spain

    ROME (AP) – A judge in Sardinia will shortly order Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont released from jail ahead of an Italian court decision on Spain’s extradition request, Puigdemont’s Italian lawyer said after a courthouse hearing Friday. Agostinangelo Marras told reporters outside the courthouse in Sassari, Sardinia, that when the judge asked Puigdemont whether he [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago