March 6th, 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 »

    1 week 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 »

    1 week 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 »

    4 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

  • Ontario organ donor pays tribute to Logan Boulet

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Jim Lowes will never forget where he was when he heard of the Humbolt Broncos bus crash almost three years ago. And it didn’t take the 61-year-old resident of Burlington, Ont. long to know what he needed to do next. Like many Canadians from coast-to-coast, Lowes was horrified on April [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Taber council says ‘no’ to automated voting machines

    Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers At a regular Town of Taber council meeting held Feb. 22, administration requested council’s approval of Proposed Bylaw 6-2021, in order for the municipality to use an automated voting system and electronic vote tabulators for the 2021 Municipal Election. Coun. Carly Firth attended the meeting remotely. Coun. Louie Tams made [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Backyard hen delegation at Picture Butte town council

    Nikki Jamieson Southern Alberta Newspapers Urban poultry were back on the agenda at the previous Picture Butte town council meeting. During their regular Feb. 22 meeting, Picture Butte town council met with resident Jen Bowden to discuss the town’s Animal Regulations bylaw. Last spring, Bowden had submitted a petition to allow for the keeping of [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Repeat offender charged with drug offences

    arged a repeat offender with multiple, drug-related offences. On Wednesday, members of the Lethbridge Police Service Crime Suppression Team observed an individual engage in activity consistent with drug trafficking at locations in north Lethbridge, the downtown core and the area of the homeless shelter. Police arrested a Lethbridge man in the 500-block of 5 Street [...] Read More »

    24 hours ago
  • Guilty pleas made to multiple charges

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A former Fort Vermillion man who fired two lawyers and made dozens of court appearances on numerous criminal offences, has finally pleaded guilty and will be sentenced later this year. Jessie Hugh Flett pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court to charges of fleeing from police, driving while prohibited, possession of stolen property [...] Read More »

    24 hours ago

National News

  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Mar. 6, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 6, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 85,376 new vaccinations administered for a total of 2,253,514 doses given. Nationwide, 561,238 people or 1.5 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, Mar. 6, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 6, 2021. There are 881,761 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 881,761 confirmed cases (30,146 active, 829,423 resolved, 22,192 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 3,370 new cases Friday. The rate [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • No winning ticket for Friday night’s Lotto Max jackpot

    TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the estimated $29 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Mar. 9 will be approximately $35 million[...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on March 5, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 5, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 85,376 new vaccinations administered for a total of 2,253,514 doses given. Nationwide, 561,238 people or 1.5 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Judge reserves decision in church challenge of B.C. public health rules

    VANCOUVER – A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has reserved his decision on a request from three churches to throw out provincial health orders that prevent them from holding in-person services. Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson said Friday he doesn’t want to delay unnecessarily and he appreciates the urgency of the matter from the petitioners’ point [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric hold historic, symbolic meeting

    PLAINS OF UR, Iraq – Pope Francis and Iraq’s top Shiite cleric delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence Saturday, urging Muslims in the war-weary Arab nation to embrace Iraq’s long-beleaguered Christian minority during an historic meeting in the holy city of Najaf. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said religious authorities have a role in protecting [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Pope Francis, Iraq’s top Shiite cleric hold historic meeting

    PLAINS OF UR, Iraq – Pope Francis and Iraq’s top Shiite cleric delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence Saturday, urging Muslims in the war-weary Arab nation to embrace Iraq’s long-beleaguered Christian minority during an historic meeting in the holy city of Najaf. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said religious authorities have a role in protecting [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Iraqi Shiite leader reaffirms coexistence after meeting pope

    NAJAF, Iraq – After his historic meeting with Pope Francis on Saturday, Iraq’s top Shiite cleric affirmed that religious authorities have a role in protecting Iraq’s Christians and said they should live in peace and enjoy the same rights as other Iraqis. The Vatican said Francis thanked Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and the Shiite people [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Royalty TV: UK monarchy and television have complex ties

    LONDON – Britain’s royal family and television have a complicated relationship. The medium has helped define the modern monarchy: The 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was Britain’s first mass TV spectacle. Since then, rare interviews have given a glimpse behind palace curtains at the all-too-human family within. The fictionalized take of Netflix hit “The [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Pope Francis meets with top Shiite cleric in Iraq

    NAJAF, Iraq – Pope Francis is set to meet with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, one of the most senior clerics in Shiite Islam, in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf on Saturday to deliver a message of peaceful coexistence, urging Muslims to embrace Iraq’s long-beleaguered Christian minority. The historic meeting in al-Sistani’s humble home was months [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago