July 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 »

    2 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 »

    2 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 »

    3 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 »

    5 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 »

    5 months ago

Local News

  • Travel Alberta CEO on a mission to boost tourism

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com He first came to love Alberta while spending a month with his brother and relatives in Edmonton when he was 14. Now David Goldstein is on a mission to boost tourism in in the province. Goldstein was named Chief Executive Officer of Travel Alberta late last year and the new Calgarian sees enormous [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Respiratory therapist says wildfire smoke calls for extra precautions for those with health conditions

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Avoid the outdoors as much as possible and monitor symptoms. That’s the advice from an Asthma Canada respiratory therapist for people affected by smoke from the B.C. wildfires. Nova Scotia-based Tracy Cushing said Friday disposable surgical masks like those worn during the COVID pandemic and even N95 masks, unless the latter are properly [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Candidate looking for transparency, growth and performance on city council

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge-based entrepreneur and libertarian thinker Dale P. Leier recently announced his bid to run for a city council seat in this fall’s municipal election. “I think council needs to be more transparent,” he says. “The three key planks of my platform are transparency, growth and performance. Are we getting value for money? Are [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Micro-zone irrigation aims to save in-demand water

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Farming Smarter hosted a very timely session on micro-zone irrigation at its Plot Hop event earlier this week. The featured speaker to address this topic was Cam Cote, founder of InteliRain- a company which designs precision irrigation systems for turf and agriculture. Cote put the problem succinctly to participants at the Plot Hop [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Man sentenced for assault and shoplifting

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Calgary man who became violent after he stopped taking his medication has received a two-month jail sentence. Blaine Meakin was sentenced Friday in Lethbridge court, where he pleaded guilty to several counts of assault and a charge of shoplifting. He was also placed on probation for a year and fined $500. Court was [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago

National News

  • B.C. welcomes 100 firefighters from Mexico to help fight raging wildfires

    VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s public safety minister heaped praise on 100 firefighters from Mexico who have just arrived in the province to work “shoulder to shoulder” with local crews battling hundreds of wildfires. Mike Farnworth personally welcomed the firefighters when their plane arrived in Abbotsford on Saturday, telling reporters that he “cannot thank these men [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Nova Scotia New Democrats promise to ban street checks if elected next month

    LOON LAKE, N.S. – Nova Scotia’s NDP Leader Gary Burrill spent Saturday campaigning in the largely African Nova Scotian riding of Preston where he promised, if elected next month, an end to street checks to curb racial profiling. The province’s Liberal government has said it would ban the practice in 2019 after the release of [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • International passengers at Pearson airport may have to line up by vaccination status

    TORONTO – International travellers arriving at Canada’s largest airport may now be funnelled into different customs lines based on their vaccination status. Toronto’s Pearson International Airport says it may be splitting passengers coming from the U.S. or other international destinations into vaccinated and partially or non-vaccinated queues. A spokeswoman for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Number of active wildfires in B.C. drops, one evacuation order lifted

    VANCOUVER – The BC Wildfire Service says there are 258 wildfires currently burning in the province. That’s down from 275 fires reported in its last update Friday, and down from about 300 earlier in the week. There are 57 evacuation orders in place, down one from Friday afternoon, affecting nearly 5,000 properties. Another nearly 16,500 [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Man arrested after pickup truck crashes into Montreal business, police say

    MONTREAL – A man was arrested for possible drunk driving after his vehicle crashed into a store in Montreal. An emergency call was placed at about 2:30 a.m., indicating that a pickup truck smashed into a business front door in the Rivière-des-Prairies area of Montreal. Montreal police arrived at the scene and found the 33-year-old [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago

Provincial News

  • RCMP investigating suspicious death of Fort MacLeod man

    CROWSNEST PASS, Alta. – RCMP they are investigating the suspicious death of a man from Fort MacLeod, Alta. Mounties from the Crowsnest Pass, Alta., detachment say they received a report on July 20 about possible human remains that were found in a rural area. The remains were later identified as those of 35-year-old Lane Tail [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Alberta renews child-care deal with Ottawa; prolongs talks about $10 a day program

    CALGARY – Alberta has extended its agreement with the federal government for child care but has yet to sign on to Ottawa’s $27-billion subsidy plan that would cut fees in half. The United Conservative government says an extension to the Canada-Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Agreement will enhance existing subsidies to support working parents. [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Alberta Health Services says 98 per cent of beds open, closures no cause for alarm

    EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services says the current spate of hospital bed closures is minimal, not unusual and isn’t affecting patient care. Deb Gordon, who is the chief operating officer for AHS, says more than 98 per cent of beds in acute and emergency care are available provincewide. Gordon says there are only two locations [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Calgary man faces 17 charges for alleged domestic abuse of multiple partners

    CALGARY – Police in Calgary have laid 17 domestic-violence-related charges against a man involved with multiple partners over a 10-year period. Investigators say a woman came forward in May to report serious violence from a previous relationship. Police say she provided the names of two other women, who she believed had also been abused by [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Alberta supporting mental-health programs for residential school survivors

    RED DEER, Alta. – The Alberta government says it’s putting up nearly $8-million for Indigenous-led mental-health programs that will include support to help residential school survivors and their families heal. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says almost $2.9 million will go to First Nations, Métis Settlements, and the Métis Nation of Alberta. Community members will be [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

World News

  • Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site

    MIAMI (AP) – Firefighters on Friday declared the end of their search for bodies at the site of a collapsed Florida condo building, concluding a month of painstaking work removing layers of dangerous debris that were once piled several stories high. The June 24 collapse at the oceanside tower killed 97 people, with at least [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Ranging Bull: ‘Barney’ eludes capture days after farm escape

    MASTIC, N.Y. (AP) – An escaped bull has eluded capture for several days on Long Island despite searchers employing a helicopter and night-vision equipment along with attempts to lure the roaming animal with grain and a cow. Police in Suffolk County say they began responding to calls about the 1,500-pound (680-kilogram) bull running loose Tuesday [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Firefighters officially end search in Florida condo collapse

    MIAMI (AP) – Firefighters officially ended their search for bodies in the debris of the collapsed Surfside condo building on Friday, even as police and forensic specialists continue working to identify human remains. Miami-Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah told The Associated Press that the fire department’s role in recovering remains at the collapsed Surfside [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Firefighters end search and rescue at Florida condo collapse

    SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) – Firefighters have ended their mission in clearing debris from the collapsed Surfside condo building Friday, officials said, while police and forensic specialists continue their work to identify human remains in the disaster. Miami Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah told The Associated Press that the fire department’s role in recovering remains [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Engineer: Avenue next to collapsed Florida condo could fail

    SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) – Miami Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah says the fire department’s role in recovering remains at the collapsed Surfside condominium has finished. Firefighters have ended their mission in clearing debris from the collapsed Surfside condo building Friday, officials said, while police and forensic specialists continue their work to identify human remains [...] Read More »

    1 day ago