March 1st, 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 »

    3 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

  • Mild spring with some wintry blasts predicted for most of Canada: Weather Network

    Canadians across the country can look forward to a mild spring peppered with the odd winter flashback throughout the first part of the season, according to predictions from one prominent national forecaster. Chris Scott, chief meteorologist with The Weather Network, said Canadians can count on some sunny days to put a bounce in their step [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Waiting for AstraZeneca and Meng Wanzhou back in court: In The News for Mar. 1

    In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Mar. 1 … What we are watching in Canada … OTTAWA – The federal government is hoping to start receiving vaccine doses from AstraZeneca this [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Mar. 1, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday Mar. 1, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 46,624 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,882,952 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 4,968.306 per 100,000. There were no new vaccines delivered to the [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Mar. 1, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday Mar. 1, 2021. There are 866,503 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 866,503 confirmed cases (30,731 active, 813,778 resolved, 21,994 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 2,307 new cases Sunday. The rate [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Feds hoping for AstraZeneca shots this week as Pfizer-BioNTech prepare next delivery

    OTTAWA – The federal government hopes to start receiving doses of AstraZeneca’s recently approved COVID-19 vaccine this week as the flood of shots that flowed into Canada from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna last week partially subsides. Health Canada announced on Friday that it had approved the AstraZeneca vaccine, the third COVID-19 shot to have received regulatory [...] Read More »

    7 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 »

    2 days 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 »

    2 days 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 »

    3 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 »

    3 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 »

    3 days ago

World News

  • Deal reached to get California children back in classrooms

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislative leaders have reached an agreement aimed at getting most public schoolchildren back in classrooms by the end of March. Under the deal announced Monday, school districts could get up to $6.6 billion if they reopen classrooms by March 31. To get the money, schools must [...] Read More »

    25 mins ago
  • US spending on construction projects rises 1.7% in January

    SILVER SPRING, Md. – Spending on U.S. construction projects rose 1.7% in January as new home building continues to lift the sector. Last month’s increase followed small revised gains in December and November. Spending on residential construction rose 2.5% in January, with single family home projects up 3%, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Despite an [...] Read More »

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  • US manufacturing activity jumps to 3-year high in February

    WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturing expanded in February at the fastest pace three years with the arrival of a surge in new orders. The Institute for Supply Management reported Monday that its gauge of manufacturing activity rose to a reading of 60.8% last month, 2.1 percentage-points above the January level of 58.7%. It was the strongest [...] Read More »

    52 mins ago
  • UN launches donor conference amid fears of famine in Yemen

    CAIRO – The United Nations on Monday launched an appeal for countries to fund its response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where more than six years of war has created the world’s worst humanitarian disaster. At a virtual pledging conference, co-hosed by Sweden and Switzerland, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed for $3.85 billion this [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • France’s Sarkozy convicted of corruption, sentenced to jail

    PARIS – A Paris court on Monday found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence. The 66-year-old politician, who was president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted for having tried to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago