March 8th, 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 »

    2 weeks 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 »

    2 weeks 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 »

    1 month 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 »

    2 months 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 »

    2 months ago

Local News

  • LPS deputy chief among officers who accessed Phillips info

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge law enforcement officers are once again getting damaging national scrutiny after ASIRT revealed last month it was investigating five LPS officers, including Deputy Chief Scott Woods, and one LPS civilian employee, who accessed Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips personal records eight times over an 11-month period for no apparent [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Police looking for suspect in robbery of senior

    Lethbridge police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a robbery of an 81-year-old man at a business over the weekend. Police say a man walked into a business in the 500-block of 13 Street North about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, grabbed cash the senior had placed on the counter to pay [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Innovative online directory set to connect B2B agriculture businesses in southern Alberta

    Lethbridge & District Exhibition announced Friday a new way for the agriculture community to come together, allowing vendors, exhibitors and businesses access that they would traditionally have at AG-EXPO. “We wanted to ensure that the businesses that participate in AG-EXPO still have a place to come together in light of the current health restrictions” said [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Abduction case adjourned

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The case against a  21-year-old Lethbridge man charged in connection with an attempted abduction in the city last year has been adjourned again while defence reviews new disclosure from the Crown’s office. Calgary lawyer Robin McIntyre, who appeared in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday as an agent for the accused’s lawyer, said defence needs [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Sage Clan gives new purpose in life for member recovering from addiction

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com With the sun shining down on Galt Gardens, Cody Fox, wearing the jacket of the Sage Clan, plays with his kids who run around him asking unanswerable questions as just a few feet away fellow Sage Clan members and Kindness to Others founder Alvin Mills work together to hand out a special meal [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

National News

  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, March 8, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 10:00 p.m. ET on Monday March 8, 2021. There are 890,698 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 890,698 confirmed cases (30,332 active, 838,090 resolved, 22,276 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 3,043 new cases Monday. The rate [...] Read More »

    55 mins ago
  • Police respond to calls as spider in vehicle causes a ‘scramble’ in B.C.

    SURREY, B.C. – Police say an “itsy-bitsy” intruder inside a vehicle caused “scramble” on the weekend in Surrey, B.C. It also led concerned members of the public to call police about the possibility of a woman in distress, although the Mounties say it turned out that a spider was behind the reports of a “suspicious [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • U.S. issues advice to those fully vaccinated, but no shift in Canada yet

    New U.S. guidelines say people fully inoculated against COVID-19 can drop some precautions when gathering with others, but at least two provincial health ministers say existing public health advice holds for now. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that Americans who have waited two weeks since their second required shot can spend [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • CP NewsAlert: Alberta lifts more COVID rules, increases retail shopping limit

    EDMONTON – Alberta is lifting more COVID-19 public-health restrictions, including allowing more people to shop in retail stores and malls. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the retail limit is increasing to 25 per cent capacity from 15 per cent. He says banquet halls, community halls and conference centres can open for meetings, while weddings of [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Man charged with three hate-motivated attacks on women in Edmonton

    EDMONTON – Police say a 44-year-old man has been arrested and charged with three hate-motivated attacks on women in Edmonton. Shane Edward Tremblay, who has no fixed address, is facing three counts of uttering threats and three counts of assault. The first attack took place about 2 p.m. on Jan. 18, when a man uttered [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Defendant in deadly warehouse fire to serve sentence at home

    OAKLAND, Calif. – Derick Almena, the master tenant of a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse that caught fire during a music event, killing 36 people, was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison, although he is unlikely to spend more time in jail. Already on house arrest after being released from jail last year because [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Jury selection paused for ex-cop charged in Floyd’s death

    MINNEAPOLIS – Jury selection for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death was halted before it began Monday by the state’s effort to add a third-degree murder charge. As hundreds of protesters rallied outside the courthouse to call for Derek Chauvin’s conviction, Judge Peter Cahill said he did not have jurisdiction to [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Brazil justice annuls Lula’s sentences, enabling 2022 run

    SAO PAULO – A justice from Brazil’s top court on Monday annulled all sentences against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, which for now restores his political rights and would potentially allow him to run again for the presidency next year. The decision also laid bare the country’s political divisions, with leftists celebrating their [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Brazilian justice annuls sentences against Lula da Silva

    SAO PAULO – A justice from Brazil’s top court on Monday annulled all sentences against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, which for now restores his political rights and allows him to run for the presidency in next year’s election. Justice Luiz Edson Fachin wrote in his decision that the court in the city [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Israel celebrates 5 millionth coronavirus vaccination

    TEL AVIV, Israel – Israel’s leaders Monday celebrated the country’s 5 millionth coronavirus vaccination on the same day the government began vaccinating Palestinian labourers who work in the country. The time lag has drawn international criticism and highlighted global disparities. There was no indication the two events were co-ordinated, but their split-screen quality offered a [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago