August 2nd, 2021



  • Subaru Crosstrek a fantastic crossover

    LETHBRIDGE l Beeber Lethbridge Herald 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 »

    3 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 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

  • Woman charged in murder expected to make election

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald A woman charged with first degree murder of her former spouse by allegedly using a motor vehicle to intentionally run him down is expected to elect how she wants to proceed with her trial. Lethbridge lawyer Scott Hadford requested an adjournment in Lethbridge provincial court on Friday until Aug. 20 [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Case of man charged in assault adjourned

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald A 26-year-old man charged with several other individuals in relation to a serious assault on the westside in September had his case adjourned in Lethbridge provincial court until Aug. 19. Jesse Dean Davidson is charged with aggravated assault, disguised with intent and failure to comply with a release order. Davidson [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Man involved in attack expected to make plea

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald violent attack at a westside residence last year is expected to enter a plea and decide whether he would like to be tried by jury, or judge alone, when he returns to court on Sept. 17. Lethbridge lawyer Ingrid Hess briefly appeared on behalf of her client, Hunter Ferdinand Nolte, [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • City wants public help controlling foxtail

    LETHBRIDGE The City of Lethbridge is asking everyone to do their part to control foxtail in the community to protect pets and create more sightly public spaces. While all noxious weeds are of great concern to City staff, foxtail barley, which is not classified as a weed, is a particular issue where pets are [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Public being asked to step up with help for shoe campaign

    s the Lethbridge Shoes For Kids YQL campaign picks up speed, the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy has hit the ground running with the initiative to help make sure kids going back to school have the proper footwear. With the Lethbridge Shoes For Kids YQL drive taking place in a little over two weeks on Aug. 14 [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

National News

  • Canada to receive 2.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

    OTTAWA – The federal government is expecting to receive more than 2.3 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week, as public health officials brace for a potential fourth wave of infections. Ottawa has already received more than 66 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, enough to fully immunize all eligible Canadians. As of Tuesday, the [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Quebec provincial police is searching for two men missing since Friday in Outaouais

    MONTREAL – Quebec provincial police say they are searching for two hunters in the Outaouais region who have been missing since Friday. Jonah Dewache, 32, and Dustin Odjick, 37, from Kitigan Zibi First Nation in Maniwaki, northwest of Montreal, were identified as the missing men. Police spokeswoman, Sgt. Béatrice Dorsainville says the men could possibly [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Quebec lifts COVID-19 measures; extends closing times for bars and restaurants

    MONTREAL – Quebec is lifting further COVID-19 restrictions, including extending closing times for bars and restaurants, and increasing capacities for gatherings. The health ministry announced the latest relaxed COVID-19 measures for the beginning of August on July 26. Quebecers are now allowed to drink alcohol in bars and restaurants until 1 a.m., gaining an additional [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Mohawk Council of Kanesatake elects new Grand Chief for first time in 10 years

    MONTREAL – Kanesatake Council Chief Victor Bonspille was elected Grand Chief of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) community, west of Montreal. The election was held on Saturday, more than a month after being delayed due to COVID-19. Bonspille defeated Serge Otsi Simon who withheld the title for 10 years, with official numbers indicating 368 votes against 283. [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • No winning ticket for Saturday’s $6 million Lotto 649 jackpot

    TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $6 million jackpot in Saturday’s Lotto 649 draw. However, the draw’s guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a lottery player in Ontario. The jackpot for the next draw on Aug. 4 will be an estimated $9 million[...] Read More »

    1 day ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Citing Taliban violence, US expands Afghan refugee program

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Biden administration on Monday expanded its efforts to evacuate at-risk Afghan citizens from Afghanistan as Taliban violence increases ahead there of the U.S. military pullout at the end of the month. The State Department said it is widening the scope of Afghans eligible for refugee status in United States to include [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Death toll jumps to more than 300 in recent China flooding

    BEIJING (AP) – Chinese authorities have announced a large jump in the death toll from recent floods. The Henan provincial government said Monday that 302 people died and 50 remain missing[...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Tourists flee as wildfires threaten Turkish beach resorts

    ISTANBUL (AP) – Wildfires raged Sunday near Turkey’s holiday beach destinations of Antalya and Mugla as the discovery of more bodies caused the death toll to rise to eight. Residents and tourists fled the danger in small boats while the coast guard and two navy ships waited out at sea in case a bigger evacuation [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

    ISTANBUL (AP) – Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean resort of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires, Turkish media reported. Coast guard units were leading the operation and authorities asked private boats and yachts [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Florida’s coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, the state Health Department reported Friday, continuing a six-week surge that has seen it responsible for 1 in 5 new infections nationally, becoming the outbreak’s epicenter. The release came shortly after Gov. Ron DeSantis barred school districts from requiring students to wear masks [...] Read More »

    3 days ago