May 7th, 2021

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  • 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 »

    2 weeks 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 »

    2 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 »

    2 months 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 months 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 »

    4 months ago

Local News

  • Fiery semi-truck collision claims life of Granum man

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Police are confirming a man from Granum died at the scene of a fiery collision on Hwy. 3 near Coalhurst on Friday morning. According to the Coaldale RCMP, the Coalhurst Fire Department and RCMP members responded at approximately 9:50 a.m. to a collision involving two semi-trucks near the Kipp Road. [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Farmers’ markets returning to Exhibition and Downtown

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Farmers’ markets are returning to Lethbridge! The Lethbridge and District Exhibition and Downtown Lethbridge BRZ will both be operating markets in the city this year. The Exhibition’s kicks off Saturday at 8 a.m. running until 1 p.m. It will be open every Saturday until Oct. 9. The Downtown Lethbridge BRZ market will run [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Offender sentenced in child pornography case

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The last of three Lethbridge men caught in a child pornography sting last year has been sent to prison. Bryan Alas Hernandez, 19, was sentenced Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to two years in a federal penitentiary, following his guilty plea in January to one count of distributing child pornography. The 19-year-old was [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Alberta Party represents alternative to UCP and NDP, leader tells SACPA

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Acting Alberta Party leader Jacquie Fenske spoke at the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs weekly YouTube livestream speaker series on Thursday to explain why the Alberta Party represented a strong alternative to both the UCP and the NDP. To illustrate this point, Fenske spoke of a personal meeting she had with now [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Motorists asked to nominate Alberta’s worst road

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association has launched a province-wide contest to nominate Alberta’s Worst Road. The contest encourages drivers to safely post pictures of the most notorious roads in their part of the province to social media with the #AlbertaFixOurRoads hashtag along with a location and a few words about why [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago

National News

  • Here is a list of the 2020 National Newspaper Award finalists and winners

    The National Newspaper Awards for 2020 were handed out virtually on Friday night. Here is a complete list of winners and finalists: Arts and Entertainment Winner: Johanna Schneller, Globe and Mail, for columns tackling the subject of gender identity and gender politics in the arts world. Finalists: Améli Pineda, Le Devoir, for an investigation into [...] Read More »

    21 mins ago
  • National Newspaper Awards announce 2020 winners, year dominated by pandemic coverage

    The Globe and Mail, The Canadian Press and La Presse were the big winners as the 2020 National Newspaper Awards were handed out virtually on Friday night. The Globe took home 10 awards, including top honours in the sustained news coverage category for its work covering the spread of COVID-19 in Canada’s long-term care homes. [...] Read More »

    23 mins ago
  • Manitoba tightens health orders, shuts gyms, restaurants, museums and more

    WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government announced further restrictions as COVID-19 numbers continued to surge to near-record levels Friday, Starting Sunday morning, the cap on outdoor gatherings will drop to five people from 10. Restaurants, bars and patios will close to in-person dining but can still provide takeout and delivery services. Gyms, museums, art galleries and [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • CP NewsAlert: Manitoba tightens health orders, shuts gyms, restaurants, museums

    WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is imposing further restrictions as COVID-19 numbers continue to surge. Starting Sunday morning, the cap on outdoor gatherings will drop to five people from 10. Restaurants, bars and patios will close to in-person dining but can still provide take-out and delivery services. Gyms, museums, art galleries and libraries will have [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Manitoba, Nova Scotia cracking down amid surge in COVID-19 cases

    Manitoba braced for tougher COVID-19 public health measures and Nova Scotia announced it would restrict entry amid a surge in infections, as Ottawa introduced new ways for small and medium businesses to access rapid tests to thwart workplace outbreaks. Manitoba was set to tighten restrictions later Friday amid an “alarming” rise in cases, said Dr. [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • California leaving: State population declines for first time

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s population fell by more than 182,000 last year, the first yearly loss ever recorded for the nation’s most populous state, a growth streak that dated to its founding in 1850 on the heels of a gold rush that prompted a flood of people to seek their fortune in the West. The [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Man accused of killing Thai wife prosecuted for abuse in US

    BANGKOK – A U.S. citizen charged with killing his pregnant Thai wife in Thailand was accused of attempting to kill what appears to be the same woman while living in Colorado in 2019. Jason Matthew Balzer, 32, was arrested Thursday in the northern city of Chiang Mai and confessed to killing Pitchaporn Kidchob, 32, Maj. [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Cowabunga! More than 800 turtles rescued from storm drains

    They’re lean, they’re mean and they’re green. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Not exactly, but hundreds of diamondback terrapin hatchlings have been rescued from subterranean storm drains along the Jersey Shore. According to a Stockton University Facebook post, the turtles were hiding from the cold temperatures over the winter and surviving off yolk sacks in drains [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Justice Dept. rule would aim to crack down on ‘ghost guns’

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department on Friday released a proposed rule that would broaden the definition of a firearm, requiring some gun-making kits to include a serial number as the Biden administration moves forward to combat so-called “ghost guns.” It comes several weeks after President Joe Biden promised a crackdown on “ghost guns,” homemade firearms [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Palestinians, Israel police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque; 53 hurt

    JERUSALEM – Palestinian worshippers clashed with Israeli police on Friday evening at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City as weeks-long tensions between Israel and the Palestinians over Jerusalem soared again. The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 53 people were wounded in clashes with police there and elsewhere in Jerusalem, including 23 who were hospitalized. [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago