June 13th, 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 weeks 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 »

    4 weeks 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 »

    2 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 »

    4 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 »

    4 months ago

Local News

  • Local gallery manager running for Lethbridge city council

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com He came to attend university but has made Lethbridge his home and now Darcy Logan is running for city council. Logan, curator and gallery services manager at CASA, will be focusing on four key issues during his campaign. Being an individual who both works and lives downtown and one who has served in [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Film festival a way to continue storytelling

    The Lethbridge Living Film Festival is underway. The online festival follows up the city magazine of the same name, which recently ceased publication due to the pandemic. Lethbridge Living owner Dana Inkster says she was not done telling stories and with a background in filmmaking decided to explore other options. “A film festival seemed like [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Pride Week activities set for Lethbridge starting Monday

    While Pride is usually a time filled with bright colours and parades, this year things will look a bit different. With only two in-person events, a focus on social distancing and PPE, and no Pride parade, this year’s Pride events in Lethbridge probably won’t rival the Pride events of the past. However, people are still [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • McCain donating 300,000 meals to Second Harvest

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com In an effort to meet its goal of having zero per cent of its raw or processed products ending up in landfills, and to help achieve its corporate target to donate 17,000,000 meals throughout North America by 2022, McCain Food Canada recently announced it will be donating the equivalent of 300,000 meals to [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Man pleads guilty in 2019 referee assault

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Coalhurst man admits his anger clouded his judgment when he assaulted a referee during a hockey tournament in Lethbridge in September 2019. “I let my anger get away from me,” Todd William Cross Child admitted Friday in Lethbridge provincial court, where he attended by telephone and pleaded guilty to one count of [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago

National News

  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for June 12, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday June 12, 2021. There are 1,401,006 confirmed cases in Canada._ Canada: 1,401,006 confirmed cases (17,599 active, 1,357,493 resolved, 25,914 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 1,289 new cases Saturday. The rate of [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on June 12, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday June 12, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 398,766 new vaccinations administered for a total of 28,624,871 doses given. Nationwide, 4,330,038 people or 11 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • ‘Ideal RCMP member:’ Constable killed during traffic stop in rural Saskatchewan

    A 26-year-old RCMP constable hailed as a model officer was struck and killed by a truck he pulled over in rural Saskatchewan on Saturday, sending shock waves through his tight-knit policing community and the small town where he died. Const. Shelby Patton had been following a suspected stolen truck before attempting a traffic stop in [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Alberta launches COVID vaccine lottery with million-dollar prizes to encourage uptake

    EDMONTON – Alberta is launching a multimillion-dollar lottery in a bid to encourage more residents to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Premier Jason Kenney unveiled some details of the “Open for Summer Vaccine Lottery” in a video posted to his Twitter account. The video, shot at a mass immunization centre in Edmonton, shows Kenney lamenting the [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • China up for discussion at G7 Leaders’ Summit, but also back home in Canada

    CARBIS BAY, CORNWALL, ENGLAND – The thorny issue of how to handle increasing competition and aggression from China came up as leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries gathered Saturday in an English seaside resort, although it remains to be seen how far they will go in standing up for human rights. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Chicago man jumps into Lake Michigan for 365th straight day

    CHICAGO (AP) – A Chicago bus driver looking for a way to relieve stress during the coronavirus pandemic jumped into Lake Michigan for a 365th straight day on Saturday. Dan O’Conor said he started jumping into the lake at Montrose Harbor on the city’s North Side last year to relieve stress. “It was during the [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Afghan official: bombs hit 2 minivans in Kabul, 7 dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Separate bombs hit two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital Saturday, killing at least seven people and wounding six others, the Interior Ministry said. The attacks targeted minivans on the same road about 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) apart in a neighborhood in western Kabul, Interior Ministry deputy [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Saudi Arabia says hajj to be limited to 60,000 in kingdom

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Saudi Arabia says this year’s hajj pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The kingdom made the announcement Saturday on its state-run Saudi Press Agency. It cited the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Bus carrying pilgrims overturns in SW Pakistan, killing 19

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) – A speeding bus carrying pilgrims overturned on a highway in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 19 people and injuring 50 others, police said. The accident happened in Khuzdar, a district in the Baluchistan province, local police official Hafeez Ullah Mengal said. Rescuers transported the dead and injured to a [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Oregon GOP legislator ousted over state Capitol breach

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Republican lawmakers voted with majority Democrats in the Oregon House of Representatives to take the historic step of expelling a Republican member who let violent, far-right protesters into the state Capitol on Dec. 21. Legislators said on the House floor that this could be the most important vote they ever cast. [...] Read More »

    2 days ago