August 1st, 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 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 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 months ago

Local News

  • Woman charged in murder expected to make election

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com 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 »

    22 hours ago
  • Case of man charged in assault adjourned

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com 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 »

    22 hours ago
  • Man involved in attack expected to make plea

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com 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 »

    22 hours 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 »

    23 hours ago
  • City wants public help controlling foxtail

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com 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 »

    23 hours ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Appeal Court convicts Calgary man who attacked woman while he was high on mushrooms

    CALGARY – Alberta’s Appeal Court has ordered a Calgary man be convicted for breaking into a professor’s house and assaulting her while he was naked and high on magic mushrooms. Last year, a judge found Matthew Brown not guilty of two counts of break and enter — one with the intent to commit aggravated assault [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • UCP backbencher fined $15K by Elections Alberta for funding violations

    EDMONTON – A United Conservative backbencher has been fined $15,000 by Elections Alberta for a variety of offences including filing false financial statements. Devinder Toor, the legislature member for Calgary Falconridge, was penalized for fundraising and spending infractions both as a candidate for the party nomination and well as in the 2019 election. The 10 [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • ASIRT investigating after man shot during confrontation with Edmonton police

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating after a man who was reportedly firing a gun in an Edmonton parking lot was shot and killed during a confrontation with police officers. The Edmonton Police Service says in a news release that a caller reported a man was damaging vehicles near the neighbourhood of Millwoods on [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Calgary Stampede linked to 71 COVID-19 cases; community spread from event unknown

    CALGARY – Alberta Health says 71 cases of COVID-19 were likely acquired at the Calgary Stampede but community spread as a result of those cases is unknown. Government officials say the 10-day rodeo and festival that welcomed hundreds of thousands of attendees isn’t a significant driver, so far, in rising infections in the province. The [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Sentencing delay for men found guilty of flouting Alberta COVID-19 rules

    CALGARY – Sentencing arguments for an Alberta pastor and his brother found guilty of contempt after deliberately violating COVID-19 health orders have been put over until September. Artur Pawlowski and his brother Dawid Pawlowski were arrested in May and accused of organizing an illegal gathering as well as promoting and attending an illegal gathering. The [...] Read More »

    5 days ago

World News

  • 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 »

    20 hours 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 »

    1 day ago
  • Trump urged Justice officials to declare election ‘corrupt’

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the 2020 election results “corrupt” in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation. The notes of the Dec. 27 call, released Friday by the House Oversight Committee, underscore the lengths to which Trump [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Hong Kong protester given 9-year term in 1st security case

    HONG KONG (AP) – A pro-democracy protester was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison in the closely watched first case under Hong Kong’s national security law as Beijing tightens control over the territory. Tong Ying-kit was convicted Tuesday of inciting secession and terrorism for driving his motorcycle into a group of police officers during [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Navy charges sailor with setting fire that destroyed warship

    SAN DIEGO (AP) – The U.S. Navy said Thursday that it’s charged a sailor with starting a fire last year that destroyed a warship docked off San Diego. The amphibious assault ship called the USS Bonhomme Richard burned for more than four days and was the Navy’s worst U.S. warship fire outside of combat in [...] Read More »

    3 days ago