June 24th, 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 »

    4 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 »

    1 month 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

  • Major budget cut will impact City green spaces, says parks manager

    Tim Kalinowski – Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge residents will notice a difference in their local parks and greenspaces this year as the City’s Parks department copes with a $500,000 budget cut in 2021. “These budget reductions pretty much affect all areas in the parks system,” confirmed City of Lethbridge Parks manager David Ellis in a press [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Psychological assessment ordered for accused

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man facing numerous criminal offences, including flight from police, has been ordered to undergo a psychological assessment to determine his fitness to stand trial. The assessment, which will be conducted at the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre in Calgary, was ordered last week for Darcy Red Crow, who appeared in Lethbridge [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Blackfoot identity key to getting off streets, says Brave Rock

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com It’s mid-afternoon in Galt Gardens. The sky is overcast, but the temperature is mild. Restless individuals, most of them Indigenous people, move around here and there. Some meet with friends and exchange news, some shuffle around like their legs are dragging a great weight, and others speak in furious whispers to one another [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Man charged with murder hoping for bail

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man charged with the city’s first murder of 2021 may ask to be released from custody while his case makes its way through the court system. During a brief hearing Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court, Calgary lawyer Gloria Froese said she is putting together a “bail plan” for her client, Jade [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Council candidate focusing priorities on housing and community spaces

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council candidate Jenn Prosser says two of her main priorities if elected this fall would be to grow community spaces and to tackle the housing issues in the City of Lethbridge. “The amount of work done on a person to person level by individuals and service organizations in our city is incredible, [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago

National News

  • Another mass burial site, navigating COVID-19 expertise : In The News for June 24

    In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 24 … What we are watching in Canada … A First Nation in southern Saskatchewan will hold a virtual news conference this morning following [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, June 24, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 24, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 516,201 new vaccinations administered for a total of 33,565,223 doses given. Nationwide, 8,273,857 people or 22 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, June 24, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Some provinces and territories do not report daily case numbers. There are 1,410,927 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,410,927 confirmed cases (9,645 active, 1,375,107 resolved, 26,175 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Canadians must be savvy in navigating COVID-19 expertise: observers

    TORONTO – As scientific and medical discourse plays out in real time online and in the media during the COVID-19 pandemic, observers specializing in science and risk communication say Canadians must be even more discerning in choosing which expert voices they listen to and amplify. The recent government guidance on mixing and matching mRNA vaccines [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • First Nation to hold news conference about discovery of ‘hundreds of unmarked graves’

    REGINA – A First Nation in southern Saskatchewan is to hold a virtual news conference Thursday morning about what it calls “the horrific and shocking discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves” at the site of a former residential school. The Cowessess First Nation says the number of unmarked graves at the former Marieval Indian Residential [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Wildfire forces evacuation of an area in Yellowhead County west of Edmonton

    EDMONTON – A wildfire has forced the evacuation of an area in Yellowhead County west of Edmonton. An Alberta Emergency Alert message says the evacuation order affects people along Highway 16 between Evansburg and Wildwood. It says the order also applies to people who are in the Lobstick resort area. The order says all people [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Edmonton school to be named after legendary locker room attendant Joey Moss

    EDMONTON – A school in Edmonton that will open next year has been named after Joey Moss, a legendary locker-room attendant for the city’s national hockey and football teams. Moss, who was born with Down syndrome, became the Edmonton Oilers’ locker-room attendant in 1984, when superstar Wayne Gretzky was dating his older sister. In 1986, [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Alberta moving forward on two new plans to maintain river water quality

    EDMONTON – Alberta is proposing two new plans to monitor water quality on the North Saskatchewan, Battle and Upper Athabasca rivers. Environment Minister Jason Nixon says clear objectives to monitor and maintain water quality are to be established. Similar approaches are already in place for the Lower Athabasca, Bow, South Saskatchewan, Oldman and Milk rivers. [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • ‘In the public interest’: Reservoir to protect Calgary from floods gets NRCB approval

    EDMONTON – The Natural Resources Conservation Board has approved a controversial reservoir that could protect Calgary from future flooding, ruling that it’s in the public interest. Alberta Transportation proposed the $432-million off-stream reservoir near the rural community of Springbank, Alta., which is west and upstream of Calgary. The project, which would divert water from the [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Alberta’s top court reserves decision on bail for suspect in police death

    CALGARY – The Alberta Court of Appeal has reserved its decision on whether a man charged with first-degree murder in the hit-and-run death of a Calgary police officer should be granted bail. A judge denied Amir Abdulrahman bail earlier this year and his lawyer asked Alberta’s top court to overturn that ruling. Police allege that [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

World News

  • Philippine democracy scion, ex-leader Benigno Aquino dies

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, the son of pro-democracy icons who helped topple dictator Ferdinand Marcos and had troublesome ties with China, died Tuesday, a cousin and public officials said. He was 61. Former Sen. Bam Aquino said he was heartbroken by the death of his cousin. “He gave his [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Border Patrol chief, who supported wall, is leaving job

    CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) – The chief of the Border Patrol said Wednesday he was leaving his job after less than two years in a position that lies in the crosshairs of polarizing political debate. Rodney Scott wrote to agents that he will be reassigned. “I will continue working hard to support you over the next [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • No jail time in 1st riot sentence; Oath Keeper pleads guilty

    An Indiana woman on Wednesday became the first defendant to be sentenced in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and avoided time behind bars, while a member of the Oath Keepers extremist group pleaded guilty in a conspiracy case and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a major step forward for the massive [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • 1st Jan. 6 riot defendant sentenced, avoids time behind bars

    An Indiana woman on Wednesday became the first of nearly 500 defendants to be sentenced for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and she avoided time behind bars. Anna Morgan Lloyd of Indiana was ordered by a federal judge to serve three years of probation, perform 120 hours of community service and pay [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Oath Keeper pleads guilty in Jan. 6 attack; will cooperate

    A member of the Oath Keepers extremist group pleaded guilty Wednesday in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a major step forward for the massive investigation into the insurrection. It was also the first guilty plea in the major conspiracy case brought against members of the [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago