June 17th, 2021



  • 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 »

    3 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

  • ‘Save My Mountains’ event voices opposition to coal mining

    Tim Kalinowski – Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge singer songwriter Corb Lund held a private “Tribute to the Mountains” concert at the Rocking P. Ranch on Wednesday to support the local “Save My Mountains” event hosted by Mac and Renie Blades who ranch directly under the proposed metallurgical coal mine at Cabin Ridge. Lund said he wanted [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • ‘Be patient’: Lethbridge police chief discusses controversies at virtual town hall

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The head of police in a southern Alberta city has addressed criticisms of his department in the face of continued warnings from the justice minister that the force could be disbanded. Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh held an 80-minute virtual town hall on Tuesday night to outline plans for the department going [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Ontario Muslim family mourned at Lethbridge vigil

    The Lethbridge Muslim Association held a vigil at the Lethbridge Islamic Centre on Monday evening to honour the Muslim family killed in London, Ont. Abdelbasat Aborawi, president of the Lethbridge Muslim Association said that the vigil was a way to provide support for their community and the family in Ontario, to let them know that [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • City mask bylaw to remain in place

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Mandatory masks will stay in place in Lethbridge for the foreseeable future after city council narrowly voted to reject a motion which would have had the local bylaw expire after the province enters Stage 3 of its COVID-19 re-opening strategy. Coun. Blaine Hyggen brought forth the motion to repeal the city’s local Temporary [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Odyssey contest seeks adventure

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Lodging Association in partnership with the Lethbridge and District Exhibition will be inviting those seeking adventure and fun in southern Alberta this summer to its first ever Odyssey event. The contest will pit 110 different teams of two against each other in a battle of wits and wills as they run [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago

National News

  • Vaccine hesitancy in the Prairies, abuse of asylum seekers : In The News for June 17

    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 17 … What we are watching in Canada … The rush to get initial doses of COVID-19 vaccines appears to be slowing down in [...] Read More »

    24 mins ago
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, June 17, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 17, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 476,411 new vaccinations administered for a total of 30,377,864 doses given. Nationwide, 5,595,923 people or 15 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    39 mins ago
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, June 17, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 17, 2021. There are 1,405,146 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,405,146 confirmed cases (14,148 active, 1,364,997 resolved, 26,001 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 1,055 new cases Wednesday. The rate of [...] Read More »

    39 mins ago
  • Abusive conditions in Canada’s immigration detention system: human rights groups

    OTTAWA – Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International say Canada detains thousands of asylum seekers every year in often abusive conditions where people of colour appear to be held for longer periods. The two leading human rights organizations documented in a joint report how people in immigration detention, including those fleeing persecution and seeking protection [...] Read More »

    39 mins ago
  • APTN wins Michener Award for series on First Nations child-welfare system

    OTTAWA – The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network is the winner of the 2020 Michener Award for a series on the child-welfare system. The award, which was founded in 1970 by then-governor general Roland Michener to honour excellence in public service journalism, was announced at a virtual ceremony on Thursday. Called Death by Neglect, the APTN [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • China launches first three-man crew to new space station

    JIUQUAN, China (AP) – China launched the first three-man crew to its new space station in its first crewed mission in five years Thursday. The astronauts are traveling in the Shenzhou-12 spaceship launched by a Long March-2F Y12 rocket that blasted off shortly after the target time of 9:22 a.m. (0122 GMT) from the Jiuquan [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Justice Dept.: Missouri governor can’t void federal gun laws

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department is warning Missouri officials that the state can’t ignore federal law, after the governor signed a bill last week that bans police from enforcing federal gun rules. In a letter sent Wednesday night and obtained by The Associated Press, Justice officials said the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause outweighs the [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation. The House voted 415-14 Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Juneteenth commemorates when the last [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • ‘Practical work’ summit for Biden, Putin: No punches or hugs

    GENEVA (AP) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin exchanged cordial words and plotted modest steps on arms control and diplomacy but emerged from their much-anticipated Swiss summit Wednesday largely where they started — with deep differences on human rights, cyberattacks, election interference and more. The two leaders reached an important, but hardly [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • 2 South Carolina executions halted until firing squad formed

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked the planned executions of two inmates by electrocution, saying they cannot be put to death until they truly have the choice of the firing squad option set out in the state’s newly revised capital punishment law. The high court halted this month’s scheduled [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago