September 18th, 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 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 »

    4 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 »

    5 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 »

    7 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 »

    7 months ago

Local News

  • Massage therapist sentenced for sexual assault

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A former Lethbridge massage therapist who sexually assaulted a client during a massage nearly three years ago, is going to jail, but only on weekends. Madam Justice Johnna Kubik sentenced Cyprian Mudenge Friday in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench to a 90-day intermittent sentence, plus 12 months of probation. Lethbridge lawyer Greg White [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Lethbridge ready to welcome Afghan refugees

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Arrangements are being made by Lethbridge Family Services to resettle to Lethbridge Afghan citizens who were evacuated after the recent fall of their government to the Taliban. Refugees, who were given thorough security checks before boarding flights to Canada, are presently being housed in Toronto hotels and undergoing health screenings, said LFS settlement [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Man sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to drug and firearm charges

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 25-year-old Lethbridge man who was caught with drugs and a gun was urged to get counseling for his drug addiction before he ends up dead. “Do the best you can,” Judge John Maher encouraged Dylan Ivan Sokol, who pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to single counts of drug possession for the [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • City arenas and theatres, as well as college, to implement proof of vaccination protocols

    Vaccination or proof of a negative test will soon be mandatory to attend ticketed Enmax Centre events The City of Lethbridge, in consultation with Enmax Centre staff and venue partners, will be implementing the Government of Alberta’s recent restriction exemption program in preparation for live events, requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test result. [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Parker says his values remain firm as he seeks eighth term on council

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Incumbent Ryan Parker has declared his intention to run for his eighth term on city council this fall. Parker was first elected to council when he was just 23-years-old. “Over the years my values have always stayed the same,” Parker told reporters on Friday. “I am who I am based on how my [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago

National News

  • Coral reefs have lost half their ability to support human communities, study finds

    A Canadian-led team of scientists has concluded that tropical coral reefs that feed millions around the world have lost about half their ability to support human communities since 1950. “I don’t think any of us expected the declines to be as big as we found,” said Tyler Eddy of Memorial University, lead author of the [...] Read More »

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  • Majority of Quebecers support mandatory health-care worker vaccination: Leger poll

    MONTREAL – More than three-quarters of Quebecers support mandatory vaccination for health-care workers, according to a new Leger poll, which also found strong support for vaccine passports across the country. Seventy-six per cent of survey respondents in Quebec said they support mandatory vaccination for health-care workers, including 57 per cent who said they strongly support [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Riding to watch ahead of the federal election: Gaspésie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine

    The Gaspésie region in eastern Quebec is best known to outsiders for its charming villages, outdoor recreation opportunities and panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River, but it could also become contested territory on election day. The Gaspesie-Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine riding narrowly remained Liberal in 2019, with Diane Lebouthillier defeating her Bloc Québécois rival by fewer [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Voting in Nunavut challenging with nine communities without advance polls

    IQALUIT, Nunavut – Nearly 5.8 million Canadians voted in advance polls, says Elections Canada, but residents of nine communities in Nunavut will have to wait until Monday to cast their ballots. And for those out of town, like Cathy Aitaok from Cambridge Bay, casting a ballot by mail was unreliable because of long delivery times [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Three main federal party leaders on final campaign blitz

    There will be no let up in campaigning today as the main party leaders count down the remaining hours and minutes to Monday’s federal election. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is scheduled to make an announcement this morning in Aurora, Ont., just north of Toronto. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole will also campaign in Ontario, with an [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Brian Laundrie’s family tells police, FBI he is missing

    NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) – Police in Florida said they are working with the FBI to find 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, whose girlfriend disappeared during a cross-country trek in a converted van. North Port police said late Friday that Laundrie’s parents told them that they haven’t seen him since Tuesday. Police said they spoke with the [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • County cuts deal to end fight over Arizona Senate subpoena

    PHOENIX (AP) – Board members overseeing Arizona’s most populous county have reached an agreement with the Republican-controlled state Senate that will end a standoff over a Senate demand that they hand over computer routers for use in an unprecedented partisan election review. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced Friday night that a special master [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Colorado school shooter sentenced to life in prison

    DENVER (AP) – A former high school student convicted of killing one student and injuring eight others in a 2019 attack on a Denver-area school has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Devon Erickson was sentenced Friday after victims and families testified about their losses from the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch. [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Official says US will deport ‘massive’ number of Haitians

    DEL RIO, Texas (AP) – A US official says the Biden administration is planning “massive movements” of Haitian migrants in a small Texas border town on flights to Haiti starting Sunday. Plans have yet to be finalized, but officials are considering five to eight flights a day. San Antonio, the nearest major city, may be [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Ex-Algerian president Bouteflika, ousted amid protests, dies

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who fought for independence from France in the 1950s and 1960s and was ousted amid pro-democracy protests in 2019 after 20 years in power, has died at age 84, state television announced Friday. The report on ENTV, citing a statement from the office of current President [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago