May 8th, 2021

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  • 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 weeks 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 »

    2 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 »

    2 months ago
  • Pizza is the ultimate comfort food

    Andrea Bourque-White, Library Assistant, Lethbridge Public Library People have been eating versions of pizza for centuries. What we know as pizza can be traced back to late 18th century Naples, Italy, but it wasn’t a family favourite like it is today. So, how did pizza become one of the world’s most popular foods? Back in [...] Read More »

    3 months ago
  • Exploring life’s depth dimensions

    Many people no longer attend religious services. According to the sociologists, this percentage of people is increasing as the years go by. While many who are active in religious groups decry this trend, others of us want to warn “Be careful before you assume that we’ve rejected all sense of the Great Mystery!” I’m one [...] Read More »

    4 months ago

Local News

  • City looking at rentable e-scooter pilot project

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Micro-mobility was a major topic of discussion at this week’s Civic Works Standing Policy Committee meeting of city council – namely, the viability of bringing rentable e-scooters to downtown Lethbridge as a pilot project this summer. The e-scooters, provided by a private business entity, would be readily accessible for anyone who wanted to [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • No quick decision on Grassy Mountain mine assessment; OWC

    The Oldman River watershed has been at the centre of the debate regarding coal mining in the Rockies. There are two coal mines that are being proposed which are undergoing review. The area covered by the Oldman watershed expands from High River to the St. Mary River system in Glacier National Park, and part of [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Southern Alberta couple celebrating 75th wedding anniversary

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Steele and Loree Brewerton will be celebrating a special anniversary on Sunday but COVID-19 restrictions mean family and friends won’t be joining them in person at their Magrath home. The Brewertons who live in the Diamond Willow Lodge in Magrath, will be marking their 75th wedding anniversary on Mother’s Day. Eldest daughter Bonnie [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Soup kitchen seeks community support as funding drops by half

    Tim Kalinowski – Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Soup Kitchen is asking for community support after experiencing a drop in financial donations over the past few months. “Our expenses per month are about $20,000, and since January this year we have seen about a 50 per cent reduction in our funding,” explains Soup Kitchen executive director [...] Read More »

    24 hours ago
  • Fiery semi-truck collision claims life of Granum man

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Police are confirming a man from Granum died at the scene of a fiery collision on Hwy. 3 near Coalhurst on Friday morning. According to the Coaldale RCMP, the Coalhurst Fire Department and RCMP members responded at approximately 9:50 a.m. to a collision involving two semi-trucks near the Kipp Road. [...] Read More »

    1 day ago

National News

  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on May 8, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday May 8, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 326,863 new vaccinations administered for a total of 15,652,046 doses given. Nationwide, 1,240,997 people or 3.3 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Police hand out tickets to dozens leaving anti-lockdown protest in Alberta

    MIRROR, Alta. – RCMP ticketed protesters leaving an anti-lockdown rally outside a central Alberta café Saturday, after the establishment was closed by health officials earlier in the week. Despite pouring rain and a pre-emptive court injunction, hundreds gathered outside the Whistle Stop Café in the hamlet of Mirror, Alta., for the “Save Alberta Campout Protest.” [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Dozens gather at cafe to rally against health orders in Alberta

    MIRROR, Alta. – An anti-lockdown protest went ahead outside a café in central Alberta on Saturday, despite pouring rain and a pre-emptive court injunction. Dozens of protesters gathered outside the Whistle Stop Café in the hamlet of Mirror, Alta., for the “Save Alberta Campout Protest.” Alberta Health Services has said the provincial government will take [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Nova Scotia’s top doctor sparks meme with caution on non-essential shopping

    HALIFAX, United Kingdom – Nova Scotia’s top doctor has launched a social media meme with his comments imploring residents to cease shopping for non-essential items, including Birkenstock sandals offered at sale prices. As the province hit record-high numbers of new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday, Dr. Robert Strang referenced a sale of the sandals at [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Tam warns that full vaccination does not equal full protection from COVID-19

    Canada’s chief public health officer is reminding Canadians that even those who are fully vaccinated are not completely immune to COVID-19. Speaking today at a virtual townhall for Yukoners, Dr. Theresa Tam says the risk of asymptomatic infection and transmission is far lower for anyone who receives two shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Oxford [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Police: 3 hurt in Florida mall shooting as shoppers scatter

    MIAMI – A shooting at an upscale South Florida shopping mall that began as a fight between two groups of people left three persons injured Saturday afternoon and sent mall patrons fleeing, according to police and local reports. Live aerial TV news footage showed mall patrons running from the Aventura Mall after reports of gunfire [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Police: 3 hurt in Florida mall shooting, suspects in custody

    MIAMI – A shooting at an upscale South Florida shopping mall that began as a fight between two groups of people left three people injured Saturday afternoon and sent mall patrons fleeing and ducking for cover, police and local news reports said. Live aerial televised news footage showed mall patrons running from the Aventura Mall [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Scottish government sets stage for another independence vote

    LONDON – The Scottish National Party won its fourth straight parliamentary election on Saturday and insisted it will push on with another referendum on Scotland’s independence from the U.K. even though it failed by one seat to secure a majority. Final results of Thursday’s election showed the SNP winning 64 of the 129 seats in [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Beefed-up Israel police clash with Palestinians in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM – Israeli police on Saturday clashed with Palestinian protesters outside Jerusalem’s Old City during the holiest night of Ramadan, in a show of force that threatened to deepen the holy city’s worst religious unrest in several years. Earlier, police blocked busloads of pilgrims headed to Jerusalem to worship. Police defended their actions as security [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Obama dog Bo, once a White House celebrity, dies from cancer

    WASHINGTON – Former President Barack Obama’s dog Bo died Saturday after a battle with cancer, the Obamas said on social media. News of Bo’s passing was shared by Obama and his wife Michelle on Instagram, where both expressed sorrow at the passing of a dog the former president described as a “true friend and loyal [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago