January 18th, 2022

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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 »

    8 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 »

    8 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 »

    9 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 »

    11 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 »

    11 months ago

Local News

  • Peter and the Wolves set to howl next month

    Are you ready to rock it old school? If so, Peter and the Wolves are ready to take you back with some slicked back ’50s style rock and roll at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets sales have just started, but the buzz is already on in the social [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Christmas tree clean-up helps fund school computers

    It looked a lot like Christmas Saturday morning at Nicholas Sheran Arena. Of course, with it being mid-January it was actually looking a lot like Christmas in reverse as parents, teachers and students at Senator Buchanan Elementary School took part in this year’s Christmas tree pickup. For the past 28 years, the City of Lethbridge [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • SCS decision confirms provincial jurisdiction, says gov’t spokesman

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The provincial government feels a Court of Queen’s Bench justice made clear his reasons in denying an injunction filed by two groups trying to prevent Alberta from enacting new regulations for the operation of supervised consumption sites. A lawsuit by the Lethbridge Overdose Prevention Society and Moms Stop the Harm Society was launched [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Council to discuss third bridge tax implications

    City council today is expected to hear a report about the potential residential tax increase of a third bridge crossing the Oldman River. The report addresses the tax increases that residents could face if a bridge cost $200 million, $250 million or $350 million. That item is one of several council will be addressing today. [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Hanlon Ag partners with college in GPS data project

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com A group of Lethbridge College Engineering Technology students will be able to take advantage of some new technology once they are back on campus this semester. Second year students of the Lethbridge College’s Geomatics Engineering Technology program will benefit from a partnership between the college and Hanlon Ag, by gaining access to Hanlon’s [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago

National News

  • B.C.’s key Coquihalla Highway reopening to all vehicle traffic after floods

    VICTORIA – A key highway in British Columbia will reopen to regular vehicle traffic on Wednesday, three months after large parts of it were washed away by record rainfall. Transportation Minister Rob Fleming called the reopening of the Coquihalla Highway a significant milestone after the devastation caused by storms, mudslides and washouts in mid-November. A [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • A Paxlovid primer: what to know about the new oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19

    OTTAWA – Health Canada authorized the first at-home, oral treatment for COVID-19 Monday. But what is Paxlovid, how does it work and who can get it? Here are some answers. Q: What is Paxlovid? A: Pronounced PAX-luh-vid, it is an oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19, consisting of a combination of two medications that must be [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Canada to host regional summit to discuss political instability in Haiti

    OTTAWA – Canada is hosting a virtual summit of regional leaders to discuss the ongoing unrest in Haiti following last summer’s killing of its president. President Jovenel Moise was killed July 7 in a shooting at his house that also injured his wife. Migrants from Haiti and a number of Central American countries have also [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Latest research shows Omicron infectious up to 10 days: Tam

    OTTAWA – Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says the latest evidence does not support the hope the Omicron variant is contagious for less time than previous versions of the virus that causes COVID-19. Tam is appearing today at the House of Commons health committee, fielding questions about several provinces recently deciding to cut [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Quebec, Ontario officials express cautious COVID optimism, others brace for the worst

    Officials in Quebec and Ontario expressed hope on Monday that the peak of the current wave of COVID-19 hospitalizations could soon be behind them, while other provinces braced for new hardships. Ontario Premier Doug Ford told Ottawa radio station CFRA that his government may announce a plan to reduce COVID-19 restrictions in the coming days, [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection issued a new batch of subpoenas Tuesday to some of Donald Trump’s closet advisers, including Rudy Giuliani, as the committee inches closer to the former president. The committee is continuing to widen its scope into Trump’s orbit, this time demanding information and testimony from Giuliani, [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • White House: Texas hostage-taker had raised no red flags

    DALLAS (AP) – The gunman who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue in a 10-hour standoff that ended in his death was checked against law enforcement databases before entering the U.S. but raised no red flags, the White House said Tuesday. Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British citizen, arrived in the U.S. at [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • White House: Texas hostage-taker not in terror database

    COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) – The gunman who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue in a 10-hour standoff that ended in his death was checked against law enforcement databases before entering the U.S. but raised no red flags, the White House said Tuesday. Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British citizen, arrived in the U.S. [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Prosecutor: No charges in Black Kansas teen’s custody death

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas prosecutor said Tuesday that he cannot file criminal charges over the death of a Black 17-year-old who became unresponsive while being restrained following an altercation with staff at a Wichita juvenile center in September. Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennet said the state’s “stand your ground” law prevents him [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Blinken to meet with senior Russian as Ukraine tensions soar

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with his Russian counterpart in Switzerland this week as tensions between the U.S. and Russia escalate over a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, the State Department said Tuesday. The State Department said Blinken will travel to Kyiv on Wednesday to meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago