May 12th, 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 »

    3 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 »

    3 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

  • Reconciling injustices against Indigenous peoples this week’s SACPA topic

    This week’s Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs online speaker series will feature Don McIntyre discussing how to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, and should the truth of Canada’s shameful treatment of Indigenous peoples be told as part of the K-12 school and post-secondary curriculum? The speaker will also address Canada’s [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Man who bragged about impaired driving sentenced to jail

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who bragged to police he’s a great drunk driver, will spend the next several weeks behind bars. Richard Wayne Daye pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to one count of impaired driving, and was sentenced to three months in jail. Court was told the man’s blood-alcohol readings were more than [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Downtown BRZ director terminated only months into job

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Tulene Steiestol has been terminated from her position as executive director of the Downtown Business Revitalization Zone. Steiestol was hired in November to replace Ted Stilson after he retired at the end of 2020. The BRZ on Tuesday afternoon released a statement to its members reading “On behalf of the Downtown BRZ board [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Economic Standing Policy Committee finishes second day of deliberations

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Economic Standing Policy Committee of city council passed an omnibus measure which approved most projects left over under the C (Transportation Projects), E (Environmental Utilities) and F (Electric Utility) Sections of the Capital Improvement Program investment proposals for 2022-2031 cycle Tuesday morning, and was able to successfully to get a start on [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Local realtor running for city mayor’s office

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Longtime Lethbridge resident and local realtor Gary Klassen became the latest candidate to declare his intention to run for Mayor of the City of Lethbridge. Klassen said he has three main reasons for wanting to run as mayor. He wants to stop wasteful spending at the City, work as a consensus builder in [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Crescent Point Energy reports $21.7M Q1 profit compared with a loss a year ago

    CALGARY – Crescent Point Energy Corp. reported a first-quarter profit of $21.7 million compared with a $2.3-billion loss a year ago when oil prices were falling at the start of the pandemic. The company says the profit amounted to four cents per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31. Crescent Point lost $4.40 per [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Crescent Point: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Crescent Point Energy Corp. (CPG) on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $17.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Calgary, Alberta-based company said it had profit of 3 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 14 cents [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Alberta takes legal action against pastor, rodeo organizers for gatherings

    CALGARY – A court date has been set for a Calgary pastor and two rodeo organizers have been ordered to appear in court after they were all accused of violating public health orders in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. RCMP say in a news release that a court summons has been served in [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • NXT: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ NXT Energy Solutions Inc. (NSFDF) on Tuesday reported a loss of $1.3 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Calgary, Alberta-based company said it had a loss of 2 cents. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, the company’s shares hit 41 cents. A year ago, they [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Jewish group ‘extremely disturbed’ by reports of Hitler Youth flags in Alberta towns

    A prominent Jewish organization says it is “extremely disturbed” by reports of Hitler Youth flags being displayed in two Alberta towns within days of each other. The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies says it filed a criminal complaint with RCMP after being alerted on the weekend to Hitler Youth and Confederate flags [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago

World News

  • Trump officials defend their actions in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Two senior Trump administration officials defended their actions during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in testimony before Congress on Wednesday, with former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller standing behind every decision he made that day. Miller told the House Oversight Committee that he was concerned before the insurrection that [...] Read More »

    31 mins ago
  • Israeli army: Soldier killed in anti-tank missile attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) – The Israeli army says that a soldier was killed in an anti-tank missile attack near the Gaza Strip, the first military death in three days of fighting with Hamas. The army identified the soldier killed in Wednesday morning’s attack as Staff Sgt. Omer Tabib, 21. An officer and another soldier were wounded [...] Read More »

    45 mins ago
  • Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd’s death

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, paving the way for a longer sentence for Derek Chauvin, according to an order made public Wednesday. In his ruling, Judge Peter Cahill found that Chauvin abused his authority as a police officer when he restrained [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Hamas: Gaza City commander killed by Israeli airstrike

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Militant group Hamas confirms that its Gaza City commander was killed in an Israeli airstrike, the highest-ranking militant killed since the 2014 war in the Palestinian territory. Earlier, Israel’s internal security agency said that a series of airstrikes had killed Bassem Issa and several other senior Hamas militants. THIS [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Escalating Mideast violence bears hallmarks of 2014 Gaza war

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Rockets streamed out of Gaza and Israel pounded the territory with airstrikes early Wednesday as the most severe outbreak of violence since the 2014 war took on many hallmarks of that devastating 50-day conflict, with no endgame in sight. Gaza’s Hamas rulers and other militant groups have fired barrages [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago