May 17th, 2021



  • 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 days 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 »

    4 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 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

Local News

  • Economic Standing Policy Committee finishes week of deliberations

    LETHBRIDGE The Economic Standing Policy Committee of city council adjourned on Friday after five days of deliberations leaving $31 million unallocated for the next elected council to make use of after this fall’s municipal election. While most initiatives funded in this upcoming 2022-2031 Capital Improvement Program cycle were modest and relatively inexpensive to fund, [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Monday deadline for Lethbridge School Division pilot e-learning program

    LETHBRIDGE Parents have until Monday to register their students for a pilot e-learning program being conducted by the Lethbridge School Division. An e-learning program, said Board chair Christine Light Friday, is “flexible, innovative and accountable for engaging students in meaningful digital learning experiences where they can thrive within the school and broader community.” The [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • ASIRT investigating Lethbridge Police Service officer

    The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team will be investigating allegations that a Lethbridge Police Service member potentially mishandled evidence. On Thursday, the LPS suspended the officer with pay and ordered an internal investigation into professional misconduct under the Police Act and Police Service Regulation. LPS said in a press release that investigation will be held [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Bow River MP Shields highlights pandemic effects on newspapers

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been a struggle for a large majority of Canadians since it first started last spring, and as it has continued, frustrations and hardships have been prolonged. As a way to highlight what several weekly newspapers in southern Alberta have been dealing with since last March, Bow River MP Martin Shields rose [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Sentencing decision for drug smuggler set for June

    LETHBRIDGE The Crown and defence in a drug smuggling case are miles apart when it comes to sentencing a Calgary man who was found guilty in March following a week-long trial in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench. Calgary lawyer Sean Fagan is seeking a seven-year prison term for his client, Bradley Michael Gaudrault, while [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

National News

  • B.C. residents who had AstraZeneca vaccine can choose second-dose vaccine

    VICTORIA – British Columbians who’ve had a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will have the option of choosing their second shot within a four-month interval, the provincial health officer says. Dr. Bonnie Henry said Monday that 20,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are set to expire at the end of June and were reserved for [...] Read More »

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  • Saskatchewan Mountie accused in shooting death was off-duty but in uniform: police

    PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – Police in Saskatchewan say they are still trying to determine why a veteran officer allegedly finished his shift last week and, still wearing his uniform, shot and killed a man. RCMP Cpl. Bernie Herman, 53, faces a charge of first-degree murder in Tuesday’s death of 26-year-old Braden Herman in Prince Albert. [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Alberta has record number of people in intensive care beds: health officials

    EDMONTON – Staff in Alberta hospitals are treating more people in intensive care units than at any other time in the province’s history, officials warn, adding that hospitalizations for COVID-19 are particularly high for people in rural areas. Dr. Verna Yiu, president and chief executive officer of Alberta Health Services, said more than 240 patients [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Liberals tap another military officer to replace Fortin on vaccine campaign

    OTTAWA – The Liberal government is enlisting another military officer to take over from Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, who was abruptly sidelined last week from his role overseeing Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign because of a military investigation. Brig.-Gen. Krista Brodie will now be responsible for managing the country’s vaccine distribution and rollout efforts, which are expected [...] Read More »

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  • Canadian Press NewsAlert: Feds turn back to military to replace Fortin on vaccines

    OTTAWA – The federal Liberal government is enlisting another military officer to oversee Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign. The Public Health Agency of Canada says Brig.-Gen. Krista Brodie will lead the campaign after Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin was forced to step aside due to a military investigation. The announcement follows days of questions and concerns about the [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

World News

  • Biden expresses ‘support’ for cease-fire in Netanyahu call

    The White House says President Joe Biden expressed “support” for a cease-fire in a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday, the eighth day of Israeli-Palestinian fighting. Biden’s move signals U.S. concern for an end to Israel’s part of hostilities with Hamas, although it falls short of joining growing Democratic demands for an immediate [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Judge to Durst jurors after delay: ‘Where did we leave off?’

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) – The murder trial of multimillionaire Robert Durst resumed Monday without the defendant present and with arguments about whether the case should continue after a rare 14-month recess. Judge Mark Windham questioned jurors in Los Angeles County Superior Court to see if they can complete their assignment that was interrupted in March [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • California won’t lift its mask requirement for another month

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California won’t lift its mask requirement until June 15 to give the public time to prepare and ensure cases stay low. State Health Director Dr. Mark Ghaly said Monday that a four-week delay will allow businesses time to make adjustments and more people to get vaccinated. Many other states lifted their [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • US distances itself from demands for Israel-Hamas cease-fire

    The Biden administration distanced itself Monday from growing calls by Democrats and others for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers as fighting entered a second week, with more than 200 people dead, most of them Palestinians in Gaza. The United States, Israel’s top ally, also blocked for the third time what would [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Durst trial resumes without defendant; jurors questioned

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) – The murder trial of multimillionaire Robert Durst resumed Monday after a 14-month recess without the defendant present and with arguments about whether the case should continue at all. Judge Mark Windham said that Durst had refused to leave his Los Angeles County jail cell, though his lawyer disputed that account. Windham [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago