March 4th, 2021



  • 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 »

    1 week 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 »

    1 week 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 »

    4 weeks 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 »

    1 month ago
  • Go low and slow part of cannabis safety

    Are you thinking of using cannabis? Are you already using? Cannabis is a psychoactive substance that has many short- and long-term health risks including: impairment, memory issues, mental health problems, lung damage and risk of dependency and cannabis use disorder. If you are using, ensure that you read the product labels. Know what and how [...] Read More »

    1 month ago

Local News

  • Council cancels hearings due to advertising error

    LETHBRIDGE City council was forced to cancel all remaining public hearings for the new Municipal Development Plan this week, and also the planned public hearing on the proposed Mustard Seed temporary shelter site at 110 13th Street South next Tuesday due to an advertising error. City staff informed council at the start of what [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Pleas may be coming for assault charges

    LETHBRIDGE A 29-year-old man who was expected to resolve his assault charges on at least four occasions over the past for weeks, may finally enter pleas later this month. Wade Allan Cross Child, who faces single counts of aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon, was expected to resolve the [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Bill Ginther first to announce council candidacy

    LETHBRIDGE While nominations for city council have been open for a month now, so far only one candidate has officially filed the necessary papers with the City of Lethbridge to be recognized as a nominee for the municipal election this fall. Lethbridge Soup Kitchen executive director Bill Ginther, who also ran four years ago [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Murder charge laid in pedestrian collision

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Police have charged a woman with first-degree murder and other charges in connection with a fatal motor vehicle and pedestrian collision in June of 2020. On June 1, 2020, at about 4:40 p.m., members of the Lethbridge Police Service responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Man fined for multiple offences

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald A Lethbridge man waiting to deal with charges relating to a break-in at a city electrical substation in 2019, and a break-in to a city business late last year, has been fined for nearly a dozen unrelated criminal offences. Travis Roy Priest pleaded guilty in Lethbridge provincial court to single [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago

National News

  • Pornhub investigation urged and vaccinating for variants: In The News for March 4

    In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of March 4 … What we are watching in Canada … OTTAWA – More than 100 survivors of sexual exploitation along with hundreds of non-governmental organizations [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • ‘A frightened workforce’: Union worries as Olymel reopens after COVID-19 shutdown

    RED DEER, Alta. – Some employees of a pork processing plant in central Alberta that shut down after a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility are afraid to go back to work, the union president says. Olymel’s facility in Red Deer was shut down Feb. 15 because of the COVID-19 outbreak that claimed three lives and [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, March 4, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 4, 2021. There are 875,559 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 875,559 confirmed cases (29,930 active, 823,524 resolved, 22,105 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 2,812 new cases Wednesday. The rate [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, March 4, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 4, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 77,572 new vaccinations administered for a total of 2,091,700 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 5,519.103 per 100,000. There were 129,330 new vaccines delivered to the [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Survivors, NGOs call for criminal investigation into porn giant MindGeek

    OTTAWA – More than 100 survivors of sexual exploitation along with hundreds of non-governmental organizations are urging Ottawa to pursue a “full criminal investigation” into Pornhub’s parent company. In a letter to the House of Commons ethics committee this week, the coalition asked the federal government to push for a police probe into MindGeek, which [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Alberta pastor charged with breaking COVID-19 health orders to appeal bail conditions

    EDMONTON – An Alberta pastor accused of holding Sunday services that violated COVID-19 rules is to appeal his bail conditions today. James Coates with GraceLife Church, west of Edmonton, has been in jail for just over two weeks. Coates is charged with violating Alberta’s Public Health Act and with breaking a promise to abide by [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Maple Leafs thump Oilers to complete emphatic three-game sweep

    EDMONTON – Jimmy Vesey scored twice to snap a long goal drought and Frederik Andersen made 26 saves in his return from injury as the Toronto Maple Leafs completed a three-game sweep of the Edmonton Oilers with a resounding 6-1 victory Wednesday. John Tavares and Zach Hyman, with a goal and an assist each, William [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Avalanche Canada special warning for mountains in western Alberta, eastern B.C.

    REVELSTOKE, B.C. – Avalanche Canada has issued a special warning to people who use the backcountry in the mountains of western Alberta and eastern British Columbia. Forecasters say increasing temperatures will destabilize the snowpack which could trigger avalanches from Wednesday through the coming weekend. The special warning applies to the North Rockies, the Cariboos, the [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • One person dead in shooting with police at Calgary hotel, watchdog investigating

    Calgary police say a person has died in a shooting with officers. A news release says police received a complaint Wednesday afternoon about a person with a gun at the Nuvo Hotel in the Beltline area. The agency says there was a confrontation with that person and there was a shooting. No officers were injured, [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Alberta extends time between vaccine doses; means more people to get shot sooner

    EDMONTON – Alberta is following guidance from a national vaccine advisory panel and increasing the time between COVID-19 doses. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical officer of health, says the greater lag time will allow more Albertans to be effectively vaccinated sooner. She said the plan is for Alberta to match British Columbia, which [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago

World News

  • Powerful quake hits near New Zealand; tsunami warning issued

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Officials in New Zealand issued a tsunami warning for coastal areas after a shallow, powerful earthquake struck off the northeastern coast on Thursday night. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency warned of a tsunami threat along the east of the country’s [...] Read More »

    56 mins ago
  • Powerful earthquake hits off northeast coast of New Zealand

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A shallow, powerful earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of New Zealand on Thursday, with officials warning of a possible tsunami threat. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency said it was still assessing whether the quake had triggered a tsunami that [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Clooney, ‘Billie Holiday’ among AARP movie award honorees

    “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” “Minari,” “Da 5 Bloods” and “One Night in Miami” are among the films AARP is honouring at its annual Movies for Grownups Awards, the non-profit organization said Thursday. Director Lee Daniels’ “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” starring Andra Day as the jazz singer, was named best picture, while [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • EU regulator starts a review of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

    MOSCOW – The European Medicines Agency said it has started a rolling review of Sputnik V, many months after the vaccine was first approved for use in Russia and after dozens of countries around the world have authorized it. In a statement Thursday, the European regulator said the review is based on results from lab [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • With Biden’s backing, Dems revive bill to overhaul policing

    WASHINGTON – Cheered on by President Joe Biden, House Democrats hustled to pass the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide, able to avoid clashing with moderates in their own party who are wary of reigniting a debate they say hurt them during last fall’s election. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago