March 3rd, 2021

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  • 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 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 »

    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

  • 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 »

    3 hours ago
  • Man fined for multiple offences

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com 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 »

    13 hours ago
  • New cases of COVID-19 in Holy Spirit Catholic School Division

    Holy Spirit Catholic School Division has been informed of two cases of COVID-19 at Ecole St. Mary School in Lethbridge. The school division says all close contacts have been informed and are required to quarantine while following the directives provided by Alberta Health Services.  As of Tuesday the division had five active cases (two at [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • General Stewart teacher nominated for award

    t was a whirlwind seven days for Mikaela McNab at the end of summer of 2020. It also turned out to be very rewarding, figuratively and now possibly literally. McNab, a kindergarten teacher and learning support teacher at General Stewart Elementary School was named the Lethbridge School Division’s nominee for the Edwin Parr Award – [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Roelof Heinen named Picture Butte citizen of the year

    While their normal festivities can’t be held this year, the Picture Butte chamber is still looking to honour individuals. Roelof Heinen has been named Citizen of the Year by the Picture Butte and District Chamber of Commerce. “I was very surprised, and certainly unexpected,” said Heinen on receiving the award. “Honoured, but also humbled.” Heinen [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago

National News

  • ‘Racism is a real problem:’ Growing number of attacks against Black Muslim women

    EDMONTON – Five Black Muslim women, all Somali-Canadians wearing hijabs, have been attacked or threatened in Edmonton in the last 10 weeks. The city’s Al-Rashid Mosque began offering Muslim women self-defence lessons following the attacks. The classes are full. Trent Daley is a member of Edmonton’s Anti-Racism Advisory Committee. He says someone approaches him or [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Winter supply of Chinook salmon critical to survival of orcas, says study

    VANCOUVER – Endangered southern resident killer whales would have a much better chance of survival if chinook were in their hunting grounds during winter off the coast of British Columbia, a new study says. The whales expand their menu and the distance they travel as they forage for food from October to March in the [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Judge questions whether B.C.’s top doctor appreciated right to religious freedom

    VANCOUVER – A lawyer for British Columbia’s attorney general says the provincial health officer understands the importance of balancing any COVID-19 restrictions on in-person gatherings against the charter right to freedom of religion. In a hearing over a petition challenging Dr. Bonnie Henry’s health orders, Gareth Morley told the B.C. Supreme Court that Henry has [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Nunavut judge grants injunction against hunters who protested at mine site

    IQALUIT, Nunavut – A Nunavut judge has granted a mining company an injunction against hunters who stopped its iron ore operation when they protested at the site last month. About a dozen Inuit hunters blocked the road and airstrip at Baffinland Iron Mine’s Mary River project on northern Baffin Island for a week before leaving [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Vaccine panel recommends going up to 4 months between doses of COVID-19 shots

    A national panel of vaccine experts recommended Wednesday that provinces extend the interval between the two doses of a COVID-19 shot to up to four months when faced with a limited supply, in order to quickly immunize as many people as possible. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization issued updated guidance for the administration of [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago

Provincial News

  • 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 »

    2 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 »

    2 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 »

    5 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 »

    5 hours ago
  • Alberta extends lag 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, chief medical officer of health, says the greater lag time will allow more Albertans to be effectively vaccinated sooner. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization has suggested first and second doses can be [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago

World News

  • California to give 40% of vaccine doses to vulnerable areas

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California will begin setting aside 40% of all vaccine doses for the state’s most vulnerable neighbourhoods in an effort to inoculate people most at risk from the coronavirus and get the state’s economy open more quickly. Two officials in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration shared details Wednesday on condition of anonymity. The doses [...] Read More »

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  • Arkansas lawmakers send governor near-total abortion ban

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation banning nearly all abortions, sending the bill to a Republican governor who has expressed reservations about the move. The majority-Republican House voted 75-18 for the bill, which bans all abortions except those to save the life of the mother in a medical emergency. The bill, [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Man injures 8 with axe in Sweden before being shot, arrested

    STOCKHOLM – A man armed with an axe attacked and injured eight people in a southern Sweden town Wednesday before being shot and arrested, police said. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said a possible terrorist motive was being investigated. “In the light of what has emerged so far in the police investigation, prosecutors have initiated a [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • US warns of military response to rocket attack on Iraq base

    WASHINGTON – The White House warned that the U.S. may consider a military response to the rocket attack that hit an air base in western Iraq where American and coalition troops are housed. A U.S. contractor died after at least 10 rockets slammed into the base early Wednesday. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Cuomo addresses harassment claims, vows to stay in office

    ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo intends to remain in office in the face of sexual harassment allegations that have weakened his support and led to calls for his resignation, he said Wednesday. The Democratic governor, speaking somberly in his first public appearance since three women accused him of inappropriate touching and offensive [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago