June 19th, 2021

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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 »

    3 weeks 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 »

    1 month 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 »

    2 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 »

    4 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 »

    4 months ago

Local News

  • Lockdowns called wrong approach to a pandemic

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtbusch@lethbridgeherald.com Lockdowns were the wrong approach to tackling the global pandemic in Canada, argues David Redman, a retired Lieutenant Colonal and former head of Emergency Management Alberta, and has led to unnecessary deaths and undue economic hardship over the past 15 months. In an upcoming Hot Topics webinar on July 7, Redman will explore [...] Read More »

    32 mins ago
  • Man gets 75 days for fleeing police

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgherald.com A 35-year-old man who fled from police while his friend was being investigated for drunk driving, has been sentenced to 75 days in jail. Lyle Williams was the passenger in a white BMW that passed an unmarked police car going in the opposite direction March 22. The officer could tell the BMW was [...] Read More »

    32 mins ago
  • City man picked to lead funeral association

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of the Alberta Funeral Services Association have chosen a Lethbridge resident to help lead their post-pandemic recovery efforts. Chris Martin-Jong, general manager and funeral director for Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels, was elected president of the AFSA back in late April, and has had to get [...] Read More »

    32 mins ago
  • Tick season prompts warning

    With summer fast approaching, warm weather already here, and after being in isolation due to COVID-19, many Canadians are looking forward to spending time outdoors. Which is why the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is urging people to be on the lookout for ticks. Ticks themselves are not dangerous, but they can carry many bacterial [...] Read More »

    32 mins ago
  • Lethbridge Police Service welcomes reinforcements

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Police Service welcomed badly needed reinforcements as it swore in four new officers and two new community peace officers at a special ceremony on Friday. “We have vacancies,” admitted Lethbridge Chief of Police Shahin Mehdizadeh, “and the two previous police officers who graduated earlier a few months ago, and [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago

National News

  • How Canada’s UNDRIP bill was strengthened to reject ‘racist’ doctrine of discovery

    OTTAWA – When European explorers first set foot on the lands that are now Canada, they claimed the territory as their own, despite the presence of Indigenous Peoples who had already been occupying the lands for generations. They did this using the “doctrine of discovery,” a policy originally emanating from decrees issued by the pope [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Saturday, June 19, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 19, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 531,777 new vaccinations administered for a total of 31,399,702 doses given. Nationwide, 6,439,726 people or 17 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, June 19, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Some provinces and territories do not report daily case numbers. There are 1,407,269 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,407,269 confirmed cases (12,797 active, 1,368,449 resolved, 26,023 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Canada’s cyberspy agency may have broken privacy law, intelligence watchdog says

    OTTAWA – The national intelligence watchdog says Canada’s cyberspy agency may have broken the law in disclosing personal information about Canadians. The Ottawa-based Communications Security Establishment, given its foreign-intelligence mandate, suppresses details that identify Canadians in its reports. However, other federal agencies and foreign partners who receive these reports can ask for details of the [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Public health agency reports spike in confirmed cases of Delta variant in Canada

    OTTAWA – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant jumped 66 per cent in Canada this week. Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said as of Friday there are just over 2,000 confirmed cases of the variant. Just three days ago, the Public Health Agency told The [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency as turnout low

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won the country’s presidential election in a landslide victory Saturday, propelling the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position in a vote that appeared to see the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history. Initial results showed Ebrahim Raisi won 17.8 million votes in [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Moderate Iran candidate concedes win by judiciary chief

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The sole moderate in Iran’s presidential election conceded his loss early Saturday to the country’s hard-line judiciary chief. It signaled the protege of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had won a vote he dominated after the disqualification of his strongest competition. Both moderate and former Central Bank chief Abdolnasser Hemmati [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Iran moderate candidate concedes win by judiciary chief

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The moderate candidate in Iran’s presidential election has conceded he lost to the country’s hard-line judiciary chief. Former Central Bank chief Abdolnasser Hemmati wrote on Instagram to judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi early Saturday. Hemmati wrote: “I hope your administration provides causes for pride for the Islamic Republic of Iran, [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Iran hard-liner concedes ‘decisive’ win by judiciary chief

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – A former Revolutionary Guard commander running in Iran’s presidential election conceded his loss Saturday to the country’s hard-line judiciary chief, describing his competitor’s win as “decisive.” Mohsen Rezaei’s concession in a post on Twitter came as Iran’s outgoing President Hassan Rouhani also acknowledged the winner in the country’s vote [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Vermont teen’s message in a bottle gets reply from Portugal

    ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) – A Vermont teen’s message in a bottle that traveled over 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) to the Azores, a small Portuguese archipelago, has received a response back. Sean Smith, now 16, sent out a message in a bottle in 2018 on Thanksgiving day with his family in Rhode Island, the Valley News [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago