May 15th, 2021

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  • 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 »

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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

Local News

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

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com 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 »

    10 hours 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 »

    10 hours 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 »

    10 hours ago
  • Sentencing decision for drug smuggler set for June

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com 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 »

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  • Farmers’ Market vendor aiming for business as normal

    Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tiara Forsyth tries to keep things business as usual. Forsyth, the owner of Sekhmet’s Emporium, was among the vendors set up for the first Lethbridge & District Exhibition annual Farmers’ Market of the season last weekend at the Lethbridge Exhibition Park South Pavilion. Though this year’s farmers [...] Read More »

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National News

Provincial News

  • Fire investigators can’t pin cause of fire at Edmonton-area seniors complex

    ST. ALBERT, Alta. – Fire investigators say they have been unable to figure out what caused a fire at an Edmonton-area retirement and long-term care complex last week. Residents were forced to leave when the fire at the Citadel Mews West Continuing Care Facility in St. Albert broke out on May 6. It destroyed part [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Alberta health agency obtains restraining order against Calgary mayoral candidate

    CALGARY – Alberta Health Services says it has obtained a restraining order against a Calgary mayoral candidate who the agency says has threatened health workers. AHS says Kevin Johnston must stay at least 100 metres away from health officers and must not publish any threats or hate speech directed at them. Johnston is running in [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Ottawa forward Connor Brown leads Canada’s roster at world championship

    CALGARY – Ottawa Senators forward Connor Brown will lead a young Canadian squad at the world hockey championship in Riga, Latvia. Hockey Canada announced Friday its roster of 14 forwards, eight defencemen and three goaltenders for the event, which starts May 21. Brown is coming off a 2020-21 campaign that saw him score a career-high [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Judge dismisses attempt to quash ‘anti-Alberta’ activities inquiry

    CALGARY – A judge has dismissed an attempt to quash the United Conservative government’s inquiry into whether foreign groups have conspired against Alberta’s oil industry. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Karen Horner says the environmental law firm Ecojustice failed to prove the inquiry was called to intimidate charities that have raised concerns about the industry. [...] Read More »

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  • CP NewsAlert: Judge dismisses attempt to quash ‘anti-Alberta’ activities inquiry

    CALGARY – A judge has dismissed an attempt to quash the United Conservative government’s inquiry into whether foreign groups have conspired against Alberta’s oil industry. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Karen Horner says the environmental law firm Ecojustice failed to prove the inquiry was called to intimidate charities that have raised concerns about the industry. [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Ethiopia again delays national election amid deadly tensions

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Ethiopia has again delayed its national election after some opposition parties said they wouldn’t take part and as conflict in the country’s Tigray region means no vote is being held there. The head of the national elections board, Birtukan Mideksa, in a meeting with political parties’ representatives on Saturday said the [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • China cancels Everest climbs over fears of virus from Nepal

    BEIJING (AP) – China has canceled attempts to climb Mount Everest from its side of the world’s highest peak because of fears of importing COVID-19 cases from neighboring Nepal, state media reported. The closure was confirmed in a notice Friday from China’s General Administration of Sport, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The move reflects [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Success story Taiwan faces its worst outbreak in pandemic

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – The island of Taiwan, which has had enviable success in containing COVID-19, imposed new restrictions in its capital city on Saturday as it battled its worst outbreak since the pandemic began. Authorities raised the alert level for Taipei, the capital, and the surrounding area of New Taipei city. The level 3 [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief registers presidential run

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The hard-line cleric in charge of Iran’s judiciary who also took part in a panel involved in the mass execution of thousands of prisoners in 1988 registered Saturday to run against for the country’s presidency. Ebrahim Raisi has been named as a possible successor to Iran’s 82-year-old Supreme Leader [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Oklahoma governor booted from Tulsa Race Massacre commission

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) – The commission formed to observe the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre announced Friday that it has booted Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt from his seat on the panel. A statement from the commission did not indicate the reason for the parting, and a spokeswoman said the commission had no further [...] Read More »

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