June 22nd, 2021



  • 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 »

    4 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

  • BILD inspection program works toward jobsite safety

    Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) Lethbridge Region is providing its members with an Inspected Jobsite Program. “Our members subscribe to a code of ethics, and a commitment to safety for the public but also safety for their workers,” said Bridget Mearns, executive officer. BILD was formerly known as the Canadian Home Builders Association, which [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Former county planning manager running for city council

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lifetime Lethbridge resident and former manager of planning and development at Lethbridge County, Nick Paladino, announced last week he would be running for city council in this fall’s municipal election. Paladino, who also ran four years ago, believes he has something to offer a lot of other candidates don’t have: previous municipal governance [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Monument honours victims of Baker Massacre, residential schools

    Three years ago, students at Cardston High School got a valuable history lesson. For the past three years, those students and their teacher not only took the lesson to heart, but have now built a monument of remembrance and hope in Cardston. Back in 2018, a group of Cardston High School Blackfoot students and their [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Genuine response required toward injustices of residential schools

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs welcomed Terri-Lynn Fox, director of the Kainai Wellness Centre, and Elder Keith Chiefmoon to a special session of its YouTube live speaker series on Monday. Fox and Chiefmoon spoke about the legacy of residential schools, and the ongoing challenges of bringing true reconciliation between Indigenous peoples [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Crane Chief to stand trail in manslaughter case

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 28-year-old man accused of killing another man just over a year ago, has been ordered to stand trial on one count of manslaughter. Jason James Crane Chief was originally charged with second-degree murder, and scheduled to have a four-day preliminary inquiry. Although the hearing began Monday in Lethbridge provincial court, it concluded before [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago

National News

  • Cleanup underway in Quebec town after tornado that left one man dead

    MASCOUCHE, Que. – A Quebec town just north of Montreal is cleaning up today in the aftermath of a tornado that tore through Monday afternoon. A man died after trying to take shelter in his shed in Mascouche, Que., while two other people were injured when the tornado touched down at around 4 p.m. Mayor [...] Read More »

    50 mins ago
  • Killer rapist Paul Bernardo faces parole hearing today; victim families opposed

    TORONTO – Teen killer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo is set for a parole hearing today. Bernardo’s horrific crimes in the 1980s and early 1990s include kidnapping, torturing and killing Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy near St. Catharines, Ont. The designated dangerous offender has been eligible for full parole for more than three years. But [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Maintaining COVID restrictions, tax cheats by the super rich: In The News for June 22

    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 June 22 … What we are watching in Canada … A new poll suggests about two-thirds of Canadians believe that governments should not lift all [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday June 22, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 394,799 new vaccinations administered for a total of 32,566,031 doses given. Nationwide, 7,404,496 people or 20 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, June 22, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday June 22, 2021. Some provinces and territories do not report daily case numbers. There are 1,409,607 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,409,607 confirmed cases (11,029 active, 1,372,491 resolved, 26,087 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Spanish Cabinet partially pardons 9 Catalan separatists

    MADRID (AP) – The Spanish Cabinet issued pardons on Tuesday for nine imprisoned instigators of Catalonia’s 2017 secession bid in a move that Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says is needed to bring reconciliation. Former Catalan vice president, Oriol Junqueras, who in 2019 got the heaviest sentence of 13 years in prison for sedition and misuse [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • 3 killed in Denver-area shooting, including officer, suspect

    ARVADA, Colo. (AP) – A gunman is believed to have shot and killed an officer and another person in a shopping district in a Denver suburb Monday before being fatally shot by police, authorities said. An officer responded to a call at 1:15 p.m. about a suspicious incident near the library in the city of [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Iran president-elect takes hard line, refuses to meet Biden

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Iran’s president-elect staked out a hard-line position Monday in his first remarks since his landslide election victory, rejecting the possibility of meeting with President Joe Biden or negotiating Tehran’s ballistic missile program and support of regional militias. The comments by Ebrahim Raisi offered a blunt preview of how Iran [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • 2 plead not guilty in trial linked to Jordan’s royal rift

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) – A former top adviser to King Abdullah II and a relative of the monarch pleaded not guilty Monday to sedition and incitement charges linked to an unprecedented public rift in Jordan’s royal family. The defendants are accused of conspiring with a senior royal – Prince Hamzah, a half-brother of the king [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Not guilty pleas in Jordan sedition trial tied to royal rift

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) – A former top adviser to King Abdullah II and a relative of the monarch pleaded not guilty Monday to sedition and incitement charges linked to an unprecedented public rift in Jordan’s royal family. The defendants are accused of conspiring with a senior royal – Prince Hamzah, a half-brother of the king [...] Read More »

    24 hours ago