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

  • 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 »

    7 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 »

    7 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 »

    11 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 »

    11 hours ago
  • Collision sends pedestrian to hospital

    Lethbridge Police are investigating a motor vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred on March 1 which sent a 35-year-old woman to hospital with serious injuries. Police arrived at the scene of the collision at 10 Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive South just after 9 p.m.  The pedestrian, who was crossing Mayor Magrath Drive when struck by a [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago

National News

  • 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 »

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  • NewsAlert: Vaccine panel recommends going up to 4 months between COVID vaccine doses

    A national panel of vaccine experts is recommending extending the interval between the two doses of a COVID-19 shot when faced with a limited supply. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization issued updated guidance today for the administration of all COVID-19 vaccines currently approved for use in Canada. It says extending the dose interval to [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Legal challenge to Quebec common-law rules seeks equal rights for unmarried spouses

    MONTREAL – A well-known Quebec lawyer says she’s mounting a legal challenge to provincial laws that don’t grant common-law spouses the same rights as married couples in the event of a breakup. Anne-France Goldwater said today Quebec family law treats unmarried women as having less value than their married counterparts because they aren’t entitled to [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Trudeau signals support for Hassan Diab as advocates demand intervention with France

    OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau signalled Wednesday that Canada will stand up for an Ottawa sociology professor facing trial in France as human-rights advocates renewed calls for the Liberal government to intervene. The prime minister’s words left Hassan Diab’s supporters wishing Trudeau had been more forceful in pledging assistance. In late January, France ordered Diab to [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Ex-ombudsman says he told defence minister about Vance allegations in 2018

    OTTAWA – Former military ombudsman Gary Walbourne told a parliamentary committee Wednesday that he informed Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan of allegations of misconduct against Gen. Jonathan Vance during a “hostile” closed-door meeting three years ago. Walbourne’s remarks appear to contradict Sajjan’s own testimony to the same committee Feb. 19, when he said he was as [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • 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 »

    2 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 »

    3 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 »

    3 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 »

    3 hours ago
  • Greece: Thousands spend night outdoors after powerful quake

    ATHENS, Greece – Fearful of returning to their homes, thousands of people in central Greece were spending the night outdoors late Wednesday after a powerful earthquake, felt across the region, damaged homes and public buildings. The shallow, magnitude-6.0 quake struck near the central city of Larissa. One man was hurt by falling debris but no [...] Read More »

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