June 21st, 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 »

    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

  • 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 »

    2 days 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 »

    2 days ago
  • 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 »

    2 days 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 »

    2 days 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 »

    2 days ago

National News

  • Parliament resumes and new border rules: In The News for June 21

    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 21 … What we are watching in Canada … OTTAWA – Parliamentarians are entering what could be their final stretch in the House of [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on June 21, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday June 21, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 352,550 new vaccinations administered for a total of 32,171,232 doses given. Nationwide, 7,083,620 people or 19 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, June 21, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday June 21, 2021. Some provinces and territories do not report daily case numbers. There are 1,408,835 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,408,835 confirmed cases (11,759 active, 1,371,000 resolved, 26,076 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Canada to get 5.2m COVID-19 vaccine doses this week, Pfizer shipment slightly delayed

    OTTAWA – Canada is set to receive more than five million doses of COVID-19 vaccine over the coming week. Around 2.4 million are expected to come from Pfizer and BioNTech, though that shipment isn’t slated to land until mid-week and has prompted some jurisdictions to temporarily pause walk-in appointments or make use of other vaccines [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Net-zero climate bill, conversion therapy ban, lab documents on Parliament’s agenda

    OTTAWA – Parliamentarians are entering what could be their final stretch in the House of Commons before summer break as the Liberal government sharpens its focus on two key pieces of legislation. On the agenda are the Liberals’ proposed ban on conversion therapy and a law that would track Canada’s progress on reaching net-zero greenhouse [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Sweden’s prime minister loses confidence vote

    STOCKHOLM (AP) – Stefan Lofven, Sweden’s Social Democratic prime minister since 2014, lost a no-confidence vote Monday, making him the first Swedish government leader ever to lose such a motion. The vote was initiated Tuesday by the small Left Party, an ally of the minority government that is not in the two-party center-left coalition. It [...] Read More »

    46 mins ago
  • Israeli foreign minister to make first visit to UAE

    JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s new foreign minister will head to the United Arab Emirates next week for the first-ever visit by a top Israeli diplomat to the Gulf country. Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s visit comes after the two countries normalized relations last year in an agreement brokered by the Trump administration. The new governments in [...] Read More »

    57 mins ago
  • Armenia PM party wins snap parliamentary election

    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) – Results released Monday showed the party of Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan won the snap parliamentary elections he called to ease anger over a peace deal he signed with Azerbaijan. With all precincts counted, Pashinyan’s Civil Contract party won 53.9% of the vote and former President Robert Kocharyan’s bloc was [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Far right falters as conservatives lead French regional vote

    PARIS (AP) – Marine Le Pen’s far-right party stumbled, French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrists crashed and incumbent conservatives surged ahead in the first round of regional elections Sunday that were dominated by security issues and a record-low turnout. What was meant to be a vote centered on local concerns like transportation, schools and infrastructure turned [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • 12 dead in Alabama due to Claudette, including 10 children

    ATLANTA (AP) – Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes. Ten people, including nine children, were killed Saturday in a 15-vehicle crash about 35 miles (55 kilometers) south of Montgomery on Interstate 65, according to [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago