March 8th, 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 »

    2 weeks 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 »

    2 weeks 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 »

    2 months 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 »

    2 months ago

Local News

  • Innovative online directory set to connect B2B agriculture businesses in southern Alberta

    Lethbridge & District Exhibition announced Friday a new way for the agriculture community to come together, allowing vendors, exhibitors and businesses access that they would traditionally have at AG-EXPO. “We wanted to ensure that the businesses that participate in AG-EXPO still have a place to come together in light of the current health restrictions” said [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Abduction case adjourned

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The case against a 21-year-old Lethbridge man charged in connection with an attempted abduction in the city last year has been adjourned again while defence reviews new disclosure from the Crown’s office. Calgary lawyer Robin McIntyre, who appeared in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday as an agent for the accused’s lawyer, said defence needs more [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Sage clan gives recovering addict new purpose in life

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com With the sun shining down on Galt Gardens, Cody Fox, wearing the jacket of the Sage Clan, plays with his kids who run around him asking unanswerable questions as just a few feet away fellow Sage Clan members and Kindness to Others founder Alvin Mills work together to hand out a special meal [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Court delays prompt judge to order case move forward

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.comL A Lethbridge judge has ordered the lawyer representing a man charged in connection with a fatal car collision, to move things along following numerous delays since the accused was arrested more than a year ago. Judge Erin Olsen told Calgary lawyer L. K. Ross that he needs to be prepared to take a step [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • University of Lethbridge Spring 2021 Convocation celebration to remain online

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National News

  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Mar. 8, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday March 8, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 57,567 new vaccinations administered for a total of 2,387,189 doses given. Nationwide, 565,719 people or 1.5 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

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  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Mar. 8, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday March 8, 2021. There are 886,574 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 886,574 confirmed cases (30,268 active, 834,067 resolved, 22,239 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 2,489 new cases Sunday. The rate [...] Read More »

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  • Canada set to receive more than 910,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week

    OTTAWA – Canada is set to receive 910,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses this week as pharmaceutical companies ramp up deliveries to make good on their contractual obligations by the end of the month. The Public Health Agency of Canada says the country will receive nearly 445,000 shots from Pfizer-BioNTech for the second week running as the [...] Read More »

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  • Statistics Canada considered delaying this year’s census to 2022 due to pandemic

    OTTAWA – Newly released documents show Statistics Canada considered delaying this year’s census until 2022 over pandemic-related health concerns that could erode the quality of data relied on by policymakers across the country. An agency document noted the plan for the 2021 census was developed in a “normal operating context” where tens of thousands of [...] Read More »

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  • Canadians, especially women, say gender equality not achieved in Canada: Poll

    OTTAWA – A new poll suggests most Canadians believe there’s still a long way to go to achieve gender equality in this country. The poll results themselves underscore the challenge, with women far more likely than men to say equality remains elusive in a host of fields. Overall, 63 per cent of respondents to the [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

World News

  • Race, title and anguish: Meghan and Harry explain royal rift

    LOS ANGELES – In a wide-ranging interview aired Sunday, Harry and Meghan described painful discussions about the colour of their son’s skin, losing royal protection and the intense pressures that led the Duchess of Sussex to contemplate suicide. The interview with Oprah Winfrey was the couple’s first since they stepped down from royal duties and [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • At least 20 dead, 600 wounded in Equatorial Guinea blasts

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – A series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 20 people and wounded more than 600 others on Sunday, authorities said. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said in a statement read on state television that the explosion was due to the “negligent handling of dynamite” in the [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • At least 15 dead, 400 wounded in Equatorial Guinea blasts

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – A series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 400 others, state television reported. State television TVGE read out a statement from President Teodoro Obiang Nguema which said the explosion was due to the “negligent handling of dynamite” in the [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • 20 dead, hundreds wounded in Equatorial Guinea explosions

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – A series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 20 people and wounded hundreds of others, state television reported. TGVE read out a statement from President Teodoro Obiang Nguema which said the explosion was due to the “negligent handling of dynamite” in the military barracks located [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • 20 dead, 400 wounded in Equatorial Guinea explosions

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – A series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 20 people and wounded hundreds of others, state television reported. TGVE read out a statement from the country’s president which said the explosion was due to the negligent handling of dynamite in the barracks in Bata. TVGE [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago