April 20th, 2021



  • 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 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 »

    2 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 »

    2 months 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 »

    3 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 »

    3 months ago

Local News

  • AUMA says province needs to do more

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Spring Municipal Leaders Caucus ended on Friday with dialogue sessions with various Alberta cabinet ministers in a Q & A format, and remarks from Premier Jason Kenney on the province’s pandemic response and economic path forward. While there was widespread acknowledgement of the ongoing fiscal challenges the province [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • AUMA passes three RFD motions

    The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association passed three Requests for Decision (RFD) motions at its Spring Municipal Leaders Caucus on Thursday. The motions will be forwarded on to AUMA committees for further fleshing out, and will be appended to other AUMA lobbying initiatives toward the provincial government. The first RFD passed was a motion which asks [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Guilty plea leads to jail sentence for mischief and assault

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 36-year-old man whose constant intoxication repeatedly lands him in hot water with the law, has received a jail sentence for several criminal offences last year and the year before. Kesley Wolf Child was sentenced to four months in jail after he pleaded guilty this week in Lethbridge provincial court to charges of [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Cinderella Project making high school graduation accessible

    A local initiative is making sure high school students from lower-income families have the proper resources for a memorable graduation. The Cinderella Project – now entering its fifth year and operated by MyCityCare – opened its doors Thursday with the program running until the end of May at the SAEA Multicultural Centre ballroom on 6th [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Hospitalization prevents court appearance

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com One of several men charged following a violent attack at a westside residence last year was unable to make a court appearance Friday. Lethbridge lawyer Ingrid Hess explained her client, Hunter Ferdinand Nolte, was scheduled for a docket appearance in Lethbridge provincial court, but he was unable to attend because he broke his [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

National News

  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Monday, April 19, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 11:00 p.m. ET on Monday April 19, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 269,775 new vaccinations administered for a total of 10,243,418 doses given. Nationwide, 932,807 people or 2.5 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • NDP wins seat by drawing lots in Yukon, Liberals plan to form minority government

    WHITEHORSE – The NDP won a legislature seat in Yukon by drawing lots on Monday after a judicial recount, but despite the outcome Liberal Leader Sandy Silver says he is ready to form the territory’s next government. Last week’s election saw the NDP’s Annie Blake and former Liberal cabinet minister Pauline Frost tied with 78 [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, April 19, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday April 19, 2021. There are 1,131,773 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,131,773 confirmed cases (88,327 active, 1,019,779 resolved, 23,667 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 8,317 new cases Monday. The rate of [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Two COVID-19 cases pop up in Kinngait, Nunavut, unrelated to Iqaluit outbreak

    IQALUIT, Nunavut – Nunavut is reporting two COVID-19 cases in Kinngait, Nunavut, but the territory’s chief public health officer says they’re not related to the ongoing outbreak in Iqaluit. Until now, Iqaluit was the only one of Nunavut’s 25 communities with active cases of COVID-19. Dr. Michael Patterson confirmed the two cases in a news [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • B.C. to impose travel restrictions until May long weekend over COVID-19

    VICTORIA – British Columbia will impose travel restrictions to prevent movement outside of health regions as police set up roadside checks similar to those seen during the Christmas season. Premier John Horgan says the government has been working with the tourism industry and B.C. Ferries to deter people from booking accommodation if they live outside [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Alberta begins rolling out AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for those 40 or older

    EDMONTON – Alberta is allowing people as young as 40 to get the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday. Tom McMillan, a spokesman for Alberta Health, says there are about 170,000 doses available and appointments will be booked for as long as supplies last. He says it’s not clear when the next AstraZeneca batches will arrive. [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Alberta begins rolling out AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for those aged 40 or older

    EDMONTON – Alberta will officially allow people as young as 40 to get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday, with some pharmacies already opening up on Monday. Tom McMillan, who’s a spokesman for Alberta Health, says there are about 170,000 doses available and appointments will be booked for as long as supplies last. He says [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Online classes begin for some Alberta students amid rising COVID-19 cases

    CALGARY – Thousands of students in Calgary and in northern Alberta are shifting to online learning today because of rising COVID-19 infection rates. Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said last week that Calgary students in grades 7 through 12 would make the move to remote classes. School divisions in Fort McMurray also announced Friday that students [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Emotions show as call to prayer broadcast during second Ramadan in lockdown

    EDMONTON – Moona Khan says every time she hears the call for prayer playing from the speakers at her mosque, her heart sings and she’s happy the tradition is finally being accepted in Canada. The woman from Edmonton says the call, known as the “Athaan” or “Azaan,” is usually recited in Muslim countries five times [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Arrest made in fence-tampering outside Alberta church closed amid COVID controversy

    SPRUCE GROVE, Alta. – RCMP say they’ve arrested a person suspected of tampering with a fence that surrounds an Alberta church closed by authorities amid allegations it refused to follow COVID-19 health orders. A section of the perimeter fence was pulled down during a demonstration outside GraceLife Church in Parkland County, east of Edmonton, on [...] Read More »

    1 day ago

World News

  • Latino groups want DOJ probe of shooting by Chicago police

    CHICAGO – Latino lawyers and community leaders on Tuesday will ask the Department of Justice to investigate the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a Chicago police officer. The group also will call on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to accelerate court-supervised changes to policing in Chicago, end foot pursuits by officers, and to invest federal [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Walter Mondale, Carter’s vice-president, dies at 93

    MINNEAPOLIS – Former Vice-President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, has died. He was 93. Mondale’s family says he died Monday in Minneapolis. Mondale served Minnesota as attorney general and U.S. senator. He followed the trail blazed [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • EU warns “spark” could set off escalation at Ukraine borders

    BRUSSELS – The European Union’s foreign policy chief said Monday that in the face of the big military buildup of Russian troops near Ukraine’s borders, it will only take “a spark” to set off a confrontation. In a glum assessment of relations with Moscow, Josep Borrell also said that the condition of imprisoned Russian opposition [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • EXPLAINER: How will jury deliberations work in Chauvin case?

    MINNEAPOLIS – After more than two weeks of witness testimony and hours of attorney arguments, the fate of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin is now in the hands of a jury that will decide if he is responsible for George Floyd ‘s death. Jury deliberations are done in private and are largely a mystery [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Murder case against ex-cop in Floyd’s death goes to the jury

    MINNEAPOLIS – The murder case against former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd went to the jury Monday in a city on edge against another round of unrest like the one that erupted last year over the harrowing video of Chauvin with his knee on the Black man’s neck. The jury of [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago