February 25th, 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 day 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 day 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 »

    3 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

  • Multiple lawyers have been involved in property, weapons case

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Fort Vermillion man who was expected to resolve dozens of criminal charges, but then fired his second lawyer late last year, is still hoping to resolve his matters without having to stand trial. During a brief hearing Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court, lawyer number three, Ingrid Hess, said she [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Taber mayor weighs in on town prospects for 2021

    Cole Parkinson Southern Alberta Newspapers It would be hard to find anyone who did find a new set of challenges throughout the year 2020, and Mayor Andrew Prokop counts himself among those people. With the vast majority of the year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Prokop reflected on the strange year that provided plenty of [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Fighting with officers lands man jail sentence

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Trying to take on three police officers at the same time didn’t turn out well for a 43-year-old Lethbridge man. Daniel Edward Collier was a passenger in a motor vehicle that was stopped by police last month, after police noticed the vehicle had a burned out taillight and licence plate light. The officer [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Facemask bylaw extended

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council voted to reject a motion from its Community Safety Standing Policy Committee which would have allowed the City’s current Temporary Face-covering Bylaw to expire on Tuesday as previously planned, and instead voted to extend the bylaw until at least April 30. As chair of SPC, Coun. Ryan Parker brought the committee [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • City student part of Daughters of the Vote

    Holly Kletke’s passions and her presence both in school and in the community have earned her a trip to Ottawa. Virtually, at least. The Lethbridge resident and student at the University of Lethbridge where she’s in her third year of education and music was recently selected to take part in the third iteration of Daughters [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago

National News

  • B.C. businessman dinged for illegal donation to NDP MP’s 2015 campaign

    OTTAWA – A British Columbia businessman who made an illegal contribution to New Democrat MP Peter Julian’s 2015 election campaign has been ordered to pay $7,500 to the receiver general of Canada. Elections commissioner Yves Côté says Robert Gibbs, co-owner of Romar Communications, provided free website development services to Julian’s campaign. Gibbs told Julian’s campaign [...] Read More »

    44 mins ago
  • Logging delay agreement for B.C. old-growth tree stand helps endangered spotted owls

    An agreement to delay logging of an old-growth stand of British Columbia forest is giving a one-year reprieve to one of Canada’s most endangered species. Just a tiny handful of spotted owls remain in the Canadian wild, with some estimates putting the number as low as three. B.C., the federal government and a First Nation [...] Read More »

    54 mins ago
  • B.C. mayor says she’s sorry for online post that wasn’t meant to be racist

    POUCE COUPE, B.C. – The mayor of a village in northeastern British Columbia says she is sorry for an online post that was not meant to be racist against Indigenous Peoples, but now she wants people to stop bullying her. Lorraine Michetti, who was first elected in Pouce Coupe in 2016, said through tears that [...] Read More »

    58 mins ago
  • Public health agency investigating quarantine sexual assault allegations

    OTTAWA – The Public Health Agency of Canada is launching an investigation and reviewing its practices after two returning travellers were allegedly sexually assaulted during their mandatory quarantine periods. A spokesperson for Health Minister Patty Hajdu said allegations of assaults reported in the media this week are “really concerning.” Cole Davidson said the public health [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • U.S. secretary of state plans virtual visits Friday with Trudeau, Garneau, Mexico

    WASHINGTON – Antony Blinken will meet virtually Friday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau in a day of online diplomacy for the U.S. secretary of state. Blinken will meet with Trudeau, Garneau and other members of the federal cabinet as part of a “virtual trip” to Canada and Mexico, Blinken’s [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

World News

  • AG: Olympics gymnastics coach kills himself after charges

    LANSING, Mich. – A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar killed himself Thursday, hours after being charged with turning his Michigan gym into a hub of human trafficking by coercing girls to train and then abusing them, authorities said. John Geddert had been scheduled to make an appearance [...] Read More »

    9 mins ago
  • AG: Olympics gymnastics coach dies by suicide after charges

    LANSING, Mich. – A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sport doctor Larry Nassar died by suicide Thursday after being charged with two dozen crimes, including forms of human trafficking, the state attorney general said. The announcement from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel came about three hours after a news conference where [...] Read More »

    43 mins ago
  • Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds

    MEXICO CITY – The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26% this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging, drought and other causes, making 2020 a bad year for the butterflies. The government commission for natural protected areas [...] Read More »

    45 mins ago
  • House poised to vote on legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

    WASHINGTON – The Democratic-led House is poised to pass a bill that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation’s labour and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate. The Equality Act amends existing civil rights law to explicitly include sexual orientation and [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package

    WASHINGTON – Republicans are closing ranks against Democrats’ proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, even as the White House seemed to rule out a procedural Senate power play to protect one provision most treasured by progressives: a minimum wage hike. Despite paper-thin congressional majorities, Democratic leaders were poised to push the sweeping package through the [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago