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 »

    3 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 »

    3 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 »

    7 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 »

    7 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 »

    7 hours ago

National News

  • Supreme Court declines to hear Crown appeal of overturned N.S. murder conviction

    Canada’s top court has declined to hear an appeal from the Crown regarding the overturned murder conviction in the case of a former Nova Scotia medical student. William Sandeson was originally convicted in 2017 of first-degree murder in the killing of Taylor Samson. The trial heard Sandeson shot Samson during a drug deal at the [...] Read More »

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  • Quebec health authority hires Indigenous staff, promises changes after Echaquan death

    QUEBEC – The Quebec health authority that runs the hospital where an Indigenous woman was mocked before she died says it is taking concrete steps to ensure Atikamekw people receive better care. Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw woman, died in hospital last September after she filmed staff making derogatory comments about her. The video was [...] Read More »

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  • Quebec launches COVID-19 vaccination booking system, while those in Ontario wait

    Quebec seniors are able to book appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations today, while those in Ontario have to wait weeks for the launch of that province’s booking system. Residents 85 years old and older can now register for appointments, which will begin next week in the Montreal region. Concern over spread of the virus in Quebec [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Desmond Inquiry: psychologist describes former soldier’s marital difficulties

    PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. – The inquiry investigating why a former soldier killed his family and himself in 2017 is hearing today from the first psychologist to treat Lionel Desmond after he was medically released from the military in 2015. Mathieu Murgatroyd, who worked at the Occupational Stress Injury clinic in Fredericton, told the inquiry that [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Quebec launches COVID-19 vaccination booking system for seniors

    Quebec seniors are able to book appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations today, while those in Ontario have to wait weeks for the launch of that province’s booking system. The number of hospitalizations due to the novel coronavirus continues to decline in Quebec, where health authorities are reporting 858 new infections and 16 more deaths. Concern over [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Edmonton Police Service officer charged with off-duty sexual assault

    EDMONTON – An Edmonton Police Service officer has been charged with sexual assault. Alberta’s police watchdog, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT), says the alleged assault happened on Jan. 20 when the officer was off duty. In a release, ASIRT says the man knows the woman and during an encounter committed a sexual assault. [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Frustration as Albertans clamour to book COVID-19 vaccines for senior family members

    CALGARY – Many Albertans hoping to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments for older loved ones Wednesday instead spent hours being kicked off the government’s booking website or getting busy signals on the phone. Some 230,000 people born in 1946 or earlier are now eligible to be immunized at 58 sites across the province. Appointments are being [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Frustration as Albertans clamour to book COVID-19 vaccines for elderly loved ones

    CALGARY – Many Albertans hoping to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments for elderly loved ones Wednesday morning instead spent hours being kicked off the government’s booking website or getting busy signals on the phone. Some 230,000 people born in 1946 or earlier are now eligible to be immunized at 58 sites across the province. Appointments were [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Trial date for jailed Alberta pastor charged with breaking COVID-19 health orders

    STONY PLAIN, Alta. – A trial date has been set for a jailed Alberta pastor who is accused of holding Sunday services that violated COVID-19 rules. James Coates with GraceLife Church in Spruce Grove, near Edmonton, did not appear in court Wednesday when a date for a three-day trial was set to start May 3. [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Surge in demand as more Alberta seniors eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

    CALGARY – Alberta Health Services says more than 12,000 seniors born in 1946 and earlier have booked appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations so far this morning. Chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, has said there are 230,000 Albertans in that age group and has urged those eager to get their shots to be patient [...] Read More »

    1 day ago

World News

  • Former Michigan Gov. Granholm confirmed as energy secretary

    WASHINGTON – Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm won Senate confirmation Thursday to be President Joe Biden’s energy secretary. The vote was 64-35. Granholm, who served two terms as governor in a state dominated by the auto industry, will be a key player in Biden’s vision for a green economy as the United States fights to [...] Read More »

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  • Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA

    LOS ANGELES – Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said. The dog walker was shot once Wednesday night and is expected to survive his injuries, according to Los Angeles Police Capt. Jonathan Tippett, commanding officer of the department’s elite [...] Read More »

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  • Diverse group of cities have highest rates of gay households

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Once known for singer Anita Bryant’s anti-gay rights campaign and a ban on gay and lesbian adoptions, Florida is now home to two metro areas with among the highest concentrations of gay and lesbian coupled households in the U.S., according to a new report released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Orlando and [...] Read More »

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  • UK police receive letter from UAE princess urging probe

    LONDON – Police in eastern England say they have received a long-delayed letter from an Emirati princess asking them to investigate the disappearance of her sister 20 years ago. The letter is the latest episode in the long-running family drama of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the hereditary ruler of Dubai and a horse-racing [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to Nassar charged

    LANSING, Mich. – Prosecutors in Michigan filed charges Thursday against a former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. Details about the charges against John Geddert were not immediately known. But the documents were filed in Eaton County District Court, deputy court administrator Kathy Brooks told The Associated Press. Geddert [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago