March 4th, 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 »

    1 week ago
  • Blood Tribe members want election reform

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald 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 week 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 »

    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

  • Murder charge laid in pedestrian collision

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Police have charged a woman with first-degree murder and other charges in connection with a fatal motor vehicle and pedestrian collision in June of 2020. On June 1, 2020, at about 4:40 p.m., members of the Lethbridge Police Service responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Man fined for multiple offences

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald A Lethbridge man waiting to deal with charges relating to a break-in at a city electrical substation in 2019, and a break-in to a city business late last year, has been fined for nearly a dozen unrelated criminal offences. Travis Roy Priest pleaded guilty in Lethbridge provincial court to single [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • New cases of COVID-19 in Holy Spirit Catholic School Division

    Holy Spirit Catholic School Division has been informed of two cases of COVID-19 at Ecole St. Mary School in Lethbridge. The school division says all close contacts have been informed and are required to quarantine while following the directives provided by Alberta Health Services.  As of Tuesday the division had five active cases (two at [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • General Stewart teacher nominated for award

    t was a whirlwind seven days for Mikaela McNab at the end of summer of 2020. It also turned out to be very rewarding, figuratively and now possibly literally. McNab, a kindergarten teacher and learning support teacher at General Stewart Elementary School was named the Lethbridge School Division’s nominee for the Edwin Parr Award – [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Roelof Heinen named Picture Butte citizen of the year

    While their normal festivities can’t be held this year, the Picture Butte chamber is still looking to honour individuals. Roelof Heinen has been named Citizen of the Year by the Picture Butte and District Chamber of Commerce. “I was very surprised, and certainly unexpected,” said Heinen on receiving the award. “Honoured, but also humbled.” Heinen [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago

National News

  • Pornhub investigation urged and vaccinating for variants: In The News for March 4

    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 March 4 … What we are watching in Canada … OTTAWA – More than 100 survivors of sexual exploitation along with hundreds of non-governmental organizations [...] Read More »

    25 mins ago
  • ‘A frightened workforce’: Union worries as Olymel reopens after COVID-19 shutdown

    RED DEER, Alta. – Some employees of a pork processing plant in central Alberta that shut down after a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility are afraid to go back to work, the union president says. Olymel’s facility in Red Deer was shut down Feb. 15 because of the COVID-19 outbreak that claimed three lives and [...] Read More »

    39 mins ago
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, March 4, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 4, 2021. There are 875,559 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 875,559 confirmed cases (29,930 active, 823,524 resolved, 22,105 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 2,812 new cases Wednesday. The rate [...] Read More »

    39 mins ago
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, March 4, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 4, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 77,572 new vaccinations administered for a total of 2,091,700 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 5,519.103 per 100,000. There were 129,330 new vaccines delivered to the [...] Read More »

    39 mins ago
  • Survivors, NGOs call for criminal investigation into porn giant MindGeek

    OTTAWA – More than 100 survivors of sexual exploitation along with hundreds of non-governmental organizations are urging Ottawa to pursue a “full criminal investigation” into Pornhub’s parent company. In a letter to the House of Commons ethics committee this week, the coalition asked the federal government to push for a police probe into MindGeek, which [...] Read More »

    39 mins ago

Provincial News

World News

  • With Biden’s backing, Dems revive bill to overhaul policing

    WASHINGTON – Cheered on by President Joe Biden, House Democrats hustled to pass the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide, able to avoid clashing with moderates in their own party who are wary of reigniting a debate they say hurt them during last fall’s election. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • California to give 40% of vaccine doses to vulnerable areas

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California will begin setting aside 40% of all vaccine doses for the state’s most vulnerable neighbourhoods in an effort to inoculate people most at risk from the coronavirus and get the state’s economy open more quickly. Two officials in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration shared details Wednesday on condition of anonymity. The doses [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Arkansas lawmakers send governor near-total abortion ban

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation banning nearly all abortions, sending the bill to a Republican governor who has expressed reservations about the move. The majority-Republican House voted 75-18 for the bill, which bans all abortions except those to save the life of the mother in a medical emergency. The bill, [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Man injures 8 with axe in Sweden before being shot, arrested

    STOCKHOLM – A man armed with an axe attacked and injured eight people in a southern Sweden town Wednesday before being shot and arrested, police said. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said a possible terrorist motive was being investigated. “In the light of what has emerged so far in the police investigation, prosecutors have initiated a [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • US warns of military response to rocket attack on Iraq base

    WASHINGTON – The White House warned that the U.S. may consider a military response to the rocket attack that hit an air base in western Iraq where American and coalition troops are housed. A U.S. contractor died after at least 10 rockets slammed into the base early Wednesday. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago