July 24th, 2021



  • Subaru Crosstrek a fantastic crossover

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com l Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Since it was first introduced, the Subaru Crosstrek has been one of my favourite small crossovers. And for 2021, this popular choice among buyers and reviewers is even better. The Crosstrek, in Subaru-speak, has been “re-engineered” for the 2021 model year and the improvements make an already great [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • Spiritual Care Team providing care for the soul

    These days we regularly see TV footage of health care professionals in hospitals. Yet barely visible is a vital group who provide care for the soul. They are the Spiritual Care Team. At the Chinook Regional Hospital, I met Roman Catholic Spiritual Care Coordinator Annella Wehlage, who introduced me to Spiritual Health Practitioner John Moerman, [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • Modern-day example of the Good Samaritan

    It was a chilly February morning in 2001 when my father left the mall after his routine walk to drive to the curling rink to meet the rest of his retired buddies. With known heart problems, he must have sensed something amiss, and quickly and haphazardly pulled into the first pull-out he came upon. Immediately [...] Read More »

    3 months ago
  • 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 »

    5 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 »

    5 months ago

Local News

  • City celebrates local athletes competing at Tokyo Olympics

    Dale Woodard – Lethbridge Herald A single medal has yet to be doled out at the Tokyo Games, but Lethbridge has already put in a podium performance. Celebrating southern Alberta’s presence at this year’s game was the event Friday morning in a ceremony at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. With a host of former local [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Retraction

    In the July 23 edition of the Lethbridge Herald coverage of Bridget Mearns’ mayoralty announcement, there were some unfounded comments and inferences by Herald reporter Tim Kalinowski regarding Blaine Hyggen and his political affiliations. The Herald regrets the wording and inference, there is no evidence to suggest any direct or indirect support from any provincial [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Warrant issued for court no-show

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 32-year-old woman accused of robbing a taxi driver and stealing his car nearly two years ago. It’s at least the second time an arrest warrant has been issued for Kimberly Mae Eagle Speaker, who failed to attend court last August and was later arrested. [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Former city councillor Mearns joins the race for mayor

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A major piece of the race to fill the Mayor’s seat moved onto the board as former two-term city councillor and BILD Lethbridge executive office Bridget Mearns announced she will be seeking the highest elected office in the city this fall. “Four years ago, I decided to leave city council after serving two [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Young offender sentenced to jail for part in group attack on teenager

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com An 18-year-old man who was only 16 when he and a group of friends attacked and brutally beat another teenager, has been sent to jail. The man, who can’t be identified because he was a youth at the time of the offence, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to one count of [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago

National News

  • Premiers, state leaders call for open U.S.-Canada border

    REGINA – Two Canadian provincial premiers and the leaders of three U.S. states have called for the re-opening of the border between the two countries. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, his Alberta counterpart Jason Kenney, and the governors of North Dakota, Montana and Idaho have written the heads of their two countries to ask for the [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Indigenous services minister says more support needed for people in Nunavut

    IQALUIT, Nunavut – Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government needs to do more to support people living in Nunavut, particularly when it comes to the territory’s long-standing housing crisis. The Liberal politician made his first-ever visit to Nunavut this week, spending two days in Iqaluit. In an interview with The Canadian Press, [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Ottawa commits to resettling potentially thousands of Afghans, provides few details

    OTTAWA – The federal government responded to weeks of pressure from Canadian veterans on Friday by announcing that it will fast-track the resettlement of potentially thousands of Afghans who have worked with Canada at different times over the past 20 years. Yet the trio of cabinet ministers on hand to announce the new immigration measures [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Wildfire crew looking for newly started fire finds B.C. hiker missing for two weeks

    SQUAMISH, B.C. – A wildfire attack crew looking for a newly started forest fire instead found a man who had been missing in the rugged backcountry of Garibaldi Provincial Park, north of Vancouver. A statement from Squamish RCMP says the hiker missing in the park for two weeks was found safe on Thursday. A search [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Federal government to open applications for Indigenous-led shelters across Canada

    IQALUIT, Nunavut – The federal government says it will soon open applications to build emergency shelters and transitional housing for Indigenous people facing gender-based violence across Canada. Speaking in Iqaluit, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller today highlighted money already announced in the Liberals’ 2021 budget – including $420 million over five years for the construction [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Alberta renews child-care deal with Ottawa; prolongs talks about $10 a day program

    CALGARY – Alberta has extended its agreement with the federal government for child care but has yet to sign on to Ottawa’s $27-billion subsidy plan that would cut fees in half. The United Conservative government says an extension to the Canada-Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Agreement will enhance existing subsidies to support working parents. [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Alberta Health Services says 98 per cent of beds open, closures no cause for alarm

    EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services says the current spate of hospital bed closures is minimal, not unusual and isn’t affecting patient care. Deb Gordon, who is the chief operating officer for AHS, says more than 98 per cent of beds in acute and emergency care are available provincewide. Gordon says there are only two locations [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Calgary man faces 17 charges for alleged domestic abuse of multiple partners

    CALGARY – Police in Calgary have laid 17 domestic-violence-related charges against a man involved with multiple partners over a 10-year period. Investigators say a woman came forward in May to report serious violence from a previous relationship. Police say she provided the names of two other women, who she believed had also been abused by [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Alberta supporting mental-health programs for residential school survivors

    RED DEER, Alta. – The Alberta government says it’s putting up nearly $8-million for Indigenous-led mental-health programs that will include support to help residential school survivors and their families heal. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says almost $2.9 million will go to First Nations, Métis Settlements, and the Métis Nation of Alberta. Community members will be [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Alberta commits $150M to jump-start rural broadband, seeks private, federal support

    CAMROSE, Alta. – Alberta is committing up to $150 million to improve internet connectivity in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. Premier Jason Kenney says the money is meant to help bring in contributions from private companies and the federal government. The government is still working out the details of a timeline and where the $150 [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

World News

  • Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site

    MIAMI (AP) – Firefighters on Friday declared the end of their search for bodies at the site of a collapsed Florida condo building, concluding a month of painstaking work removing layers of dangerous debris that were once piled several stories high. The June 24 collapse at the oceanside tower killed 97 people, with at least [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Ranging Bull: ‘Barney’ eludes capture days after farm escape

    MASTIC, N.Y. (AP) – An escaped bull has eluded capture for several days on Long Island despite searchers employing a helicopter and night-vision equipment along with attempts to lure the roaming animal with grain and a cow. Police in Suffolk County say they began responding to calls about the 1,500-pound (680-kilogram) bull running loose Tuesday [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Firefighters officially end search in Florida condo collapse

    MIAMI (AP) – Firefighters officially ended their search for bodies in the debris of the collapsed Surfside condo building on Friday, even as police and forensic specialists continue working to identify human remains. Miami-Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah told The Associated Press that the fire department’s role in recovering remains at the collapsed Surfside [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Firefighters end search and rescue at Florida condo collapse

    SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) – Firefighters have ended their mission in clearing debris from the collapsed Surfside condo building Friday, officials said, while police and forensic specialists continue their work to identify human remains in the disaster. Miami Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah told The Associated Press that the fire department’s role in recovering remains [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Engineer: Avenue next to collapsed Florida condo could fail

    SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) – Miami Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah says the fire department’s role in recovering remains at the collapsed Surfside condominium has finished. Firefighters have ended their mission in clearing debris from the collapsed Surfside condo building Friday, officials said, while police and forensic specialists continue their work to identify human remains [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago