April 17th, 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 »

    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 »

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  • 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 »

    51 mins 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 »

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  • 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 »

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  • Coaldale Family Fun Run goes virtual

    Coaldale Christian School has announced a re-boot of the 10th Annual Coaldale 5K Family Fun Run. This event was cancelled last year and as health restrictions continue, adaptation becomes key. In light of this, the Fun Run is hosting a virtual race this year. What is a virtual race and how will it work? Rather [...] Read More »

    51 mins ago

National News

  • Canada’s naked MP speaks out: leaked photo sends message ‘anything goes’ in politics

    OTTAWA – The Liberal MP who inadvertently flashed his parliamentary colleagues says the fact that a screenshot of him in the nude was leaked to the media sends a troubling message about the corrosive state of politics in Canada. “It sends a terrible signal,” William Amos said in an interview. “It says if there’s partisan [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • China, Russia using their COVID-19 vaccines to gain political influence

    OTTAWA – China and Russia have been using their locally produced COVID-19 vaccines to grow their international soft power by giving doses to desperate countries in order to have more political influence over them, experts say. Benjamin Gedan, deputy director of the Latin America program at the Wilson Center in Washington, called the practice “vaccine [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • No winning ticket for Friday night’s $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

    TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $10 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on Apr. 20 will grow to an estimated $15 million[...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Canadians joining the world in tuning in to Prince Philip’s funeral

    Many Canadians will be joining royal watchers around the world today in saying their final goodbyes, albeit virtually, to Prince Philip. Due to pandemic protocols Canadians intending to pay their last respects will be limited to gathering in only small groups to watch the proceedings either on television or online computer screens. Robert Finch, chairman [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Ontarians waking up to tough new pandemic restrictions

    TORONTO – The surging COVID-19 caseload has Ontario “on its heels,” prompting the urgent need for tougher measures to regain control of the deteriorating situation. And with that dire warning Premier Doug Ford announced a raft of new restrictions Friday that went into effect first thing Saturday morning. The province’s stay-at-home order is being extended [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago

Provincial News

  • WHL Roundup: Corson Hopwo sends Rebels to 10th loss in a row

    MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Corson Hopwo scored two power-play goals, and the Medicine Hat Tigers came from behind to beat the Red Deer Rebels 4-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League play. Brett Kemp and Eric Van Impe also scored to help Medicine Hat improve to 6-0-1 in its last seven games. Garin Bjorklund made [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Alberta ministers defend widely criticized coal consultation plans

    EDMONTON – Alberta cabinet ministers are defending the government’s widely criticized plans to consult the public over open-pit coal development in the province’s Rocky Mountains. “Our goal is to ensure the government’s approach to coal reflects the best interests of Albertans and will balance stringent environmental protections and the approach to resource development,” said Energy [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Elders, trappers from Alberta First Nation ask province to protect bison herd

    LITTLE RED RIVER, Alta. – Some trappers and elders from Alberta’s Little Red River Cree Nation are asking the province to protect a dwindling Wabasca Wood Buffalo bison herd. In a letter to Environment Minister Jason Nixon, they ask for immediate action to end unregulated hunting by legally protecting the herd. No one from Alberta [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Alberta environment minister defends coal consultation at municipalities meeting

    EDMONTON – Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon is defending the province’s planned coal consultations. In response to a question at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association convention, Nixon says the province’s freshwater management hasn’t changed. He was responding to a question from Jim Willett, mayor of Coutts, Alta., who wondered why Albertans won’t be able to [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Alberta premier shouldn’t say things he doesn’t know: town mayor

    ATHABASCA, Alta. – The mayor of a town in northern Alberta says Premier Jason Kenney shouldn’t have commented about an outbreak of COVID-19 among school students and staff if he didn’t know the circumstances. Kenney said during two news conferences this week that the outbreak in Athabasca, Alta., was one of the worst in the [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago

World News

  • Myanmar pardons prisoners, unclear if coup foes among them

    YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar’s junta on Saturday announced it pardoned and released more than 23,000 prisoners to mark the traditional Thingyan New Year holiday, but it wasn’t immediately clear if they included pro-democracy activists who were detained in the wake of the military’s seizure of power in February. The releases were announced on state broadcaster [...] Read More »

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  • ‘Godzilla’ shark discovered in New Mexico gets formal name

    SANTA FE, N.M. – The 300-million-year-old shark’s teeth were the first sign that it might be a distinct species. The ancient chompers looked less like the spear-like rows of teeth of related species. They were squatter and shorter, less than an inch long, around 2 centimetres. “Great for grasping and crushing prey rather than piercing [...] Read More »

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  • Iran names suspect in Natanz attack, says he fled country

    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran state television has named a suspect in the attack that damaged centrifuges at its Natanz nuclear site and says he fled the country. The report Saturday named the suspect as Reza Karimi. It showed a passport-style photograph of a man it identified as Karimi. The report also aired what appeared to [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • As Biden improves with vets, Afghanistan plan a plus to some

    ELM GROVE, Wis. – Patrick Proctor Brown says the war in Afghanistan was lost within a year of its start. The suburban Milwaukee lawyer, who was an infantry captain in Iraq, said the trillions of dollars spent and the thousands of lives lost, including a lieutenant he trained with, make it “a tragedy.” “And the [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Minnesota mayor blasts police tactics to control protesters

    BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – Elected leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright want officers to scale back their tactics amid nightly protests, leaving some law enforcement called in to assist asking whether the city still wants their help. Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered outside the heavily guarded Brooklyn Center [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago