May 5th, 2021

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  • 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 »

    2 weeks 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 »

    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 »

    3 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

Local News

  • Lethbridge-based nuclear engineer hopeful province will consider nuclear energy production

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge-based retired nuclear engineer Cosmos Voutsinos says Albertans should be excited about the potential of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), and he is hopeful the provincial government will seriously consider this form of nuclear energy production in its longer term investment strategy going forward. Voutsinos says SMR technology not only provides an abundant source [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Nominations open for Allied Arts Council awards

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The Allied Arts Council is seeking nominations for the annual awards recognizing contributions to the city arts community. Nominations are open until June 1 with recipients to be honoured in September. The ceremony this year will be a virtual one. The awards were started in the mid-2000s when the late Joan Waterfield was [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Property taxes set to increase in 2021

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Despite city council’s best efforts, taxpayers in Lethbridge are in for a property tax increase in 2021. City council set its tax rates for 2021 at Tuesday’s meeting, and, as expected, the Municipal Tax rate will see a zero per cent increase this year. However, both the Education portion of the tax bill, [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Trials set for man facing sexual assault charges

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Three separate criminal trials have been set for a 33-year-old man facing numerous sex-related charges against six women. Sohil Bindra is set to stand trial Nov. 8-19 on charges of sexual assault, housebreaking and commit sexual assault, and administering a noxious substance in relation to four women. The two-week trial was set March 18 in [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Lawyers seeking resolution in stolen property case

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Lawyers continue to discuss a massive stolen property case in hopes of avoiding a lengthy criminal trial. Lethbridge lawyer Scott Hadford told a judge Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court, he and the Crown prosecutor are working on resolving the case against 53-year-old Gerald David Thurber, who faces one charge of drug possession and [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Alberta justice minister hikes fines, promises renewed effort on COVID-19 scofflaws

    EDMONTON – Alberta has doubled fines for disobeying public health measures meant to fight COVID-19 and Justice Minister Kaycee Madu is promising a renewed effort to stop public health scofflaws will succeed. “Enforcement will be done, and Albertans will see it being done,” Madu told a news conference Wednesday. “It has become clear that there [...] Read More »

    29 mins ago
  • Alberta restaurant owners frustrated as COVID-19 closures cut into prime patio season

    CALGARY – Alberta bar and restaurant owners say they’re frustrated their patios are being forced to close under tighter COVID-19 restrictions just as the weather is starting to warm up. Ben Leon, an owner at Dandy Brewing Co. in Calgary, says he understands tougher measures are needed to get infections under control. But he wishes [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Alberta health agency closes cafe that skirted COVID-19 public health orders

    MIRROR, Alta. – Alberta Health Services says it has physically closed a central Alberta cafe that has been skirting COVID-19 public health orders for months. The agency says it is barring access to the Whistle Stop Cafe in Mirror, Alta., until its owner can demonstrate the ability to comply with restrictions. It says it has [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • WHL Roundup: Williams leads Oil Kings over Hurricanes with OT winner

    EDMONTON – Josh Williams scored his second goal of the game 21 seconds into overtime as the Edmonton Oil Kings edged the Lethbridge Hurricanes 3-2 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League play. Jalen Luypen had the other goal for the Oil Kings (19-2-1), who got 27 saves from Sebastian Cossa including one on a third-period [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • AstraZeneca-linked death confirmed in Alberta

    Alberta’s chief medical officer of health has confirmed the death of a patient linked to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. In a statement, Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the woman in her 50s died from immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT). More coming[...] Read More »

    18 hours ago

World News

  • Caitlyn Jenner doing first sit-down interview of campaign

    LOS ANGELES – Caitlyn Jenner’s candidacy for California governor is about to go from virtual to reality. The Republican who calls herself a “compassionate disrupter” sits down for her first in-person campaign event, a one-on-one interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. The 71-year-old Jenner – who won the men’s Olympic decathlon in 1976 and [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

    WASHINGTON – The Biden administration is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to speed the end of the pandemic. United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced the government’s position in a Wednesday statement, amid World Trade Organization talks over easing global trade rules to enable [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Mom who gave birth on flight didn’t know she was pregnant

    HONOLULU – Lavinia “Lavi” Mounga had no idea a baby was coming when she went into labour on a flight from her home in Utah to Honolulu last week. “I just didn’t know I was pregnant, and then this guy just came out of nowhere,” Mounga said during a video interview with Hawaii Pacific Health. [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • US approves waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

    WASHINGTON – The Biden administration is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to speed the end of the pandemic. United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced the government’s position in a Wednesday statement, amid World Trade Organization talks over easing global trade rules to enable [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Right-wing think-tank ordered to pay man hurt at rally $2.4M

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal judge has ordered a right-wing think-tank led by white nationalist Richard Spencer to pay $2.4 million to an Ohio man severely injured during a white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally two years ago in Virginia. Bill Burke, of Athens, Ohio, says he was struck by a car driven by James Alex [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago