May 17th, 2021

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  • 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 »

    3 days 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 »

    4 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 »

    3 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 »

    3 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

Local News

  • ASIRT investigating Lethbridge Police Service officer

    The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team will be investigating allegations that a Lethbridge Police Service member potentially mishandled evidence. On Thursday, the LPS suspended the officer with pay and ordered an internal investigation into professional misconduct under the Police Act and Police Service Regulation. LPS said in a press release that investigation will be held [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Bow River MP Shields highlights pandemic effects on newspapers

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been a struggle for a large majority of Canadians since it first started last spring, and as it has continued, frustrations and hardships have been prolonged. As a way to highlight what several weekly newspapers in southern Alberta have been dealing with since last March, Bow River MP Martin Shields rose [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Sentencing decision for drug smuggler set for June

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The Crown and defence in a drug smuggling case are miles apart when it comes to sentencing a Calgary man who was found guilty in March following a week-long trial in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench. Calgary lawyer Sean Fagan is seeking a seven-year prison term for his client, Bradley Michael Gaudrault, while [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Farmers’ Market vendor aiming for business as normal

    Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tiara Forsyth tries to keep things business as usual. Forsyth, the owner of Sekhmet’s Emporium, was among the vendors set up for the first Lethbridge & District Exhibition annual Farmers’ Market of the season last weekend at the Lethbridge Exhibition Park South Pavilion. Though this year’s farmers [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Economic Standing Policy Committee finishes week of deliberations

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Economic Standing Policy Committee of city council adjourned on Friday after five days of deliberations leaving $31 million unallocated for the next elected council to make use of after this fall’s municipal election. While most initiatives funded in this upcoming 2022-2031 Capital Improvement Program cycle were modest and relatively inexpensive to fund, [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

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  • US distances itself from demands for Israel-Hamas cease-fire

    The Biden administration distanced itself Monday from growing calls by Democrats and others for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers as fighting entered a second week, with more than 200 people dead, most of them Palestinians in Gaza. The United States, Israel’s top ally, also blocked for the third time what would [...] Read More »

    9 mins ago
  • Durst trial resumes without defendant; jurors questioned

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) – The murder trial of multimillionaire Robert Durst resumed Monday after a 14-month recess without the defendant present and with arguments about whether the case should continue at all. Judge Mark Windham said that Durst had refused to leave his Los Angeles County jail cell, though his lawyer disputed that account. Windham [...] Read More »

    28 mins ago
  • Around 1,000 Moroccan migrants cross into Spanish territory

    MADRID (AP) – Around 1,000 Moroccans, 300 of whom are presumed to be minors, crossed into a Spanish northern African enclave on Monday, authorities said. A spokesman with the Spanish government’s delegation in Ceuta said that the Moroccans swam or boarded inflatable boats to get around breakwaters that go several meters into the Mediterranean Sea [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Gaetz associate pleads guilty to sex trafficking charges

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A Florida politician who emerged as a central figure in the Justice Department’s sex trafficking investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz pleaded guilty Monday to six federal charges and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors as part of a plea deal. Joel Greenberg, a longtime associate of Gaetz, appeared in federal court in [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Supreme Court to weigh rollback of abortion rights

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider a major rollback of abortion rights, saying it will take up Mississippi’s bid to enforce a 15-week ban on abortion. The court’s order sets up a showdown over abortion, probably in the fall, with a more conservative court seemingly ready to dramatically alter nearly 50 [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago