March 2nd, 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 »

    6 days 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 »

    6 days 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 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

  • Crowsnest Pass RCMP execute search warrant, seize weapons

    Crowsnest Pass RCMP executed a search warrant over the weekend on a residence in Coleman that resulted in the recovery of stolen property. Police say among the numerous weapons that were seized, they recovered a prohibited homemade Taser, sharpened sword and several baseball bats that had metal fastened to the barrels. A number of arrest [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Agricultural research funding cuts in Alberta spark concerns

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald The executive director of Farming Smarter is calling for more critical thought and public conversation about the state of agricultural research in Alberta. In a letter recently released to farmers and the public called “Farmer led research fallacy,” Ken Coles says it is shocking there hasn’t been more protest from [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Possession of stolen property nets 75 days in jail

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald Carter Dylan Rains didn’t steal the 2019 F150 truck and 2017 Jaguar that were parked at his house in 2019, but he knew they had been stolen, a judge was told Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court. Rains, who appeared in court by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, pleaded [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Collision sends pedestrian to hospital with life-threatening injuries

    Lethbridge police are investigating a motor vehicle-pedestrian collision on Monday which sent a 35-year-old woman to hospital with serious injuries. Police arrived at the scene of the collision at Mayor Magrath Drive and 10 Ave. South just after 9 p.m. Police says the pedestrian, who was crossing Mayor Magrath Drive when struck by a northbound vehicle, [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Bison welcomed back to Waterton

    Parks Canada welcomed six plains bison from Elk Island National Park to the Waterton Lakes National Park bison paddock on Feb. 19. Parks Canada was joined by Blackfoot Confederacy elders from Kainai Nation, Piikani Nation and Siksika Nation to welcome the bison (known as Iinnii in Blackfoot) back to the park, blessing the animals and [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago

National News

  • Manitoba announces easing of some COVID-19 restrictions as case count drops

    WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is loosening many restrictions on stores, gyms, restaurants and household gatherings as its COVID-19 case numbers continue to drop. Starting Friday, maximum capacity at stores and restaurants will increase to 50 per cent from 25, although restaurants will still have to ensure that only members of the same household sit [...] Read More »

    15 mins ago
  • Canada can’t ‘power past coal’ and keep exporting it, environment group says

    OTTAWA – Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says there is no path to eliminating greenhouse-gas emissions without eliminating coal power but critics say Canada’s leadership is tainted as long as this country keeps exporting thermal coal. Wilkinson is co-hosting a virtual summit today for the Powering Past Coal Alliance Canada created with the United Kingdom three [...] Read More »

    17 mins ago
  • B.C. coroner says increased drug toxicity responsible for another OD death record

    VICTORIA – British Columbia’s chief coroner says deadlier street drugs are behind another grim milestone in the province’s overdose crisis as a record was set for the number of deaths in January. The BC Coroners Service says 165 people died from suspected overdoses in January, the largest number of lives lost due to illicit drugs [...] Read More »

    59 mins ago
  • ‘Door is open:’ Ottawa ready to help pork producers affected by Olymel shutdown

    The federal government says the door is open to help producers affected by the closure of a central Alberta pork plant where an outbreak of COVID-19 has infected hundreds of workers and resulted in three deaths. Olymel temporarily closed its plant in Red Deer more than two weeks ago. The company is moving its own [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Families nervous ahead of verdict in Toronto van attack trial

    TORONTO – Some of the Toronto van attack victims and their families are nervously waiting to learn the fate of the man whose deadly rampage three years ago changed their lives forever. On Wednesday morning, live on YouTube, Justice Anne Molloy will deliver her verdict in the case of Alek Minassian, who deliberately drove a [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Hospital: Semitruck crashes with SUV carrying 25, killing 13

    EL CENTRO, Calif. – A semitruck on Tuesday crashed into an SUV carrying 25 people on a Southern California highway, killing 13 people and leaving others injured, authorities said. California Highway Patrol Chief Omar Watson said 12 people died at the scene, which is about 11 miles (18 kilometres) north of the U.S.-Mexico border, and [...] Read More »

    13 mins ago
  • Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, dies at 85

    ATLANTA – Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, has died, relatives confirmed. He was 85. “It it is with sadness that we confirm that Vernon E. Jordan passed away peacefully last night,” his [...] Read More »

    17 mins ago
  • Cuomo avoids public amid outcry over harassment allegations

    ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has avoided public appearances for days as some members of his own party call for him to resign over sexual harassment allegations. The governor hasn’t taken questions from reporters since a Feb. 19 briefing, an unusually long gap for a Democrat whose daily, televised updates on the [...] Read More »

    19 mins ago
  • Abortion concerns prompt archdiocese warning on vaccine

    NEW ORLEANS – The Archdiocese of New Orleans is advising Roman Catholics that the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is “morally compromised” because it is produced using cell lines derived from aborted fetuses. In a statement issued late last week, the archdiocese says the decision to receive a vaccine is one of individual conscience, [...] Read More »

    19 mins ago
  • Hospital: Semitruck crashes with SUV carrying 27, killing 15

    EL CENTRO, Calif. – A semitruck on Tuesday crashed into an SUV believed to be carrying 27 people on a Southern California highway, killing 15 people and leaving others injured, hospital officials said. Judy Cruz, director of El Centro Regional Medical Center’s emergency department, said 14 people died at the scene, which is about 11 [...] Read More »

    44 mins ago