May 14th, 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 »

    19 hours 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 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

  • Phillips says blame for surgery postponements lies with UCP

    Dale Woodard – Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge-West MLA Shannon Phillips said the province needs focused leadership to focus on critical problems facing Albertans today. Responding to the latest postponement of surgeries at the Chinook Regional Hospital due to surging COVID-19 case numbers during a press conference outside the hospital Friday afternoon, Phillips pointed to Alberta Premier [...] Read More »

    46 mins ago
  • Economic Standing Policy Committee finishes day four of deliberations

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Economic Standing Policy Committee of city council Capital Improvement Project deliberations for the 2022-2032 cycle continued on Day Four Thursday with several significant initiatives recommended for approval. A majority of SPC members chose to go electric by recommending the funding of the replacement of the current diesel City bus fleet with electric [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Carjacking trial awaits verdict

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The lawyer for a man accused of committing a series of violent offences 18 months ago, didn’t call any evidence during his client’s trial this week in Lethbridge provincial court. Calgary lawyer Andre Ouellette didn’t put Cory Ray Williams on the stand Thursday after the Crown concluded its case. The matter now rests [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Reconciliation is an issue involving everyone, SACPA told

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The idea of reconciliation is not an aboriginal issue, it’s an issue involving everyone, the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs was told at its Thursday online session. Don McIntyre, an assistant professor in the University of Lethbridge’s Dhillon School of Business’ Indigenous Governance and Business Management Stream, addressed truth and reconciliation with [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • EDA Xperience summit and conference set for next week

    This year, you can enjoy an annual gathering for Economic Developers Alberta from the comfort of your own couch. For the first time, EDA will be combining their summit and conference and will be going virtual in a two-day event, the EDA Xperience 2021, Leaders’ Summit and Conference. “Every year, we actually have a conference [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Fire investigators can’t pin cause of fire at Edmonton-area seniors complex

    ST. ALBERT, Alta. – Fire investigators say they have been unable to figure out what caused a fire at an Edmonton-area retirement and long-term care complex last week. Residents were forced to leave when the fire at the Citadel Mews West Continuing Care Facility in St. Albert broke out on May 6. It destroyed part [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Alberta health agency obtains restraining order against Calgary mayoral candidate

    CALGARY – Alberta Health Services says it has obtained a restraining order against a Calgary mayoral candidate who the agency says has threatened health workers. AHS says Kevin Johnston must stay at least 100 metres away from health officers and must not publish any threats or hate speech directed at them. Johnston is running in [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Ottawa forward Connor Brown leads Canada’s roster at world championship

    CALGARY – Ottawa Senators forward Connor Brown will lead a young Canadian squad at the world hockey championship in Riga, Latvia. Hockey Canada announced Friday its roster of 14 forwards, eight defencemen and three goaltenders for the event, which starts May 21. Brown is coming off a 2020-21 campaign that saw him score a career-high [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Judge dismisses attempt to quash ‘anti-Alberta’ activities inquiry

    CALGARY – A judge has dismissed an attempt to quash the United Conservative government’s inquiry into whether foreign groups have conspired against Alberta’s oil industry. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Karen Horner says the environmental law firm Ecojustice failed to prove the inquiry was called to intimidate charities that have raised concerns about the industry. [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • CP NewsAlert: Judge dismisses attempt to quash ‘anti-Alberta’ activities inquiry

    CALGARY – A judge has dismissed an attempt to quash the United Conservative government’s inquiry into whether foreign groups have conspired against Alberta’s oil industry. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Karen Horner says the environmental law firm Ecojustice failed to prove the inquiry was called to intimidate charities that have raised concerns about the industry. [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago

World News

  • Oklahoma governor booted from Tulsa Race Massacre commission

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) – The commission formed to observe the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre announced Friday that it has booted Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt from his seat on the panel. A statement from the commission did not indicate the reason for the parting, and a spokeswoman said the commission had no further [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Mississippi justices toss voter-backed marijuana initiative

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday overturned a medical marijuana initiative that voters approved last fall. Six justices ruled that the medical marijuana initiative is void because the state’s initiative process is outdated. Three justices dissented. Mississippi voters in November approved Initiative 65, which required the state Health Department to establish [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • States, business sort out what new CDC mask guidance means

    Several states immediately and enthusiastically embraced new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention t hat say fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most situations. But other states and cities and some major businesses took a wait-and-see attitude Friday amid questions of whether the new stand [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Afghan police say Kabul mosque bombing kills 12 worshippers

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A bomb ripped through a mosque in northern Kabul during Friday prayers and killed 12 worshippers, Afghan police said. Spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said the mosque’s imam, Mofti Naiman, was among the dead. Another 15 people were wounded. The bomb exploded as prayers had begun. No one claimed responsibility for the bombing, [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Afghan police say Kabul mosque bombing kills 12 worshipers

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A bomb ripped through a mosque in northern Kabul during Friday prayers killing 12 worshippers, Afghan police said. Spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said the mosque’s imam, Mofti Naiman, was among the dead. Another 15 people were wounded. The bomb exploded as prayers had begun. No one claimed responsibility for the bombing, but [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago