May 16th, 2021



  • 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 »

    2 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 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

  • Monday deadline for Lethbridge School Division pilot e-learning program

    LETHBRIDGE Parents have until Monday to register their students for a pilot e-learning program being conducted by the Lethbridge School Division. An e-learning program, said Board chair Christine Light Friday, is “flexible, innovative and accountable for engaging students in meaningful digital learning experiences where they can thrive within the school and broader community.” The [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • 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 »

    1 day 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 »

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  • Sentencing decision for drug smuggler set for June

    LETHBRIDGE 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 »

    1 day 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 »

    1 day ago

National News

  • People with disabilities even more alone during pandemic: cerebral palsy spokeswoman

    YELLOWKNIFE – Riley Oldford is usually out playing sledge hockey or hanging out with friends, but since the start of the pandemic he’s mostly been at home. The 16-year-old, who has cerebral palsy and a chronic lung condition, was the first person in the Northwest Territories under 18 to get vaccinated when he got the [...] Read More »

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  • Western MP pitches Conservative carbon price with a 24-pack of Pilsner

    OTTAWA – Ron Liepert says these days, the phone calls and emails from people wanting to talk about his party’s climate plan have slowed. One month ago, the Conservative MP for Calgary Signal Hill was answering at least a dozen or more emails a day, and another half a dozen calls. “There’s no question I’ve [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Where the streets have explorers’ names, some Halifax residents call for change

    HALIFAX – When builders created Halifax’s distinctive Hydrostone neighbourhood more than a century ago, they chose to honour celebrated explorers. There are streets named after William Grant Stairs, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot and Henry Morton Stanley, among others. But now some residents are taking a closer look at the legacies of the men the streets [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • No winning ticket for Saturday’s $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

    TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in Quebec. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on May 19 will be an estimated $6 million[...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, May 16, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 16, 2021. There are 1,323,681 confirmed cases in Canada._ Canada: 1,323,681 confirmed cases (71,903 active, 1,226,870 resolved, 24,908 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 5,269 new cases Saturday. The rate of [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago

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 »

    2 days 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 »

    2 days 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 »

    2 days 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 »

    2 days 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 »

    2 days ago

World News

  • Israeli strikes kill 33, topple buildings in Gaza City

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 33 people Sunday, medics said, making it the deadliest single attack since heavy fighting broke out between Israel and the territory’s militant Hamas rulers nearly a week ago. A rescuer could be seen shouting into a hole [...] Read More »

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  • Islamic nations hold emergency summit on Israel-Gaza attacks

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation opened an emergency meeting Sunday over the heavy fighting between Israel and the Gaza Strip’s militant Hamas rulers, the first major move among Mideast nations still grappling with how to address the conflict. While the Arab League and organizations like the Saudi-based OIC [...] Read More »

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  • Severe cyclone heading toward southern India; 4 dead

    NEW DELHI (AP) – A severe cyclone is roaring in the Arabian Sea off southwestern India with winds of up to 140 kilometers per hour (87 miles per hour), already causing heavy rains and flooding that have killed at least four people, officials said Sunday. Cyclone Tauktae, the season’s first major storm, is expected to [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Myanmar junta attacks western town that resisted coup

    BANGKOK (AP) – The U.S. and British embassies in Myanmar expressed concern about reports of fierce government attacks on a town in western Chin state, where the ruling junta declared martial law because of armed resistance to military rule. The fighting began around 6 a.m. Saturday when government troops reinforced by helicopters began shelling the [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Afghan cease-fire ends amid calls for fresh peace talks

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A three-day cease-fire marked by violent attacks – most claimed by the Islamic State group – ended Sunday in Afghanistan amid calls for renewed peace talks between the government and Taliban. Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen said the negotiating teams of the government and the Islamic Emirate, as the Taliban refer [...] Read More »

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