June 24th, 2021



  • Subaru Crosstrek a fantastic crossover

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com l Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Since it was first introduced, the Subaru Crosstrek has been one of my favourite small crossovers. And for 2021, this popular choice among buyers and reviewers is even better. The Crosstrek, in Subaru-speak, has been “re-engineered” for the 2021 model year and the improvements make an already great [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago
  • 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 »

    1 month 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 »

    2 months 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 »

    4 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 »

    4 months ago

Local News

  • Southern Alberta irrigation districts merger approved by boards

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The boards of both the St. Mary River Irrigation District and the Taber Irrigation District have approved a merger, in principle, between the two organizations. David Westwood, general manager for the SMRID and the designated spokesperson for the TID on the merger issue, said given the long history between the two districts who [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Woman accused of robbing taxi driver waiting to deal with charges

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge woman accused of robbing a taxi driver and stealing his car, is still waiting to deal with her charges some 19 months later. Kimberly Mae Eagle Speaker is charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, theft of a vehicle, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breach of [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • The Fresh Prince of G.S. Lakie

    With the COVID-19 pandemic, the past school year really has been a story about how Lethbridge students’ lives got flipped-turned upside down. So it was fitting that when it came time for G.S. Lakie Middle School to do another of their feature video productions, they settled on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. With G.S. Lakie [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Elder looking to lead movement for social, political change in Blood Tribe

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Elder Roger Prairie Chicken (also known as White Water Buffalo and White Buffalo Horn) at first glance seems an unlikely person to lead a movement for social and political change on the Blood Tribe Reserve. Bespectacled, elderly, smiling, portly with a broad brimmed hat, Prairie Chicken seems more like someone’s good-natured grandfather rather [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Coal company makes case to City SPC

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Atrum Coal chief development officer Tony Mauro and consultant Vlad Grigore presented to the Economic Standing Policy Committee of city council on Wednesday to address local concerns about the environmental and water impacts of its proposed metallurgical coal mine in the Oldman River watershed. “We are a responsible mineral developer with a focus [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago

National News

  • CP NewsAlert: 751 unmarked graves at Saskatchewan residential school: First Nation

    COWESSESS FIRST NATION – A Saskatchewan First Nation says it has found 751 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school. The Cowessess First Nation says ground-penetrating radar recently discovered the graves at the former Marieval Indian Residential School. It says they number is the highest to date found in Canada. The school, [...] Read More »

    21 mins ago
  • The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Thursday, June 24, 2021

    The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 9:30 a.m. Ontario is moving into the second phase of its reopening plan a few days ahead of schedule. The province announced today that Step 2 will take effect on June 30, up from the scheduled July 2 date. The stage allows haircuts and [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Another mass burial site, navigating COVID-19 expertise : In The News for June 24

    In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of June 24 … What we are watching in Canada … A First Nation in southern Saskatchewan will hold a virtual news conference this morning following [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Thursday, June 24, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 24, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 516,201 new vaccinations administered for a total of 33,565,223 doses given. Nationwide, 8,273,857 people or 22 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Thursday, June 24, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Some provinces and territories do not report daily case numbers. There are 1,410,927 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,410,927 confirmed cases (9,645 active, 1,375,107 resolved, 26,175 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Wildfire forces evacuation of an area in Yellowhead County west of Edmonton

    EDMONTON – A wildfire has forced the evacuation of an area in Yellowhead County west of Edmonton. An Alberta Emergency Alert message says the evacuation order affects people along Highway 16 between Evansburg and Wildwood. It says the order also applies to people who are in the Lobstick resort area. The order says all people [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Edmonton school to be named after legendary locker room attendant Joey Moss

    EDMONTON – A school in Edmonton that will open next year has been named after Joey Moss, a legendary locker-room attendant for the city’s national hockey and football teams. Moss, who was born with Down syndrome, became the Edmonton Oilers’ locker-room attendant in 1984, when superstar Wayne Gretzky was dating his older sister. In 1986, [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Alberta moving forward on two new plans to maintain river water quality

    EDMONTON – Alberta is proposing two new plans to monitor water quality on the North Saskatchewan, Battle and Upper Athabasca rivers. Environment Minister Jason Nixon says clear objectives to monitor and maintain water quality are to be established. Similar approaches are already in place for the Lower Athabasca, Bow, South Saskatchewan, Oldman and Milk rivers. [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • ‘In the public interest’: Reservoir to protect Calgary from floods gets NRCB approval

    EDMONTON – The Natural Resources Conservation Board has approved a controversial reservoir that could protect Calgary from future flooding, ruling that it’s in the public interest. Alberta Transportation proposed the $432-million off-stream reservoir near the rural community of Springbank, Alta., which is west and upstream of Calgary. The project, which would divert water from the [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Alberta’s top court reserves decision on bail for suspect in police death

    CALGARY – The Alberta Court of Appeal has reserved its decision on whether a man charged with first-degree murder in the hit-and-run death of a Calgary police officer should be granted bail. A judge denied Amir Abdulrahman bail earlier this year and his lawyer asked Alberta’s top court to overturn that ruling. Police allege that [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

World News

  • Wing of Miami-area condo collapses; many feared dead

    SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) – A wing of a 12-story beachfront condo building collapsed with a roar in a town outside Miami early Thursday, killing at least one person while trapping residents in rubble and twisted metal. Rescuers pulled dozens of survivors from the tower during the morning and continued to look for more. Surfside Mayor [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Wing of Miami-area condo collapses; at least 1 person dead

    SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) – A fire official says 35 people were pulled from a Miami-area condominium building that partially collapsed, killing at least one. Raide Jadallah is assistant fire chief of operations for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and told a news conference Thursday morning that search and rescue efforts are ongoing. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Miami-area condo collapses; 1 dead; rescue mission underway

    SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) – The sea-view side of a beachfront condo tower collapsed in the Miami-area town of Surfside early Thursday morning, killing at least one, trapping residents in rubble and twisted metal and sending a cloud of debris throughout the neighborhood. Scores of rescue units rushed to the partially collapsed building and firefighters were [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Ethiopia confirms Tigray airstrike, says fighters targeted

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) – Ethiopia’s military on Thursday confirmed it was responsible for a deadly airstrike on a busy marketplace in the country’s Tigray region that locals say killed dozens of civilians, but the military insisted that only combatants were targeted. A spokesman, Col. Getnet Adane, told journalists that fighters supporting the Tigray region’s [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Philippine democracy scion, ex-leader Benigno Aquino dies

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, the son of pro-democracy icons who helped topple dictator Ferdinand Marcos and had troublesome ties with China, died Tuesday, a cousin and public officials said. He was 61. Former Sen. Bam Aquino said he was heartbroken by the death of his cousin. “He gave his [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago