July 27th, 2021

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  • 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 »

    2 months 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 »

    2 months 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 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 »

    5 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 »

    5 months ago

Local News

  • Empowerment celebration acknowledges leaders among Blackfoot women

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A Blackfoot women’s empowerment celebration held at the Coast Hotel on Monday highlighted three years of consultation with Blackfoot women in Lethbridge, Calgary, Piikani, Siksika and Kainai to identify common problems and needs, and to strategize on solutions to help address those problems. The work was done by the Indigenous Women’s Council of [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Remains of missing man found in Crowsnest Pass

    After going missing over a month ago, the remains of Lane Tailfeathers were located last week and now his death is being deemed suspicious. On Tuesday, Crowsnest Pass RCMP received a report from Alberta Fish and Wildlife of possible human remains that were located in a rural area. Crowsnest Pass RCMP members attended and located [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Maxime Bernier tours southern Alberta

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, took a tour of southern Alberta Sunday afternoon to spread the word about his party. That included a stop in Lethbridge at Henderson Lake where a few dozen supporters gathered to hear Bernier speak on the party’s platform. And should there be [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Respiratory therapist says wildfire smoke calls for extra precautions for those with health conditions

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Avoid the outdoors as much as possible and monitor symptoms. That’s the advice from an Asthma Canada respiratory therapist for people affected by smoke from the B.C. wildfires. Nova Scotia-based Tracy Cushing said Friday disposable surgical masks like those worn during the COVID pandemic and even N95 masks, unless the latter are properly [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Travel Alberta CEO on a mission to boost tourism

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com He first came to love Alberta while spending a month with his brother and relatives in Edmonton when he was 14. Now David Goldstein is on a mission to boost tourism in in the province. Goldstein was named Chief Executive Officer of Travel Alberta late last year and the new Calgarian sees enormous [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Sentencing delay for men found guilty of flouting Alberta COVID-19 rules

    CALGARY – Sentencing arguments for an Alberta pastor and his brother found guilty of contempt after deliberately violating COVID-19 health orders have been put over until September. Artur Pawlowski and his brother Dawid Pawlowski were arrested in May and accused of organizing an illegal gathering as well as promoting and attending an illegal gathering. The [...] Read More »

    44 mins ago
  • RCMP investigating suspicious death of Fort MacLeod man

    CROWSNEST PASS, Alta. – RCMP they are investigating the suspicious death of a man from Fort MacLeod, Alta. Mounties from the Crowsnest Pass, Alta., detachment say they received a report on July 20 about possible human remains that were found in a rural area. The remains were later identified as those of 35-year-old Lane Tail [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Alberta renews child-care deal with Ottawa; prolongs talks about $10 a day program

    CALGARY – Alberta has extended its agreement with the federal government for child care but has yet to sign on to Ottawa’s $27-billion subsidy plan that would cut fees in half. The United Conservative government says an extension to the Canada-Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Agreement will enhance existing subsidies to support working parents. [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Alberta Health Services says 98 per cent of beds open, closures no cause for alarm

    EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services says the current spate of hospital bed closures is minimal, not unusual and isn’t affecting patient care. Deb Gordon, who is the chief operating officer for AHS, says more than 98 per cent of beds in acute and emergency care are available provincewide. Gordon says there are only two locations [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Calgary man faces 17 charges for alleged domestic abuse of multiple partners

    CALGARY – Police in Calgary have laid 17 domestic-violence-related charges against a man involved with multiple partners over a 10-year period. Investigators say a woman came forward in May to report serious violence from a previous relationship. Police say she provided the names of two other women, who she believed had also been abused by [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

World News

  • CDC reverses course on indoor masks in some parts of US

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. Citing new information about the ability of the delta variant to spread among vaccinated people, the CDC also recommended indoor masks [...] Read More »

    38 mins ago
  • Ex-airman sentenced to 45 months for leaking drone info

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A former Air Force intelligence analyst was sentenced to 45 months in prison on Tuesday for leaking top secret information about the U.S. government’s drone strike program to a journalist. Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, has said he was motivated by guilt when he disclosed to an investigative reporter details of [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Man pleads guilty to 4 Asian spa killings, sentenced to life

    CANTON, Ga. (AP) – A man accused of killing eight people, most of them of Asian descent, at Atlanta-area massage businesses pleaded guilty Tuesday to four of the murders and was handed four sentences of life without parole. Robert Aaron Long, 22, still faces the death penalty in the four other deaths, which are being [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • ‘This is how I’m going to die’: Officers tell Jan. 6 stories

    WASHINGTON (AP) – “This is how I’m going to die, defending this entrance.” Capitol Police Officer Aquilino Gonell told House investigators Tuesday he could feel himself losing oxygen as he was crushed by rioters ““ supporters of then-President Donald Trump ““ as he was defending the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Metropolitan Police Officer [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Georgia man gets life sentence in 4 of 8 Asian spa killings

    CANTON, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia man accused of killing eight people at three Asian massage businesses was sentenced Tuesday to life without parole after a prosecutor said investigators saw no evidence of racial bias. Robert Aaron Long was given four life sentences after pleading guilty to all charges in the first four shooting deaths, [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago