March 7th, 2021

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  • 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 »

    2 weeks 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 »

    2 weeks 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 »

    4 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 »

    2 months ago

Local News

  • Innovative online directory set to connect B2B agriculture businesses in southern Alberta

    Lethbridge & District Exhibition announced Friday a new way for the agriculture community to come together, allowing vendors, exhibitors and businesses access that they would traditionally have at AG-EXPO. “We wanted to ensure that the businesses that participate in AG-EXPO still have a place to come together in light of the current health restrictions” said [...] Read More »

    24 hours ago
  • Court delays prompt judge to order case move forward

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.comL A Lethbridge judge has ordered the lawyer representing a man charged in connection with a fatal car collision, to move things along following numerous delays since the accused was arrested more than a year ago. Judge Erin Olsen told Calgary lawyer L. K. Ross that he needs to be prepared to take a step [...] Read More »

    24 hours ago
  • University of Lethbridge Spring 2021 Convocation celebration to remain online

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  • Abduction case adjourned

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The case against a 21-year-old Lethbridge man charged in connection with an attempted abduction in the city last year has been adjourned again while defence reviews new disclosure from the Crown’s office. Calgary lawyer Robin McIntyre, who appeared in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday as an agent for the accused’s lawyer, said defence needs more [...] Read More »

    24 hours ago
  • Sage clan gives recovering addict new purpose in life

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com With the sun shining down on Galt Gardens, Cody Fox, wearing the jacket of the Sage Clan, plays with his kids who run around him asking unanswerable questions as just a few feet away fellow Sage Clan members and Kindness to Others founder Alvin Mills work together to hand out a special meal [...] Read More »

    24 hours ago

National News

  • COVID-19 pandemic prompts recent newcomers to leave Canada for their home countries

    OTTAWA – The economic and life disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted some recent immigrants to leave Canada and return to their countries of origin, where they have more social and family connections. The number of permanent residents who have been in Canada for less than five years declined by four per cent [...] Read More »

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  • No winning ticket for Saturday’s $20 million Lotto 649 jackpot

    TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $20 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw. However, the draw’s guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in British Columbia. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Mar. 10 will be approximately $23 million[...] Read More »

    58 mins ago
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Mar. 7, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Sunday March 7, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 76,108 new vaccinations administered for a total of 2,329,622 doses given. Nationwide, 564,217 people or 1.5 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, Mar. 7, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Sunday March 7, 2021. There are 884,086 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 884,086 confirmed cases (29,977 active, 831,896 resolved, 22,213 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 2,332 new cases Saturday. The rate [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • In Newfoundland and Labrador, three ingredients made for explosive COVID-19 outbreak

    ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – With her classes, three part-time jobs and a wide circle of friends, Grade 12 student Alika White began Feb. 7 with a full schedule. But after a call from public health officials in St. John’s, N.L., she ended the day quarantined in her room, not knowing when and if she’d go [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Explosion on Gaza fishing boat kills 3 Palestinian anglers

    GAZA, Palestinian Territory – Three Palestinian fishermen were killed Sunday after a blast ripped through their boat off the Gaza shore, officials said. Nezar Ayyash, of the association that represents fishermen, said the anglers – two brothers and a cousin – were plying their trade off the coast of the city of Khan Younis in [...] Read More »

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  • With many vaccinated, Israel reopens economy before election

    JERUSALEM – Israel reopened most of its economy Sunday as part of its final phase of lifting coronavirus lockdown restrictions, some of them in place since September. The easing of restrictions comes after months of government-imposed shutdowns and less than three weeks before the country’s fourth parliamentary elections in two years. Israel, a world leader [...] Read More »

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  • Rouhani: Iran ready to take steps when US lifts sanctions

    TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday his country was prepared to take steps to live up to measures in the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as soon as the United States lifts economic sanctions on Iran. In a meeting with Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, Rouhani said: “Iran is [...] Read More »

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  • Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama gets vaccine shot

    DHARMSALA, India – The Dalai Lama, the 85-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader, was administered the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine on Saturday at a hospital in the north Indian hill town of Dharmsala. After receiving the injection, he urged people to come forward, be brave and get vaccinated. “In order to prevent some serious problems, [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Pope, top Iraq Shiite cleric deliver message of coexistence

    PLAINS OF UR, Iraq – Pope Francis walked through a narrow alley in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf for a historic meeting with the country’s top Shiite cleric, and together they delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence in a country still reeling from back-to-back conflicts over the past decade. In a gesture both simple [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago