July 28th, 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 »

    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 »

    3 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

  • Voters to have say about third bridge

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge residents will have a chance to vote on a non-binding ballot question during this fall’s municipal election which will gauge the public’s desire to build a third bridge by 2030. “I think it is important to ask the citizens of Lethbridge if they want that third bridge built before 2030,” said Mayor [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • The Price is right for the return of outdoor Saturday night music

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com COVID silenced the music but with pandemic restrictions eased, Tom Price and his band are back hitting all the right notes. Price was a founding member of popular Lethbridge musical act Tom & Curt which made many fans here and elsewhere starting in the 1970s. Originally a duo with singer/guitarist Price and bassist/vocalist [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Unleashed dog injures goats at Indian Battle Park

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Creekside Goat Company owner Robert Finck is asking Lethbridge residents to be more aware he has goats working in certain areas of the city, and to keep their dogs under control and on leash in city parks, after a large husky attacked two of his goats in Indian Battle Park on Tuesday, causing [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Shoes for Kids off and running

    Since being announced earlier this month, Connecting Our Community Lethbridge’s Shoes for Kids YQL is off and running. Now, further initiatives are afoot as Shoes for Kids YQL joins forces with MyCityCare and the Ready Set Go. The collaboration ensures more children in Lethbridge and surrounding Indigenous communities will be recipients of brand-new shoes and [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Province investing in facility to produce renewable fuel

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction fund is supporting a new facility in southern Alberta that will create jobs and cut emissions by transforming agricultural waste. Alberta’s government is using $4.7 million from the TIER fund through Emissions Reduction Alberta to create a $28.6-million facility at Canary Biofuels Plant in Lethbridge [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago

National News

  • Restrictions back in B.C. region as COVID-19 cases rapidly rising

    KELOWNA, B.C. – Health officials have reinstated COVID-19 restrictions in part of British Columbia’s Interior health region where an outbreak led to rapidly spreading infection driven primarily by unvaccinated residents between the ages of 20 and 40. Dr. Sue Pollock, the chief medical health officer for Interior Health, says starting at midnight, masks must be [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Governor General will agree to a Trudeau request to call snap election: experts

    OTTAWA – The long-standing tradition of the Governor General acceding to Canadian prime ministers’ requests to dissolve Parliament will practically push Mary Simon to accept a plea from Justin Trudeau to call an election, a constitutional law expert said Wednesday. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has asked Simon to refuse any request from Trudeau that would [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Veterans, Afghan interpreters demand clarity, help as Taliban threat looms larger

    OTTAWA – Afghan interpreters and Canadian veterans say the Immigration Department is failing Afghans who worked with Canada in the war-torn country, despite an announcement last week to fast-track their resettlement. Rahim, who worked as an interpreter with Canadian soldiers via NATO in 2016-17 and whose full name is not being disclosed for safety reasons, [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • First Nations group says all residential schools need to be investigated

    WINNIPEG – A First Nations advocacy group in Manitoba is urging RCMP across the country to open criminal investigations into all former residential schools for possible abuses. The Southern Chiefs’ Organization says investigations are warranted and critical in helping First Nations people heal. Manitoba RCMP said earlier this week that they have been investigating allegations [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • England, Scotland exclude Canadians from new exception to quarantine measures

    OTTAWA – Fully vaccinated Canadian travellers have been left out of plans to ease quarantine restrictions for entry to England and Scotland. The United Kingdom countries announced Wednesday that travellers who were fully vaccinated in the United States or Europe will not have to quarantine upon arrival. The changes are set to go in place [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago

Provincial News

  • ASIRT investigating after man shot during confrontation with Edmonton police

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating after a man who was reportedly firing a gun in an Edmonton parking lot was shot and killed during a confrontation with police officers. The Edmonton Police Service says in a news release that a caller reported a man was damaging vehicles near the neighbourhood of Millwoods on [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Calgary Stampede linked to 71 COVID-19 cases; community spread from event unknown

    CALGARY – Alberta Health says 71 cases of COVID-19 were likely acquired at the Calgary Stampede but community spread as a result of those cases is unknown. Government officials say the 10-day rodeo and festival that welcomed hundreds of thousands of attendees isn’t a significant driver, so far, in rising infections in the province. The [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • 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 »

    1 day 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 »

    5 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 »

    5 days ago

World News

  • Judge finds probable cause to charge Wisconsin cop in death

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday found probable cause to charge a police officer in the 2016 slaying of a Black man who was sitting in a parked car, taking the rare step of overruling prosecutors years after they declined to charge the officer. Milwaukee County Judge Glenn Yamahiro said probable cause [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Wisconsin officer to be charged in 2016 slaying of Black man

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday found probable cause to charge a police officer in the 2016 slaying of a Black man who was sitting in a parked car, taking the rare step of overruling prosecutors years after they declined to charge the officer. Milwaukee County Judge Glenn Yamahiro said probable cause [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Wisconsin officer charged in 2016 slaying of Black man

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin judge charged a police officer Wednesday in the 2016 slaying of a Black man who was sitting in a parked car, taking the rare step of overruling prosecutors years after they declined to charge the officer. Milwaukee County Judge Glenn Yamahiro charged Joseph Mensah with homicide by negligent use [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • NY to require state employees to get vaccines, or get tested

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York will require all state employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by Labor Day or undergo weekly tests for COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. “It’s smart, it’s fair and it’s in everyone’s interest,” Cuomo said in a Wednesday Zoom call with the nonprofit Association for a Better New [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Woman unaware she had $39M lottery ticket in purse for weeks

    BERLIN (AP) – Lottery officials say a woman in Germany carried a winning ticket in her purse for weeks without realizing it was worth about 33 million euros ($39 million). Lotto Bayern said Wednesday that the 45-year-old woman was the sole winner of a draw on June 9, having correctly guessed seven fields on a [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago