May 18th, 2021

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  • 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 »

    4 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 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 »

    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

  • Flight from police leads to conditional sentence

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A southern Alberta man who threatened a restaurant owner and led police on a high-speed chase has been sentenced to a term of house arrest and curfew. Mark Daniel Foucault was handed a conditional sentence Monday and placed on probation for 12 months after he pleaded guilty in Lethbridge provincial court to single [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • World Bee Day event hopes to (not) shine a light on pollinators

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com World Bee Day event organizers in Lethbridge hope to start a conversation with Lethbridge residents and city council about drafting a new light nuisance bylaw to protect pollinators and to make the city more liveable for all. Rena Woss will be hosting a small event in front of city hall for World Bee [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Galt Museum awarded for capturing the stories behind the collection

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Galt Museum and Archives has won the prestigious Canadian Museum Association award for Excellence in Stewardship of Collections by going above and beyond to capture the human story and history behind every object in its collection. “Most people would think it would be about our care for the physical objects themselves,” states [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Honkers smash and grab nets jail time

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Travis Robert Taylor was having trouble seeing as he backed a small pickup truck in front of Honkers Pub and Eatery at about 6 a.m. Nov. 29 of last year. He pulled off the balaclava hiding his face, but in that instant a security camera recorded him as he and another man drove [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Piikani at odds over coal mining, says society chair

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Mountain Child Valley Society represents the true opinion of the people of Piikani First Nation on the issue of the Grassy Mountain Coalmine, and not the elected leadership which decided to make a deal with mining giant Benga and its Canadian partner Riversdale Resources, says Adam North Peigan, chair of the society. [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago

National News

  • The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    10:25 a.m. Ontario has reported 17 new COVID-19 fatalities. This brings the country’s death toll to 25,000. The first person died of COVID-19 in Canada on March 9, 2020. Canada surpassed 20,000 deaths at the end of January. — This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 18, [...] Read More »

    28 mins ago
  • NewsAlert: Canada reaches 25,000 COVID-19 deaths

    TORONTO – Canada’s official COVID-19 death toll has reached 25,000. Ontario is reporting 17 new fatalities related to the virus today, taking the national toll to 25,000. The country’s first COVID-19 death was reported on March 9, 2020. Canada surpassed 20,000 deaths at the end of January. More coming[...] Read More »

    38 mins ago
  • Montreal police investigate stabbing death of woman; man, 35, under arrest

    MONTREAL – Police are investigating the violent death of a 36-year-old woman whose body was found in an apartment in Côte St-Luc, a suburb in western Montreal. Police received a call at around midnight for a woman injured at the apartment, located on Adalbert Avenue, and a 35-year-old man was arrested at the scene and [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Quebec reopening plan, Canadian COVID vaccine shows promise: In The News for May 18

    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 May 18 … What we are watching in Canada … One of Canada’s former COVID-19 hotspots is begining to look at gradually loosening pubic health [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday May 18, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 389,655 new vaccinations administered for a total of 18,805,191 doses given. Nationwide, 1,424,266 people or 3.8 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • More than 50 migrants reported drowned off Tunisia; 33 saved

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) – Tunisian authorities say more than 50 migrants have drowned off the coast of the North African country, while 33 others were rescued by workers from an oil platform. Defense Ministry spokesman Mohamed Zekri said Tuesday that a boat carrying the migrants sank Monday off Sfax, on Tunisia’s southeast coast. He said [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • More than 50 migrants reported drowned off Tunisia

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) – Tunisian authorities say more than 50 migrants have drowned off the coast of the North African country, while 33 others were rescued by workers from an oil platform. Defense Ministry spokesman Mohamed Zekri said Tuesday that a boat carrying the migrants sank Monday off Sfax, on Tunisia’s southeast coast. He said [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Israeli police: 2 killed in strike launched from Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – A strike launched from Gaza on Tuesday killed two Thai workers inside a packaging plant in southern Israel, police said, as Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers continued to trade attacks throughout the day. The projectile attack Tuesday afternoon wounded another seven people in southern Israel, according to the Magen [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Israeli medics: 10 wounded, 4 seriously, in strike from Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israeli medics say that a strike from Gaza has wounded 10 people, four of them seriously. Israeli media say the projectile attack Tuesday hit a region in southern Israel. Militants from Gaza have launched thousands of rockets at civilian targets in Israel since last week. Israel has responded with [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Medics: 10 people wounded in strike from Gaza on Israel

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israeli medics say that a strike from Gaza has wounded 10 people, four of them seriously. Israeli media say the projectile attack Tuesday hit a region in southern Israel. Militants from Gaza have launched thousands of rockets at civilian targets in Israel since last week. Israel has responded with [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago