September 23rd, 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 »

    4 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 »

    4 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 »

    5 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 »

    7 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 »

    7 months ago

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  • Gathering marks 144 years since Treaty 7 signing

    Dale Woodard – Lethbridge Herald The signing of Treaty 7 exactly 144 years ago was honoured as the public was invited for a gathering Wednesday afternoon at the Tourism Lethbridge centre. Treaty 7 was signed on Sept. 22, 1877, an agreement between the Crown and five bands in southern Alberta, the Kainai (Blood), Siksika (Blackfoot), [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • City making voting easier to increase voter turnout

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtbusch@lethbridgeherald.com In an effort to enhance voter turnout for the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 18, the City of Lethbridge is promoting some new methods to help citizens mark an ‘X’ beside their chosen candidates. To increase accessibility and convenience, Lethbridge residents will be able to vote at any voting station across the city [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Man sentenced for charges including theft and indecent act

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who exposed himself to several people as they walked past his house earlier this year has received a short jail sentence. Brandon Coster-Tarcon was sentenced to one day in jail after he pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to one count of committing an indecent act. Court was told [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Reeve Hickey seeking another term for County

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com With the retirement of Mayor Chris Spearman of Lethbridge, Mayor Kim Craig of Coaldale and Mayor Dennis Cassie of Coalhurst, Reeve Lorne Hickey of Lethbridge County is pretty much the last man standing in the greater Lethbridge area when it comes to incumbent local leaders running for office. Hickey hopes to return for [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Man sentenced for theft from parents home

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Kyle Robert Mutter knew his parents would be gone on holiday in August of last year, so all he had to do was wait until they were gone before he broke into their home. What he didn’t know, however, is that his father had installed video surveillance, and when his parents returned from [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago

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  • South Dakota woman sentenced in starvation death of toddler

    BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota woman accused in the July 2019 starvation death of a 3-year-old girl was sentenced Wednesday to 75 years in prison. Renae Fayant, 27, and Robert Price, Jr., 29, both of Brookings, are accused in the death of Fayant’s niece. The two adults were the child’s caregivers for two [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • CDC panel grapples with who needs a COVID-19 booster shot

    An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention grappled Wednesday with the question of which Americans should get COVID-19 booster shots, with some members wondering if the decision should be put off for a month in hopes of more evidence. The doubts and uncertainties suggested yet again that the [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Suspects to stand trial in 1996 Kristin Smart disappearance

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) – The man last seen with Kristin Smart before she vanished from a college campus 25 years ago on the Central California coast will stand trial on a murder charge in her suspected death and his father will face a charge as an accomplice for allegedly helping bury her body, [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • UN health agency sets higher, tougher bar for air quality

    GENEVA (AP) – The World Health Organization says the negative health impacts of poor air quality kick in at lower levels than it previously thought and is setting a higher bar for policymakers and the public in its first update to its air quality guidelines in 15 years. The U.N. health agency released its revised [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Biden doubling vaccine purchase, calls for more global shots

    President Joe Biden is set to announce that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70% of the global population within the next year. The stepped-up U.S. commitment is to be the cornerstone of the [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago