March 3rd, 2021



  • 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 days ago
  • Blood Tribe members want election reform

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald 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 days 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 »

    1 month ago

Local News

  • Roelof Heinen named Picture Butte citizen of the year

    While their normal festivities can’t be held this year, the Pitcure Butte chamber is still looking to honour individuals. Roelof Heinen has been named Citizen of the Year by the Picture Butte and District Chamber of Commerce. “I was very surprised, and certainly unexpected,” said Heinen on receiving the award. “Honoured, but also humbled.” Heinen [...] Read More »

    11 mins ago
  • Collision sends pedestrian to hospital

    Lethbridge Police are investigating a motor vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred on March 1 which sent a 35-year-old woman to hospital with serious injuries. Police arrived at the scene of the collision at 10 Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive South just after 9 p.m.  The pedestrian, who was crossing Mayor Magrath Drive when struck by a [...] Read More »

    11 mins ago
  • General Stewart teacher nominated for award

    t was a whirlwind seven days for Mikaela McNab at the end of summer of 2020. It also turned out to be very rewarding, figuratively and now possibly literally. McNab, a kindergarten teacher and learning support teacher at General Stewart Elementary School was named the Lethbridge School Division’s nominee for the Edwin Parr Award – [...] Read More »

    11 mins ago
  • College design students working on ‘Charmed” playhouses

    LETHBRIDGE Lethbridge College design students will be teaming up with Charmed Playhouses to create a unique and fantastical holiday experience for families this summer in the Crowsnest Pass. Charmed Playhouses has commissioned Lethbridge College students to design and virtually animate five fantasy themed cabins which will be built and rented out for families seeking [...] Read More »

    11 mins ago
  • Crowsnest Pass RCMP execute warrant, seize homemade Taser, weapons

    On Feb. 27, Crowsnest Pass RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence in Coleman that resulted in the recovery of stolen property. Among the weapons that were seized, police recovered a prohibited homemade Taser, sharpened sword and several baseball bats that had metal fastened to the barrels. Several arrest warrants were also executed. Dallas [...] Read More »

    11 mins ago

National News

  • Verdict in Toronto van attack case and new vaccine arrives: In The News for March 3

    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 March 3 … What we are watching in Canada … TORONTO – A judge is expected to deliver her verdict today in the case of [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. There are 872,747 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 872,747 confirmed cases (30,252 active, 820,450 resolved, 22,045 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 2,457 new cases Tuesday. The rate [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 64,485 new vaccinations administered for a total of 2,014,128 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 5,314.423 per 100,000. There were 40,180 new vaccines delivered to the [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Verdict expected today in Toronto van attack trial

    TORONTO – A judge is expected to deliver her verdict today in the case of a man who deliberately drove a van down a crowded Toronto sidewalk killing 10 people and injuring 16 others. Alek Minassian has admitted to planning and carrying out the attack on April 23, 2018. But he has argued he should [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • First shipment of AstraZeneca vaccine arrives amid confusion over its use for seniors

    OTTAWA – The first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are set to arrive in Canada today as confusion persists over who should get it. Canada is to receive 500,000 doses of the vaccine, the third approved for use in Canada, from the Serum Institute of India. But questions about who should receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Alberta may follow B.C.’s lead on faster rollout of first COVID-19 dose

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s health minister says the province is considering whether to follow British Columbia in extending the time between COVID-19 vaccine doses. Tyler Shandro says a committee of COVID-19 experts is analyzing emerging data and a decision is coming. The B.C. government announced Monday that it will extend the wait between first and second [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Hit and run: Youth suspect in Calgary policeman’s death gets more time to find lawyer

    CALGARY – An 18-year-old-man believed to have been driving when a Calgary police officer was killed in a hit-and-run still doesn’t have a lawyer to defend him. The accused is charged with first-degree murder in the New Year’s Eve death of Sgt. Andrew Harnett, who had tried to pull over the vehicle because its plates [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Calgary not-for-profit going bananas trying to off-load pallets of fruit

    CALGARY – It’s been bananas at a Calgary not-for-profit as it tries to find a use for more than 300 cases of the long, yellow fruit, which were donated all at once last week. Audra Stevenson, interim CEO of the Leftovers Foundation, says the group’s goal is to rescue food that would otherwise go to [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Edmonton chiropractor admits to sexually assaulting six female patients in 1980s

    EDMONTON – An Edmonton chiropractor has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting six female patients between 1981 and 1990. Ronald Harry Latch, who is 67, was facing multiple counts of sexual assault, sexual interference and gross indecency against eight girls and women. He was charged in March 2019 after one of his victims reported to police [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Alberta Premier slams vandalism after slur painted on MLA’s office window

    EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is condemning alleged vandalism at the office of an Opposition legislature member. His denunciation came on Saturday shortly after Edmonton MLA Janis Irwin posted pictures showing the front window spray-painted with the words “Antifa Liar.” Kenney issued a social media post Saturday saying that while there are “countless ways” [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

World News

  • Strong earthquake shakes central Greece, felt in Balkans

    ATHENS, Greece – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 has struck central Greece. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The earthquake Wednesday had an epicenter 22 kilometres (13.67 miles) west-northwest of the town of Larissa and struck just after 12:15 p.m. local time (1015 GMT), according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center. The [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Blast damages Dutch virus test centre; experts probe cause

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – A blast smashed five windows at a coronavirus testing centre in a small Dutch town early Wednesday and explosive experts were called in to investigate, police said. Nobody was hurt. Police in the province of North Holland tweeted that “an explosive went off” near the testing centre in Bovenkarspel just before [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Hungary pulls its ruling party out of EU’s conservatives

    BUDAPEST, Hungary – Hungary’s governing party pulled out of its conservative group in the European Union’s legislature on Wednesday following years of conflict over the rule of law and European values. The right-wing Fidesz party has held a two-thirds majority in Hungary’s parliament almost uninterrupted since 2010. It left the European People’s Party over the [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Blast damages Dutch virus testing centre; no one is hurt

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – A blast smashed windows at a coronavirus testing centre in a small town north of Amsterdam early Wednesday, police said. Nobody was hurt. Police in the province of North Holland tweeted that “an explosive went off” near the testing centre in Bovenkarspel just before 7 a.m. Police cordoned off the area, [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • US forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troops

    BAGHDAD – At least 10 rockets targeted an Iraqi military base in western Iraq on Wednesday that hosts U.S.-led coalition troops, a coalition spokesman said. The rockets struck Ain al-Asad airbase in Anbar province at 7:20 a.m., spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto said. It was not immediately known if there were any casualties. It was the [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago