May 7th, 2021



  • 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 »

    2 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 »

    2 months 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 »

    2 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
  • 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 »

    4 months ago

Local News

  • Farmers’ markets returning to Exhibition and Downtown

    LETHBRIDGE Farmers’ markets are returning to Lethbridge! The Lethbridge and District Exhibition and Downtown Lethbridge BRZ will both be operating markets in the city this year. The Exhibition’s kicks off Saturday at 8 a.m. running until 1 p.m. It will be open every Saturday until Oct. 9. The Downtown Lethbridge BRZ market will run [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Offender sentenced in child pornography case

    LETHBRIDGE The last of three Lethbridge men caught in a child pornography sting last year has been sent to prison. Bryan Alas Hernandez, 19, was sentenced Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to two years in a federal penitentiary, following his guilty plea in January to one count of distributing child pornography. The 19-year-old was [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Alberta Party represents alternative to UCP and NDP, leader tells SACPA

    LETHBRIDGE Acting Alberta Party leader Jacquie Fenske spoke at the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs weekly YouTube livestream speaker series on Thursday to explain why the Alberta Party represented a strong alternative to both the UCP and the NDP. To illustrate this point, Fenske spoke of a personal meeting she had with now [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Motorists asked to nominate Alberta’s worst road

    LETHBRIDGE The Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association has launched a province-wide contest to nominate Alberta’s Worst Road. The contest encourages drivers to safely post pictures of the most notorious roads in their part of the province to social media with the #AlbertaFixOurRoads hashtag along with a location and a few words about why [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Accused in drug case granted bail

    LETHBRIDGE One of two men arrested and charged with drug-related offences following a traffic stop in the city last month, has been released from custody. Dylan Ivan Sokol, 25, was granted bail Thursday following a brief hearing in Lethbridge provincial court. The accused must pay a $1,000 deposit and reside at his grandmother’s home in [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago

National News

  • Vaccine favourites and a Canadian on death row: In The News for May 7

    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 7 … What we are watching in Canada … OTTAWA – A new survey from Proof Strategies suggests it’s not only Canada’s national vaccine [...] Read More »

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

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Friday, May 7, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 350,701 new vaccinations administered for a total of 14,918,768 doses given. Nationwide, 1,196,166 people or 3.2 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, May 7, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Friday, May 7, 2021. There are 1,265,320 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,265,320 confirmed cases (81,325 active, 1,159,506 resolved, 24,489 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 7,981 new cases Thursday. The rate [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Trust in vaccines growing in Canada, but some get more love than others

    OTTAWA – A new survey from Proof Strategies suggests it’s not only Canada’s national vaccine advisers who have a “preferred” vaccine. The survey of 1,500 people taken during the first three days of May suggests the two mRNA vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are way out in front in the eyes of Canadians. More than [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Canadian on death row says execution may be ‘preferable’ to endless prison time

    Ronald Smith sounds tired. Despite good news last month, when a bill to resume executions in Montana was unexpectedly defeated, the Canadian on death row in that state is in a sombre mood. Smith, originally from Red Deer, Alta., has been facing capital punishment since 1983 for killing two young Montana men in 1982. “I [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago

Provincial News

  • WHL Roundup: Sebastian Cossa leads Oil Kings over Tigers with 29-save shutout

    MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Sebastian Cossa made 29 saves for his fourth shutout of the Western Hockey League season as the Edmonton Oil Kings blanked the Medicine Hat Tigers 3-0 on Thursday. Cossa improved 17-1-1 with a league-leading 1.57 goals-against average and .941 save percentage. Scott Atkinson, Logan Dowhaniuk and Kaid Oliver supplied the offence [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Alberta gets court injunction against planned anti-COVID-19 health order protests

    EDMONTON – The Alberta government says it has taken legal action to stop any planned protests of COVID-19 public health orders, including one at a central Alberta cafe that was closed for not following the rules. On Wednesday, Alberta Health Services closed the Whistle Stop Cafe in the hamlet of Mirror until its owner can [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Alberta’s top doctor says ‘very likely’ COVID-19 vaccine interval to be shortened

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s top doctor says it’s very likely that second doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be offered within less than four months of the first as supplies ramp up. The province authorized a 16-week interval in order to get as many people protected with their first shots as possible while vaccine shipments remained uncertain. [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • PWHPA to hold week-long, 3-team tournament in Calgary

    CALGARY – With the women’s world championships on hold, Canada’s top players will face off in a three-team tournament to determine what could be considered an unofficial national champion later this month. The Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association on Thursday announced it will hold a week-long Secret Dream Gap Tour stop in Calgary from May [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Alberta justice minister hikes fines, promises renewed effort on COVID-19 scofflaws

    EDMONTON – Alberta has doubled fines for disobeying public health measures meant to fight COVID-19 and Justice Minister Kaycee Madu is promising a renewed effort to stop public health scofflaws will succeed. “Enforcement will be done, and Albertans will see it being done,” Madu told a news conference Wednesday. “It has become clear that there [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

World News

  • Israeli troops kill 2 Palestinian attackers as tensions rise

    JERUSALEM – Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians and wounded a third after the men opened fire on a base in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the latest in a series of violent confrontations amid soaring tensions in Jerusalem. Dozens of Palestinians in an east Jerusalem neighbourhood are at risk of being evicted [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Pressure rises for India lockdown; surge breaks record again

    NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced growing pressure Friday to impose a strict nationwide lockdown, despite the economic pain it will exact, as a startling surge in coronavirus cases that has pummeled the country’s health system shows no signs of abating. Many medical experts, opposition leaders and even Supreme Court judges are [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Pressure rises for India lockdown; surge breaks more records

    NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced growing pressure Friday to impose a strict nationwide lockdown, despite the economic pain it will exact, as a startling surge in coronavirus cases that has pummeled the country’s health system shows no signs of abating. Many medical experts, opposition leaders and even Supreme Court judges are [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • UK’s Conservative Party strikes early blows in elections

    LONDON – Britain’s governing Conservative Party made further inroads in the north of England on Friday, winning a special election in the post-industrial town of Hartlepool for a parliamentary seat that the main opposition Labour Party had held since the position’s creation in 1974. Managing to present itself as the party of change despite having [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Man charged with stabbing two Asian women in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO – A man who allegedly stabbed two elderly women without warning at a San Francisco bus stop was charged with attempted murder in an attack that follows a number of others against Asian Americans nationwide, authorities announced Thursday. Patrick Thompson, 54, of San Francisco also was charged with assault with a deadly weapon [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago