March 2nd, 2021

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  • 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 »

    6 days 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 »

    6 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

  • Crowsnest Pass RCMP execute search warrant, seize weapons

    Crowsnest Pass RCMP executed a search warrant over the weekend on a residence in Coleman that resulted in the recovery of stolen property. Police say among the numerous weapons that were seized, they recovered a prohibited homemade Taser, sharpened sword and several baseball bats that had metal fastened to the barrels. A number of arrest [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Agricultural research funding cuts in Alberta spark concerns

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The executive director of Farming Smarter is calling for more critical thought and public conversation about the state of agricultural research in Alberta. In a letter recently released to farmers and the public called “Farmer led research fallacy,” Ken Coles says it is shocking there hasn’t been more protest from [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Possession of stolen property nets 75 days in jail

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Carter Dylan Rains didn’t steal the 2019 F150 truck and 2017 Jaguar that were parked at his house in 2019, but he knew they had been stolen, a judge was told Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court. Rains, who appeared in court by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, pleaded [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Collision sends pedestrian to hospital with life-threatening injuries

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

    10 hours ago
  • Bison welcomed back to Waterton

    Parks Canada welcomed six plains bison from Elk Island National Park to the Waterton Lakes National Park bison paddock on Feb. 19. Parks Canada was joined by Blackfoot Confederacy elders from Kainai Nation, Piikani Nation and Siksika Nation to welcome the bison (known as Iinnii in Blackfoot) back to the park, blessing the animals and [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago

National News

  • Health orders aim for balance on curbing COVID-19 spread and religious freedoms: B.C.

    VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government says the provincial health officer has to strike a balance between curbing the spread of COVID-19 and religious practice, which may at times affect certain rights under the Canadian charter. Lawyer Gareth Morley told the B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday that Dr. Bonnie Henry is using “non-pharmaceutical interventions” to [...] Read More »

    52 mins ago
  • B.C. defends plan to delay second dose as Ontario, Alberta consider following suit

    VANCOUVER – British Columbia health officials say their plan to delay the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine to four months is based on scientific evidence and real-world experience, as Ontario and Alberta consider following the province’s lead. Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, responded Tuesday to criticism from Canada’s chief science adviser. Henry said [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Calgary man admits to killing girlfriend then stabbing to death mother, stepfather

    CALGARY – A Calgary man has admitted to slitting his girlfriend’s throat and, days later, stabbing to death his mother and stepfather. Crown prosecutor Shane Parker said Tuesday that Dustin Duthie, 27, pleaded guilty to the second-degree murders of Taylor Toller and Shawn Boshuk and the first-degree murder of Alan Pennylegion. An agreed statement of [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Calgary man pleads guilty in deaths of girlfriend, mother, stepfather

    CALGARY – A Calgary man has admitted to killing his girlfriend, mother and stepfather in 2018. Prosecutor Shane Parker says Dustin Duthie pleaded guilty to the second-degree murders of Taylor Toller and Shawn Boshuk and the first-degree murder of Alan Pennylegion. An agreed statement of facts says Toller, Duthie’s girlfriend of five years, was last [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Mounties who shot at fellow officer, civilian during N.S. mass shooting cleared

    HALIFAX – Just before two RCMP officers opened fire on a fellow officer and a civilian during last year’s Nova Scotia mass shooting, they struggled with congested radio channels and mistook a man wearing a bright vest for the killer. These are among the fresh facts revealed Tuesday in a police watchdog agency report clearing [...] 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 »

    6 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 »

    8 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 »

    1 day 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 »

    1 day 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

  • South Carolina Senate adds firing squad to execution methods

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina senators Tuesday added a firing squad to the electric chair as alternatives if the state can’t execute condemned inmates by way of lethal injection. The Senate then approved the bill on a key 32-11 vote with several Democrats joining Republicans in the proposal which would allow South Carolina to restart [...] Read More »

    36 mins ago
  • China says it aims to vaccinate 40% of population by June

    TAIPEI, Taiwan – Health experts in China say their country is lagging in its coronavirus vaccination rollout because it has the disease largely under control, but plans to inoculate 40% of its population by June. Zhong Nanshan, the leader of a group of experts attached to the National Health Commission, said the country has delivered [...] Read More »

    37 mins ago
  • US demands status of all Syrian detainees be made public

    CAMEROON, Cameroon – The United States demanded Tuesday that the status of tens of thousands of civilians detained in Syria during the country’s 10-year conflict be made public, and that the bodies of those who died be returned to their loved ones. U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield made the demand at an informal high-level U.N. General [...] Read More »

    38 mins ago
  • Budget nominee Tanden withdraws nomination amid opposition

    WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination after she faced opposition from key Democratic and Republican senators for her controversial tweets. Her withdrawal marks the first high-profile defeat of one of Biden’s nominees. Eleven of the 23 Cabinet nominees requiring Senate approval [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

    HOLTVILLE, Calif. – An SUV packed with 25 people pulled in front of an oncoming tractor-trailer on a two-lane highway cutting through farmland near the Mexican border early Tuesday, killing 13 and leaving bodies strewn across the roadway. When police arrived some of the passengers were trying to crawl out of the crumpled 1997 Ford [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago