March 9th, 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 »

    2 weeks 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 »

    2 weeks 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 »

    1 month 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 »

    2 months 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 »

    2 months ago

Local News

  • LPS deputy chief among officers who accessed Phillips info

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge law enforcement officers are once again getting damaging national scrutiny after ASIRT revealed last month it was investigating five LPS officers, including Deputy Chief Scott Woods, and one LPS civilian employee, who accessed Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips personal records eight times over an 11-month period for no apparent [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Police looking for suspect in robbery of senior

    Lethbridge police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a robbery of an 81-year-old man at a business over the weekend. Police say a man walked into a business in the 500-block of 13 Street North about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, grabbed cash the senior had placed on the counter to pay [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Innovative online directory set to connect B2B agriculture businesses in southern Alberta

    Lethbridge & District Exhibition announced Friday a new way for the agriculture community to come together, allowing vendors, exhibitors and businesses access that they would traditionally have at AG-EXPO. “We wanted to ensure that the businesses that participate in AG-EXPO still have a place to come together in light of the current health restrictions” said [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • University of Lethbridge Spring 2021 Convocation celebration to remain online

    The University of Lethbridge will once again celebrate the accomplishments of its graduating students in a virtual setting this spring by holding Spring 2021 Convocation online. Description automatically generatedWhile the province gradually moves toward reopening society, large public gatherings are still not possible for the foreseeable future, prompting the University to maintain its focus on [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Abduction case adjourned

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The case against a  21-year-old Lethbridge man charged in connection with an attempted abduction in the city last year has been adjourned again while defence reviews new disclosure from the Crown’s office. Calgary lawyer Robin McIntyre, who appeared in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday as an agent for the accused’s lawyer, said defence needs [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

National News

  • Provinces not yet following U.S. on gatherings and the Junos: In The News for March 9

    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 9 … What we are watching in Canada … The president of the Ontario Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is applauding the province’s move [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Tories block NDP attempt to break legislative impasse in House of Commons

    OTTAWA – NDP House leader Peter Julian is blasting federal Conservatives for pursuing an “erratic” and unwise procedural strategy that could give the Liberals justification for calling an election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Julian’s criticism comes after the Conservatives blocked his attempt Monday to break the legislative logjam in the House of [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. There are 890,698 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 890,698 confirmed cases (30,332 active, 838,090 resolved, 22,276 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 3,043 new cases Monday. The rate [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 78,246 new vaccinations administered for a total of 2,465,435 doses given. Nationwide, 569,009 people or 1.5 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Obstetrics group welcomes Ontario move to prioritize pregnant women for COVID vaccine

    The president of the Ontario Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is applauding the province’s move to include pregnant women on its priority list of recipients in the next phase of its COVID-19 vaccination plan. Dr. Constance Nasello says that although pregnant women were excluded from initial trials of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, there is [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • EU lawmakers lift the immunity of 3 Catalan separatists

    BRUSSELS – The European Parliament on Tuesday voted to lift the immunity of the former president of Spain’s Catalonia region, Carles Puigdemont, and two of his associates, a move that could pave the way for their extradition. In the decision on Puigdemont, 400 legislators voted for the waiver of immunity, 248 were against and 45 [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • EU lawmakers lift immunity for Catalan separatist Puigdemont

    BRUSSELS – The European Parliament on Tuesday voted to lift the immunity of the former president of Spain’s Catalonia region, Carles Puigdemont, a move that could pave the way for his extradition. A decision on two of his associates was expected later. In the decision, 400 legislators voted for the waiver of immunity, 248 were [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Defendant in deadly warehouse fire to serve sentence at home

    OAKLAND, Calif. – Derick Almena, the master tenant of a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse that caught fire during a music event, killing 36 people, was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison, although he is unlikely to spend more time in jail. Already on house arrest after being released from jail last year because [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Jury selection paused for ex-cop charged in Floyd’s death

    MINNEAPOLIS – Jury selection for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death was halted before it began Monday by the state’s effort to add a third-degree murder charge. As hundreds of protesters rallied outside the courthouse to call for Derek Chauvin’s conviction, Judge Peter Cahill said he did not have jurisdiction to [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Brazil justice annuls Lula’s sentences, enabling 2022 run

    SAO PAULO – A justice from Brazil’s top court on Monday annulled all sentences against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, which for now restores his political rights and would potentially allow him to run again for the presidency next year. The decision also laid bare the country’s political divisions, with leftists celebrating their [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago