February 24th, 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 »

    3 hours 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 »

    4 hours 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 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

  • City to seek control of EMS dispatch

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council has voted to pass a resolution to explore the possibility of once again assuming local EMS dispatch control from AHS in support of the RM of Wood Buffalo, and to have the City’s legal advisers sit in on the province’s injunction case against Wood Buffalo on Mar. 9-11. [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Lawyer for woman charged in attempted abduction waiting for disclosure

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDDshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The lawyer for a 21-year-old Lethbridge man charged in connection with an attempted abduction in Lethbridge, says her client is suffering from mental health issues, and has been in and out of the hospital since he was charged last summer. During a hearing recently in Lethbridge provincial court, Calgary lawyer Jeanine Zahara referred [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Herald’s storied history shown in audits

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtbusch@lethbridgeherald.com When it comes to history, many newspapers can trace their roots back more than a century, and the Lethbridge Herald is no exception. However, in attempting to celebrate that past and highlighting achievements down through the decades, some newspapers haven’t done a very good job of illustrating that tradition for their wider readership. [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Canadians support making Google and Facebook pay for news content

    Eighty-two per cent of Canadians believe it’s time for the federal government to take action and force social media giants Google and Facebook to pay Canadian news publishers for their content, and ensure fair negotiations so that publishers get their share of online advertising revenue. As well, according to the poll, 70 per cent of [...] Read More »

    8 hours 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 »

    19 hours ago

National News

  • Alberta seniors scramble to book vaccines, Ontario lays out timeline to immunize them

    Thousands of Alberta seniors rushed to book their COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, with some reporting difficulties securing a spot, as Ontario laid out its own plan for immunizing older residents. More than 12,000 Albertans born in 1946 or earlier succeeded in booking their shots on the first day reservations became available in the province, according [...] Read More »

    24 mins ago
  • NDP will not trigger election as long as pandemic continues: Singh

    OTTAWA – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he will not trigger an election as long as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Singh says he will stand by his pledge to prop up the Liberal minority government on confidence votes regardless of whether the Liberals back an NDP bill to implement universal pharmacare, due for a vote [...] Read More »

    45 mins ago
  • Judge correctly found refugee pact violates charter, lawyer tells appeal court

    OTTAWA – A lawyer for prospective refugee claimants says a judge was correct in finding an agreement between Ottawa and Washington results in people being imprisoned by U.S. authorities. Lawyer Michael Bossin argued in an appeal hearing today there was sufficient evidence for Federal Court Justice Ann Marie McDonald to conclude the Safe Third Country [...] Read More »

    50 mins ago
  • Feds need plan to vaccinate urban Indigenous people, friendship centres say

    OTTAWA – As many Indigenous people who live in urban areas are left unsure how they will be vaccinated against COVID-19, an organization that serves them is calling on Ottawa to allocate vaccine shots for them. The federal government insists provincial governments are responsible for those vaccinations, but the head of the National Association of [...] Read More »

    51 mins ago
  • The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

    The latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada (all times eastern): 1:50 p.m. Manitoba health officials are reporting one COVID-19 death today and 45 new cases. However, six cases have been removed due to data corrections, so the net additional count is 39. — 1:50 p.m. Manitoba is starting to vaccinate people in the [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Germany urges Iran to accept diplomacy in nuclear dispute

    BERLIN – Germany’s foreign minister on Wednesday urged Iran to accept diplomatic overtures coming from the West in order to preserve the 2015 nuclear accord. Heiko Maas accused Tehran of further undermining the transparency it is required to show under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, after Iran began restricting international inspections [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Lucky to be alive, Woods faces difficult recovery

    LOS ANGELES – In a career filled with remarkable comebacks, Tiger Woods faces perhaps his toughest recovery of all. Woods was driving alone through a sweeping, downhill stretch of road through coastal suburbs of Los Angeles when his SUV struck a sign, crossed over a raised median and two oncoming lanes flipped several times before [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Ghana 1st nation to receive coronavirus vaccines from COVAX

    ACCRA, Ghana – Ghana received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative on Wednesday – the long-awaited start for a program that has thus far fallen short of hopes that it would ensure shots were given quickly to the world’s most vulnerable people. The arrival of 600,000 doses of [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Thai court ousts 3 Cabinet members found guilty of sedition

    BANGKOK – Three Cabinet ministers in Thailand were forced to leave their posts Wednesday after a court found them guilty of sedition for taking part in sometimes-violent protests in 2013-2014 against the government then in power. The Criminal Court in Bangkok found Digital Economy Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta, Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan and Deputy Transport Minister [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines

    ACCRA, Ghana – Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative with a delivery Wednesday of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India. The vaccines, delivered by UNICEF, arrived at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport early Wednesday and are [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago