February 27th, 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 »

    3 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 »

    3 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 »

    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

  • Budget under scrutiny

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com In Aesop’s parable the “Birds, The Bats and The Beasts” a bat first flies up into the air to seek friendship with the birds who reject him because he is not a bird. He then flies to the beasts of the earth who reject him because he has wings, and [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Walk with rifle results in fine for careless use of a weapon

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Richard Allen Knoch should have left his rifle at home, rather than his coat and shoes, when he went for a short walk last December. It was just after 8:00 in the morning on Dec. 11 when the 65-year-old Coalhurst resident was seen walking barefoot along 51 Avenue, and wearing [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • NPF launches ‘Keep Alberta RCMP’ campaign

    Justin Seward Southern Alberta Newspapers The National Police Federation launched the ‘Keep Alberta RCMP’ campaign recently in response to the province’s Fair Deal Panel looking at replacing the RCMP with a provincial police force. Alberta taxpayers and local communities would have to pay the $112 million if Alberta were to replace the RCMP. The federal [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • MP Shields speaks on carbon tax affects for veterans

    By Cole Parkinson Southern Alberta Newspapers With the carbon tax continuing to be an issue across the country, Bow River MP Martin Shields has continued to bring forward concerns to the House of Commons. On Feb. 17, Shields rose in the House to speak on how the carbon tax is affecting his constituents, including veterans [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • March 31 decision set for Palmer sexual assault trial

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge judge is expected to give his decision next month on whether a man sexually assaulted a woman while she was passed out in his bedroom in 2019. Justice Vaughan Hartigan reserved his decision following Ivan Iain Palmer’s trial earlier this month, but is set to announce on March [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago

National News

  • Ontario ticket holder wins $70 million Lotto Max jackpot

    TORONTO – A ticket holder somewhere in Ontario won Friday night’s whopping $70 million Lotto Max jackpot. Nine of the draw’s Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each were also won, with one of those prizes being split between two lottery players. Winning Maxmillion tickets were sold in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and the Prairies. The [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • WE Charity had multiple ‘opening’ ceremonies for Kenya school: former donor

    OTTAWA – A man who helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for WE Charity says he believes two different groups of donors were told they had raised the money for a school in Kenya. Reed Cowan testified before a parliamentary committee today where he said he discovered a plaque that had once borne his [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Trudeau, Blinken tight-lipped on two Michaels as U.S. secretary of state Zooms Canada

    WASHINGTON – Neither Canada’s prime minister nor the U.S. secretary of state were showing their diplomatic cards Friday as the two countries discussed the plight of two Canadians languishing behind bars in China. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met virtually with Canadian officials including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau as [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • British Columbia’s Site C dam to cost $16 billion, delayed until 2025

    VICTORIA – British Columbia’s Site C hydroelectric dam has risen in cost by over $5 billion and been delayed by a year, bringing the price tag of the megaproject to $16 billion and stretching the completion date to 2025. Premier John Horgan said Friday the project is halfway complete and the skyrocketing expenses and construction [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • U.S. pandemic diplomacy continues as Blinken meets virtually with Trudeau, Garneau

    WASHINGTON – The pandemic diplomacy at work between the United States and Canada is continuing, this time with the secretary of state. Antony Blinken is visiting virtually with Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau as part of the Biden administration’s post-Trump fence-mending campaign. Blinken’s “virtual trip” to Canada, which also includes a meeting with Prime Minister [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Myanmar police deploy early to crank up pressure on protests

    YANGON, Myanmar – Police in Myanmar on Saturday escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month’s military takeover, deploying early and in force as protesters sought to assemble in the country’s two biggest cities. Myanmar’s crisis took a dramatic turn Friday on the international stage when the country’s ambassador to the United Nations at a [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Judge approves $650M Facebook privacy lawsuit settlement

    SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the permission of its users. U.S. District Judge James Donato approved the deal in a class-action lawsuit that was filed in Illlinois in 2015. Nearly 1.6 [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • LA firefighters rely on axe, luck to free Woods from crash

    ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. – With short, sure strokes of a flathead axe, firefighter Cole Gomoll methodically chopped along the edge of the SUV’s broken windshield as golf icon Tiger Woods – tangled up in his seatbelt and covered in a sheet to avoid shards of glass – waited in shock inside the mangled wreck. [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • ‘Meyers Manx’ dune buggy creator dead at 94

    LOS ANGELES – Bruce Meyers was hanging out at Pismo Beach on California’s Central Coast one afternoon in 1963 when he saw something that both blew his mind and changed his life: a handful of old, stripped-down cars bouncing across the sand. It sure would be fun to get behind the wheel of one of [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • US implicates Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi’s killing

    WASHINGTON – Saudi Arabia’s crown prince likely approved the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S. intelligence report released Friday that instantly ratcheted up pressure on the Biden administration to hold the kingdom accountable for a murder that drew worldwide outrage. The intelligence findings [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago