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 »

    49 mins 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 »

    57 mins 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 »

    54 mins 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 »

    6 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 »

    6 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 »

    6 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 »

    17 hours ago

National News

  • Some travellers from Toronto Pearson International Airport violating Quarantine Act

    Several international travellers arriving at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport have refused to comply with a new rule requiring a three-day hotel quarantine, local police said Wednesday. Peel Region police said that while most cases were resolved after conversations with officers, some people refused to follow the rules that took effect this week and were fined [...] Read More »

    25 mins ago
  • Psychologist tells Lionel Desmond inquiry that racist comments led to PTSD relapse

    PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. – A psychologist who treated Cpl. Lionel Desmond for post-traumatic stress syndrome in 2011 told a fatality inquiry today that the soldier also suffered from depression, but he appeared to respond well to therapy. Wendy Rogers, a psychologist contracted by the military, says Desmond made progress in dealing with his PTSD, but [...] Read More »

    35 mins ago
  • Nunavut community declares state of emergency over rising COVID-19 numbers

    ARVIAT, Nunavut – The Nunavut community of Arviat has declared a state of emergency over rising COVID-19 case numbers. There are 27 active cases in the community of about 2,800 people. Arviat was previously the centre of Nunavut’s largest COVID-19 outbreak with 307 total cases. Starting today, the community will be under curfew from 10 [...] Read More »

    56 mins ago
  • Feds need plan to vaccinate urban Indigenous, says head of Friendship Centres group

    OTTAWA – The head of the National Association of Friendship Centres says Ottawa should have a cohesive COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan for Indigenous people, including in urban areas. Executive director Jocelyn Formsma says the federal government is co-ordinating with First Nations and Inuit governments to immunize those on reserves, but there is no national vaccination [...] Read More »

    1 hour 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): 10:40 a.m. Ontario says there are 1,054 new cases of COVID-19 in the province today and nine more deaths linked to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says that 363 of those new cases are in Toronto, 186 are in Peel Region and [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • 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 »

    2 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 »

    4 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 »

    4 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 »

    7 hours ago
  • Woods faces hard recovery from serious injuries in car crash

    LOS ANGELES – In a career filled with remarkable comebacks, Tiger Woods faces his toughest recovery of all. Woods was driving 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 before it toppled down an embankment, [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago