March 2nd, 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 »

    6 days ago
  • Blood Tribe members want election reform

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald 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 »

    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

  • 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 »

    2 hours ago
  • YMCA demolition a salvaging success

    It was an almost perfect cleanup. Nearly a year ago, the 60-year-old former YMCA building on Stafford Drive South was demolished and with the project completed the final numbers looked promising, almost perfect. A new report shows more than 98 per cent of the building material was diverted from the landfill with the City of [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Trafficker ‘lucky’ to get three years, says judge

    LETHBRIDGE A Lethbridge man who was given a three-year prison sentence for weapon and drug-related offences, is lucky he didn’t receive a longer sentence, a judge suggested during a hearing in Lethbridge provincial court. Judge Erin Olsen told Eldon Jon Myers he was fortunate to receive the sentence, given the serious nature of his [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • House fire deemed suspicious

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald A Sunday house fire has been deemed “suspicious” by the Lethbridge Fire Prevention Office, and the Lethbridge Police Service will now be taking over the investigation. Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services responded to a residential fire in the area of 16 Street and 2 Avenue North at approximately 3:45 p.m. [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • BILD wants tax break for developers

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald The Building Industry and Land Development Association of Lethbridge is asking city council to consider giving local developers a 50 per cent tax break on vacant serviced lots in the city. Bridget Means, executive officer of BILD Lethbridge, made the request on behalf of her members to city council’s Economic Standing Policy [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago

National News

  • Promoting Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and too many bananas: In The News for March 2

    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 2 … What we are watching in Canada … VANCOUVER – Experts say a national vaccine panel’s recommendation against administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to [...] Read More »

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

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 66,691 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,949,643 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 5,144.275 per 100,000. There were 500 new vaccines delivered to the [...] Read More »

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

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. There are 870,033 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 870,033 confirmed cases (30,430 active, 817,586 resolved, 22,017 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 2,559 new cases Monday. The rate [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 needs better promotion: experts

    VANCOUVER – Essential workers who are more likely to contract and transmit COVID-19 should be prioritized for immunization with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine now that a national panel is not recommending it for seniors, two experts say. Caroline Colijn, a COVID-19 modeler and mathematician at Simon Fraser University, and Horatio Bach, an adjunct professor in the [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Churches continue legal fight against British Columbia’s COVID-19 rules

    VANCOUVER – A lawyer for a group of British Columbia churches that are challenging the province’s COVID-19 rules is scheduled to resume his arguments today that the restrictions violate his clients’ charter rights. Paul Jaffe told the B.C. Supreme Court on Monday that provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s orders allow secular gatherings like in-class [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago

Provincial News

  • 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 »

    19 hours 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 »

    19 hours 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
  • Alberta Health Services head sorry for glitches in vaccine booking system for seniors

    EDMONTON – The president of Alberta’s health delivery agency is apologizing for problems residents experienced earlier this week when they tried booking COVID-19 vaccinations for older family members. Alberta Health Services president Dr. Verna Yiu says in a statement that the agency “made an error in judgement” in how they “stress-tested” their online booking system. [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Alberta and its physicians move to end ugly feud over fees with new tentative deal

    EDMONTON – The Alberta government and its 11,000 physicians have taken a first step toward resolving an ugly, fractious year-long dispute over fees and working conditions. Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Dr. Paul Boucher, the head of the Alberta Medical Association, say they have reached a tentative deal on a new master agreement. Boucher declined [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

World News

  • Official: Merck to help produce rival J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine

    WASHINGTON – Drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved coronavirus vaccine in an effort to expand supply more quickly, a Biden administration official confirmed Tuesday. The announcement comes as the White House looks to speed the production of the single-dose vaccine. Officials have said J&J faced unexpected production issues [...] Read More »

    28 mins ago
  • Publisher to appeal ruling that it invaded Meghan’s privacy

    LONDON – A British newspaper publisher said Tuesday it plans to appeal against a judge’s ruling that it invaded the privacy of the Duchess of Sussex by publishing parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father after her 2018 marriage to Prince Harry. The former American actress Meghan Markle, 39, sued publisher Associated [...] Read More »

    46 mins ago
  • FBI chief to face questions about extremism, Capitol riot

    WASHINGTON – FBI Director Chris Wray is set to testify for the first time since the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, with lawmakers likely to press him on whether the bureau adequately communicated with other law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence that day. Questions about the FBI’s preparations for the [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Hong Kong resumes court hearing for 47 democracy activists

    HONG KONG – A court hearing for 47 democracy activists charged under Hong Kong’s national security law resumed Tuesday, following a marathon session that was adjourned well past midnight after one defendant appeared to collapse and was taken away in an ambulance. The court is weighing whether to grant bail to the activists, who were [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • COVID-19 pandemic fuels attacks on health workers globally

    Two Nigerian nurses were attacked by the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient. One nurse had her hair ripped out and suffered a fracture. The second was beaten into a coma. Following the assaults, nurses at Federal Medical Centre in the Southwestern city of Owo stopped treating patients, demanding the hospital improve security. Almost two [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago