February 27th, 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 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

  • Three-day trial set to address multiple charges

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 24-year-old Calgary man who was hoping to resolve more than 50 charges relating to Lethbridge offences is heading for trial later this year. Alexander Timothy Kulach, who had hoped to resolve his charges without going to trial, will now stand trial for three days in Lethbridge provincial court beginning Sept. 27. Police [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Meth smuggler gets prison

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Calgary trucker found guilty earlier this month of smuggling a record amount of methamphetamine into Alberta in 2019 has been sentenced to 11 years in a federal penitentiary. Judge Gregory Maxwell handed down his decision Friday in Lethbridge provincial court, and said even though Asif Mir was only a courier in [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • 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 »

    24 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 »

    1 day 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 »

    1 day ago

National News

  • P.E.I. introduces ‘circuit-breaker’ measures as Quebc marks COVID-19 anniversary

    One of the provinces that’s largely escaped the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly moved to stem a burgeoning outbreak on Saturday, while Canada’s two long-standing virus hot spots marked a grim anniversary and braced to pass some sobering milestones in their respective fights against the pandemic. Prince Edward Island’s newly announced “circuit-breaker” measures, which [...] Read More »

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  • Canadian Medical Association nominates first Indigenous president-elect

    The Canadian Medical Association has nominated its first Indigenous president-elect. Dr. Alika Lafontaine of Grand Prairie, Alta., is set to be confirmed as the CMA’s president-elect at an annual general meeting in August. The association’s presidency is rotated among the provinces, and Alberta’s doctors chose Lafontaine, who has Anishinaabe, Cree, Metis and Pacific Islander ancestry. [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Winning ticket for $70 million Lotto Max draw purchased in Sudbury, Ont.

    TORONTO – There’s a new multi-millionaire in Ontario. The province’s Lottery and Gaming Corporation says a ticket purchased in Sudbury, Ont., is the sole winner of the $70-million Lotto Max jackpot. The Friday draw marked the sixth time that the maximum jackpot has been won in Canada and the fourth time in the province since [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • ‘We need this:’ Getting COVID-19 vaccine to remote and urban Indigenous populations

    Chief Chris Moonias looked into a web camera as he prepared to get a COVID-19 vaccine just after precious doses arrived in his northern Ontario community. “I’m coming to you live from Neskantaga First Nation community centre where our vaccines will be administered,” a jovial Moonias, wearing a blue disposable mask, said during a Facebook [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Clare’s Law in Saskatchewan used handful of times; Mounties review their role

    REGINA – A first-of-its-kind law in Canada meant to warn those at risk of domestic violence has had a slower-than-expected uptake in its first eight months. Legislation known informally as “Clare’s Law” came into force in Saskatchewan last June. It allows police to warn someone that they could be in danger from their partner. A [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago

Provincial News

  • 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 hours 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 »

    1 day ago
  • Doctors urge Alberta to hold off on easing COVID-19 restrictions next week

    EDMONTON – A group of health professionals is urging the Alberta government not to ease COVID-19 restrictions next week and to instead toughen measures for bars, restaurants and pubs. The plea comes from two doctors who co-chair the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association’s pandemic committee. Dr. Noel Gibney and Dr. James Talbot say in a [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta woman who shot husband, dumped his body in slough appeals prison sentence

    EDMONTON – An Alberta woman who admitted to shooting her husband and dumping his body in a slough wants her 18 -year prison sentence reduced. Helen Naslund pleaded guilty last year to manslaughter in the September 2011 death of 49-year-old Miles Naslund on a farm near Holden, Alta., about 100 kilometres southeast of Edmonton. An [...] Read More »

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  • Hall of Famers James, Lowe, Hay named to Order of Hockey in Canada

    CALGARY – Women’s hockey star Angela James, Edmonton Oilers executive Kevin Lowe and former Hockey Canada president Bill Hay have been named to the Order of Hockey in Canada. James was a member of Canada’s national women’s team from 1990 to 1999. She recorded 54 points in 50 international games and helped Canada win four [...] Read More »

    1 day ago

World News

  • Students abducted from Nigerian school 2 weeks ago freed

    LAGOS, Nigeria – Students, teachers and relatives abducted two weeks ago from a school in northern Nigeria have been freed. The students, teachers and family members were abducted Feb. 17 by gunmen from the Government Science College Kagara. Niger State Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello said he received 24 students, six staff and eight relatives on [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Doctor appears in court video call while performing surgery

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Medical Board of California said it would investigate a plastic surgeon who appeared in a videoconference for his traffic violation trial while operating. The Sacramento Bee reports Dr. Scott Green appeared Thursday for his Sacramento Superior Court trial, held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, from an operating room. He was [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Saudi Arabia says it intercepts missile attack over capital

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia said Saturday that it intercepted a missile attack over its capital launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, as well as bomb-laden drones targeting the southern province of Jizan. No casualties or damages were initially reported. State-owned Al-Ekhbariya TV posted footage of what appeared to be explosions in the air [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • WWII plane fly-past honours Captain Tom Moore at funeral

    LONDON – A World War II-era plane flew Saturday over the funeral service of Captain Tom Moore to honour of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain’s health workers by walking laps in his backyard. Soldiers performed ceremonial duties at the service for the 100-year-old Moore, whose charity walk inspired the nation [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • WWII plane flypast marks Capt. Tom Moore’s funeral

    LONDON – A World War II-era plane flew Saturday over the funeral service of Captain Tom Moore, in honour of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain’s health workers by walking laps in his backyard. Soldiers performed ceremonial duties at the service for the 100-year-old, whose charity walk inspired the nation and [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago