March 3rd, 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 »

    1 week 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 »

    1 week 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 »

    4 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

  • Man fined for multiple offences

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man waiting to deal with charges relating to a break-in at a city electrical substation in 2019, and a break-in to a city business late last year, has been fined for nearly a dozen unrelated criminal offences. Travis Roy Priest pleaded guilty in Lethbridge provincial court to single [...] Read More »

    27 mins ago
  • New cases of COVID-19 in Holy Spirit Catholic School Division

    Holy Spirit Catholic School Division has been informed of two cases of COVID-19 at Ecole St. Mary School in Lethbridge. The school division says all close contacts have been informed and are required to quarantine while following the directives provided by Alberta Health Services.  As of Tuesday the division had five active cases (two at [...] Read More »

    28 mins ago
  • Collision sends pedestrian to hospital

    Lethbridge Police are investigating a motor vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred on March 1 which sent a 35-year-old woman to hospital with serious injuries. Police arrived at the scene of the collision at 10 Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive South just after 9 p.m.  The pedestrian, who was crossing Mayor Magrath Drive when struck by a [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • General Stewart teacher nominated for award

    t was a whirlwind seven days for Mikaela McNab at the end of summer of 2020. It also turned out to be very rewarding, figuratively and now possibly literally. McNab, a kindergarten teacher and learning support teacher at General Stewart Elementary School was named the Lethbridge School Division’s nominee for the Edwin Parr Award – [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Roelof Heinen named Picture Butte citizen of the year

    While their normal festivities can’t be held this year, the Pitcure Butte chamber is still looking to honour individuals. Roelof Heinen has been named Citizen of the Year by the Picture Butte and District Chamber of Commerce. “I was very surprised, and certainly unexpected,” said Heinen on receiving the award. “Honoured, but also humbled.” Heinen [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago

National News

  • N.S. RCMP who shot at firehall on administrative duty during internal reviews of case

    HALIFAX – The RCMP says two officers who fired towards a civilian and another RCMP officer during last year’s mass shooting will remain on administrative duties until internal inquiries are completed. Nova Scotia’s police oversight agency issued a report on Tuesday clearing the Mounties of criminal wrongdoing after they fired five shots with high-powered rifles [...] Read More »

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  • Alek Minassian found guilty in 2018 Toronto van attack that killed 10, injured 16

    TORONTO – A man who killed 10 people and injured 16 others by deliberately driving a van down a bustling Toronto sidewalk was found guilty at trial on Wednesday, with a judge finding he carried out the attack to achieve notoriety. Alek Minassian had admitted to planning and carrying out the attack on April 23, [...] Read More »

    58 mins ago
  • Conservative MP David Sweet joins chorus calling for end to COVID-19 restrictions

    OTTAWA – A Conservative MP has joined the chorus of voices calling for an end to COVID-19 lockdowns. Ontario MP David Sweet says the pandemic-related restrictions are causing huge psychological and economic damage. He says the public health measures should focus on vulnerable communities, not healthy individuals. Sweet took part in non-essential travel earlier this [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • All crew members of Atlantic Destiny scallop trawler safe after fire at sea: company

    HALIFAX – The owner of a scallop trawler that caught fire at sea south of Yarmouth, N.S., Tuesday night says all crew members are safely off the boat. Ocean Choice International expressed gratitude Wednesday in a news release reporting the FV Atlantic Destiny’s crew members had all been removed from the vessel. There were conflicting [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Alek Minassian found guilty in 2018 Toronto van attack

    TORONTO – A man who killed 10 people and injured 16 others by deliberately driving a van down a busy Toronto sidewalk was found guilty in the attack on Wednesday. Alek Minassian had admitted to planning and carrying out the attack on April 23, 2018 but had argued he should be found not criminally responsible [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago

Provincial News

  • Alberta may follow B.C.’s lead on faster rollout of first COVID-19 dose

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s health minister says the province is considering whether to follow British Columbia in extending the time between COVID-19 vaccine doses. Tyler Shandro says a committee of COVID-19 experts is analyzing emerging data and a decision is coming. The B.C. government announced Monday that it will extend the wait between first and second [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Hit and run: Youth suspect in Calgary policeman’s death gets more time to find lawyer

    CALGARY – An 18-year-old-man believed to have been driving when a Calgary police officer was killed in a hit-and-run still doesn’t have a lawyer to defend him. The accused is charged with first-degree murder in the New Year’s Eve death of Sgt. Andrew Harnett, who had tried to pull over the vehicle because its plates [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • 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 »

    2 days 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 »

    2 days 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 »

    4 days ago

World News

  • Israel’s Netanyahu blasts ICC war crimes investigation

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday condemned the International Criminal Court’s war crimes investigation into Israeli policies in the Palestinian territories. In a videotaped statement, Netanyahu accused the court of “hypocrisy and anti-Semitism” and vowed to “fight for the truth.” Earlier on Wednesday, the ICC’s chief prosecutor announced she was [...] Read More »

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  • Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Capitol Police say they have intelligence showing there is a “possible plot” by a militia group to breach the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. The revelation was detailed in a statement from the Capitol Police. It comes at the same time the acting police chief is testifying before a House subcommittee. The [...] Read More »

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  • Pentagon: US contractor dies in rocket attack at Iraq base

    WASHINGTON – A U.S. contractor died Wednesday when at least 10 rockets slammed into an air base housing U.S. and other coalition troops in western Iraq, the Pentagon said. Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said the contractor “suffered a cardiac episode while sheltering” and died shortly afterward. He said there were no service members injured and [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • US forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq housing US troops

    BAGHDAD – At least 10 rockets slammed into a base housing U.S. and other coalition troops in western Iraq on Wednesday, military officials said. It was not known if there were any casualties, but the Iraqi military said there were no significant losses. It was the first such attack since the U.S. struck Iran-aligned militia [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • ICC investigates alleged crimes in Palestinian territories

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Wednesday she has launched an investigation into alleged crimes in the Palestinian territories. Fatou Bensouda said in a statement the probe will be conducted “independently, impartially and objectively, without fear or favour.” Bensouda said in 2019 there was a “reasonable basis” to open [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago