June 16th, 2021

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  • Subaru Crosstrek a fantastic crossover

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com l Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Since it was first introduced, the Subaru Crosstrek has been one of my favourite small crossovers. And for 2021, this popular choice among buyers and reviewers is even better. The Crosstrek, in Subaru-speak, has been “re-engineered” for the 2021 model year and the improvements make an already great [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Spiritual Care Team providing care for the soul

    These days we regularly see TV footage of health care professionals in hospitals. Yet barely visible is a vital group who provide care for the soul. They are the Spiritual Care Team. At the Chinook Regional Hospital, I met Roman Catholic Spiritual Care Coordinator Annella Wehlage, who introduced me to Spiritual Health Practitioner John Moerman, [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • Modern-day example of the Good Samaritan

    It was a chilly February morning in 2001 when my father left the mall after his routine walk to drive to the curling rink to meet the rest of his retired buddies. With known heart problems, he must have sensed something amiss, and quickly and haphazardly pulled into the first pull-out he came upon. Immediately [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • 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 »

    4 months 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 »

    4 months ago

Local News

  • Officials urge caution after woman drowns in river

    Al Beeber – Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services is warning residents to be cautious when using the Oldman River for recreation after a 42-year-old woman drowned near Popson Park Monday. The unidentified woman was swimming with friends and went under the water after becoming separated. Witnesses said she began having difficulties with the [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Oldman River drowning has City urging caution using river

    City of Lethbridge release: ​Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services and Lethbridge Police Service responded to a sudden death of a 42-year-old woman on the Oldman River on Monday, June 14, 2021. In the early evening, Fire and EMS crews responded to a 911 call reporting a person had entered the water and went under near [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Piikani Society rallies in protest over coal mining

    A convoy of cars hit Highway 3 over the weekend to protest coal exploration and the Grassy Mountain Coal Mining project. Hosted by the Piikani Mountain Child Valley Society – who have spent the past five months raising awareness about concerns over the impacts of coal mining on the environment in Piikani ancestral lands – [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Métis flag represents unique history and identity

    The Métis flag was raised Monday morning at City Hall ahead of Indigenous Awareness Week happening June 21-25. Mayor Spearman, members of city council and Métis council members gathered outside of city hall for a short ceremony to raise the Métis flag. Members of the community also turned out for the event while adhering to [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Blood Tribe doctor says comprehensive strategy required for addiction crisis

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs welcomed Dr. Esther Tailfeathers, Senior Medical Director, Provincial Indigenous Wellness Core, at Alberta Health Services, to a special session of its YouTube livestream speaker series on Monday. Tailfeathers spoke about the importance of a comprehensive strategy to address the opioid and addiction crisis on the Blood [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago

National News

  • Trudeau, Canadian delegation check-in to quarantine hotel after overseas trip

    OTTAWA – Canada’s prime minister has checked in at the final stop from his trip overseas. Trudeau and the rest of the Canadian delegation who travelled to the United Kingdom and Belgium checked in at a three-star hotel near the Ottawa airport Tuesday evening to begin a 14-day quarantine. Canada introduced a rule earlier in [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Canada excoriated as racist failure during farewell speeches by departing MPs

    OTTAWA – Canada is being excoriated as a racist failure as MPs who don’t intend to seek re-election say their official farewells. Mumilaq Qaqqaq, the New Democrat MP for Nunavut, says she’s discovered she doesn’t belong in Parliament, where she says she’s been racially profiled by security. She says Canada was built on the oppression [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail ‘disturbing,’ calls for changes

    VICTORIA – British Columbia’s use of solitary confinement among youth inmates is “disturbing” and the province needs to change its practices to follow international standards, the province’s ombudsperson says. A three-year investigation by Jay Chalke concludes the provincial government’s use of solitary confinement for jailed youth is “unjust and unsafe.” “It’s inconsistent with the youth [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Tories demand Trudeau fire defence minister over response to military misconduct

    OTTAWA – The federal Conservatives are demanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fire Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan following what they describe as years of mismanagement and coverups. Opposition Leader Erin O’Toole threw down the gauntlet in the House of Commons Tuesday, saying Sajjan’s record as defence minister speaks for itself as he listed past controversies. Those [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • LeBlanc signals some cautious easing of pandemic travel restrictions coming soon

    OTTAWA – Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc is signalling that Canadians can expect an announcement on easing travel restrictions by Monday. But he is warning that the relaxed rules won’t necessarily go into effect immediately. And he’s stressing that the restrictions will be phased out slowly and cautiously and only so long as vaccination rates [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Southern Baptists resist push from right in divisive vote

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Southern Baptist Convention tamped down a push from the right at its largest meeting in decades on Tuesday, electing a new president who has worked to bridge racial divides in the church and defeating an effort to make an issue of critical race theory. The more than 15,000 delegates in [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Former student guilty of murder in Colorado school shooting

    DENVER (AP) – One of two former students accused in a fatal shooting at a suburban Denver school in 2019 was found guilty of murder, attempted murder and other crimes Tuesday. The verdict against Devon Erickson came a day after lawyers delivered closing arguments in his trial. Prosecutors said Erickson, now 20, was a full [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Oldest party wins most seats in voting for ‘new Algeria’

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – Algeria’s oldest party, previously thought to be on the wane, won the largest number of seats in weekend legislative elections, the country’s electoral authority announced Tuesday. The National Liberation Front, or FLN, secured 105 of 407 parliamentary seats, according to the provisional results. Independent candidates, including young people new to politics [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • NY lifts more COVID-19 rules as it hits vaccination mark

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules and shooting off fireworks. “What does 70% mean? It means that we can now return to [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

    The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer. The number of lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Baltimore [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago