March 8th, 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 »

    2 weeks 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 »

    2 weeks 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 »

    1 month 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 »

    2 months 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 »

    2 months ago

Local News

  • Police looking for suspect in robbery of senior

    Lethbridge police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a robbery of an 81-year-old man at a business over the weekend. Police say a man walked into a business in the 500-block of 13 Street North about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, grabbed cash the senior had placed on the counter to pay [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Innovative online directory set to connect B2B agriculture businesses in southern Alberta

    Lethbridge & District Exhibition announced Friday a new way for the agriculture community to come together, allowing vendors, exhibitors and businesses access that they would traditionally have at AG-EXPO. “We wanted to ensure that the businesses that participate in AG-EXPO still have a place to come together in light of the current health restrictions” said [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Sage Clan gives new purpose in life for member recovering from addiction

    LETHBRIDGE With the sun shining down on Galt Gardens, Cody Fox, wearing the jacket of the Sage Clan, plays with his kids who run around him asking unanswerable questions as just a few feet away fellow Sage Clan members and Kindness to Others founder Alvin Mills work together to hand out a special meal [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Court delays prompt judge to order case move forward

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.comL A Lethbridge judge has ordered the lawyer representing a man  charged in connection with a fatal car collision, to move things along following numerous delays since the accused was arrested more than a year ago. Judge Erin Olsen told Calgary lawyer L. K. Ross that he needs to be prepared to take a [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • University of Lethbridge Spring 2021 Convocation celebration to remain online

    The University of Lethbridge will once again celebrate the accomplishments of its graduating students in a virtual setting this spring by holding Spring 2021 Convocation online. Description automatically generatedWhile the province gradually moves toward reopening society, large public gatherings are still not possible for the foreseeable future, prompting the University to maintain its focus on [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

National News

  • N.S. mass killer showed off his ‘military’ style gun, claiming it was for movie

    HALIFAX – In the months before he killed 22 people in the Nova Scotia mass shooting, the gunman – who didn’t have a firearms licence – showed a powerful rifle to others and made up a fanciful story about its purpose, witnesses say. Newly released court documents quote a former “work-related friend” of Gabriel Wortman [...] Read More »

    28 mins ago
  • Sajjan called to testify again in Commons probe of Forces misconduct claims

    OTTAWA – The Trudeau government and Opposition Conservatives marked International Women’s Day on Monday by trading barbs and accusations over reported threats against a senior naval officer who brought forward an allegation of misconduct against Canada’s defence chief. The bitter back-and-forth came as members of the House of Commons defence committee agreed to invite a [...] Read More »

    48 mins ago
  • ‘Truth to power:’ Lab was not enough for renowned scientist David Schindler

    EDMONTON – His research in the lab and the field was published in some of the world’s top journals, but that was never enough for David Schindler, who died Thursday at age 80. “The importance of David Schindler was his ability to talk truth to power,” said Jim Handman, a longtime science journalist and journalism [...] Read More »

    49 mins ago
  • COVID-19 magnified systemic discrimination against Indigenous women: Bennett

    OTTAWA – Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the effects of systemic discrimination against Indigenous women in Canada. Speaking at a virtual summit the federal government organized to discuss the feminist response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bennett says Canada’s colonial legacy has played a role in worse outcomes for Indigenous [...] Read More »

    50 mins ago
  • Inuit group’s board says no to proposed expansion of Nunavut iron ore mine

    IQALUIT, Nunavut – An organization that represents Inuit in Nunavut’s Baffin Island region says it will not back a proposed expansion of an iron ore mine near Pond Inlet. The Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s board of directors voted late Friday not to support the proposal. Baffinland Iron Mines wants to double production at its Mary River [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Brazilian justice annuls sentences against Lula da Silva

    SAO PAULO – A justice from Brazil’s top court on Monday annulled all sentences against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, which for now restores his political rights and allows him to run for the presidency in next year’s election. Justice Luiz Edson Fachin wrote in his decision that the court in the city [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Israel celebrates 5 millionth coronavirus vaccination

    TEL AVIV, Israel – Israel’s leaders Monday celebrated the country’s 5 millionth coronavirus vaccination on the same day the government began vaccinating Palestinian labourers who work in the country. The time lag has drawn international criticism and highlighted global disparities. There was no indication the two events were co-ordinated, but their split-screen quality offered a [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Myanmar protesters defy curfew; media outlets ordered shut

    YANGON, Myanmar – Demonstrators in Myanmar’s biggest city came out Monday night for their first mass protests in defiance of an 8 p.m. curfew, seeking to show support for an estimated 200 students trapped by security forces in a small area of one neighbourhood. The students and other civilians earlier took part in one of [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Lebanon’s army chief warns economic crisis is hurting troops

    BEIRUT – Lebanon’s army chief warned Monday that soldiers are hurting from the severe economic crisis engulfing the country, voicing rare criticism from the military of a ruling class that has done little to try and resolve a monthslong political deadlock. Gen. Joseph Aoun’s comments came as protesters, angry with Lebanon’s political class, blocked major [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Oklahoma panel advances convicted killer’s commutation

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board voted 3-1 on Monday to advance death row inmate Julius Jones’ request for a reduced sentence, setting up the possibility he could avoid lethal injection. The board’s approval moves Jones’ commutation request to a second-stage hearing later this year in which both Jones and his supporters will [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago