March 5th, 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 »

    1 week 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 »

    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

  • Repeat offender charged with drug offences

    arged a repeat offender with multiple, drug-related offences. On Wednesday, members of the Lethbridge Police Service Crime Suppression Team observed an individual engage in activity consistent with drug trafficking at locations in north Lethbridge, the downtown core and the area of the homeless shelter. Police arrested a Lethbridge man in the 500-block of 5 Street [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Guilty pleas made to multiple charges

    LETHBRIDGE A former Fort Vermillion man who fired two lawyers and made dozens of court appearances on numerous criminal offences, has finally pleaded guilty and will be sentenced later this year. Jessie Hugh Flett pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court to charges of fleeing from police, driving while prohibited, possession of stolen property [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Pandemic having impact on students

    LETHBRIDGE The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs welcomed University of Lethbridge associate vice-president of students Kathleen Massey to its weekly livestream YouTube speaker series to talk about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental well-being of students at the university. According to a recently conducted student survey, about 30 per cent [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • School campaign helps the vulnerable

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald The Children of St. Martha’s elementary school held its third annual “Blankets of Hope” campaign on Thursday, and it has never been more needed in this year when COVID has cut off so many community connections for both the school’s children and the local homeless population,” says Kindergarten teacher and [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Hofman retiring as Nobleford CAO

    Nikki Jamieson Southern Alberta Newspapers After more than 15 years working for the town, Kirk Hofman will be leaving his position as CAO. Hofman has long ties to the Nobleford area — his great-grandparents had homesteaded in the area, and his grandparents and parents lived there — and he has enjoyed working for the town [...] Read More »

    1 day ago

National News

  • Provinces revise vaccination timelines as Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine approved

    Provinces are revising their immunization timelines as Health Canada approved the Johnson & Johnson vaccine today. Federal authorities say the four vaccines that have been approved in Canada may have different efficacy rates, but the evidence shows that all are safe and can prevent severe illness from COVID-19. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the [...] Read More »

    30 mins ago
  • Men convicted in Via Rail terror case received fair trial, Supreme Court says

    OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada says two men convicted of terrorism offences received a fair trial even though the judge made errors in assembling the jury. The top court explained its reasoning today for ruling last October there would be no new trial for Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier. The men were found [...] Read More »

    37 mins ago
  • Health Canada approves Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19

    OTTAWA – Health Canada has approved the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, saying it has the evidence showing the vaccine is both safe and effective against the novel coronavirus that causes the disease. It is the fourth distinct COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Canada and the first and only one Canada has purchased [...] Read More »

    44 mins ago
  • The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Friday, March 5, 2021

    The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 10:40 a.m. Ontario is reporting 1,250 new cases of COVID-19 in the province. Health Minister Christine Elliott says that 337 of those new cases are in Toronto, 167 are in Peel Region, and 129 are in York Region. The province also reports a single-day [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Walter Gretzky mourned in Ontario city he helped put on the map

    BRANTFORD, Ont. – A small memorial has sprung up for Walter Gretzky outside the arena that bears his son’s name in Brantford, Ont. The elder Gretzky died Thursday at the age of 82. Two hockey sticks – one full-sized, one miniature – and a Canadian flag adorn the sign marking off Walter Gretzky’s parking spot [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Prince Philip transferred back to private hospital

    LONDON – Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip has been transferred back to the private Prince Edward VII’s hospital to continue his recovery after a heart procedure. The palace says the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew’s Hospital on Wednesday. Prince Philip is “expected [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says airplane hijacking disrupted

    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard says authorities have disrupted the attempted hijacking of a passenger jet in flight on Thursday night. The Guard said on its official website the hijacking targeted a flight heading from the southwestern city of Ahvaz to the northwestern city of Mashhad. The Guard announcement on Friday did not [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • YouTube cancels Myanmar military-run channels, pulls videos

    BANGKOK – YouTube has removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military for violating its community guidelines and terms of service. The company said Friday that it terminated channels of broadcasters Myawaddy Media, MRTV, WD Online Broadcasting, MWD Variety and MWD Myanmar. The decision follows a Feb. 1 military coup that ousted the country’s elected government, [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Pro-Beijing committee to elect some Hong Kong legislators

    BEIJING – A senior Chinese official says the largely pro-Beijing committee that currently elects the Hong Kong’s leader will also elect some members of the city’s legislature, as part of Beijing’s planned revamp of Hong Kong’s electoral system. “The election committee will be entrusted with the new function of electing a relatively large share of [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Little damage from huge Pacific quake; tsunami threat passes

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the South Pacific in modern history triggered tsunami warnings across the ocean and forced thousands of people in New Zealand to evacuate coastal areas Friday. Small tsunami waves were seen, but little damage was apparent hours later. The magnitude 8.1 quake in the Kermadec [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago