March 2nd, 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 »

    6 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 »

    6 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

  • Crowsnest Pass RCMP execute search warrant, seize weapons

    Crowsnest Pass RCMP executed a search warrant over the weekend on a residence in Coleman that resulted in the recovery of stolen property. Police say among the numerous weapons that were seized, they recovered a prohibited homemade Taser, sharpened sword and several baseball bats that had metal fastened to the barrels. A number of arrest [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Agricultural research funding cuts in Alberta spark concerns

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The executive director of Farming Smarter is calling for more critical thought and public conversation about the state of agricultural research in Alberta. In a letter recently released to farmers and the public called “Farmer led research fallacy,” Ken Coles says it is shocking there hasn’t been more protest from [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Possession of stolen property nets 75 days in jail

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Carter Dylan Rains didn’t steal the 2019 F150 truck and 2017 Jaguar that were parked at his house in 2019, but he knew they had been stolen, a judge was told Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court. Rains, who appeared in court by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, pleaded [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Collision sends pedestrian to hospital with life-threatening injuries

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

    4 hours ago
  • Trafficker ‘lucky’ to get three years, says judge

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who was given a three-year prison sentence for weapon and drug-related offences, is lucky he didn’t receive a longer sentence, a judge suggested during a hearing in Lethbridge provincial court. Judge Erin Olsen told Eldon Jon Myers he was fortunate to receive the sentence, given the serious nature of his [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago

National News

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 »

    20 mins 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 »

    2 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 »

    1 day 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 »

    1 day 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 »

    3 days ago

World News

  • Police: 13 killed when semitruck hits SUV carrying 25 people

    EL CENTRO, Calif. – A semitruck on Tuesday crashed into an SUV carrying 25 people on a Southern California highway, killing 13 and leaving others injured, authorities said. California Highway Patrol Chief Omar Watson said 12 people died at the scene, which is about 11 miles (18 kilometres) north of the U.S.-Mexico border, and another [...] Read More »

    31 mins ago
  • Hospital: Semitruck crashes with SUV carrying 25, killing 13

    EL CENTRO, Calif. – A semitruck on Tuesday crashed into an SUV carrying 25 people on a Southern California highway, killing 13 people and leaving others injured, authorities said. California Highway Patrol Chief Omar Watson said 12 people died at the scene, which is about 11 miles (18 kilometres) north of the U.S.-Mexico border, and [...] Read More »

    42 mins ago
  • Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, dies at 85

    ATLANTA – Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, has died, relatives confirmed. He was 85. “It it is with sadness that we confirm that Vernon E. Jordan passed away peacefully last night,” his [...] Read More »

    46 mins ago
  • Cuomo avoids public amid outcry over harassment allegations

    ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has avoided public appearances for days as some members of his own party call for him to resign over sexual harassment allegations. The governor hasn’t taken questions from reporters since a Feb. 19 briefing, an unusually long gap for a Democrat whose daily, televised updates on the [...] Read More »

    48 mins ago
  • Abortion concerns prompt archdiocese warning on vaccine

    NEW ORLEANS – The Archdiocese of New Orleans is advising Roman Catholics that the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is “morally compromised” because it is produced using cell lines derived from aborted fetuses. In a statement issued late last week, the archdiocese says the decision to receive a vaccine is one of individual conscience, [...] Read More »

    48 mins ago