February 26th, 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 »

    2 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 »

    2 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

  • Walk with rifle results in fine for careless use of a weapon

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Richard Allen Knoch should have left his rifle at home, rather than his coat and shoes, when he went for a short walk last December. It was just after 8:00 in the morning on Dec. 11 when the 65-year-old Coalhurst resident was seen walking barefoot along 51 Avenue, and wearing [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • NPF launches ‘Keep Alberta RCMP’ campaign

    Justin Seward Southern Alberta Newspapers The National Police Federation launched the ‘Keep Alberta RCMP’ campaign recently in response to the province’s Fair Deal Panel looking at replacing the RCMP with a provincial police force. Alberta taxpayers and local communities would have to pay the $112 million if Alberta were to replace the RCMP. The federal [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • MP Shields speaks on carbon tax affects for veterans

    By Cole Parkinson Southern Alberta Newspapers With the carbon tax continuing to be an issue across the country, Bow River MP Martin Shields has continued to bring forward concerns to the House of Commons. On Feb. 17, Shields rose in the House to speak on how the carbon tax is affecting his constituents, including veterans [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • March 31 decision set for Palmer sexual assault trial

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge judge is expected to give his decision next month on whether a man sexually assaulted a woman while she was passed out in his bedroom in 2019. Justice Vaughan Hartigan reserved his decision following Ivan Iain Palmer’s trial earlier this month, but is set to announce on March [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • LPS to use funds for training to offset $1-million budget cut

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Police Service will draw on funds set aside for training, to fill vacancies and for body cams to absorb a $1 million budget cut in 2021 and 2022, says Lethbridge Chief of Police Shahin Mehdizadeh, and will continue to provide the services citizens have come to expect to fight crime in [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago

National News

  • British Columbia’s Site C dam to cost $16 billion, delayed until 2025

    VICTORIA – British Columbia’s Site C hydroelectric dam has risen in cost by over $5 billion and been delayed by a year, bringing the price tag of the megaproject to $16 billion and stretching the completion date to 2025. Premier John Horgan said Friday the project is halfway complete and the skyrocketing expenses and construction [...] Read More »

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  • U.S. pandemic diplomacy continues as Blinken meets virtually with Trudeau, Garneau

    WASHINGTON – The pandemic diplomacy at work between the United States and Canada is continuing, this time with the secretary of state. Antony Blinken is visiting virtually with Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau as part of the Biden administration’s post-Trump fence-mending campaign. Blinken’s “virtual trip” to Canada, which also includes a meeting with Prime Minister [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • B.C. police under investigation after video shows officers posing in front of body

    VANCOUVER – A spokeswoman for Vancouver police says the conduct of two officers is under investigation after video footage emerged of the pair allegedly posing with a dead body at a popular beach. Const. Tania Visintin says the officers responded to calls about a deceased individual at Stanley Park’s Third Beach, and waited for the [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Defence chief’s leave shows how seriously misconduct allegations are taken, PM says

    OTTAWA – The fact Admiral Art McDonald stepped aside as Canada’s defence chief while misconduct allegations are investigated demonstrates how seriously such cases are taken, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. But Trudeau said Friday that more must be done to ensure workplaces are free of harassment and intimidation. “This is something that is extremely important. [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Canadian Press NewsAlert: B.C.’s Site C dam to cost $16 billion, delayed until 2025

    VICTORIA – The cost of British Columbia’s Site C hydroelectric dam has grown by $6 billion, bringing the price tag of the megaproject to $16 billion and stretching the completion date to 2025. The provincial government says the skyrocketing expenses are due to construction setbacks, geotechnical issues, COVID-19 and other cost and schedule pressures. Premier [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • US implicates Saudi crown prince in journalist’s killing

    WASHINGTON – Saudi Arabia’s crown prince likely approved an operation to kill or capture a U.S.-based journalist inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S. intelligence report released Friday that could escalate pressure on the Biden administration to hold the kingdom accountable for a murder that drew bipartisan and international outrage. [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • NYC schools chancellor exits, citing virus’ personal toll

    New York City’s Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced Friday he would step down, citing the coronavirus pandemic’s personal toll on his family. He will be replaced by Bronx Executive Superintendent Meisha Ross Porter, who becomes the first Black woman to lead the nation’s largest public school district. Carranza, who has spent only a year on [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship in Mideast amid tension

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – An explosion struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing out of the Middle East on Friday, an unexplained blast renewing concerns about ship security amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The crew and vessel were safe, according to the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, which is run by the [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Explosion strikes ship in Gulf of Oman; crew safe

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Authorities say an explosion has struck a ship in the Gulf of Oman. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, which is run by the British navy, says the crew is safe after the explosion overnight. The UKMTO says the ship is heading to the nearest port. The UKMTO gave the [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • 2 US Navy warships in Mideast hit by coronavirus outbreaks

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Two U.S. Navy warships operating in the Mideast have been struck by coronavirus outbreaks, authorities said Friday, with both returning to port in Bahrain. A dozen troops aboard the USS San Diego, an amphibious transport dock, tested positive for COVID-19, said Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich, a spokeswoman for the Bahrain-based 5th [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago