March 4th, 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 »

    1 week 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 »

    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

  • School campaign helps the vulnerable

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com 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 »

    2 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 »

    11 hours ago
  • Twinning advocates won’t stop pushing Highway 3

    Collin Gallant Southern Alberta Newspapers Advocates for the twinning of Highway 3 say they hope to keep up momentum as the province plans to start work on some sections this summer. That includes a call to bring industry voices on board the effort, which has already brought support from Medicine Hat-based major manufacturer, Goodyear Tires. “We want to [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Council cancels hearings due to advertising error

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council was forced to cancel all remaining public hearings for the new Municipal Development Plan this week, and also the planned public hearing on the proposed Mustard Seed temporary shelter site at 110 13th Street South next Tuesday due to an advertising error. City staff informed council at the start of what [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Pleas may be coming for assault charges

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 29-year-old man who was expected to resolve his assault charges on at least four occasions over the past for weeks, may finally enter pleas later this month. Wade Allan Cross Child, who faces single counts of aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon, was expected to resolve the [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago

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  • China boosts defence spending by 6.8% amid debt, pandemic

    BEIJING – China is increasing its defence spending by 6.8% in 2021 as it works to maintain a robust upgrading of the armed forces despite high government debt and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. A national budget report issued Friday said China would spend 1.355 trillion yuan ($210 billion) on defence in the coming [...] Read More »

    26 mins ago
  • China boosts defence spending by 6.8% in slight uptick

    BEIJING – China is increasing its defence spending by 6.8%, a slight uptick from last year, amid high government debt and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic impact. A national budget report issued Friday said China would spend 1.355 trillion yuan ($210 billion) on national defence in the coming year. That’s up from the 6.6% [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Pacific quake sets off tsunami, threat lifts in New Zealand

    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 »

    2 hours ago
  • China announces “over 6%” economic growth target, tech plans

    BEIJING – China’s top economic official announced a healthy growth target for the nation and its plans to become a more self-reliant technology leader amid tension with Washington and Europe over trade, Hong Kong and human rights. The ruling Communist Party is aiming for economic growth of “over 6%” as it rebounds from the coronavirus [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Capitol Police chief appeals for National Guard to stay

    WASHINGTON – Worried about continuing threats, the acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police appealed to congressional leaders Thursday to use their influence to keep National Guard troops at the Capitol, two months after the law enforcement breakdowns of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection. Yogananda Pittman told the leaders in a letter obtained by The [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago