April 16th, 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 months 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 months 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 »

    2 months 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 »

    3 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 »

    3 months ago

Local News

  • Man described as downtown “menace” pleads to multiple charges

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who is considered a menace to people in the downtown area, was sentenced to nearly a year in jail after he pleaded guilty Tuesday in provincial court to a dozen criminal charges, including six for mischief. Crown Prosecutor Bruce Ainscough acknowledged Jonathan Grant’s mental health issues, but [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Taber retains mask bylaw, opposition petition rejected

    Stan Ashbee – Southern Alberta Newspapers A motion was passed unanimously during a regular Town of Taber council meeting held Apr. 12 that the town follow provincial guidelines in regards to mask wearing – and the Town of Taber leaves its face covering bylaw in place until public health orders have been lifted by the [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Catholic school division rejects draft curriculum

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Joining a growing list of school divisions across the province, Holy Spirit Catholic School Division says it will not pilot the new Alberta K-6 draft curriculum over what it calls the “inadequacies and shortcomings” it sees in the type of learning being offered to students. “Although there are some good points in the [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • U of L opening new exhibit at Hess Gallery virtually

    The University of Lethbridge is opening a new exhibit COVID-style today. Its new exhibition “Processes of Remediation: art, relationships, nature” will open virtually at the Hess Gallery at 3 p.m. This will be the first opening for the U of L gallery in more than a year. According to a press release, lana Bartol’s timely [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Man charged with firearm and drug-related offences

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Police have charged a man with numerous firearm and drug-related offences. Wednesday at about 7 p.m., members of the Lethbridge Police Service Priority Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 1700-block of 23 Street North after observing activities consistent with drug trafficking. As a result of the investigation and [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Alberta ministers defend widely criticized coal consultation plans

    EDMONTON – Alberta cabinet ministers are defending the government’s widely criticized plans to consult the public over open-pit coal development in the province’s Rocky Mountains. “Our goal is to ensure the government’s approach to coal reflects the best interests of Albertans and will balance stringent environmental protections and the approach to resource development,” said Energy [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Elders, trappers from Alberta First Nation ask province to protect bison herd

    LITTLE RED RIVER, Alta. – Some trappers and elders from Alberta’s Little Red River Cree Nation are asking the province to protect a dwindling Wabasca Wood Buffalo bison herd. In a letter to Environment Minister Jason Nixon, they ask for immediate action to end unregulated hunting by legally protecting the herd. No one from Alberta [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Alberta environment minister defends coal consultation at municipalities meeting

    EDMONTON – Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon is defending the province’s planned coal consultations. In response to a question at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association convention, Nixon says the province’s freshwater management hasn’t changed. He was responding to a question from Jim Willett, mayor of Coutts, Alta., who wondered why Albertans won’t be able to [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Alberta premier shouldn’t say things he doesn’t know: town mayor

    ATHABASCA, Alta. – The mayor of a town in northern Alberta says Premier Jason Kenney shouldn’t have commented about an outbreak of COVID-19 among school students and staff if he didn’t know the circumstances. Kenney said during two news conferences this week that the outbreak in Athabasca, Alta., was one of the worst in the [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Students in Alberta town ready to return to school after quarantining

    ATHABASCA, Alta. – A superintendent of schools in northern Alberta says the town’s students and teachers are feeling confident about returning to in-person learning after dozens of youth in the community tested positive for COVID-19. Just over 100 people from three different schools in Athabasca, Alta., including students and about a dozen staff members, have [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago

World News

  • State’s own expert told grand jury police didn’t kill Prude

    Prosecutors overseeing a grand jury investigation into the death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, undercut the case for criminal charges with testimony from a medical expert who said three police officers who held Prude to the ground until he stopped breathing didn’t do anything wrong. Dr. Gary Vilke told the grand [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • State’s expert told grand jury police didn’t kill Prude

    Prosecutors overseeing a grand jury investigation into the death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, undercut the case for criminal charges with testimony from a medical expert who said three police officers who held Prude to the ground until he stopped breathing didn’t do anything wrong. Dr. Gary Vilke told the grand [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Retired Ohio sheriff and tiny K-9 partner die the same day

    CLEVELAND – The Ohio county sheriff and his tiny police dog were inseparable, their lives unwaveringly intertwined. It thus seems fitting that retired Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland, 67, and his crime-fighting partner Midge, 16, would both die on Wednesday – McClelland, at a hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer and Midge, a few [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Judge denies Ghislaine Maxwell’s motions to toss sex charges

    NEW YORK – A judge on Friday rejected Ghislaine Maxwell’s arguments to toss charges that she recruited three teenager girls from 1994 to 1997 for then-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan denied claims that a non-prosecution agreement Epstein reached with federal prosecutors over a dozen years ago protects [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Raul Castro resigns as Communist chief, ending era in Cuba

    HAVANA – Raul Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership that began with his brother Fidel and country’s 1959 revolution. The 89-year-old Castro made the announcement in a speech at the opening of the eighth congress of the ruling party, the only one allowed [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago