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

  • Ontario organ donor pays tribute to Logan Boulet

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Jim Lowes will never forget where he was when he heard of the Humbolt Broncos bus crash almost three years ago. And it didn’t take the 61-year-old resident of Burlington, Ont. long to know what he needed to do next. Like many Canadians from coast-to-coast, Lowes was horrified on April [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Taber council says ‘no’ to automated voting machines

    Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers At a regular Town of Taber council meeting held Feb. 22, administration requested council’s approval of Proposed Bylaw 6-2021, in order for the municipality to use an automated voting system and electronic vote tabulators for the 2021 Municipal Election. Coun. Carly Firth attended the meeting remotely. Coun. Louie Tams made [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Backyard hen delegation at Picture Butte town council

    Nikki Jamieson Southern Alberta Newspapers Urban poultry were back on the agenda at the previous Picture Butte town council meeting. During their regular Feb. 22 meeting, Picture Butte town council met with resident Jen Bowden to discuss the town’s Animal Regulations bylaw. Last spring, Bowden had submitted a petition to allow for the keeping of [...] Read More »

    11 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 »

    17 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 »

    17 hours ago

National News

  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on March 5, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 5, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 85,376 new vaccinations administered for a total of 2,253,514 doses given. Nationwide, 561,238 people or 1.5 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Judge reserves decision in church challenge of B.C. public health rules

    VANCOUVER – A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has reserved his decision on a request from three churches to throw out provincial health orders that prevent them from holding in-person services. Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson said Friday he doesn’t want to delay unnecessarily and he appreciates the urgency of the matter from the petitioners’ point [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Saskatchewan court weighs what to do with different Humboldt Broncos lawsuits

    REGINA – A Regina judge has reserved his decision on whether to delay one of the many lawsuits filed after the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Lawyers spent Friday arguing what a delay would mean for a group of grieving parents who want to move ahead with their case, and what’s fair for all the [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Canada’s chief public health doctor is hopeful as Health Canada approves 4th vaccine

    OTTAWA – The approval of a fourth COVID-19 vaccine and news of accelerated deliveries for another had government officials taking an optimistic tone Friday about the path of the pandemic in Canada. “We can be really increasingly optimistic in our outlook and that is really great,” said Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • B.C. top doctor has power to restrict access to a place during health hazard: lawyer

    VANCOUVER – A lawyer for British Columbia’s attorney general says provincial public health orders do not single out or ban all in-person religious services. Jacqueline Hughes told the B.C. Supreme Court that individual worship and drive-in eventsare permitted, subject to certain conditions, while weddings, funerals and baptisms may include no more than 10 guests. She [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Oregon governor ordering teachers to return to classroom

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday she is issuing an executive order mandating that all K-12 public schools provide universal access to in-person learning by the month’s end for students up to fifth grade and by mid-April for older students. The state’s coronavirus case numbers have fallen significantly and Oregon put teachers [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Oregon gov: Schools must offer in-person classes by March 29

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday she is issuing an executive order mandating that all K-12 public schools provide universal access to in-person learning by the month’s end for students up to fifth grade and by mid-April for older students. The state’s coronavirus case numbers have fallen significantly and Oregon put teachers [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Arizona governor lifts capacity limits at gyms, restaurants

    PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday lifted capacity restrictions at gyms, restaurants and other businesses and said he’ll allow Major League Baseball to hold spring training games. Ducey cited declining COVID-19 cases and the rollout of the vaccine. Masks and social distancing requirements remain unchanged. The lifting of capacity restrictions applies to gyms, [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • No winners: UK waits for Harry, Meghan’s take on royal split

    LONDON – The timing couldn’t be worse for Harry and Meghan. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will finally get the chance to tell the story behind their departure from royal duties directly to the public on Sunday, when their two-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey is broadcast. But back home in Britain, events have conspired [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • 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 »

    16 hours ago