May 9th, 2021

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  • Modern-day example of the Good Samaritan

    It was a chilly February morning in 2001 when my father left the mall after his routine walk to drive to the curling rink to meet the rest of his retired buddies. With known heart problems, he must have sensed something amiss, and quickly and haphazardly pulled into the first pull-out he came upon. Immediately [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • 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 »

    3 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 »

    4 months ago

Local News

  • No quick decision on Grassy Mountain mine assessment; OWC

    The Oldman River watershed has been at the centre of the debate regarding coal mining in the Rockies. There are two coal mines that are being proposed which are undergoing review. The area covered by the Oldman watershed expands from High River to the St. Mary River system in Glacier National Park, and part of [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Southern Alberta couple celebrating 75th wedding anniversary

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Steele and Loree Brewerton will be celebrating a special anniversary on Sunday but COVID-19 restrictions mean family and friends won’t be joining them in person at their Magrath home. The Brewertons who live in the Diamond Willow Lodge in Magrath, will be marking their 75th wedding anniversary on Mother’s Day. Eldest daughter Bonnie [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • City looking at rentable e-scooter pilot project

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Micro-mobility was a major topic of discussion at this week’s Civic Works Standing Policy Committee meeting of city council – namely, the viability of bringing rentable e-scooters to downtown Lethbridge as a pilot project this summer. The e-scooters, provided by a private business entity, would be readily accessible for anyone who wanted to [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Soup kitchen seeks community support as funding drops by half

    Tim Kalinowski – Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Soup Kitchen is asking for community support after experiencing a drop in financial donations over the past few months. “Our expenses per month are about $20,000, and since January this year we have seen about a 50 per cent reduction in our funding,” explains Soup Kitchen executive director [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Fiery semi-truck collision claims life of Granum man

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Police are confirming a man from Granum died at the scene of a fiery collision on Hwy. 3 near Coalhurst on Friday morning. According to the Coaldale RCMP, the Coalhurst Fire Department and RCMP members responded at approximately 9:50 a.m. to a collision involving two semi-trucks near the Kipp Road. [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

National News

  • Several provinces bring in new restrictions as high COVID-19 case numbers persist

    Several provinces are gearing up to tighten public health measures once again as COVID-19 infection rates remain stubbornly high in parts of Canada. Beginning at midnight, bars and restaurants in Alberta must shut their patios to in-person dining and personal wellness services such as hair salons and tattoo parlours have to close as the final [...] Read More »

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  • RCAF turns to foreign pilots to help with shortage as commercial aviators stay away

    OTTAWA – The Royal Canadian Air Force is hoping Canada will open its doors to military pilots from other countries as it seeks to address a longstanding shortage of experienced aviators. In an interview with The Canadian Press, RCAF commander Lt.-Gen. Al Meinzinger says the military is working with Canada’s immigration department to streamline the [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Halifax airport CEO hopes for more on-site COVID testing ‘sooner rather than later’

    HALIFAX – The chief executive of Atlantic Canada’s largest airport is hoping for COVID-19 testing for arriving passengers “sooner rather than later,” as an added measure to combat Nova Scotia’s third wave of the pandemic. The Halifax International Airport Authority first proposed the testing system at Stanfield International Airport in January. The current system, which [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Some universities say no to proof of vaccination requirement

    A COVID-19 vaccine likely won’t be a requirement to return to the physical classroom at some universities in September, with several large schools saying they have no intention of mandating proof of immunization for students. Though some schools remain undecided, the decisions from the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta and McGill University come [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Parks Canada captive caribou breeding proposal gets OK from scientific review panel

    JASPER, Alta. – A last-ditch attempt to save some of Canada’s vanishing caribou herds is a step closer after a scientific review panel’s approval of a plan to permanently pen some animals and breed them to repopulate other herds. The captive breeding program would be a first, said Dave Argument, conservation manager for Jasper National [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

World News

  • Pierre ‘Pete’ du Pont IV dies; ran for president in 1988

    WILMINGTON, Del. – Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV, a former Delaware governor and congressman who sought the 1988 Republican presidential nomination, has died. He was 86. Du Pont, a scion of the family that established the DuPont Co., died at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday after a long illness, his former chief [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Johnson calls for UK talks after Scottish Nationalists win

    LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday invited the leaders of the U.K.’s devolved nations for crisis talks on the union after Scotland’s pro-independence party won its fourth straight parliamentary election. Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, said the election results proved that a second independence vote for Scotland was “the [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Maldives police say key suspect in Nasheed attack arrested

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Maldives police said Sunday they arrested a person believed to be the prime suspect in an explosion that critically wounded the country’s former president and which was blamed on Muslim extremists. Police said they now have three of four suspects in custody. Thursday’s blast targeted Mohamed Nasheed, currently the speaker of [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Putin tells Red Square parade that Nazi ideas persist

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe with a speech warning that Nazi beliefs remain strong. Speaking to the annual military parade on Moscow’s Red Square, Putin on Sunday decried “attempts to rewrite history, to justify traitors and criminals, on whose hands lies the [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • As cases grow, India’s vaccination campaign falters

    BENGALURU, India – Since India opened vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping across the country, the pace of administering the shots has dropped with states saying they only have limited stock to give out. Cases meanwhile are still rising at record pace in the world’s second-most populous [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago