December 6th, 2021

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  • Subaru Crosstrek a fantastic crossover

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com l Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Since it was first introduced, the Subaru Crosstrek has been one of my favourite small crossovers. And for 2021, this popular choice among buyers and reviewers is even better. The Crosstrek, in Subaru-speak, has been “re-engineered” for the 2021 model year and the improvements make an already great [...] Read More »

    6 months ago
  • Spiritual Care Team providing care for the soul

    These days we regularly see TV footage of health care professionals in hospitals. Yet barely visible is a vital group who provide care for the soul. They are the Spiritual Care Team. At the Chinook Regional Hospital, I met Roman Catholic Spiritual Care Coordinator Annella Wehlage, who introduced me to Spiritual Health Practitioner John Moerman, [...] Read More »

    7 months ago
  • 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 »

    8 months 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 »

    10 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 »

    10 months ago

Local News

  • Former CP train conductor looking for boulder heroes

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDjtubb@medicinehatnews.com Anyone move any boulders in the ’70s? John Cowan, a former Canadian Pacific conductor, has written a book about his years working on trains and is looking for a dozen passengers who were part of his favourite story. Those passengers helped move a boulder off of a CP track in Kicking Horse Canyon [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Cuts impact Alberta’s municipalities, SACPA told

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs this week heard a presentation based on the Parkland Institute’s recent report on the impact of provincial cuts to Alberta municipalities. Guest speaker was Jacqueline Peterson, an expert in municipal finance whose research focuses on multilevel governance, local finance and urban governance in both Canada and [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Chamber Long Table event featuring local fare

    The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Invest Local Long Table event on Dec.11 at Exhibition Park. “We are so excited to host this unique experience in Lethbridge,” said Cyndi Vos, CEO of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, in a press release. The idea behind the event is to bring members of the [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Wood’s donation helps open the doors for youth in need

    A generous donation by a local family will ensure youth have someplace warm to go as the winter months settle in. On Friday, the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta made a special grant presentation and announcement at Wood’s Homes in the form of a donor advised grant that will address youth homelessness in [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Mission Thrift Store helping for the holidays

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtbusch@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge’s Mission Thrift Store has a new pop-up location for shoppers looking for a holiday deal. The Winter Wonderland Christmas Store is located at 2932 26th Avenue S. (former Sobey’s Liquor Store) and is open 11-4:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday. The store has been open at that location since Nov. 1, and has [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

National News

  • Watchdog to investigate two latest violent arrest videos involving Quebec City police

    QUEBEC – The province’s police watchdog says it will investigate a Quebec City police officer caught on video during a pair of violent arrests earlier this year. In a statement, the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes says a single officer was identified by the police force and it will investigate the circumstances of the arrests captured [...] Read More »

    35 mins ago
  • Tributes for victims on 32nd anniversary of Montreal’s Polytechnique mass shooting

    MONTREAL – Tributes in Montreal and Ottawa are marking the 32nd anniversary of what’s widely believed to be Canada’s largest mass shooting specifically targeting women. The shooting at Montreal’s École Polytechnique took place on Dec. 6, 1989 when a man opened fire inside the engineering school, killing 14 women and injuring others. Representatives of the [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Federal government will soon hand over more residential school records: Miller

    OTTAWA – Canada’s Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister says the federal government will soon release a volume of the residential school records it’s been criticized for withholding to a national archives centre. Marc Miller also says there’s no evidence the Liberal cabinet, including former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, was told of a 2015 decision to drop a [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Take steps to fend off ransomware attacks, federal ministers urge Canadians

    OTTAWA – Citing a dramatic increase in ransomware attacks, several federal ministers are urging Canadians to bolster their cybersecurity practices. In an open letter today, the ministers encourage organizations to adopt the latest security measures, build a response plan and ensure information technology staff are well-prepared to respond to incidents. Canada is among the top [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Canada to manufacture Merck COVID-19 antivirals if regulator approves

    OTTAWA – Merck Canada announced it plans to manufacture its oral antiviral COVID-19 drug in Canada, making the country a global hub for the production of the potentially game-changing treatment. The drug company has invested $19 million to scale up production of its antiviral drug, molnupiravir, at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s facility in Whitby, Ont. The [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Sofia Goggia wins super-G race, goes 3 for 3 in Lake Louise

    LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) – Sofia Goggia captured a World Cup super-G on Sunday to go 3 for 3 in races at Lake Louise. The 29-year-old Italian finished in 1 minute, 18.28 seconds on a cold day to beat Swiss racer Lara Gut-Behrami by 0.11 seconds. Mirjam Puchner of Austria, starting 29th overall, finished in [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Health policy expert says trust needed for Alberta overdose response app to work

    CALGARY – A health policy expert says Alberta’s app to keep drug users safe in the event of an overdose is a worthy endeavour, but she’s concerned fear could prevent many from using it. Elaine Hyshka, an assistant professor at the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health, says drug users may be concerned about [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Olympic champion Goggia wins 6th World Cup downhill in row

    LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) – Sofia Goggia won a World Cup downhill by a wide margin for the second consecutive day Saturday, extending her streak in the discipline to six appearances in a row as she shapes up as a big favorite to defend her Olympic gold medal in Beijing in two months. Goggia, a [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Four homeless people in Edmonton died in fires in last two months, city says

    EDMONTON – The City of Edmonton says there have been four fire-related deaths in the past two months involving people experiencing homelessness. The city says they may seek shelter in encampments, abandon buildings or other structures that are unsafe. It says that earlier this week, one person was found dead in an abandoned building in [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Olympic champion Goggia dominant in downhill; Shiffrin 26th

    LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) – Reigning Olympic champion Sofia Goggia of Italy won the first downhill race of the women’s World Cup season by a whopping margin of nearly 1 1/2 seconds on Friday, with Breezy Johnson second and her American teammate Mikaela Shiffrin back in 26th. Goggia dominated the course on a sunny afternoon [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

World News

  • US religious group says Haitian gang releases 3 hostages

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – A religious group based in Ohio announced Monday that a violent gang in Haiti has released three more hostages, while another 12 remain abducted. The statement from Christian Aid Ministries said the people were released on Sunday in Haiti and are “safe and seem to be in good spirits.” The group [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi convicted in further blow to democracy

    BANGKOK (AP) – Aung San Suu Kyi, the civilian leader of Myanmar who was ousted in a de facto coup this year, was convicted of incitement and another charge Monday and sentenced to four years in prison – in a trial widely criticized as a further effort by the country’s military rulers to reverse the [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Sentence for Maynmar’s Suu Kyi reduced to 2 years in prison

    BANGKOK (AP) – State television in Myanmar announced Monday night that country’s military leader reduced Aung San Suu Kyi’s sentence by two years. Suu Kyi, who was ousted in a de facto coup this year, was sentenced to four years in prison earlier in the day after being convicted on charges widely dismissed as politically [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Deal to make Scholz German chancellor clears final hurdle

    BERLIN (AP) – A three-party deal to form a new German government under center-left leader Olaf Scholz cleared its final hurdle on Monday, setting the scene for Scholz to succeed longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel this week. Germany’s environmentalist Greens said their rank-and-file members approved the agreement reached last month, with 86% voting for it in [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • NYC to impose vaccine mandate on private sector employers

    NEW YORK (AP) – New York City employers will have to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their workers under new rules announced Monday by Mayor Bill de Blasio. The vaccine mandate for private businesses will take effect Dec. 27 and is aimed at preventing a spike in COVID-19 infections during the holiday season and the colder [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago