November 28th, 2020



  • Merging ideas constructively

    Last of two parts Two heads think better than one, but too many cooks spoil the broth. Somewhere between “one” and “too many” is the right balance. As young pastor, I got the opportunity for further study in psychology. Uncertain what to do, I discussed my options with experienced pastors. They encouraged me to grab [...] Read More »

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  • The emperor’s vision

    In the days when Augustus was the emperor in Rome and Herod was king in Judea, a group of men walked from the emperor’s palace through the Forum, having asked the emperor if they could build a temple in his honour. Was he not a god worthy of such a building? He gave them no [...] Read More »

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  • Memories from the hockey rink

    My position is goalie. I started playing indoors at 13. At 15 Saskatoon Aden Bowman won the Saskatchewan Provincial Midget A Championship. At 17 I was an All-Star with Saskatoon Aden Bowman at the Juvenile level. In 1966, my first year of university, I was awarded a Molson Hockey Scholarship. I obtained my Bachelor of [...] Read More »

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  • Coal, calcite and cutthroats

    Calcite build-up on streambeds is an environmental hazard of open-pit mountaintop coal mining proposed in the headwaters of the Oldman River. As with selenium pollution, described in a previous article, water flowing through waste rock accumulated during the coal mining process dissolves calcium carbonate and carries it downstream. Unlike selenium, calcium carbonate is not considered [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Information to chew on about plant-based meats

    We live at a time of growing choices regarding food substitutes. But how good are these new products when compared with the old staples? Think of margarine versus butter. Or, more recently, plant-based meats versus the real McCoy? Was William Shakespeare right when he wrote, “A substitute shines brightly as a King, until a King [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

Local News

  • City services survive budget cuts

    LETHBRIDGE The Finance Committee of city council avoided significant cuts to utility services during its final morning of scheduled budget deliberations on Friday, but left instructions to staff to further explore some of these potential savings, as presented, outside of the current budget process. One initiative for consideration at a future time would be [...] Read More »

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    LETHBRIDGE A 41-year-old Calgary truck driver accused of trying to smuggle drugs into Alberta from the U.S. says he has no idea how 50 kilograms of methamphetamine ended up in his truck last year. Asif Mir, who was on trial this week in Lethbridge provincial court, said Thursday he was surprised when Coutts border [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Man changes plea for third time

    LETHBRIDGE A 40-year-old Lethbridge man who pleaded not guilty to several sex-related offences, then changed his mind and pleaded guilty, then later decided to strike his guilty pleas, has flip-flopped again. Gary James Lippa was scheduled to apply to strike his guilty pleas Thursday in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench, but before the hearing [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Community survey starting around City Utility Services

    The City of Lethbridge will be conducting a short phone survey over the next month to gather information from residents on their level of satisfaction with Utility Services. The survey will be conducted by City staff in the 311 contact centre and includes nine yes and no answers. It is estimated the survey should take [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Supplemental funding for LPS programs recommended

    LETHBRIDGE The Finance Committee ended its week of budget deliberations by recommending the full allocation of almost $3 million in supplemental funding to the Lethbridge Police Service for the Community Peace Officer program, The Watch and the Police and Crisis Team (PACT) for the next two years. There was some concern voiced by Councillors [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago

National News

  • Feds unveil more funding for dairy, poultry and egg farmers hurt by free trade deals

    OTTAWA – Canadian egg and poultry farmers who’ve lost domestic market share due to two recent free trade agreements will have access to $691 million in federal cash. Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the long-awaited funds Saturday in a virtual news conference. The money follows a previously announced $1.75 billion for the dairy sector linked [...] Read More »

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  • Atikamekw leaders taken aback by Quebec government refusal to adopt Joyce’s Principle

    MONTREAL – Atikamekw leaders in Quebec say they are disappointed by the Quebec government’s refusal to adopt measures aimed at improving Indigenous health care this week over a reference to systemic racism in the recommendations. The Atikamekw of Manawan Council and the Council of the Atikamekw Nation released the set of measures dubbed Joyce’s Principle [...] Read More »

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  • Scientists urge permanent protection of Last Ice Area in Canada’s High Arctic

    Derek Mueller, a senior researcher at Carleton University, cut his scientific teeth studying mats of microbes on some of Canada’s oldest, thickest and most remote sea ice. “They have some very interesting pigments in their cells to fend off harmful UV radiation,” Mueller said in an interview. “It’s kind of a tricky thing to do, [...] Read More »

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  • No winning ticket for Friday night’s $55 million Lotto Max jackpot

    No winning ticket was sold for the $55 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. However, there were six Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each up for grabs and one of them was claimed by a lottery player somewhere in the Prairies. The draw also had two prizes of $495,000 which went to players [...] Read More »

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  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 5:00 a.m. EST on Nov. 28, 2020: There are 359,055 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 138,163 confirmed (including 6,984 deaths, 119,727 resolved) _ Ontario: 111,216 confirmed (including 3,595 deaths, 94,366 resolved) _ Alberta: 53,105 confirmed (including 519 deaths, 38,369 resolved) _ British Columbia: [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Rough rescue: Storms, broken plane force layover for turtles

    BOSTON – They might have gotten there faster by walking, but at any rate, these endangered turtles had a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Bad weather, a damaged propeller and an unscheduled stop in Tennessee complicated the rescue of 30 critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles that were among hundreds recently found on [...] Read More »

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  • Ethiopia says its military now controls the Tigray capital

    NAIROBI, Kenya – Ethiopia’s army chief of staff says the military has control of the capital of the defiant Tigray region, Mekele. Gen. Birhanu Jula made the comment on the state broadcaster Saturday. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said in a separate statement, “We have entered Mekele without innocent civilians being targets.” Tigray TV earlier Saturday [...] Read More »

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  • Poland: Marches oppose abortion restriction, police violence

    WARSAW, Poland – Protesters marched in Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday against an attempt to restrict abortion rights and the police violence that occurred in response to other recent protests over reproductive rights. In Warsaw, protesters “renamed” a downtown square where they have often met recently to Women’s Rights Roundabout. An activist climbed onto [...] Read More »

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  • French protesters decry bill outlawing use of police images

    PARIS – Thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict sharing images of police officers in France gathered across the country in protest Saturday, and officers in Paris who were advised to behave responsibly during the demonstrations fired tear gas to disperse rowdy protesters in the largely peaceful crowd. Dozens of rallies [...] Read More »

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  • Ethiopia’s Tigray capital reported to be ‘heavily bombarded’

    NAIROBI, Kenya – Ethiopia’s military launched an offensive on the Tigray regional capital Saturday in a quest to arrest the region’s defiant leaders, and the city was being “heavily bombarded,” Tigray TV reported. Humanitarians confirmed the shelling in Mekele, a densely populated city of a half-million people, which immediately raised concerns about civilian casualties. The [...] Read More »

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