September 26th, 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 »

    4 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 »

    5 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 »

    5 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 »

    7 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 »

    7 months ago

Local News

  • Man ‘lucky’ not to have been shot, sent to jail

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A southern Alberta man who was only seconds away from being shot by police during a high risk take down last year, has been sent to a federal penitentiary. Lance Fred Chalifoux was sentenced to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to charges of assault, assaulting [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Weapons and drugs charges in court

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 34-year-old man caught with weapons and drugs following a traffic stop earlier in the week, had his charges addressed for the first time Friday in Lethbridge provincial court. However, the accused, Kody Abraham Martens, was in quarantine at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre and unable to appear in court, and his matter was [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Adjournment in human trafficking case

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Lawyers for two youth charged in connection with human trafficking and sex-related offences in Lethbridge made brief appearances in court Wednesday, but simply adjourned their matters until next month when they hope to have more disclosure. Calgary lawyer Rabie Ahmed and Lethbridge lawyer Miranda Hlady told court they are waiting to receive more [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • The Solar System contained within a city

    Want to take a cruise through the solar system? All you’ll need is a small part of your day and you won’t even need warp speed. Through a little bit of creative scaling, the Lethbridge Astronomy Society has brought the entire solar system to Lethbridge. It starts right in the heart of downtown with the [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Special meeting of council set for Monday on EMS consolidation

    Tim Kalinowski – Lethbridge Herald Mayor Chris Spearman has called a Special Meeting of city council on Monday in order to request a formal review by the Alberta Ombudsman of the Kenney government’s decision to consolidate local EMS Dispatch. “The City of Red Deer has decided to move forward with an application to the Alberta [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Judge says unvaccinated prospective jurors in sex assault trial will be excused

    CALGARY – An Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench justice has ruled that prospective jurors in an upcoming sexual assault trial in Calgary will be excused if they’re not vaccinated against COVID-19. Justice N.E. Devlin wrote in his ruling Thursday that allowing unvaccinated people to serve on the jury could unfairly compromise the health of other [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan to cover ‘life-changing’ cystic fibrosis drug

    Three provinces say they’ll start covering the cost of a new drug that experts describe as a “life-changing” treatment for cystic fibrosis. Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan announced Friday that they’ll pay to provide eligible patients with Trikafta, which costs roughly $300,000 a year at its list price, under their publicly funded drug programs. The news [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Alberta doctors call for more drug-use sites to reduce strain on acute-care resources

    A group of Edmonton physicians says the Alberta government’s overhaul of harm reduction supports for people who use drugs is needlessly straining acute-care resources as COVID-19 demands grow. Members of the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association’s opioid poisoning committee have penned a letter to Premier Jason Kenney, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other health and [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Calgary man who fatally stabbed his case worker to be sentenced Oct. 4

    CALGARY – A Calgary man who admitted to stabbing his case worker to death at an assisted-living home nearly two years ago is to be sentenced early next month Brandon Newman pleaded guilty last week to second-degree murder in the death of Deborah Onwu on Oct. 25, 2019. His trial had been scheduled to begin [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Alberta doctors call for more drug-use sites to reduce strain on acute care resources

    A group of Edmonton physicians says the Alberta government’s overhaul of harm reduction supports for people who use drugs is needlessly straining acute care resources as COVID-19 demands grow. Members of the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association’s opioid poisoning committee have penned a letter to Premier Jason Kenney, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other health [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

World News

  • Israeli troops kill 5 Palestinians in West Bank gunbattles

    JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli troops conducted a series of arrest raids against suspected Hamas militants across the occupied West Bank early Sunday, sparking a pair of gun battles in which five Palestinians were killed and two Israeli soldiers were seriously wounded. It was the deadliest violence between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the West [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Israeli troops kill 5 Palestinian gunmen in arrest clashes

    JERUSALEM (AP) – Five Palestinian gunmen were killed in shootouts with Israeli security forces during a sweeping West Bank arrest operation cracking down on the Islamic militant group Hamas on Sunday. It was the deadliest violence between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank in recent weeks and came amid heightened tensions [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Israeli troops kill 4 Palestinian gunmen in arrest clashes

    JERUSALEM (AP) – At least four Palestinian gunmen were killed in shootouts with Israeli security forces during a sweeping West Bank arrest operation cracking down on the Islamic militant group Hamas on Sunday, the Israeli military said. It was the deadliest violence between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank in recent [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Swiss seen approving same-sex marriage in referendum

    GENEVA (AP) – Swiss voters appear to have decided by a clear margin to allow same-sex couples to marry, according to a projection after a national referendum on Sunday. The projection by the gfs.bern polling agency for Switzerland’s public broadcasters showed the measure passing by 64% to 36%. Switzerland’s parliament and the governing Federal Council [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Israeli troops kill 4 Palestinians in West Bank clashes

    JERUSALEM (AP) – At least four Palestinian gunmen were killed in shootouts with Israeli security forces during a sweeping West Bank arrest operation cracking down on the Islamic militant group Hamas on Sunday, the Israeli military said. Sunday’s violence was the deadliest between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank in recent [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago