April 11th, 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 »

    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 »

    2 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 »

    3 months 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 »

    3 months ago

Local News

  • Addiction leads to jail sentence for mom caught with drugs

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge woman thought there was something odd two years ago when she watched Karly Andrea Frank take her infant child from the passenger side her car that was parked on Lakeshore Rd. South, and sit it on the ground. Frank then walked around the car, climbed into the driver’s seat, and momentarily [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Battle of Vimy Ridge has local connection

    The Battle of Vimy Ridge has a distinct southern Alberta presence. As the four-day battle that occurred between April 9 and April 12, 1917 celebrates its 104th anniversary, Glenn Miller, Co chair, public relations for the General Stewart Branch #4, noted the local connections to the piece of World War 1 history. “It’s commemmorated across [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Break-in leaves couple shaken

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com An elderly couple may have hoped they were only having a nightmare when they awoke early one morning last summer to see a woman peering down at them out of the dark. Sophia Black Plume broke into the couple’s westside home at about 3 a.m. July 29, and awakened the couple as she [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Legion raising funds for roof repair

    The Royal Canadian Legion General Stewart Branch #4 is looking to put a roof over their heads. To replace the existing one, of course. The local branch has started up a Go Fund Me campaign to help pay for a new roof. The goal has been set for $20,000 to cover the cost for the [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • London Road residents fed up with rising crime

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdwoodard@lethbridgeherald.com London Road residents are growing tired of the rampant crime in their neighbourhood. In a joint presentation to the City’s Community Safety Standing Policy Committee on Thursday, London Road Neighbourhood Association president Kate Connolly and executive member Ian MacLachlan broke down a list of criminal activity in the area over the past year [...] Read More »

    1 day ago

National News

  • The COVID-19 wasteland: searching for clues to the pandemic in the sewers

    OTTAWA – When Ottawa Public Health officials are trying to decide whether restrictions in the city need to tighten up, they look to the normal markers like positive tests, patients in hospital, and outbreaks. But they are also among the few in the country that take cues from the city’s sewers. Using municipal wastewater to [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • No winning ticket for Saturday’s $20 million Lotto 649 jackpot

    TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $20 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a lottery player in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Apr. 14 will be an estimated $23 million[...] Read More »

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  • A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Apr. 11, 2021

    The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Sunday April 11, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 213,041 new vaccinations administered for a total of 7,785,807 doses given. Nationwide, 784,671 people or 2.1 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at [...] Read More »

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  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, Apr. 11, 2021

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Sunday April 11, 2021. There are 1,052,539 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,052,539 confirmed cases (70,619 active, 958,633 resolved, 23,287 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 7,262 new cases Saturday. The rate of [...] Read More »

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  • Horgan’s NDP to bring in throne speech in B.C., Opposition wants coherent plan

    VICTORIA – British Columbia’s opposition parties acknowledge the COVID-19 pandemic has presented huge challenges for Premier John Horgan’s government, but they say Monday’s throne speech must outline a coherent plan for the province’s economic, health, social and environmental future. The speech is expected to set the government’s agenda following one last year that was dominated [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Alberta expands rapid tests for schools, but critics demand vaccines for teachers

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s premier and education minister say a pilot program that has been using rapid screening tests in some Calgary schools is being expanded to about 300 other schools in the province. Premier Jason Kenney says approximately 400,000 of the rapid tests will be rolled out for use in junior and senior high schools [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Brent Sutter quits as coach of Canadian hockey team he owns

    RED DEER, Alta. – Brent Sutter, the former NHL star who coached the New Jersey Devils and Calgary Flames, quit as coach of the Western Hockey League team he owns. Sutter has run the Red Deer Rebels for 20 seasons and coached them for 15. He remains the club’s president and general manager. “At this [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Alberta’s largest school board says no to United Conservative draft school curriculum

    CALGARY – Alberta’s largest school board says it will not use the United Conservative government’s draft elementary school curriculum pilot this fall. The Calgary Board of Education cites concerns that have been brought up by educators, academic staff, parents, and community members across the province. The board says in a release that its decision considered [...] Read More »

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  • Cameco to restart Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan

    CALGARY – Cameco Corp. says it plans to restart production this month at its Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan after suspending it in December to deal with risks from the pandemic. The suspension followed six positive COVID-19 tests in the company’s northern operations, including three at the fly-in-fly-out mine site. The Saskatoon-based company [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • COVID-19 variants now dominant strains in Alberta, province’s top doctor says

    EDMONTON – The three more contagious variants of COVID-19 in Alberta have become the dominant strains and those who test positive can assume they are infected with the one first reported in the United Kingdom, the province’s top doctor says. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, reported Thursday 717 new cases of the [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

World News

  • Son says Philip’s death has left ‘huge void’ in queen’s life

    LONDON – The death of Prince Philip has left a “huge void” in Queen Elizabeth II’s life, their son Prince Andrew said Sunday, as well-wishers continued to leave floral tributes outside the gates of royal residences in memory of the monarch’s husband. Andrew, the third of the couple’s four children, attended church at the Royal [...] Read More »

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  • 5 rebels, 1 Indian policeman killed in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India – Government forces killed five suspected rebels in two gunfights in Indian-controlled Kashmir, including a teenager, police said Sunday. A policeman was also killed by unknown gunmen in a separate attack in the disputed Himalayan region. Fighting began late Saturday when troops, acting on intelligence, cordoned off two villages in the southern Shopian [...] Read More »

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  • Jordanian prince makes first public appearance since arrest

    JERUSALEM – Jordan’s Prince Hamzah on Sunday made his first public appearance since he was placed under house arrest last week, attending a ceremony with King Abdullah II in what appeared to be an attempted show of unity on a major Jordanian holiday. But it remained unclear whether the king and his popular half brother [...] Read More »

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  • Jordan king, prince appear together for 1st time since rift

    JERUSALEM – Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his half brother Prince Hamzah made their first joint public appearance Sunday since a palace feud last week. Members of the Jordanian royal family marked the centenary of the establishment of the Emirate of Transjordan, a British protectorate that preceded the kingdom. The royal palace released a photo [...] Read More »

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  • Benin’s president seeks re-election after violent protests

    COTONOU, Benin – Benin’s voters cast ballots Sunday in a presidential election that has been marred by violent demonstrations as incumbent leader Patrice Talon ran for a second term despite once pledging he would not. The opposition said the vote was going forward without a number of top challengers, including one from the party of [...] Read More »

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