April 14th, 2021


Small businesses getting help; Schweitzer

By Lethbridge Herald on February 24th, 2021

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 »

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Blood Tribe members want election reform

By Lethbridge Herald on February 24th, 2021

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 »

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Pizza is the ultimate comfort food

By Lethbridge Public Library on February 6th, 2021

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 »

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Exploring life’s depth dimensions

By Cat Charissage Ñ Lethbridge Interfaith Network on January 21st, 2021

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 »

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Go low and slow part of cannabis safety

By Alberta Health on January 20th, 2021

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 »

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Doing and being have value

By JACOB M. VAN ZYL on January 1st, 2021

Fulfilling one’s purpose First of three Reaching a goal usually is the end of a process. Fulfilling a purpose is a long-term commitment. If a lawnmower cannot cut grass, it is not fulfilling its purpose. Household appliances, electronic devices, tools and spanners, clothes and shoes, clocks and watches, cars and carts have specific purposes. If ... Read More »

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What did you learn in disastrous 2020?


How carefully have you been reading our column over the past year? Take our True or False quiz. 1. Excessive amounts of fructose, one of the main carbohydrates in refined sugar, is converted by the liver into fat. Glucose, the other component of sugar, is burned up as energy by all cells. 2. It’s prudent ... Read More »

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How to spot fake social media accounts


Fake social media accounts can promote phony products, spread scams and even share lies and misinformation. It’s important to spot a phony account right away – before you engage with their content. The following tips will help you discern which social media accounts are real and which are fake. Tips for identifying fake social media ... Read More »

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2021 the Year of the Cow


The year 2021, according to Chinese zodiac, is the year of the cow. The cow is an animal with gentle nature who is closely associated with Buddhism. The fonder of Buddhism is Siddhartha Gautama, who was born in India in approximately 500 BC. The family name “Gautama” means a sacred cow. Someone said, “What!? Gautama ... Read More »

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2020 was a year of anniversaries on stamps

By WALTER KERBER Lethbridge Philatelic Society on December 30th, 2020

2020 has been an eventful year, with many an anniversary. It was 75 years ago when the Second World War ended, 30 years since German unification. Each of these was marked all over the world by countries, involved or not, issuing stamps for us poor collectors. It is big business for some of these postal ... Read More »

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My hockey career, such as it was

By CLINT DUNFORD Former Lethbridge MLA on December 30th, 2020

I grew up in Portreeve, Sask., a village 77 miles northwest of Swift Current. The actual hockey games began for me at about 11 years old. We were not much, and I do not remember scoring or winning very often. But boy, was it ever fun, especially the bodychecking. The Saskatchewan Wheat Pool was a ... Read More »

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