February 26th, 2024


Carlson rose to the occasion at city council

By Lethbridge Herald on January 26th, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – managing editor Lethbridge Herald “It’s the eye of the tiger It’s the thrill of the fight Rising up to the challenge of our rival And the last known survivor Stalks his prey in the night And he’s watching us all with the eye of the tiger” Jeff Carlson ... Read More »

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The brutal truth about modern war

By Lethbridge Herald on January 24th, 2024

TREVOR W. HARRISON Responding to a complaint by a retired professor, Jeff Winch, about its coverage of the current Middle East conflict, the CBC has defended its editorial decision to describe differently the Hamas attack of October 7 and Israel’s military response since. In the first case, says the CBC, the Hamas gunmen attacked “Israelis ... Read More »

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Much to be positive about during the first month

By Lethbridge Herald on January 20th, 2024

FROM THE HALL Blaine Hyggen – Mayor of Lethbridge Let me welcome you to the first Mayor’s column of 2024.  I write this monthly feature on behalf of Lethbridge City Council to keep people informed on matters of importance in the community, as well as to highlight achievements by members of our community. Amid the ... Read More »

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Viable alternative needed to electric powered vehicles

By Lethbridge Herald on January 19th, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – Lethbridge Herald Even for those of us who remember the 1960s and ‘70s, the cold snap that descended upon us late last week seems a little much. Maybe folks who were around in the 1950s endured temperatures that dropped so low for so long but I think the ... Read More »

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New initiatives focus on electricity system

By Lethbridge Herald on January 13th, 2024

AT THE LEGISLATURE Nathan Neudorf – UCP MLA for Lethbridge East Happy New Year! As we step into 2024, I am thrilled to share updates on several initiatives, particularly focusing on our electricity system.  Since August 2023, our government has engaged in numerous inquiries and studies to develop a more comprehensive plan for the future ... Read More »

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Leadership matters in this country

By Lethbridge Herald on January 5th, 2024

FROM THE HILL Rachael Thomas – Conservative Member of Parliament for Lethbridge If you were to look down on Earth from space, you would see the drastic difference between two countries that once shared a common story.  One country brims with light, radiant from its vibrant and bustling cities. The other is cloaked in utter ... Read More »

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The clock is winding down on a long journalism career

By Lethbridge Herald on January 5th, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Bieber – Managing Editor As I write this column, 1980s metal band Hardline is playing its hit “Take Me Down” on my Siriux/XM app. And in a way it’s appropriate because at the end of 2024, The Herald can ‘take me down’ from its masthead. I’ve decided as my 65th ... Read More »

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UCP needs to keep its hands off our CPP

By Lethbridge Herald on December 30th, 2023

AT THE LEGISLATURE Shannon Phillips – NDP MLA for Lethbridge West Hands off our CPP! That message has been delivered far and wide to the UCP government by Albertans worried about their retirement security. The Alberta NDP Caucus has had nearly 40,000 people fill out our survey at http://www.AlbertasFuture.ca and more than 90 per cent ... Read More »

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City protecting investments in the Exhibition

By Lethbridge Herald on December 23rd, 2023

FROM THE HALL Blaine Hyggen – Mayor of Lethbridge I  want to begin this month with a sincere Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our Lethbridge residents! This, of course, will be the final monthly column installment of 2023 – a year which has certainly had plenty of items on the go throughout. During ... Read More »

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Another Christmas season is upon us

By Lethbridge Herald on December 22nd, 2023

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – managing editor Christmas is almost upon us. In three more days, kids of all ages will be sitting around the Christmas tree opening gifts and enjoying the merriment of the season. I’m not a Christmas kind of person but this will be one of the rare Christmases I’m ... Read More »

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Government taking action on drought in Alberta

By Lethbridge Herald on December 19th, 2023

Rebecca Shultz MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT AND PROTECTED AREAS Water is one of Alberta’s most precious resources. We all use it, consume it, and rely on it. Most of the water that Albertans use to drink, grow crops, run our businesses and sustain our environment comes from rain and melting snow. The last three years have ... Read More »

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