July 18th, 2024

Opinions

Phillips showed a warrior’s spirit in her work

By Lethbridge Herald on June 14th, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – Managing Editor So much of Canada is focused on the Stanley Cup playoffs this week with an Alberta team still in the hunt to bring home an NHL championship at long that I momentarily thought I could probably skip this column and nobody would miss it. Being a ... Read More »

8 responses

Northback Holdings’ messaging between the public and officials are at odds

By Lethbridge Herald on June 8th, 2024

Kennedy Halvorson ALBERTA WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION Your project description isn’t adding up, Northback. Whatwas pitched to Alberta’s energy regulator as “short-term and small-scale” doesn’t match with what’s been sold to nearby communities. Expected to last “105 days” and remove “approximately 10 tonnes” of coal, Northback’s legal team argued that the “localized, temporary and short” nature of ... Read More »

10 responses

Affordability: Alberta’s top priority

By Lethbridge Herald on June 8th, 2024

AT THE LEGISLATURE Nathan Neudorf – UCP MLA for Lethbridge East It should come as no surprise that addressing the cost of living is a top priority for the UCP government. After all, creating the new Ministry of Affordability and Utilities was one of the first things Danielle Smith did after becoming the Premier. Alberta’s ... Read More »

10 responses

In celebration of seniors

By Lethbridge Herald on June 7th, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – Managing Editor The other day I realized this is Seniors Week in Alberta. It started Monday and runs until Sunday. And now as an official 65-year-old I can actually celebrate it! Yeehah, I guess. So being a guy who acts more like 16 than 65 I’m perplexed about ... Read More »

1 response

Axe fuel taxes to give Canadians a summer break

By Lethbridge Herald on June 1st, 2024

FROM THE HILL Rachael Thomas – Conservative Member of Parliament for Lethbridge There is nothing like summer in Canada. Taking a road trip to Calgary to enjoy the zoo, camping out under the stars in Waterton, or spending the day in Writing-on-Stone National Park are just a few of the summer activities many of us ... Read More »

19 responses

Newspapers need government lifeline

By Lethbridge Herald on May 31st, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – managing editor Thanks to the changing world around us, Canadian newsrooms have seen staff numbers dwindle over the years as more companies have turned to social media to do their advertising. We in the newspaper industry have been hit particularly hard and it’s frustrating because unlike television and ... Read More »

5 responses

Bill 18 a red tape production scheme

By Lethbridge Herald on May 25th, 2024

AT THE LEGISLATURE Shannon Phillips – NDP MLA for Lethbridge West One of the oldest truisms in any parliament is that an Opposition’s greatest tool is time. While governments want to pass legislation in a timely manner, it is up to His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition to use their legislative time to debate bills the government ... Read More »

8 responses

Giving a potential eye remedy a shot

By Lethbridge Herald on May 24th, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – Managing editor After working most of the long weekend, I figured the mind would be sharp and I’d have plenty of fodder for a column this week. But this could be the ultimate dud because this dude is out of gas and out of inspiration. I tried to ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

New housing project a great collaboration

By Lethbridge Herald on May 18th, 2024

FROM THE HALL Blaine Hyggen – Mayor of Lethbridge I’m very pleased to begin this month by highlighting a wonderful collaboration between CONCEPT Investment Partners Ltd. (CIPL), Province of Alberta and the City of Lethbridge that will soon bring 50 new housing units to the city.   At The Edwards, located at 1730, 10 Avenue South ... Read More »

4 responses

Kindness is all around us

By Lethbridge Herald on May 17th, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – managing editor To start with, I want to say a special thanks to the anonymous reader who dropped off a gift at the office last Friday for my birthday. The reader told Nikki at the front counter she’s a fond reader of my columns and I gather she ... Read More »

1 response

Empowering Albertans to take control of their finances

By Lethbridge Herald on May 11th, 2024

AT THE LEGISLATURE Nathan Neudorf – UCP MLA for Lethbridge East It is no secret that the cost of living is hitting Albertans hard. I hear from constituents every day who are struggling with inflation, unaffordable housing, food insecurity, and other consequences that come with the high cost of living.  This is putting more pressure ... Read More »

10 responses