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Vacancy rates within Alberta’s RCMP are concerning

By Lethbridge Herald on April 6th, 2024

Mike Ellis MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES It doesn’t matter if you live in a remote community in rural Alberta or in downtown Edmonton – when you call 9-1-1, the expectation is that a police officer will arrive to help you.  Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. And that is no slight to ... Read More »

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Liberals defy logic with continued carbon tax hikes

By Lethbridge Herald on April 6th, 2024

FROM THE HILL Rachael Thomas – Conservative Member of Parliament for Lethbridge April Fool’s Day has come and gone, and with it, one of the cruelest jokes this government has sprung so far. Amid one of the worst affordability crises this country has ever seen, the Liberals have chosen to ignore the cry of Canadians ... Read More »

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The aging body doesn’t bounce back like it used to

By Lethbridge Herald on April 5th, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – managing editor I’ve written a few times about my back woes and falls. And last week I took a tumble for the ages in the alley behind our office. Between the Landmark and the new medical clinic, I slipped on a thin layer of snow covering a thick ... Read More »

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UCP budget one of broken promises for Lethbridge

By Lethbridge Herald on March 30th, 2024

AT THE LEGISLATURE Shannon Phillips – NDP MLA for Lethbridge West The people of Lethbridge deserve an honest representation of what the latest provincial Budget means for us. Budget 2024 is a broken promises budget, especially for the people of Lethbridge.  Folks in Lethbridge remain genuinely concerned with timely access to health care, affordability, and ... Read More »

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Good Friday this year vastly different from 2020

By Lethbridge Herald on March 28th, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – managing editor Four years ago this month, COVID-19 restrictions were in full swing as the world shut down to try to reduce the spread of this new and deadly invisible enemy. With business activity reduced to those deemed essential, commerce came to a sudden and grinding halt. And ... Read More »

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Drought situation a growing concern

By Lethbridge Herald on March 22nd, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – managing editor Are we going to finally get the moisture that helps to avert a water crisis in southern Alberta? If the forecast holds true, we should be getting a substantial amount of snow through the weekend to help alleviate a potential disaster for spring if we start ... Read More »

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Many notable events have happened here this month

By Lethbridge Herald on March 16th, 2024

FROM THE HALL Blaine Hyggen – Mayor of Lethbridge March is here with plenty of notable topics and events to mention in this space.  I was pleased to attend several local events on March 8 in celebration of International Women’s Day. In addition to my wonderful Lethbridge City Council colleagues Belinda Crowson and Jenn Schmidt-Rempel, ... Read More »

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Attacks on Rajko Dodic over bike lanes went too far

By Lethbridge Herald on March 15th, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – Managing Editor When councillor Rajko Dodic on Tuesday was making his case for an official business motion on bike lane construction and possible removal, I doubt anyone expected him to tell his fellow civic politicians – and the public – some of the insults he had to endure ... Read More »

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Providing clarity for renewable electricity development

By Lethbridge Herald on March 9th, 2024

AT THE LEGISLATURE Nathan Neudorf – UCP MLA for Lethbridge East Alberta’s government is setting a clear and responsible path forward for renewable project development to ensure our electricity grid is reliable, affordable, and sustainable for generations to come.  I am proud that Alberta continues to be a leader in responsible energy development, not only ... Read More »

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Are there any actual benefits to changing the time?

By Lethbridge Herald on March 8th, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – managing editor For better, worse or indifferent, daylight saving time returns on Sunday morning when most Canadians will notice on their smartphones that time has suddenly passed quicker than they may have thought after a nocturnal visit to the bathroom or to let the dog out. At 2 a.m. ... Read More »

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The zombie-like nature of the proposed Grassy Mountain coal mine

By Lethbridge Herald on March 5th, 2024

LORNE FITCH In the recent pronouncement from the minister of Energy that the proposed Grassy Mountain coal mine is still an “advanced project” one might conclude he believes in the living dead. Nothing it seems is ever dead, it just waits in a moribund condition for the kiss of life from a government out of ... Read More »

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