July 17th, 2024

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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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ArriveScam: The Liberal’s latest multimillion dollar boondoggle

By Lethbridge Herald on March 2nd, 2024

FROM THE HILL Rachael Thomas – Conservative Member of Parliament for Lethbridge How much would you be willing to pay for a phone app?  Most of us download dozens of free apps but hesitate once the cost hits one dollar. What about a $60 million app?  “WTF?” was asked in question period recently in the ... Read More »

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Herald family experiencing loss this week

By Lethbridge Herald on March 1st, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – Managing editor We’ve all heard the term ‘writer’s block.’ It’s an issue we who write for a living have all probably struggled with occasionally during our careers. In the fast-paced world of deadlines, it’s a problem that we don’t have time for and one which can be frustrating ... Read More »

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Hope is not a strategy, real investment is

By Lethbridge Herald on February 24th, 2024

AT THE LEGISLATURE Shannon Phillips – NDP MLA for Lethbridge West Surgeries are being canceled, doctors are planning their exit from the province, nurses’ hours are being cut, and approximately 800,000 Albertans don’t have a family doctor. What will it take for this government to invest in healthcare? As we brace ourselves for the unveiling ... Read More »

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New Exhibition board looks like an impressive group

By Lethbridge Herald on February 23rd, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – managing editor I may sort of have been away from the office last week but I still kept in touch with the happenings in our busy community. Admittedly, I bailed on council from my couch when they abruptly went in camera during a meeting with a light agenda ... Read More »

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We’re running out the clock on caribou population

By Lethbridge Herald on February 16th, 2024

Running Out the Clock on Caribou Lorne Fitch, P. Biol. Great billows of smoke were used to hide battleships in wartime. Smokescreens are still employed, but to disguise a lack of meaningful activity, especially with the long-running battle to save caribou in Alberta. You can’t see the smoke, but it’s there in the form of ... Read More »

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Albertans rose to the challenge on emergency response

By Lethbridge Herald on February 10th, 2024

AT THE LEGISLATURE Nathan Neudorf – UCP MLA for Lethbridge East In a historic moment for our province, Albertans came together as we navigated our first emergency response concerning the electricity grid. On January 13, Albertans experienced an unprecedented event — for the first time an Emergency Broadcast Alert was used in relation to the ... Read More »

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February a month of milestones

By Lethbridge Herald on February 9th, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – managing editor Time flies when you’re busy and realize the calendar has reached a milestone: it’s been a year since I took over as managing editor of the Herald, a huge honour and privilege that came after 35 years of devoted service here. Coming up soon are two ... Read More »

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What are tax levies doing to help downtown businesses?

By Lethbridge Herald on February 6th, 2024

OUR OPINION Some Red Deer downtown business owners are mad and may not take it anymore. Business owners in that city’s downtown are threatening to withhold property taxes until plans for a new shelter are made public and an overdose prevention site removed. A petition in that city has attracted the support of 40 business ... Read More »

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Trudeau’s fantasy incompatible with Canada’s reality

By Lethbridge Herald on February 3rd, 2024

FROM THE HILL Rachael Thomas – Conservative Member of Parliament for Lethbridge It is playfully said that in Canada, we have two seasons: winter and almost winter.  Canadians are well-accustomed to dealing with snow, ice, and freezing temperatures, and many embrace the cold weather with fun activities such as skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating.  But ... Read More »

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How much criticism is warranted of any government?

By Lethbridge Herald on February 2nd, 2024

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – managing editor City council and administration can’t win sometimes. Whether it’s on snow removal, downtown bike lanes, or the handling of the Exhibition situation with the Agri-Food Hub and Trade Centre, the City is always in the line of fire from taxpayers. Ditto with the provincial and federal ... Read More »

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