October 16th, 2021

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Lethbridge can do better than a 27 per cent voter turnout

By Lethbridge Herald on October 9th, 2021

Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Opinions are like aches and pains- almost everybody has one. And come elections, opinions spread like weeds. Everybody it seems is an expert and with the municipal election approaching on Oct. 18, I’ve heard many predictions about both the mayoral and council races. Some of these opinions, no doubt, have ... Read More »

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Getting skunked a real stinker

By Al Beeber on October 2nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com I’m sure many of us have been skunked in one game or many over the years but a couple of weeks ago, I got skunked in a completely different sense. It was actually the dog who got it but the whole house suffered as a result. And the smell of skunk up close ... Read More »

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Vaccine passports need to be made mandatory

By Al Beeber on September 18th, 2021

With the start of a week off beginning Tuesday – I volunteered to help cover the federal election Monday – I was going to keep this column light and bright. After all, we all need a break from the seriousness of life and as we know, I’m a guy who can crack a joke about ... Read More »

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Should vaccines be mandatory for health workers?

By Al Bieber on September 4th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com A friend the other day sent me a quote regarding COVID-19 that I found really profound given how the fourth wave is now smashing into us. I don’t know the author of the quote or where it originated but it makes a good point: “If you don’t trust doctors and science to keep ... Read More »

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Online political quiz offers interesting insights

By Al Beeber on August 28th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Prompted by Doug Cameron’s recent Letter to the Editor, I took an online quiz to gauge where I stand on the political spectrum. In his letter, Cameron stated with the election that many voters will be speaking of their devotion to one political party. The quiz at https://canada.isidewith.com/political-quiz may quickly dispel your preconceived ... Read More »

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Home security system provides peace of mind

By Al Beeber on August 21st, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com A few weeks ago here, I wrote about the need for Lethbridge residents to watch out for each other and our neighbourhoods, and how we can protect ourselves with security systems. Since that column, a few people have talked to me about their interest in getting security cameras so they can also keep ... Read More »

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Fishing trip with dad an adventure for the ages

By Lethbridge Herald on July 31st, 2021

Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Three years ago this weekend, my dad and I were preparing for an epic adventure, which turned out to be the first and last we’d ever make together. In early 2019, dad lost his second wife and on his own for the first time after being her caregiver, he was lost ... Read More »

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Peenaquim disc golf doesn’t look like a done deal yet

By Al Beeber on July 24th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com It looks like the proposed disc golf course at Peenaquim Park isn’t ready to fly yet judging by a story in The Herald last week. As you may be aware, city council recently became involved in this issue when a person involved with the disc golf association was asked to make a presentation ... Read More »

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Street Wheelers a valuable part of city’s summer

By Al Beeber on July 17th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com I’ve been asked what I thought of last weekend’s Street Wheelers event and I’m in a bit of a quandary about the whole thing because I know some will have issues with anything I write on the subject. Street Wheelers is a sensitive subject every year with some but I’m not one to ... Read More »

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Going massless in public doesn’t feel comfortable yet

By Al Beeber on July 10th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com When the mask bylaw was lifted effective July 1, like many I breathed a sigh of relief and actually felt I could breathe easier. It’s been a long time under COVID-19 restrictions and that freedom was so wonderful to have. I stopped to get gas on July 1 before heading out to shoot ... Read More »

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We can all make the world a better place to live in

By Al Beeber on July 3rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Wow, what a world we live in. Two days ago, we theoretically celebrated Canada Day under the heavy cloud of disgust, anger and sadness about the recent discoveries at Canadian residential schools. I drove out to Raymond to shoot the Rotary Club parade on July 1 as Southern Alberta celebrated a bit of ... Read More »

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