January 24th, 2022

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No council meeting the time to take care of business

By Lethbridge Herald on January 21st, 2022

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald January seems like an odd time to take a vacation – unless a person is planning to soak up the sun – but for me this year, it’s a necessity. I have a few personal appointments that need to be taken care of and rather than interrupt ... Read More »

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Falls can happen to anyone

By Lethbridge Herald on January 8th, 2022

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald We’ve all heard the stories of senior citizens who have taken serious falls and never recovered. As a kid, actually up until a couple of years ago, I never paid much heed to the dangers of falling. The operative word here is “much” because I have a ... Read More »

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Winter is hard on our four-legged companions

By Lethbridge Herald on December 31st, 2021

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com With no paper on New Year’s Day, I had intended my column that ran in Sunday’s paper to be my last of the year. But my plans changed with the cold snap that descended mercilessly upon us last week. And I know this is an odd ... Read More »

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Hopefully, COVID will pass like disco

By Lethbridge Herald on December 26th, 2021

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com A new year is almost upon us and if we don’t awaken with a hangover from too much liquid indulging on New Year’s Day, we will probably still feel one from the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. For the second straight holiday season, spirits have been dampened by ... Read More »

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Christmas peace is needed on social media

By Lethbridge Herald on December 18th, 2021

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald With the fourth wave of COVID-19 upon us and the omicron variant prompting Ottawa to warn against non-essential international travel, a doctor shortage in Alberta and inflation rising, finding cheer at Christmas may not be easy this year. With so many issues facing us, it’s hard to ... Read More »

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‘Shop local’ mantra should include advertising

By Lethbridge Herald on December 11th, 2021

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Christmas season is upon us and after nearly two years of dealing with COVID-19, local  businesses are gearing up for the shopping season. Residents in Lethbridge – and elsewhere  – are always being implored to shop locally and support our neighbours and their families instead of ... Read More »

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‘King Creole’ showed how good Elvis could have been

By Al Bieber on December 4th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com After watching the Hollywood Suite channels of older movies on preview during Christmas for a few seasons, I ended up buying the package. It’s a really affordable cost for the four channels plus On Demand movies where you can view featured ones at your leisure. Being a guy who is in online fantasy ... Read More »

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Is a toll bridge to West Lethbridge worth considering?

By Al Beeber on November 27th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Would Lethbridge residents be willing to pay a toll for a third bridge if that meant construction could start sooner? It’s a question that came up in a discussion I had recently with Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf about various issues including legislation the UCP wants to get passed during the fall session. ... Read More »

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Stealing the security camera went too far

By Lethbridge Herald on November 20th, 2021

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com In recent months, I’ve written a couple of columns about residential crime and how we can protect ourselves from human predators by installing motion detector lights and security cameras. All were doing well for me until last weekend when someone actually stole my security camera from ... Read More »

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Humour can be a valuable coping mechanism

By Lethbridge Herald on November 13th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com As people who grew up in highly dysfunctional homes know, having a sense of humour is key to survival. I developed mine early and often my humour can be borderline off-limits for many. But humour is a survival mechanism that can help those traumatized by the events in their lives cope. I know ... Read More »

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Brushing up on dog hygiene a real bark

By AlBeeber on November 6th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com A cervical fusion in 2002 prompted me to adopt a black lab at the Humane Society as an exercise companion since I wasn’t allowed to lift weights, and from the day Jessie came home, I’ve been a dedicated doggie dad. Without Jessie, who I wrote about several times, I wouldn’t have kept up ... Read More »

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