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Politicians have a tough and thankless job

By Lethbridge Herald on June 11th, 2022

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – Lethbridge Herald Politicians can’t win. No matter which party they belong to or what they try to achieve while in office they will always face criticism from the electorate and those who couldn’t be bothered to vote. As we see in our opinion pages, some people don’t like ... Read More »

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Some lessons on the job are learned painfully

By Lethbridge Herald on June 4th, 2022

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald It’s a worn-out saying but it is indeed a small world. I learned that covering the last city council meeting when I was approached by mayor Blaine Hyggen during a break to fix the live stream of the meeting. While I was sitting at the media desk, ... Read More »

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Brian Hancock’s compassion for his staff will be missed

By Lethbridge Herald on May 28th, 2022

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald Over the decades, I’ve seen a lot of co-workers in the newsroom and other departments leave for different careers, new jobs at other papers or just retire. A few have left for other reasons, as well. Some I’ve missed because of the friendships we developed or the ... Read More »

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‘User pay’ a cutting edge idea in the ’80s

By Lethbridge Herald on May 21st, 2022

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald The City’s decision to introduce paid parking at the Enmax Centre starting in September has generated a lot of response – positive and negative. And that’s understandable because change always provokes a response. Some welcome it, others are fearful of it. Right or wrong, people get accustomed ... Read More »

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The aging body and brain tell a person different stories

By Lethbridge Herald on May 7th, 2022

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald Well, tomorrow I celebrate another trip around the sun. Hopefully, I celebrate because with my back issues I don’t take anything for granted anymore. I could be fine one minute and be on my back the next. But the way I walk, I could be on my ... Read More »

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EMS and emergency room staff are angels without wings

By Lethbridge Herald on April 23rd, 2022

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald Completely unexpectedly I’ve become well-acquainted with our Alberta healthcare system in recent weeks thanks to a pair of ambulance trips to hospital. Yes, two trips. Two days after my last column, once again I had to be taken by paramedics to Emergency because of my back.  It ... Read More »

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Impact of trauma can be felt many years after it happens

By Lethbridge Herald on April 9th, 2022

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald We’ve all heard of post-traumatic stress disorder, better known as PTSD. The Mayo Clinic website describes it as “a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event – either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety as well as uncontrollable ... Read More »

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A stranger’s kind words couldn’t have come at a better time

By Lethbridge Herald on April 2nd, 2022

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald When out and about, I never know who I’m going to run into and a couple of weeks ago while at the dentist I had an encounter that absolutely made my day. For a few weeks, I’ve been suffering from excruciating back pain after hiking through some ... Read More »

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It’s too early to celebrate COVID’s end

By Lethbridge Herald on March 26th, 2022

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald After two years of COVID-19 restrictions, we should all be breathing an unmasked sigh of relief that finally life is regaining its normalcy. Masking is no longer required in public and restaurants and entertainment venues are back in full swing with no limits on capacities. Hurrah, us! ... Read More »

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The time has come for the Rock Hall of Fame to honour metal

By Lethbridge Herald on March 19th, 2022

LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald The 2022 nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll of Fame have been announced and they are, drum roll please!…. Beck, Pat Benatar, Devo, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, MC5, New York Dolls, Lionel Ritchie, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Fela Kuti, Rage Against the Machine, Dionne ... Read More »

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The Brier brings back fond memories of bonspiels

By Lethbridge Herald on March 11th, 2022

Lethbridge  has been in the national spotlight this week with the city hosting the national mens curling championship at the Enmax Centre. If you follow the Brier coverage on TSN, you’ll see packed stands where fans are being heralded by commentators for their strong support of favourite teams. After two years of COVID-19 restrictions, curling ... Read More »

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