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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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Much has changed in journalism over the years

By AlBeeber on October 30th, 2021

When I saw my Canada Pension Plan cheque had been deposited in my bank account, it dawned on me that I’m old. Three years ago at the gym, a few of us were on the treadmill debating about whether we should take it at 60 or wait til 65. We were all in good health ... Read More »

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Retail and restaurant workers are pandemic heroes

By Lethbridge Herald on October 16th, 2021

Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Throughout the struggles of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all read, heard or even written about the heroic efforts made by Alberta’s healthcare workers to deal with this crisis. The frontline workers, who deserve the full support of all Albertans and our government, are living saints for the risks they take on ... Read More »

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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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