January 22nd, 2021

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Busting Myths about CPP Investments and CPP

By Lethbridge Herald on January 14th, 2021

Back in the late 1990s, there were serious concerns about how long the CPP would be able to continue paying benefits. Hard work was done to fix this, including creation of CPP Investments to invest contributions. But 20 years later, a majority of Canadians still believe the CPP Fund is running out of money and ... Read More »

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Take comfort, the CPP Fund is built for the long haul

By Lethbridge Herald on January 6th, 2021

From Mark Machin, President & CEO, CPP Investments As the head of CPP Investments, the organization that invests the Canada Pension Plan Fund in the best interests of millions of Canadians, I spend a lot of my time thinking about long-term risks that could affect the safety of our investments, risk in relation to opportunity, ... Read More »

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Input Needed For Proposed Parking Bylaw

By Lethbridge Herald on October 27th, 2020

Lethbridge County is considering the implementation of a parking bylaw due to complaints of commercial vehicles, trailers, RVs, and other improperly parked vehicles within the County’s residential and industrial areas.  As there is currently no parking bylaw in place, the County has limited ability to enforce parking restrictions in these areas. The proposed bylaw outlines ... Read More »

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A lot has changed in 100 years.

By Lethbridge Herald on September 24th, 2020

A lot has changed in 100 years. What hasn’t changed is one Lethbridge company’s commitment to help protect its residents. It’s unique to have any business survive for over 100 years. In Westland Insurance, Lethbridge has a local insurance agency with roots going back a century and not only surviving, but thriving. The agency, which ... Read More »

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Internet service provider helps rural residents work and play from home with no limits

By Lethbridge Herald on September 23rd, 2020

Reliable, high-speed Internet access is becoming increasingly important as students return to school and employees continue to work from home. But for rural residents, accessing high-speed Internet can be a challenge. Fortunately, Xplornet Communications Inc. has been providing innovative broadband solutions to rural customers for over a decade through its unique wireless and satellite network ... Read More »

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Payment deferrals may be your answer to current financial stressors

By Lethbridge Herald on August 10th, 2020

COVID-19 has had its effect on everyone over the course of the past several months, but for millions of Canadians the pandemic has meant added financial stress and the threat of falling behind on bills or debt repayment. From utility bills and mortgage payments to growing credit card debt, the payments can add up quickly. ... Read More »

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Applying For A Mortgage during COVID-19

By Lethbridge Herald on August 7th, 2020

Before the COVID-19 pandemic spread world-wide, Canadian families were free-flowing through the housing market, and once it hit, many families were reconsidering repurchasing or purchasing for the first time. Although the pandemic has created a less personal experience finding a home to purchase, mortgage rates are at an all-time low, as well as it being ... Read More »

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Renovations from Shingles to Basements, Inside and Out

By Lethbridge Herald on June 22nd, 2020

Is it time for a change? From bathroom, kitchen, or a full home renovation to redesigning and renovating your commercial office space, Galko Renovations can help you make those changes. Galko Renovations is the flagship renovation division of Galko Homes Master Builder, and is backed by over 45 years of award winning residential construction experience. ... Read More »

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Bruce Galts brings Paul Davis to Lethbridge

By Lethbridge Herald on May 21st, 2020

Long-time Lethbridge homebuilder and businessman, Bruce Galts, has taken on a new venture, and is now also the owner and operator of the Paul Davis Lethbridge franchise. Galts, owner of Galko Homes, is ready to serve customers in the region with Paul Davis Lethbridge; helping home and business owners recover from fire, mould, asbestos, wind, ... Read More »

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Funding for skilled immigrants and refugees

By Lethbridge Herald on February 13th, 2020

Windmill Microlending, a national charity, is looking to help newcomers to Canada with microloans of up to $15,000. The loans help skilled immigrants and refugees achieve professional success and avoid underemployment. Dr. Maria Eriksen, a Calgary-based clinical psychologist and immigrant, created the program in 2004. At the hospital where she worked, Dr. Eriksen encountered janitors, ... Read More »

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Tubs for Toys Back for its Tenth Year

By Lethbridge Herald on November 20th, 2019

For the last decade, The Ensuite Kitchen & Bath in Lethbridge has been dedicated to providing children in the community with presents under the Christmas tree, when they might not have before. In its tenth year, The Ensuite Kitchen & Bath is teaming up with YWCA Lethbridge and encouraging the community to help them fill ... Read More »

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