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Notley proposes bill to expand coal mining policy and begin public consultation

Notley proposes bill to expand coal mining policy and begin public consultation

“Albertans have been very clear. They want mountains, not mines. They want clean water."
Banff-Kananaskis MLA Miranda Rosin signs letter opposing public health restrictions

Banff-Kananaskis MLA Miranda Rosin signs letter opposing public health restrictions

Miranda Rosin, the MLA for Banff-Kananaskis, was one of 16 UCP elected officials who signed a letter in opposition to the recently announced provincial public health restrictions.
Modelling predicts mountain snowpack, offers insight into spring runoff, effects of climate change

Modelling predicts mountain snowpack, offers insight into spring runoff, effects of climate change

The Global Water Futures program recently celebrated World Water Day on March 22. Locally, researchers from the University of Saskatchewan have also created a highly accurate computer model of the snowpack in the Bow Valley, which should lead to better management of water as a resource in the prairie provinces.
Notley proposes provincial travel pass, diversifying economy and pushing renewable energy

Notley proposes provincial travel pass, diversifying economy and pushing renewable energy

“We know it won’t be a silver bullet, but I do believe it will be important in protecting jobs, keeping businesses open and making sure tourism not only drives our economy, but grows.”
Canmore, Kananaskis agree to emergency services framework

Canmore, Kananaskis agree to emergency services framework

The Town of Canmore and the Kananaskis Improvement District agreed to a framework to help one another in case one requires the other municipality’s emergency services.
Food security concerns highlighted in Bow Valley during COVID-19 pandemic

Food security concerns highlighted in Bow Valley during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought several struggles to the Bow Valley region, but it has also highlighted the many ways the community has come together to help those in need.
New Canmore-based group, market aim to help with food security

New Canmore-based group, market aim to help with food security

“I thought it was a great idea since I’m passionate about food and it’s important for the local economy to be sustainable instead of relying on products from elsewhere."
'Unexpected interruption' leads to delays in COVID-19 vaccinations locally, provincially

'Unexpected interruption' leads to delays in COVID-19 vaccinations locally, provincially

A delay in the supply of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine will leave some Albertans waiting a little longer to get vaccinated.
UPDATE: Cougar that attacked dog in Kananaskis Country being left alone

UPDATE: Cougar that attacked dog in Kananaskis Country being left alone

"It’s not a terribly unusual reaction from a cougar to see an animal of that size as  a prey species … it’s obviously concerning that it happened so close to people," said Alberta Parks conservation officer Nick Dykshoorn.
Cougar attacks dog in Kananaskis Country

Cougar attacks dog in Kananaskis Country

“Although an advisory is in place for this area, cougars can be encountered anywhere in the Kananaskis Region and at any time."