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Inspiring teacher remembered

One of the Bow Valley’s favourite teachers was remembered this week as a kind, compassionate man with a powerful love for his family, his students and community.

YYC expansion project benefits entire region

The $2 billion expansion of the Calgary Airport, expected to start this spring, will open the region to tourists from more parts of the world than ever before.
Canmore recognizes International Development Week

Canmore recognizes International Development Week

In an effort to recognize the difference Canadians are making around the world, the Town of Canmore proclaimed the week of Feb. 6-12 International Development Week (IDW).

Valley bidding for Alberta Winter Games

In 1994, John McIsaac was part of a group that attempted to climb Mount Everest without bottled oxygen. The group had to turn around 500 metres from the summit, and a complete team effort was required to perform a high altitude rescue.

Community Garden in design phase

If at first you don’t succeed, as they say, try again. That’s exactly what the Canmore Community Garden Society has done over the past year to find a plot of earth.

Youth pleads guilty to driving stolen car stoned

A Calgary youth pleaded guilty last week to driving a stolen vehicle to Canmore while he was under the influence of marijuana.

Parks losing over century of experience

Parks Canada has been hit with an onslaught of retirements of long-term employees in Banff National Park.

Boarders fined for entering closed area

Two snowboarders triggered an avalanche in a closed area at Sunshine Village Monday (Feb. 14) – and RCMP have now laid charges. The two 25-year-old men were fined $287 each for trespassing. If they contest the fine, they’ll appear in court May 5.

Trial for $1 million mushroom bust begins

The trial for two men busted in 2009 near Lake Louise with almost $1 million in magic mushrooms began last week. Scott Gowing and Shawn Lutz were stopped on Oct. 22, 2009 by members of Alberta’s Roving Traffic Unit near the hamlet of Lake Louise.

Murder charges laid against Morley man

RCMP have charged a Morley man with the Jan. 27 murder of Charmaine Wesley. Butch Chiniquay, 25, has been charged with second degree murder of the 25-year-old woman following his arrest on Feb.