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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."
Efforts of firefighters limit damage to family home from wildfire off Highway 1A

Efforts of firefighters limit damage to family home from wildfire off Highway 1A

“The house was actually saved, that was an awesome job from a firefighter from Nakoda [Fire] and Redwood Meadows,” said Rocky View Deputy Fire Chief Gary Barnett. “They stopped it from being lost. It was pretty brutal on the edge of that ravine with the wind and the fire coming up.”
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.
UPDATE: Residents evacuated from area near wildfire along Highway 1A

UPDATE: Residents evacuated from area near wildfire along Highway 1A

As of 4:41 p.m., Cochrane RCMP estimated it would take two to three hours for Highway 1A to reopen after a grass fire near the Wildcat Hills Gas Plant caused reduced visibility in the area.

Rocky View firefighters battling wildfire near gas plant along 1A Highway

A grass fire along the 1A Highway near Ghost Lake has resulted in the evacuation of two homes, a local gas station and the Wildcat Hills Gas Plant. RCMP are advising motorists to avoid the area.
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.”
Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce AGM highlights pandemic struggles

Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce AGM highlights pandemic struggles

“In spite the challenges this has presented many of us this year, with the help of our board members, the Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce, I feel, is stronger than ever. I’m really proud of what we’ve done this year and what we’ve accomplished.”
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.