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MD of Bighorn

Wildfire exercise prepares for worst, aids in coordination

Wildfire exercise prepares for worst, aids in coordination

“These exercises are invaluable. There’s so much learning that comes out of it. This forces us to integrate our communications to work together and it’s great to build relationships with these agencies. If an actual incident happens, it helps understand all the players, the jurisdictions and the roles of everyone.”
MLA Rosin backing Toews to replace Kenney as UCP leader

MLA Rosin backing Toews to replace Kenney as UCP leader

Banff-Kananaskis MLA Miranda Rosin is supporting Travis Toews as the next leader of the United Conservative Party.
artsPlace water exhibit blends science and art to create change

artsPlace water exhibit blends science and art to create change

“I hope people feel something when they see the artwork. I think it is one thing to read a scientific document that tells you about climate change and it is another thing to really feel what climate change is in your gut when you look at a painting. When people feel things, then that creates change in their life.”
Banff-Kananaskis could be a toss-up in next election

Banff-Kananaskis could be a toss-up in next election

“Unless the UCP brings in some kind of leader that brings everyone together, that has them looking to the future and not the past, I think every MLA is going to be called to account for what they did under Kenney’s leadership.”
Mixed-use development, employee housing approved in Canmore

Mixed-use development, employee housing approved in Canmore

“I would think that market forces would prevail and if there was a demand for office space, warehouse space, on the second floor, the proponents would have taken that into consideration. Could we foresee a point in the future where the proponent may come back and look to repurpose that floor space to light industrial?”
EDITORIAL: Provincial election key for Banff-Kananaskis

EDITORIAL: Provincial election key for Banff-Kananaskis

The countdown is on for the next provincial election. At some point in the next 12 months, Alberta voters will head to the polls to decide who will lead the next provincial government. With an election set for May 29, 2023, it’s not outside the realm
NDP pledges to remove K-Country pass if elected

NDP pledges to remove K-Country pass if elected

“These parks belong to all Albertans, and we won’t put up barriers for Albertans regardless of their income. If [Albertans] elect an NDP government, we will repeal the Kananaskis pass and make sure K-country is open and accessible to all.”
Bighorn OKs Harvie Heights development, asks for aquifer monitoring

Bighorn OKs Harvie Heights development, asks for aquifer monitoring

“If partway through the construction in the excavation, if clay is hit, is there sufficient wells in place to determine whether or not the construction is the cause of the aquifer draining. If it is, will the applicant be wholly responsible?”
School board approves deficit 2022-23 budget

School board approves deficit 2022-23 budget

“The prediction part of it was the difficult part because of the unknown of what the impact of COVID is. I don’t think we are out of the COVID element, and that impact will be on our international student program. We are unsure if borders will close again.”
Waste commission to look at new strategic plan

Waste commission to look at new strategic plan

“That’s the board’s primary responsibility is to direct the organization, so setting the direction strategically for administration to go out and execute helps both the organization and administration. It confirms what we’re doing on the ground is what the board wants to see and that we’re working in tandem.”