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COMMENTARY: Road traffic deaths are preventable, not inevitable

We have to realize that towns and cities are there for people, and not for vehicles, and we need to design and build them that way. When we put humans at the heart of designing and planning our urban areas, we create happier and healthier cities. We are less likely to accept traffic fatalities as the cost of doing business. And in doing so, we clearly affirm that every life matters.

EDITORIAL: Tribunal conclusively rules on Three Sisters-owned lands

EDITORIAL: The Land and Property Rights Tribunal left little doubt about its decision on the Smith Creek and Three Sisters Village area structure plans.
EDITORIAL: Staff shortage hitting critical levels

EDITORIAL: Staff shortage hitting critical levels

One can’t help but notice the abundance of help wanted signs in the Bow Valley.

COMMENTARY: Newspapers are not packaging

Across the world, municipalities and provinces have been moving their recycling programmes to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). EPR is great in theory and in practice. It levies fees on manufacturers and retailers for the packaging that wraps

EDITORIAL: Photo leads to outrage, discussion on highway safety following fatality

The Rocky Mountain Outlook published a story and photo Sunday morning that raised concerns of it being insensitive and disrespectful, generated discussion on the need for increased public safety and left many questions on why it was posted. The photo
EDITORIAL: Transit mode shift likely to be painful, but necessary

EDITORIAL: Transit mode shift likely to be painful, but necessary

As Bow Valley communities continue pushing forward in promoting public transit and active modes of transit rather than travelling entirely by personal vehicles, there are bound to be growing pains.

EDITORIAL: Preserving the past important for all communities

When history is gone, it is nearly impossible to replace it. It’s a struggle each community has to face as it needs to look forward for future generations, but not forget the past it came from.
EDITORIAL: Plan for more wildlife underpasses, overpasses needed

EDITORIAL: Plan for more wildlife underpasses, overpasses needed

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new wildlife overpass near Lac Des Arcs came as welcome news to the Bow Valley.
EDITORIAL: Addressing affordability needs everyone at table

EDITORIAL: Addressing affordability needs everyone at table

It’s the same tune played repeatedly. The cost of everything from gas, housing and food has skyrocketed at levels nearly unattainable for the average person to keep up with. While it may seem like the Bow Valley is isolated in the affordability crisis,
EDITORIAL: Albertans deserve to know how Kananaskis Conservation pass money is being spent

EDITORIAL: Albertans deserve to know how Kananaskis Conservation pass money is being spent

The use of public money should always come with transparency on where it is coming from and how it is being spent.