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COMMENTARY: Creating the perpetually perfect storm

What happened in British Columbia and in the Canadian west during the summer of 2021 and what is happening now should be regarded as a 9/11 alarm that wakes us all up to the climate emergency we knew was coming.
EDITORIAL: Appreciation of workforce as important as providing living wage

EDITORIAL: Appreciation of workforce as important as providing living wage

If you invested in 'help wanted' signs before the pandemic, you are likely too busy counting your money to read this. Across the country – including the Bow Valley – employers are desperately trying to fill vacant jobs as the demand continues to outweigh

EDITORIAL: Athletics defining aspect of valley communities

The Bow Valley has much to be proud of in the community. Their commitment to the environment and wildlife, the scenic views at every turn and a vibrant passion for the community are just some of what people can point to and feel a sense of satisfaction.

COMMENTARY: Philanthropy and our common good

In October 2019, I was heading off to a writing retreat in England. Before leaving, I met with two kind-hearted friends, asking if they would help me plan an event in celebration of National Philanthropy Day, November 15.

COMMENTARY: Children and youth in mental health crisis

Research and data have shown mental health among children and youth in mental health have declined during the pandemic, emphasizing the need for governments to cooperate and collaborate in prioritizing mental health supports.
EDITORIAL: Embracing more film productions worth exploring

EDITORIAL: Embracing more film productions worth exploring

The scenic sites of the Bow Valley bring millions of visitors each year to the communities of Banff and Canmore. Now valley residents can look forward to seeing some familiar areas on their screens with HBO filming The Last of Us on Main Street and the
EDITORIAL: Government failing to help veterans

EDITORIAL: Government failing to help veterans

The Canadian government has a long history of failing its veterans. Regardless of the government of the day, the ability to address homelessness, addiction issues and suicide among veterans and active service personnel has been shameful. In the past 10
COMMENTARY: A light on the darkness

COMMENTARY: A light on the darkness

Sometime in the late 1990s, my grandmother and her husband were clearing out some things, and my Dad acquired a Nazi flag that John had brought back from the Second World War.
EDITORIAL: Municipal budgets feature tough decisions for new councils

EDITORIAL: Municipal budgets feature tough decisions for new councils

Newly elected municipal councils will have its first important task less than a month on the job. Meeting, deciding and finalizing the annual budget. It can be dry, feature long and monotonous hours, multiple presentations and often end with tough
EDITORIAL: Tourism slowly recovering, but long road ahead

EDITORIAL: Tourism slowly recovering, but long road ahead

One of the most heavily impacted employment sectors in the COVID-19 pandemic has been tourism-related businesses. With the sector one of the biggest – if not the largest – in the Bow Valley, the region has felt the pressure as some businesses have