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EDITORIAL: Core values remain as Outlook hits twenty years

EDITORIAL: Core values remain as Outlook hits twenty years

The media landscape has undergone significant changes since the Rocky Mountain Outlook launched its first issue on Sept. 20, 2001. The internet was in its infancy and the ease of communication was growing as technology advanced, meaning the printed word
COMMENTARY: Twenty years later, the Outlook continues to be a fixture in the Bow Valley

COMMENTARY: Twenty years later, the Outlook continues to be a fixture in the Bow Valley

Twenty years. My mind is still somewhat boggled thinking of this. About one-third of my life has passed since the early traumatic days of the Rocky Mountain Outlook, and I could not have imagined then that it would still be thriving now. In those days I
COMMENTARY: Local community news a priority for residents

COMMENTARY: Local community news a priority for residents

This week, I put myself in a cartoon for the 20th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain Outlook newspaper. Since the beginning, I’ve been the cartoonist for my local paper with a cartoon in every issue, so it’s also my 20th anniversary. In August of 2001,

COMMENTARY: Food security continues to impact Canadians

Food insecurity exists in a spectrum, from anxiety about not being able to access enough food to eating food of decreased quality to food deprivation. In 2012, four million Canadians were food insecure – the highest level since we started measuring food security in Canada.
EDITORIAL: Staying informed on issues important for voters

EDITORIAL: Staying informed on issues important for voters

By the end of Monday night (Sept. 20), Canadians should have a better idea of the federal political landscape for the foreseeable future. Canadians will have had the chance to vote that could either see the return of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party to
EDITORIAL: Provincial government failing Albertans in COVID-19 response

EDITORIAL: Provincial government failing Albertans in COVID-19 response

If the incentive of a potential $1 million was not enough to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the Alberta government is hoping a $100 gift card will be. Those numbers are not reversed. Rather than the chance for a million, a guaranteed $100 is the government’s

COMMENTARY: Gratitude can soften sucker-punches

"It felt like sucker-punch," my friend confided. She was recounting the story from her third person perspective between two people, who were acquaintances. Person X asked, "How much did you pay?" Person Y answered, and immediately Person X shrugged,

EDITORIAL: A salute to Bow Valley's understaffed workers

EDITORIAL: Elections to keep Alberta voters busy in coming weeks

EDITORIAL: Elections to keep Alberta voters busy in coming weeks

The election season for Alberta voters has officially started. And if the Oct. 18 municipal election was not enough to keep residents busy, the recently announced federal election will have people heading to the polls twice in a four-week span. Alberta

COMMENTARY: Engaged citizens can make difference in shaping society

We hear much about polarization in society these days, and with upcoming federal and municipal elections, the rhetoric around what divides us will become heightened. But the truth is when it comes down to it, Canadians and Albertans have much more in common with each other than politicians and the media will have us believe.