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EDITORIAL: Vital for employees to earn living wage

EDITORIAL: Vital for employees to earn living wage

EDITORIAL: The soaring inflationary costs are the latest signs of division between the haves and the have-nots. And while it’s not something new to the Bow Valley, the recent year has only seen the divergence continue to grow.

COMMENTARY: Alberta Health Services needs strengthening, not dismantling

COMMENTARY: Province needs to strengthen and support the healthcare system
EDITORIAL: Danielle Smith government off to confusing, hectic start

EDITORIAL: Danielle Smith government off to confusing, hectic start

EDITORIAL: A lot can change in the coming months, but what’s been shown so far is the Jason Kenney era in Alberta is over and the rollercoaster ride of Danielle Smith is just beginning and potentially just a short lived sideshow in Alberta politics.
EDITORIAL: Remembrance an act unique to each person

EDITORIAL: Remembrance an act unique to each person

The act of remembrance can be a precarious one. It’s not a regimented guideline, but one that can be unique to each individual as everyone experiences and remembers the past through their own lens.
EDITORIAL: Changes to victim services worrisome for small communities

EDITORIAL: Changes to victim services worrisome for small communities

EDITORIAL: The changes by the province to the way victim service units are run are threatening to remove vital aspects of the safety net that could impact the delivery of services to rural areas such as the Bow Valley.
EDITORIAL: Information from Parks Canada 'must be open by default'

EDITORIAL: Information from Parks Canada 'must be open by default'

EDITORIAL: Public institutions are designed to be forthcoming with information and open to the people they are designed to serve.

COMMENTARY: Primary health care in crisis

Primary care is the cornerstone of a high-functioning healthcare system. Yet, many Albertans are struggling to find a family doctor, or if they are lucky enough to have a family doctor, to get an appointment in a timely fashion. 

EDITORIAL: Patience a virtue in ongoing mode shift efforts

EDITORIAL: The push forward for alternative transit means needs to remain a priority for not only the Bow Valley, but the entire country.

LETTER: Elected officials selected by eligible voters

Editor: Rarely does an election – or party leadership change – go by when someone doesn’t get out their calculator and attempt to convince us the winning candidate’s mandate is tainted or illegitimate because they failed to achieve a majority of votes.
EDITORIAL: Limiting human-wildlife conflicts is everyone's responsibility

EDITORIAL: Limiting human-wildlife conflicts is everyone's responsibility

The recent killing of a mamma black bear and two cubs have once again shined a light on the role humans have in preventing human-wildlife conflicts. The Bow Valley has long prided itself on limiting human-wildlife conflicts and for good reason.