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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

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: 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

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
EDITORIAL: All people play a role in preventing unnecessary forest fires

EDITORIAL: All people play a role in preventing unnecessary forest fires

One look at the sky over the Bow Valley and you would be excused if you thought you were an extra in Mad Max. The apocalyptic look has brought reasonable concerns for many residents and visitors, especially in the wake of a second large wildfire in the

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.
EDITORIAL: The rush to reduce public health restrictions in Alberta is reckless

EDITORIAL: The rush to reduce public health restrictions in Alberta is reckless

History will likely not be kind to Alberta’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The province has not been held up as a model of public health guidance as several times they have rushed to reopen and reduce COVID-19-related restrictions. While people
EDITORIAL: Boil water advisory a glimpse at First Nations struggles

EDITORIAL: Boil water advisory a glimpse at First Nations struggles

COVID-19, wildfires, record heat temperatures and now a boil water advisory – the summer has been unrelenting for much of the Bow Valley. The boil water advisory was unlikely foreseen by anyone in the Canmore-area as much of the town was without safe

COMMENTARY: A Grateful Palaver

Last week, the word "Palaver" arrived in my email feed as my "Word of the Day". I clicked the link to the Merriam-Webster source, and my back-room experts reminded me that the definition of palaver is: "a long parley usually between persons of different