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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.

EDITORIAL: Debate, discussion important for any successful democracy

It’s been said democracy is messy, hard and never easy. The paraphrasing of Robert F. Kennedy is one that rings true when coming to conclusions on decisions that will impact the lives of people.
EDITORIAL: Kenney leaves unique legacy in Canadian, Albertan politics

EDITORIAL: Kenney leaves unique legacy in Canadian, Albertan politics

EDITORIAL: As Jason Kenney prepares to leave the political sphere with a planned exit in early October, few Canadian leaders will leave office as such a polarizing figure.

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EDITORIAL: Highway stretch too dangerous to ignore

Yoho National Park has a deadly problem that cannot be overlooked by Ottawa any longer.

COMMENTARY: Food for a healthy planet and healthy people

COMMENTARY: Agricultural land covers 40 per cent of the global land mass and food production accounts for up to 30 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Now more than ever, we have to pay attention to how we eat in order to keep ourselves and our planet healthy.
EDITORIAL: Up to everyone to use paths, trails respectfully

EDITORIAL: Up to everyone to use paths, trails respectfully

As the towns of Banff and Canmore have prioritized more active modes of transit, a new battle is taking place among some residents and visitors. Who has priority on the paths and/or trails and is it possible to simply share them and be respectful of one another?
EDITORIAL: Management plan needs bold leadership; community, visitor buy in

EDITORIAL: Management plan needs bold leadership; community, visitor buy in

EDITORIAL: The guiding document for Banff National Park is in. And a priority on getting people from point A to point B in more sustainable and environmentally prudent methods will be a driving force in what serves as the direction for the popular national park for the coming decade and beyond.

COMMENTARY: Cleaning up our act on plastic pollution

They are convenient, inexpensive and versatile but plastics are harming our health and our planet. Recognizing the damaging effects of plastic pollution, the federal government recently announced regulations limiting single-use plastics. But they do not go far enough to protect human health or ensure environmental sustainability.