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EDITORIAL: Latest provincial pandemic decision short-sighted

EDITORIAL: Latest provincial pandemic decision short-sighted

Alberta can soon get ready for its best February and March ever. The Feb. 8 announcement from Premier Jason Kenney all but closed the door on the province’s handling – or bungling – of the COVID-19 pandemic.
EDITORIAL: Freedom rally creates alt-right offshoots

EDITORIAL: Freedom rally creates alt-right offshoots

What began as an intention by organizers to protest the federal government’s vaccine mandate for truck drivers quickly turned into something else. Launched from the west coast, many in the protest intended it as a legitimate attempt to end the federal
EDITORIAL: Toughest weeks likely still to come

EDITORIAL: Toughest weeks likely still to come

In the nearly two years the world has been in the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many times when the coming weeks are expected to be the toughest. But when Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping said it at his Jan. 25 press conference, there was a

COMMENTARY: Effective policy needed to reduce alcohol-related harms

While there are social, psychological and economic benefits to the consumption of alcohol, the problems caused by alcohol are also undeniable.
EDITORIAL: Paid parking can benefit community, but a balancing act

EDITORIAL: Paid parking can benefit community, but a balancing act

There are few topics that can result in as much anger as paid parking. You drive around with one eye on the road and another scanning for an available spot.
EDITORIAL: Lowering Banff speed limit will increase safety, use of active transit

EDITORIAL: Lowering Banff speed limit will increase safety, use of active transit

Thirty is the new 40 in Banff. Or at least it will be in about seven weeks for vehicles after Banff council approved a townsite-wide 30km/h speed limit at its Jan. 10 meeting. The decision has been polarizing in the mountain community – as the council
EDITORIAL: Ambulance shortage in province needs answers, resolution

EDITORIAL: Ambulance shortage in province needs answers, resolution

The crisis of ambulance coverage in Alberta has surpassed a tipping point. The existing system isn’t failing, but has failed.
Looking forward to better year ahead

Looking forward to better year ahead

Good riddance to 2021. From COVID-19, wildfires, a boil water advisory, highway collisions, economic impacts on businesses, increased living costs and a plethora of other setbacks, the last 12 months have somehow found a way to be worse than 2020.
COMMENTARY: A Christmas bear

COMMENTARY: A Christmas bear

Whenever there was a turning point in a 1980s movie, you could expect a music montage. Whether it was rebuilding a classic car, a group of rebellious teens learning to dance, or the karate tournament advancing to the final match, an upbeat song helped the story jump through time without making the viewer watch all the actual hard work.

EDITORIAL: Addressing affordability requires all levels of government

Affordability is the most pressing matter for residents in the Bow Valley. As the cost of nearly everything drastically increases, people are being priced out of the community. The steady exodus of people leaving for other pastures has become commonplace, with the majority of locals knowing someone who has had to move.