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EDITORIAL: Wildfires, smoke likely common occurrence in years to come

EDITORIAL: Wildfires, smoke likely common occurrence in years to come

Smoke filled skies over the Canadian Rockies are now as much a summer tradition as going to the lake or heading out on the trails.

COMMENTARY: Learning from the burning – A tale of two summers

2018: The Summer the World Changed The heat waves in 2018 were relentless. Japan experienced 41˚ Celsius in some cities with humidex readings as high as 48˚C. Record temperatures killed at least 29 in South Korea. The June heatwave in eastern Canada
EDITORIAL: More questions need answering for potential Calgary-Banff rail link

EDITORIAL: More questions need answering for potential Calgary-Banff rail link

The much discussed rail link between Calgary International Airport and the Town of Banff received another vocal and more importantly, financial supporter. Invest Alberta – the provincial government’s investment attraction Crown corporation – joined the

COMMENTARY: Hope is an excellent strategy

Has it ever happened to you? You were having a conversation with another person who just posed a question. You took a deep breath, paused, and slowly replied, "Well, I hope so." To which the person on the other side of the table or telephone line
EDITORIAL: Return to pre-COVID-19 world not enjoyable for everyone

EDITORIAL: Return to pre-COVID-19 world not enjoyable for everyone

As more people get their second COVID-19 vaccination dose, life is returning to some form of normal. While the decision by the Alberta government and province’s municipalities to remove mask bylaws and loosen public health restrictions has been

COMMENTARY: Climate change is a health crisis

For decades, politicians have heard about the reality of climate change from scientists and about the threats of climate change to our natural world from environmentalists. Yet they have not acted. It is time they heard from us, the people that elect them. 

EDITORIAL: With COVID-19 still present, it's too soon to remove masks

The Alberta government has struggled with decisions and seen their approval ratings wane throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s of little surprise to see them continue to rush as if the pandemic is a thing of the past when the provincial mask mandate
COMMENTARY: A Different Kind of Canada Day

COMMENTARY: A Different Kind of Canada Day

Drawing an editorial cartoon or illustration for Canada Day is usually fun, and most of the time, without controversy. This year, however, with all we’ve been through living with the virus and coming to terms with the darkest parts of our nation’s

EDITORIAL: Understanding our history is key to a path forward

Canada’s history is a complex, difficult and challenging one to come to terms with. Like all countries, there are aspects we want to change and others we wished never happened. In the past five weeks, startling discoveries have been found at former
COMMENTARY: ­Lloyd ‘Buddy’ Wesley’s loving hand

COMMENTARY: ­Lloyd ‘Buddy’ Wesley’s loving hand

He was everybody’s Buddy. The June 25 news of his passing has left a void in our hearts – and in mine, in particular. Lloyd “Buddy” Wesley, 71, was a Stoney Nakoda knowledge keeper from Morley. The great-grandson of the legendary Chief Ta Otha was