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EDITORIAL: Provincial election key for Banff-Kananaskis

EDITORIAL: Provincial election key for Banff-Kananaskis

The countdown is on for the next provincial election. At some point in the next 12 months, Alberta voters will head to the polls to decide who will lead the next provincial government. With an election set for May 29, 2023, it’s not outside the realm
EDITORIAL: Decisions bring questions of provincial, municipal authority

EDITORIAL: Decisions bring questions of provincial, municipal authority

EDITORIAL: It’s been more than a week since the Land and Property Rights Tribunal hit the Town of Canmore like a runaway freight train. A greater question, however, is the role of a provincial body in deciding the fate of a municipal planning matter.

COMMENTARY: Road traffic deaths are preventable, not inevitable

We have to realize that towns and cities are there for people, and not for vehicles, and we need to design and build them that way. When we put humans at the heart of designing and planning our urban areas, we create happier and healthier cities. We are less likely to accept traffic fatalities as the cost of doing business. And in doing so, we clearly affirm that every life matters.

EDITORIAL: Tribunal conclusively rules on Three Sisters-owned lands

EDITORIAL: The Land and Property Rights Tribunal left little doubt about its decision on the Smith Creek and Three Sisters Village area structure plans.
EDITORIAL: Staff shortage hitting critical levels

EDITORIAL: Staff shortage hitting critical levels

One can’t help but notice the abundance of help wanted signs in the Bow Valley.

COMMENTARY: Newspapers are not packaging

Across the world, municipalities and provinces have been moving their recycling programmes to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). EPR is great in theory and in practice. It levies fees on manufacturers and retailers for the packaging that wraps

EDITORIAL: Photo leads to outrage, discussion on highway safety following fatality

The Rocky Mountain Outlook published a story and photo Sunday morning that raised concerns of it being insensitive and disrespectful, generated discussion on the need for increased public safety and left many questions on why it was posted. The photo
EDITORIAL: Transit mode shift likely to be painful, but necessary

EDITORIAL: Transit mode shift likely to be painful, but necessary

As Bow Valley communities continue pushing forward in promoting public transit and active modes of transit rather than travelling entirely by personal vehicles, there are bound to be growing pains.

EDITORIAL: Preserving the past important for all communities

When history is gone, it is nearly impossible to replace it. It’s a struggle each community has to face as it needs to look forward for future generations, but not forget the past it came from.
EDITORIAL: Plan for more wildlife underpasses, overpasses needed

EDITORIAL: Plan for more wildlife underpasses, overpasses needed

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new wildlife overpass near Lac Des Arcs came as welcome news to the Bow Valley.