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EDITORIAL: Addressing affordability needs everyone at table

EDITORIAL: Addressing affordability needs everyone at table

It’s the same tune played repeatedly. The cost of everything from gas, housing and food has skyrocketed at levels nearly unattainable for the average person to keep up with. While it may seem like the Bow Valley is isolated in the affordability crisis,
EDITORIAL: Albertans deserve to know how Kananaskis Conservation pass money is being spent

EDITORIAL: Albertans deserve to know how Kananaskis Conservation pass money is being spent

The use of public money should always come with transparency on where it is coming from and how it is being spent.

EDITORIAL: Dark underbelly of tourism, visitation deserves community-wide focus

With international travel restrictions somewhat loosened, Banff and the Bow Valley can get ready for a busy summer.

COMMENTARY: Groundwater – making the invisible visible

World Water Day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.

EDITORIAL: International successes highlight valley athletics

If you hear the sound of medals clacking against one another, it’s not your imagination, it’s just the Bow Valley’s Paralympians returning home with truck full of gold, silver and bronze in tow.

COMMENTARY: Lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic

Since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, we have all learned a great many things. We learned to bake bread, sew masks, use videoconferencing not only to get through our workday but also to maintain connections with friends and family.
Changes to commenting on the Outlook's Facebook page

Changes to commenting on the Outlook's Facebook page

In recent years, social media comment sections have shown that some topics can be polarizing issues. It is important to express viewpoints – and not just those that an individual believes – it is equally vital to do so in as courteous manner as one would expect to receive themselves.
EDITORIAL: Affordable housing always high priority in valley

EDITORIAL: Affordable housing always high priority in valley

There is no greater issue in the Bow Valley than affordability. From the soaring cost of food to the accessibility of modestly priced housing, the valley – and the entire province and country, for that matter – there are no easy or quick answers.
EDITORIAL: Mask wearing likely to be a common sight, despite provincial decision

EDITORIAL: Mask wearing likely to be a common sight, despite provincial decision

COVID-19 is essentially over in Alberta. At least according to the latest removal of public health restrictions from the province that has the mask mandate gone in all but high-risk areas such as public transit, continuing care places and Alberta Health
EDITORIAL: Review to bring answers on Kenney's leadership

EDITORIAL: Review to bring answers on Kenney's leadership

EDITORIAL: The UCP’s provincial leadership review is about six weeks away and Jason Kenney is in full-on save his job mode.