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Games goal good for Valley

It would appear the pieces are falling into place regarding the Bow Valley’s hosting of the 2014 Alberta Winter Games.

Tracks claim another grizzly

Once again, our mountain parks have taken a hit, both literally and figuratively, with the death of a grizzly bear on the Canadian Pacific Railway line east of Lake Louise.

Spending and cutbacks always in the news

Spending and cutbacks; it seems there’s just no getting away from the two issues these days. And they’re back.

An interesting week in our Valley

Bears, school cuts and corporate school support; there are all manner of interesting items to comment on in this space this week.

Education cuts a nasty surprise

Increased class sizes, decreased janitorial services, new bus fees and 16 fewer teachers in our schools are a sudden reality in the Bow Valley. The Canadian Rockies Public School board finds itself in a difficult situation to say the least.

Bad week for bad dog owners

Again this week, a couple or several people have switched ranks from being pet owners to pest owners in the Bow Valley.

Get out there and vote on May 2

Whether or not you’re looking forward to yet another federal election, we do urge Valley voters to put some thought into who would be their candidate of choice – and then get out there and vote.

It's critter time in the Valley

If the last couple of weeks are any indication, it’s time to put our first wildlife warning of the year out there.

The people have spoken...

Often in this space, we have commented on how clarity and public consultation in relation to official goings-on has many benefits.

Kudos to Banff Park Lodge, Rotary

Talk about stepping up to the plate. While it’s not often this space is dedicated to congratulations, we feel Banff Park Lodge’s stellar effort in anteing up $100,000 for earthquake and tsunami assistance in Japan warrants some positive ink.