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Time to welcome the ski world

For the first time since the 2010 Whistler/Vancouver Olympics, cross-country ski athletes from around the world are back in Canada – in Quebec and in our Valley.

Expanded Roam needs support

Being that the early part of this week featured a heavy snowfall in the Valley, what better way to showcase the newly-launched Bow Valley Regional Transit (BVRT) system? For some, especially those who commute from Banff to Canmore, or vice versa, to

Special events now redefined

Memo to those wishing to hold a special event in Banff National Park – apparently it better be a money-maker, or you’re out.

Winter Games moving ahead

Congratulations to the 2014 Alberta Winter Games committee for naming Lisa Vinderskov as Games manager. And congratulations to Lisa for being named as such.

Time to remember

With the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of this year fast approaching, it’s timely that the Town of Canmore dedicated a new memorial and field of honour at the cemetery for area residents who made the ultimate sacrifice.

A salute to our athletes

With the NHL lockout battle between billionaires and millionaires now appearing to be of the season-long variety, it’s really refreshing to see the non-professional athletes in this valley going all out for the sport they love.

A raise is in order for Banff

Banff Councillor Leslie Taylor hit the nail right on the head when she said the most difficult thing for a member of an elected body to do is vote for a raise.

Please, please, say it isn't so

Social media as a scientific data gathering tool? Seriously? Is this what budget cuts have reduced Parks Canada to? Has a once-proud organization which prided itself on solid science as a means of managing ecosystems within national parks across this

All business should kick into tourism levy

Tourism – it’s what this Valley is all about.

Time for a photo radar re-think?

Photo radar… is it working effectively, as some statistics would suggest, or are people merely becoming accustomed to the locations and vehicles used by the contractor that is cashing in from leadfoot Canmore drivers – and slowing down at, or avoidin