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Park performance a hit, activities questionable

Here at the Outlook, we hope that Banff residents and others who have been voicing their displeasure with chain stores, and their possible proliferation, will take a similar stance as to the likelihood of Parks’ embracing of thrill-seeking activities

Disappointing vote by Canmore council

Being that both Banff and the MD of Bighorn are on board with providing funding for a Bow River Lodge expansion which will keep seniors from all communities in the valley, it’s disappointing that Canmore council balked at doing the same thing.

A week of newsy Valley happenings

Wow. Just like that, we have a Canmore council decision to rid the town of the feral rabbits which have been a fixture of the community for years. It’s a gutsy call by our elected representatives.

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.