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COMMENTARY: More publishers need fair deal

During the 2021 federal election campaign, several political parties made commitments to introduce news remuneration legislation.
EDITORIAL: Flood risk becoming annual threat

EDITORIAL: Flood risk becoming annual threat

The childhood rhyme of rain, rain, go away is the theme for southern Alberta and the Bow Valley. Consistent rainfalls pelted southern Alberta – including the areas of Banff, Canmore, the Municipal District of Bighorn and Kananaskis Country – that led to flood watches and warnings.

COMMENTARY: We must live within our means

For the sake of our planet and our people, it is time to stop living beyond our means.
EDITORIAL: Kananaskis Conservation Pass will be election issue for region

EDITORIAL: Kananaskis Conservation Pass will be election issue for region

EDITORIAL: The Kananaskis Country Pass is about to become a key political issue for the next provincial election.
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