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Cannabis debate will not end with legalization

The legalization of recreational cannabis may be a watershed moment in Canadian history, but don’t expect it to end the discussion. As Canadians adjust to the new law of the land, there will be plenty more debate about how this will affect society.

If you build it, they will come

When the Rocky Mountain Outlook began publishing a free weekly community newspaper in September 2001, its founders were well aware that journalism was essential to the functioning of a strong democratic society.

Lessons learned after massive snowfall?

Well, that was something, wasn’t it? Most would agree that our recent snowfall, picturesque as it made the valley, was something, all right. Fewer would agree on just what it was.

Solid plan needed for Palliser area

Whether Calgary and Canmore are to host a 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games or not, it is clear the lands being considered for a potential athletes’ village need a better plan.

Window of opportunity is open for Canmore

The community of Canmore and its residents don’t need the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games, but the Olympics and those pursuing a bid to host it definitely need Canmore.

All voices need to be heard on Olympic bid

This is what we’ve wanted to hear.

School days, busy days for kids

They’re back … Once again, our valley students are, as the saying goes, all in their places, with bright shiny faces.

Bounty or bear attractant?

Walking through a neighbourhood where one spots a tree in full fall splendour, with leaves turning colour and ripening fruit, sun kissed and juicy, hanging plentifully from its branches, a person may be humbly struck by the bounty of Mother Nature in

Lend a hand with bear proofing

While skies are smoky once again, and ash may be falling out of the atmosphere at times, there’s no avoiding the fact that, as least as far as bears go, we’re nearing the end of summer.

No controlling Mother Nature

If nothing else, events this week show that despite mankind’s best efforts to regulate all aspects of life, Mother Nature won’t be controlled.