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Decorum key to civil society

They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease, but that has to be one of the worst ways to lubricate public process in a civil society.

Where there's smoke, there's fire

Smoke is in the air and that means there’s a fire burning somewhere. So when you live in a location like the Bow Valley, surrounded by pine and spruce forests, you can’t help but be a bit nervous as the air takes on a dusty tinge and smell.

Bear cubs circuitous journey

What a long, strange trip it’s been for three black bear cubs orphaned in Banff National Park.
Transit works best as a public service

Transit works best as a public service

It came as no surprise that bus company Greyhound threw in the towel in Western Canada this week.

Sticks on the ice, Eagles need our help

The Canmore Eagles are flying into a tough 2018-19 hockey season. Their organization was given marching orders by town council to get their financial nest in order.

Remember the brighter side of the 2013 flood

No doubt at times in the last week or so, June rains had area residents recalling those dark days of 2013, when precipitation seemed immeasurable and mountain creek floodwaters full of debris blasted their way to the Bow River.

Time has come for change to provincial wildlife policies

The time has come for provincial wildlife managers to take a critical look at their policies and change them to reflect a more current and multi-jurisdictional approach to managing species like grizzly bears in places like the Bow Valley.

Towns to feature new look in future

The way things are going, our towns are going to look and work much differently than they have for the past few decades.

Finally, greater recognition of human use issues

Maybe now we’re getting somewhere . . . For many people, the notion that ‘problems’ with wildlife in the Bow Valley stem from problems with people in the Bow Valley won’t come as a surprise.

Flood, fires and fears

Every year as we transition from spring to summer the Bow Valley braces for the unexpected, from rising water levels to increased fire danger.