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COMMENTARY: An Ecology of Gratitude – sneak peek

Structured as a 30-day series of anecdotes and writing prompts, my debut book uses my lived experience, makes reference to the science, acknowledges the significance of this place, our home base and invites everyone to write their way into a more

EDITORIAL: Time for province to step up and help with tourism infrastructure needs

The economic driver in the Bow Valley is and will continue to be tourism. Though other businesses and industries are important, tourism will remain king for the foreseeable future. The Oct. 18 municipal election has brought forward the tourism-related
EDITORIAL: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation time to reflect, improve relationships

EDITORIAL: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation time to reflect, improve relationships

Canada has had a troublesome and tumultuous past with its Indigenous people. For much of the country’s history, we’ve neglected, ignored and attempted to assimilate Indigenous people into a European-based culture at the expense of their own. Recent
EDITORIAL: Core values remain as Outlook hits twenty years

EDITORIAL: Core values remain as Outlook hits twenty years

The media landscape has undergone significant changes since the Rocky Mountain Outlook launched its first issue on Sept. 20, 2001. The internet was in its infancy and the ease of communication was growing as technology advanced, meaning the printed word
COMMENTARY: Local community news a priority for residents

COMMENTARY: Local community news a priority for residents

This week, I put myself in a cartoon for the 20th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain Outlook newspaper. Since the beginning, I’ve been the cartoonist for my local paper with a cartoon in every issue, so it’s also my 20th anniversary. In August of 2001,
COMMENTARY: Twenty years later, the Outlook continues to be a fixture in the Bow Valley

COMMENTARY: Twenty years later, the Outlook continues to be a fixture in the Bow Valley

Twenty years. My mind is still somewhat boggled thinking of this. About one-third of my life has passed since the early traumatic days of the Rocky Mountain Outlook, and I could not have imagined then that it would still be thriving now. In those days I

COMMENTARY: Food security continues to impact Canadians

Food insecurity exists in a spectrum, from anxiety about not being able to access enough food to eating food of decreased quality to food deprivation. In 2012, four million Canadians were food insecure – the highest level since we started measuring food security in Canada.
EDITORIAL: Staying informed on issues important for voters

EDITORIAL: Staying informed on issues important for voters

By the end of Monday night (Sept. 20), Canadians should have a better idea of the federal political landscape for the foreseeable future. Canadians will have had the chance to vote that could either see the return of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party to

COMMENTARY: Gratitude can soften sucker-punches

"It felt like sucker-punch," my friend confided. She was recounting the story from her third person perspective between two people, who were acquaintances. Person X asked, "How much did you pay?" Person Y answered, and immediately Person X shrugged,
EDITORIAL: Provincial government failing Albertans in COVID-19 response

EDITORIAL: Provincial government failing Albertans in COVID-19 response

If the incentive of a potential $1 million was not enough to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the Alberta government is hoping a $100 gift card will be. Those numbers are not reversed. Rather than the chance for a million, a guaranteed $100 is the government’s