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EDITORIAL: Photo leads to outrage, discussion on highway safety following fatality

The Rocky Mountain Outlook published a story and photo Sunday morning that raised concerns of it being insensitive and disrespectful, generated discussion on the need for increased public safety and left many questions on why it was posted. The photo
EDITORIAL: Transit mode shift likely to be painful, but necessary

EDITORIAL: Transit mode shift likely to be painful, but necessary

As Bow Valley communities continue pushing forward in promoting public transit and active modes of transit rather than travelling entirely by personal vehicles, there are bound to be growing pains.

EDITORIAL: Preserving the past important for all communities

When history is gone, it is nearly impossible to replace it. It’s a struggle each community has to face as it needs to look forward for future generations, but not forget the past it came from.
EDITORIAL: Plan for more wildlife underpasses, overpasses needed

EDITORIAL: Plan for more wildlife underpasses, overpasses needed

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new wildlife overpass near Lac Des Arcs came as welcome news to the Bow Valley.
EDITORIAL: Addressing affordability needs everyone at table

EDITORIAL: Addressing affordability needs everyone at table

It’s the same tune played repeatedly. The cost of everything from gas, housing and food has skyrocketed at levels nearly unattainable for the average person to keep up with. While it may seem like the Bow Valley is isolated in the affordability crisis,
EDITORIAL: Albertans deserve to know how Kananaskis Conservation pass money is being spent

EDITORIAL: Albertans deserve to know how Kananaskis Conservation pass money is being spent

The use of public money should always come with transparency on where it is coming from and how it is being spent.

EDITORIAL: Dark underbelly of tourism, visitation deserves community-wide focus

With international travel restrictions somewhat loosened, Banff and the Bow Valley can get ready for a busy summer.

COMMENTARY: Groundwater – making the invisible visible

World Water Day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.

EDITORIAL: International successes highlight valley athletics

If you hear the sound of medals clacking against one another, it’s not your imagination, it’s just the Bow Valley’s Paralympians returning home with truck full of gold, silver and bronze in tow.

COMMENTARY: Lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic

Since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, we have all learned a great many things. We learned to bake bread, sew masks, use videoconferencing not only to get through our workday but also to maintain connections with friends and family.