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COMMENTARY: A Christmas bear

COMMENTARY: A Christmas bear

Whenever there was a turning point in a 1980s movie, you could expect a music montage. Whether it was rebuilding a classic car, a group of rebellious teens learning to dance, or the karate tournament advancing to the final match, an upbeat song helped the story jump through time without making the viewer watch all the actual hard work.

EDITORIAL: Addressing affordability requires all levels of government

Affordability is the most pressing matter for residents in the Bow Valley. As the cost of nearly everything drastically increases, people are being priced out of the community. The steady exodus of people leaving for other pastures has become commonplace, with the majority of locals knowing someone who has had to move.
EDITORIAL: Lack of provincial leadership highlighted in pandemic decisions

EDITORIAL: Lack of provincial leadership highlighted in pandemic decisions

Alberta is a leader of many things in Canada, but the province has taken it to a new level during the pandemic.

COMMENTARY: The opioid crisis rages on

More than 22,000 Canadians – the majority of them in the prime of their lives – have succumbed to fatal overdoses since 2016. These numbers are comparable to lives lost in Canada due to COVID-19 infections, yet we are not seeing the same urgency or coordinated action by governments to protect Canadians and prevent loss of life.
OPINION:  It's time for Alberta to modernize its teacher investigation process

OPINION: It's time for Alberta to modernize its teacher investigation process

'If improving safety for children and increasing the quality of Alberta’s already great system works against the mandate of the ATA, then the minister’s point has been made for her.'
EDITORIAL: Free fare, increased transit helps residents, visitors

EDITORIAL: Free fare, increased transit helps residents, visitors

Affordability and protecting the environment are two priorities for both of the towns of Banff and Canmore. As cost-of-living expenses only go north in direction and the climate emergency gets worse by the day, definitive decision-making is needed.

COMMENTARY: Creating the perpetually perfect storm

What happened in British Columbia and in the Canadian west during the summer of 2021 and what is happening now should be regarded as a 9/11 alarm that wakes us all up to the climate emergency we knew was coming.
EDITORIAL: Appreciation of workforce as important as providing living wage

EDITORIAL: Appreciation of workforce as important as providing living wage

If you invested in 'help wanted' signs before the pandemic, you are likely too busy counting your money to read this. Across the country – including the Bow Valley – employers are desperately trying to fill vacant jobs as the demand continues to outweigh

EDITORIAL: Athletics defining aspect of valley communities

The Bow Valley has much to be proud of in the community. Their commitment to the environment and wildlife, the scenic views at every turn and a vibrant passion for the community are just some of what people can point to and feel a sense of satisfaction.

COMMENTARY: Children and youth in mental health crisis

Research and data have shown mental health among children and youth in mental health have declined during the pandemic, emphasizing the need for governments to cooperate and collaborate in prioritizing mental health supports.