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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.

Bear, dog issues appear early in valley

Discouraging, isn’t it, that we didn’t even get to the Victoria Day long weekend this year before off-leash dog issues arose in our valley.

Residents must be heard on Olympic proposal

Just about anyone you ask has a different opinion on whether or not Canmore should co-host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, yet it’s this very question that remains ostracized from the debate.

Spring things in the news in valley

Spring is sprung, the grass is risen, and at the Outlook we’re contemplating what the main seasonal story is.

A sign of the times

A debate about signage might seem frivolous to some, but at the heart of the matter are important questions about process and public consultations.

Wrestling with reefer madness

It’s not even legal yet, but you can already hear the public distaste for the public consumption of cannabis echoing through the entire country, along with the worry and fear many people have toward what our communities and neighbourhoods would look

Don't just thank a volunteer, be one

Service – it is more than just a word – it is a way of being.

New look, same dedication to our community

Thank you for reading your way to page 22 of this week’s Outlook, unless you’re reading this online, in which case you should check out our e-edition.

Olympic bid plebiscite must include Canmore

It appears that Canmore is tagging along in the City of Calgary’s 2026 Olympic bid process, but news that a plebiscite is going to have to happen for financial support of the process leaves more questions than answers.

Vacation homes ongoing issue

As winter winds down prior to the demand for increased visitor accommodation in our towns ramping up, one wonders in which direction the situation is headed. Sure, online booking hosts like Airbnb and VRBO are popular and becoming more so.