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EDITORIAL: Provincial election key for Banff-Kananaskis

EDITORIAL: Provincial election key for Banff-Kananaskis

The countdown is on for the next provincial election. At some point in the next 12 months, Alberta voters will head to the polls to decide who will lead the next provincial government. With an election set for May 29, 2023, it’s not outside the realm
NDP pledges to remove K-Country pass if elected

NDP pledges to remove K-Country pass if elected

“These parks belong to all Albertans, and we won’t put up barriers for Albertans regardless of their income. If [Albertans] elect an NDP government, we will repeal the Kananaskis pass and make sure K-country is open and accessible to all.”
Bighorn OKs Harvie Heights development, asks for aquifer monitoring

Bighorn OKs Harvie Heights development, asks for aquifer monitoring

“If partway through the construction in the excavation, if clay is hit, is there sufficient wells in place to determine whether or not the construction is the cause of the aquifer draining. If it is, will the applicant be wholly responsible?”
School board approves deficit 2022-23 budget

School board approves deficit 2022-23 budget

“The prediction part of it was the difficult part because of the unknown of what the impact of COVID is. I don’t think we are out of the COVID element, and that impact will be on our international student program. We are unsure if borders will close again.”
After 42 years, Bighorn fire chief ready to retire

After 42 years, Bighorn fire chief ready to retire

“We had rubber boots that folded up your leg and we had black canvas jackets that went to your knees and fiberglass helmets. It wouldn’t meet today’s standards by any stretch.”
Crown Land shooting becoming a 'Wild West type stuff'

Crown Land shooting becoming a 'Wild West type stuff'

“I would say five years ago we started to see a lot of fires started with them. There were four fires in one year because of shooting at incendiary targets. In one, people were shooting right on a gas line. It is so dangerous and it did start a fairly significant wild fire.”
MD of Bighorn to transition to new emergency alert app this year

MD of Bighorn to transition to new emergency alert app this year

“We left it kind of open because we were not sure if fall would be the time it would occur. Emergency is the section we want to move forward with first.”
Limited Bighorn streaming could lead to less resident engagement

Limited Bighorn streaming could lead to less resident engagement

“This time around, I didn’t find our list of people wanting to sit on boards was very good. There were not so many new faces putting their names down. I think that if someone clicks on the MD YouTube page, and gets to watch these meetings, they may get more involved and more interested.”
Census numbers show big growth in Canmore, MD of Bighorn

Census numbers show big growth in Canmore, MD of Bighorn

“Canmore is in a housing crisis. We need housing in every spot in the housing continuum. With more people arriving, that puts greater pressure on the housing stock that we do have.”
UPDATED: Bear cub killed on Trans-Canada Highway near Highway 40

UPDATED: Bear cub killed on Trans-Canada Highway near Highway 40

A bear cub was killed on the Trans-Canada Highway Monday afternoon just east of Highway 40.