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LETTER: Name of new Banff pedestrian bridge should highlight Indigenous people

Editor: I’ve been reading about the new pedestrian bridge that will be built linking the two park areas in Banff. Terrific. However, I am not so enthused by the reports of the naming of the bridge.

LETTER: Record temperatures another warning of climate change

Editor: From June 27 to July 1, we experienced an unprecedented heat wave that put many Albertans at risk. It also led to infrastructure damage, agricultural fires, and the need to limit power and water use. In Canmore and Banff, we beat previous heat

LETTER: Attempt to silence Banff councillor unsettling

Editor: When people resort to dirty pool, and choose to do so anonymously, it’s time for those responsible for protecting the public interest to be very cautious. This is how the bad stuff starts. I refer to the recent effort to gag Banff councillor

LETTER: Disappointed in appeal on defeated Smith Creek ASP

Editor: I am disappointed, but not surprised about the upcoming appeal by Three Sisters Mountain Village Properties Limited on the defeated Smith Creek area structure plan given this developer’s history of litigation, and, despite what their PR says,

LETTER: Slow down on multi-use paths

Editor: To quote an old TV show, survey says that lower speed limits reduce collisions of all kinds. I’ll mention that to the next logo-emblazed, Spandex-encased, alternate-transportation-method utilizer who blasts past me and my dog on one of our

LETTER: Time for transformation

Editor: The weather this summer should cause all of us to pause and reflect on how the world will be, after our own time on this planet. Our dependence on carbon is literally killing us – along with billions of representatives of other species. But we

LETTER: TSMV not welcome for one reader

Editor: When someone I do not like arrives at my door, I do allow him or her to enter. A sensible person realizes he/she is not wanted and goes away. If Three Sisters Mountain Village has any sense, it should realize it is not wanted and should go

LETTER: Thank you to Bow River art creators

Editor: I'd like to thank the local artists whose diverse creations have made a stroll along the Bow River in Banff even more inspiring.

LETTER: A few more signs, please.

Editor: I cannot believe, in our age of multiculturalism, that the Town of Canmore would post such critical information as I saw at the Quarry Lake off-leash dog park this morning in only one of our two official languages.

LETTER: The province should stop meddling as they add further to the debt

Editor: Kenney has come up with some great ideas to cut his deficit Last week, a Financial Post headline read, "Alberta Takes 50 per cent Stake In Troubled Refinery." That refers to the ailing Sturgeon Refinery northeast of Edmonton. It's lost money