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ESL classes essential

Editor: r.e. English as a second language (ESL) classes in Canmore We are community members whose first language is not English and we come from all over the world.

Bidding Canmore a fond farewell

Editor: It is with a mixture of sadness and excitement that I ready myself to leave Canmore. Before I leave, however, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the many people who have made my time here in Canmore something I will always treasure.

Thank you for support

Editor: A heartfelt thank you to all of you that supported myself and our medical team to Tanzania last month with the Mary Tidlund Foundation.

Agrees with people's view on events

Editor: Likely much of Banff is abuzz after reading and realizing that “nobody is pushing for new activities (in Banff National Park) except for individual proponents.” But many of us have suspected as much all along.

Clarifying Parks' stance

Editor: I wish to correct factual errors in the article from your April 14 edition entitled “Little support for Parks special events”.

Check mirror, then crusade

Editor: Alvin Shier displays an alarming level of cynicism about politicians generally that forces this old political junkie and campaigner to pause.

In support of LKD projects

Editor: I was thrilled to read the editorial two weeks ago. I have been intending to write a letter to the editor on this subject for a long time now and you inspired me to get to it. Exshaw has too much lime kiln dust.

Remember the Korean War

Editor: April marks the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong – one of the most significant battles fought by the Canadians in the Korean War.

Lonely ski looking for friend

Dear Editor: There seem to be more references to dementia in the media these days: early signs to watch for, prophylactic exercises for the brain, celebrities diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, etc. It’s enough to make a boomer worry.

Other factors at work in bear deaths, not just trains

Editor: The recent article on the grizzly bear The Boss mentioned that the CPR has killed 12 grizzly bears in BNP since 2000 and about 21 bears in the mountain national parks since 1990 – roughly one bear per year, not including the indirect deaths o