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Letter: Canmore's grocery stores should offer compostable plastic bags

Editor: As a requirement of pandemic safety precautions, we are required to use new plastic bags for groceries. We are questioning why Save-On-Foods and Safeway in Canmore do not follow the lead of Calgary Coop to use compostable bags.

Letter: No surprises when it comes to how UCP treats Alberta doctors

Editor: The fact that Premier Jason Kenney came out and said that "things will have to change" in reference to physicians pay should come as no surprise to Albertans. This was in the cards way before the pandemic hit.

Letter: Tick season in the Bow Valley

Editor: We are now officially in tick season in the valley until the fall. The Canadian Wildlife magazine reports an increase in black-legged tick bites. In 2009, there were 144 cases, in 2017, reported were 2,025 cases.

Letter: Mountaineer will be dearly missed

Editor: Thank you for publishing the obituary of Dana Coffield in your April 23 edition. My husband and I had the honour of meeting Dana and his wife Denise whilst they were working for ARCO in Indonesia.

Letter: What should be considered an essential service?

Editor: Tonight at the dinner table we talked about the meaning of “essential services.

Letter: Hey smokers – pick up your butts

Editor: Smokers, please pick up your cigarette butts.

Letter: More concerns around Bear Street project

Editor: I hope that the Town of Banff's finance department has a healthy goose to lay all the golden eggs that Banff will need for the now-underway Bear Street rebuild.

Letter: Do your part to make them stay at home

Editor: Epidemiological evidence has shown that we have a global pandemic on such a large scale due to asymptomatic transmission from people travelling between countries and communities.

Letter: Concerned about Banff's debt levels during economic crisis

Editor: I am very concerned the debt that the Town of Banff is taking on during these difficult times due to, principally, two main projects.

Letter: Opportunity awaits our parks

Editor: With respect to the op-ed “Dreaming of Returning to our Parks” in the Rocky Mountain Outlook’s April 23, 2020 edition, I am writing to provide a perspective not offered in that letter.