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Vox Populi

Transformational gift will revitalize largest theatre in Banff

Editor: Spring in the Bow Valley is transformational. Here on Treaty 7 territory, we are fortunate to witness the mountains removing their winter caps while glacial waters melt and flow. It’s a time that welcomes change and renewal.

Banff Gymnastics Club seeking new board members

Editor: Formed in 1976 when Davie Gulley – Principal of Banff Elementary School at the time – suggested to coach Bonnie Wiegele that she should start a gymnastics club, the Banff Gymnastics Club soon had 55 males and females enrolled.

Lack of compassion for homeless disheartening

Editor: I was so shocked and disheartened when I read Councillor Vi Sandford’s solution (in the May 9 edition) for those who are currently living in their vans, cars, etc. behind Save-On-Foods.

Canmore Legion needs more support in current location

Editor: On May 21, 2019, the general membership of the Canmore Legion voted against selling the Legion and moving/building in a new location.

Support Bill C-262

Editor: For the past two years I’ve been watching the progress of Bill C-262, The United Nations Declaration of Rights for Indigenous People, work is way through the house and senate.

Grateful for Ed Whittingham's service

Editor: We, the undersigned, would like to extend a big, hearty, genuine, open-armed, full-press, community hug to Ed Whittingham, his family, friends and colleagues.

Campground could help with Canmore's housing problem

Editor: Thank you for your editorial of May 9, “Time to learn from past mistakes.” It needed to be said. Wapiti Tents was indeed a municipal campground, yet so much more.

Bend the rules on overnight parking restrictions

Editor: Come on now, Canmorites. Let’s see some real compassion. Not everyone has pots of money. Give people a chance. Bend a few rules in the interest of compassion. You can do it. I know you can. Be creative. Love your neighbour as yourself.

Free parking outweighs free transit for some

Editor: I see that the Town of Canmore is implementing free transit on a trial basis in conjunction with exploration of paid parking in the downtown. These measures are intended to encourage the use of transit and discourage town centre parking.

Tired of political tone

Editor : Stephen Legault’s characterization of Alberta possessing a “fearful longing to look back over our shoulders at the promising past…” raises yet again a question.