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Steep creek flood risk a cause for concern

Editor: While most of the attention during the Canmore floods of 2013 was focused on Cougar Creek, I’d like to bring attention to a lesser known disaster that took place at the same time also causing damage to buildings.

Changes to Benchlands and Palliser unnecessary

Editor: Actually, this missive is aimed towards the large number of Canmorites who feel disenfranchised by the whims of the current town council and their administrative advisors.

Déjà vu on health care

Editor: Two-tiered health care is again rearing its (ugly) head via the UCP candidate for this riding. I thought we put that beast to rest years ago.

Don't speed if you don't want a ticket

Editor: Eliminating photo radar. Are you kidding? If you are concerned about it, don’t speed. It is the perfect user pay tax.

More development in Peaks of Grassi compounds past errors

Editor: In November 2005, Steve Donelon, who retired in 2018 as assistant deputy minister for Alberta Parks and former mayor Glen Craig expressed concern to interested conservation groups about the serious mistake made by locating the Peaks of Grassi
Wildlife mitigation needed for TCH

Wildlife mitigation needed for TCH

Editor: I was the driver of the vehicle shown in the photograph accompanying the article. I was the lone occupant. I am writing to you because the headline does little to convey the trauma I experienced, or continue to go through.

Settlement agreement should be honoured

Editor: In the Feb. 2 edition of the Outlook, Paul Clarke wrote about the public hearing into the rezoning proposed for the Peaks of Grassi neighbourhood of Canmore.

Hibernating bears need peace and quiet

Editor: I am a backcountry skier. There is nothing like standing on top of a wind blown ridge, over-looking the vast expanse of peaks and valleys, in anticipation of dropping onto the slope below for the ski down.

Land swap between Bighorn and Alberta Parks welcome news

Editor: The report that the MD of Bighorn and the Government of Alberta have reached a tentative agreement for a land swap that would safeguard a vital wildlife movement corridor in the area of Dead Man’s Flats is welcome news.

More to mass transit in the valley than budgets

Editor: I hope the feasibility study into public transportation in the Bow Valley offers a lot more than some thoughts on costs.