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LETTER: Thank you to cyclists for following road rules

Editor: I would like to thank all the cyclists who ring their bells when passing or shout out on your left or right and to those who ride on the wonderful bike paths the Town of Canmore has provided for them and not on the road beside the bike paths.

LETTER: The time is now to rename Tunnel Mountain

Editor: In 2014, several Indigenous leaders and elders submitted a request to the chairperson of the Geographical Names Board of Canada to recognize and return the original name to the mountain, currently known as Tunnel Mountain. The original name of

LETTER: Thank you to first responders during wildfire near Dead Man's Flats

Editor: I don’t have licence to speak for others, but I need to take a moment to recognize the efforts of those who made an impactful statement on the lives of residents in Dead Man's Flats. The recent fire along the Trans-Canada, east of our

LETTER: Government is devaluing registered nurses

Editor: As a registered nurse working on Alberta’s healthcare frontline, I find the UCP government’s attempt to reduce Alberta’s registered nurses’ wages by 3 per cent to help balance provincial finances deeply disappointing and tremendously

LETTER: Intersection design will have longterm benefit for Canmore

Editor: In the midst of a summer that has been characterized by a deadly heatwave, drought, devastating forest fires and intense smoke, it is difficult to empathize with drivers writing letters to the paper complaining about being inconvenienced by the

LETTER: Keep wearing masks to protect against wildfire smoke

Editor: Besides the huge impacts of wildfires on the planet outlined in Bob Sandford’s excellent commentary in the July 22 edition of the Outlook, the immediate health impacts are surprisingly significant. Inhaling wildfire smoke is equivalent to

LETTER: Congratulations to all graduates

Editor: Kudos to you! I am deeply proud of anyone who graduates during these unique times. And I am especially proud of my First Nations neighbours, as I know this year in particular has included unique challenges for you.

LETTER: A new beginning for cycling on Highway 1A

Editor: When COVID-19 restrictions began in 2020, Highway 1A from Fireside to Castle Junction was mostly closed to vehicle access but open to cyclists and foot traffic. Depending on the time of year, Roam Transit has been providing access to Johnston

LETTER: New intersection more chaotic than it needs to be

Editor: To whomever designed the new intersection: What were you thinking? And the person who gave the green light to it all? It has taken that casual trip downtown and turned it overnight into a logistic nightmare. There's frequent backed up traffic

LETTER: Education minister needs to listen to parents on new draft curriculum

Editor: How about Jason Kenney’s idea to disenfranchise some taxpayers and let the constituents who are currently policed by the RCMP vote on whether to keep the RCMP? By that logic, only parents would have a say on whether to proceed with the 2021