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LETTER: Elections important in expressing hope for future

Editor: On September 20, a federal election will impact how we move forward as a nation. Elections are a critical moment in time where citizens can express their hopes for the future and raise issues that matter to them. As a community, we can bring our

LETTER: Alternative options for less traffic on Bow Valley Parkway

Editor: In response to Preserving the Access, Recreation and Tradition of the Bow Valley Parkway (PART) advertisement in the Aug. 19 and Sept.

LETTER: The province needs to rewrite the K-6 draft curriculum

Editor: Jason Kenney announces, “parents know best,” as he withdraws the 2021 draft curriculum from consideration. No, sorry. That’s what he said when passing legislation to allow schools to proliferate outside the public school system while being

LETTER: COVID-19 isn't over yet

Editor: COVID-19 variants have little regard for vaccine status. The daily counts tell us we are still at risk. No version of COVID-19 cares what the government says we can or cannot do. Eschewing a COVID-19 vaccine does not release you from social

LETTER: Close the parkway to vehicle traffic

Editor: I am in favour of closing the Bow Valley Parkway permanently. Four years ago, three of us had returned back to the Parkway from a hike to Ink Pots. We were about two kilometres north of Johnston Canyon and were 10 meters from the road when we

LETTER: Survey on cycling options for Highway 1A flawed

Editor: The Parks Canada online survey initiated for cycling options on Highway 1A in 2022 in Banff National Park is flawed. I believe you have deliberately prevented respondents from choosing between all the possible closure options, like offering

LETTER: Brief history of the Bow Valley Parkway and PART advocacy group

Editor: In response to Gordon Stermanns letter in the Aug. 26 edition of the Outlook , what are credentials / history behind the Public Notice in the Outlook / specifically P.A.R.T. I am happy to provide some background and context to the notice.

LETTER: Money spent on intersection could have been used better

Editor: I detect more than a little whiff of sanctimony and moralizing in the letter “Intersection design will have longterm benefit for Canmore” in the August 19 issue of the Outlook. The intersection in question – known to many as “that #!*!!

LETTER: Bow Valley Parkway should remain open to vehicles

Editor: Banff National Park – like all of Canada's national parks – is a source of grandeur and enjoyment, which is now being threatened by a proposal by Parks Canada regarding the Bow Valley Parkway.

LETTER: Issues on transparency in recent advertisement in paper

Editor: I am writing to you concerning a third-quarter page advertisement posted in last week’s Rocky Mountain Outlook on page 11 which, in a somewhat alarming tone, warned against closing the Bow Valley Parkway to vehicle traffic. While nothing in the