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Craig Baird

Craig Baird

Craig joined the Outlook in April 2022 as a reporter, focusing on the MD of Bighorn and other sectors of the Bow Valley news cycle. He comes from rural central Alberta, and has worked at newspapers in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Most recently, he was the city hall reporter at the Regina Leader-Post.

Phone
587-807-0627
Email
cbaird@greatwest.ca

Recent Work by Craig

Cougar Coexistence Project pitches trail cameras to MD of Bighorn

Cougar Coexistence Project pitches trail cameras to MD of Bighorn

“Through our conversations already, we know that cougars don’t know our human boundaries. We feel like the next natural step is to partner with the MD of Bighorn so we can have access to more community members, install more trail cameras and make a bigger impact in this project.”
MD council looking at remote group facilities bylaw

MD council looking at remote group facilities bylaw

“Summer camps and other similar facilities that now need to replace or expand their facilities are finding they do not fit into either existing definition."
MD hosts public hearing on land use bylaw omnibus amendments

MD hosts public hearing on land use bylaw omnibus amendments

“It is interesting to me that this is billed as a housekeeping amendment but there are significant implications from the changes being proposed. This is an example of if I had not been here today, I would have had a definition imposed on our property for which we have a development permit.”
Canmore Theatre School hopes to build confidence in students

Canmore Theatre School hopes to build confidence in students

“It is a lot of personal development skill-set. It is about confidence, about finding your voice. With that confidence, having a clear communication, which is so vital.”
Pauw Foundation donation makes CRPS a trailblazer

Pauw Foundation donation makes CRPS a trailblazer

“The donation will also afford all students to access the Outdoor Learning Centre program. Part of the donation, $325,000, goes to the Outdoor Learning Centre to use to engage our grade 9 students in locally-developed courses such as winter travel 15, wilderness first aid and water experience 15.”
Discretionary uses in remote recreation district heads to public hearing

Discretionary uses in remote recreation district heads to public hearing

“This isn’t creating so that there will suddenly be mini-malls. It is creating two big steps instead of three big steps for any potential persons that are interested in these kinds of endeavors to proceed with.”
Canadian Rockies Public Schools looking ahead for coming year

Canadian Rockies Public Schools looking ahead for coming year

“We want to ensure our teachers have all the skills they need to implement the new curriculum. It is not a challenge, but something we have to be aware of moving forward.”
MD snow clearing policy amended following complaint

MD snow clearing policy amended following complaint

“We encourage the public to talk to our roads foreman. It is still a pretty easy and informal process.”
Banff Centre hires Chris Lorway as new CEO

Banff Centre hires Chris Lorway as new CEO

“What I love about it is not only seeing performances come to life on stages, but working with bringing artists together, tying in that whole notion of using a space like Banff for opportunities around leadership.”
Matrix groundwater study expected by March

Matrix groundwater study expected by March

“I don’t know if collecting another fresh set of data is vital. I am sure from a research perspective every season becomes more useful, but in terms of us finding solutions and starting the process of moving forward, we really need this information in the report to come back to us.”