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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

OLS students, teacher earn major recognition

OLS students, teacher earn major recognition

“It helps me go forward. You always wonder if you are making a difference. It is fulfilling to know you make a difference with a few students.”
Bighorn sets date for parking bylaw public hearing

Bighorn sets date for parking bylaw public hearing

“The proposed parking regulations will standardize suitable levels of parking for visitor accommodation within the MD. As noted at the April meeting, the market has adjusted to provide parking for multi-room temporary accommodations.”
SDAB ruling could have serious consequences for B&Bs, says association

SDAB ruling could have serious consequences for B&Bs, says association

“I do believe it has created a great amount of anxiety and confusion. Future potential business owners who planned to operate in the tourist business as a bed and breakfast, and support the tourism industry in Canmore, now there is great confusion over what are the bylaws, and the rules and regulations.”
Canmore decides on Bow Valley PCN committee member

Canmore decides on Bow Valley PCN committee member

“Already there has been recommendations of people to sit on this committee by various council members. It is also open for any member of council to participate further. You can do so, on a non-per-diem basis. There is also that opportunity.”
Alice James sworn in as newest MD councillor

Alice James sworn in as newest MD councillor

“I don’t know how long it has been since the MD had to have a by-election. You are probably going to feel like you are drinking from the fire hose for a while. We are going to take things one step at a time, so try not to feel overwhelmed by those binders in front of you. One foot in front of the other.”
Canmore moves funds for bus electrification

Canmore moves funds for bus electrification

“We found the building required a new service, so the purpose of this transfer is to fund the work needed to bring a new commercial service into that facility, which will allow for electrification of the fleet. There will be potential to charge three buses in there."
Canmore artist ventures down new artistic path

Canmore artist ventures down new artistic path

“I have yet to meet people who say they have seen something like that. It is successful from that point of view. The other types of comments are from other artists who talk to me about it is they haven’t seen it before either.”
Delegation asks for closed-door bylaw for Canmore

Delegation asks for closed-door bylaw for Canmore

“I walk down Main Street almost every day. A few years ago, it was a couple open doors, and now it is more and more. Why do some businesses feel this is acceptable? What benefit does it bring to their company?”
Bow Valley Chorus director honours late wife with symphony

Bow Valley Chorus director honours late wife with symphony

“The new association with Karen made it inevitable that it was going to be called the firebird. Karen is the firebird, and the Firebird Symphony and Chorus is now a thing and I am extremely proud.”
artsPlace water exhibit blends science and art to create change

artsPlace water exhibit blends science and art to create change

“I hope people feel something when they see the artwork. I think it is one thing to read a scientific document that tells you about climate change and it is another thing to really feel what climate change is in your gut when you look at a painting. When people feel things, then that creates change in their life.”