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COMMENTARY: Cleaning up our act on plastic pollution

They are convenient, inexpensive and versatile but plastics are harming our health and our planet. Recognizing the damaging effects of plastic pollution, the federal government recently announced regulations limiting single-use plastics. But they do not go far enough to protect human health or ensure environmental sustainability.
Kananaskis rescuers kept busy with drowning, cliffside rescues

Kananaskis rescuers kept busy with drowning, cliffside rescues

“We spent one evening searching by ground and air, and then the next morning we started searching by ground and boat, and unfortunately, found him deceased under the water.”
Bears feasting on berries prompt warnings, closure

Bears feasting on berries prompt warnings, closure

“When the crop is poor, bears are on the lookout for other food sources and they will take advantage of unsecured food sources, so it’s important to be extra vigilant.”
Valley Winds Community Choir head into new choir season

Valley Winds Community Choir head into new choir season

“The community choir is open to anybody who wants to sing about ages 18 and up. We have people with zero experience and who cannot read music, but always wanted to sing. Then we have people who have done a lot of singing in their past and want to keep going with that in a welcoming social environment.”
EDITORIAL: UCP push for provincial police service poor planning, waste of resources

EDITORIAL: UCP push for provincial police service poor planning, waste of resources

Despite receiving pushback from countless organizations, municipalities and associations, the UCP is full steam ahead with bringing in a provincial police force.
Province provides $2 million in funding for Camp Chief Hector

Province provides $2 million in funding for Camp Chief Hector

“Camp is one of the most powerful places there is. It’s a tradition, an experience that provides opportunities for character forming or building lifelong friendships or establishing connections to nature and the land and encounter role models and mentors."
Bighorn upholds visitor accommodation approval after appeal

Bighorn upholds visitor accommodation approval after appeal

“This is a significant issue, and the board is satisfied that it is appropriate to modify condition 6 to clarify the applicant’s responsibilities and the testing to be carried out. The board modified condition six to specify that monitoring/testing wells must be located upslope from the intended location on the retailing well, since that is the area of concern for damage to the aquifer.”
EDITORIAL: Province needs to address rental issues

EDITORIAL: Province needs to address rental issues

Similar to British Columbia and Ontario, where rents for the majority of rental units can only be increased by a specific percentage each year, Alberta needs to have a system in place to protect tenants.
Search continues for man, dog who drowned at Spray Lakes

Search continues for man, dog who drowned at Spray Lakes

Police are continuing to search for the body of a man who drowned while attempting to save a dog at Spray Lakes Sunday (Aug. 7).
MD of Bighorn offered membership in CAEP

MD of Bighorn offered membership in CAEP

“You get a lot of networking opportunities. Lots of learning opportunities in terms of economic development and how to implement economic development. We have a roving [economic development officer] that can come into your municipality to help you with big projects and little projects.”
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