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COMMENTARY: Let’s get out and vote

COMMENTARY: Democracy in Alberta has come a long way since the province was created in 1905. But there is still a lot of work to do. On May 29, no matter which party gets elected, let’s make sure that democracy emerges as the clear winner.
EDITORIAL: Climate change impact highlighted by soaring temperatures, wildfires

EDITORIAL: Climate change impact highlighted by soaring temperatures, wildfires

EDITORIAL: Climate change is largely in the hands of people and organizations. For an actual decisive impact to be made, all levels of government and countries need to be rowing in the same direction. It can’t simply be a directionless boat floundering in the water.
EDITORIAL: Transparency, independently done needed for prescribed burn after-action report

EDITORIAL: Transparency, independently done needed for prescribed burn after-action report

Failure is an inevitability in life. Several times every day, people and organizations are bound to make mistakes that can be made worse by doubling down or taking pause and learning from the error.
EDITORIAL: Kananaskis Country management plans badly in need of update

EDITORIAL: Kananaskis Country management plans badly in need of update

EDITORIAL: Regardless of which party is in power in Alberta four weeks from now, if Kananaskis Country is going to be of continued importance for residents work needs to begin on new management plans before the year is out.
EDITORIAL: Election season alive and well in Bow Valley

EDITORIAL: Election season alive and well in Bow Valley

Election season has the money and promises flying left, right and centre in Alberta.
EDITORIAL: Bylaw attempts to solve problem that doesn't exist

EDITORIAL: Bylaw attempts to solve problem that doesn't exist

How a municipality passes information to its residents is among the most essential tasks for local government.

COMMENTARY: Cancer and climate – a multitude of parallels

Canada has a fever. Our north is already warming at two to three times the mean global average. Even in the increasingly unlikely event that the world does manage to come together to keep mean temperature increases to below 2 Celsius, Canada is rapidly on its way to being at least 3 C hotter later in this century.
EDITORIAL: Wildfire season brings need for vigilance from everybody

EDITORIAL: Wildfire season brings need for vigilance from everybody

Despite weather suggesting the contrary, wildfire season has returned to the province, taking up the better part of the year running from March 1 to Oct. 31. While snow can linger well into May and make periodic appearances any other day of the year, the hot spots for potential fire dangers are around the corner.
EDITORIAL: Procedural bylaw vital, oft forgotten document

EDITORIAL: Procedural bylaw vital, oft forgotten document

A procedural bylaw is the governing document for how municipal councils conduct their business. It can regulate how bylaws are passed, motions raised and public notices issued among dozens of other details that can rarely be thought of in the minutiae of governance.
EDITORIAL: Council determines vision, policy, service levels

EDITORIAL: Council determines vision, policy, service levels

Council leads, staff follows.