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Secrecy has no place in disaster relief plan

Secrecy has no place in disaster relief plan

Third party private contractors are not a new phenomenon for government agencies to hire in order to perform work or provide services in our day and age. Canmore, for example, hires companies to plow its roads and provide photo radar.
Development not the only election issue

Development not the only election issue

There was a time in Canmore when the term “development” was a dirty word, spoken with disdain and steadfastly pooh-poohed by those opposed to the idea of building any more homes in the community.
Delegation issue needs council input

Delegation issue needs council input

Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen and Councillor Leslie Taylor hit the nail on the head last week when it comes to how the public approaches council for a say in matters being dealt with.
What is wrong with health care?

What is wrong with health care?

Anyone still smarting over the chopping of $600,000 by Covenant Health to the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital’s St.
Bear death such a waste

Bear death such a waste

It’s almost hard to believe, almost, that yet another bear has had to be put down because careless campers left food out in the Mt. Kidd RV Park in Kananaskis Country last weekend.
Summer brings berry season

Summer brings berry season

You know that delicious berry jam you just can’t get enough of? The kind you lovingly slather on your favourite toasted bread? Well, picture yourself as a bear being prodded by Mother Nature to eat up, bulk up and prepare for the coming winter months
Flood recovery will be a long haul

Flood recovery will be a long haul

If there was any doubt that dealing with the June 2013 flood event will be a very long, involved process, events this week confirm that.
A creek flooding report a good start?

A creek flooding report a good start?

Being that we live in an area where often little happens until a report, study, hearing, open house, forum, etc.
Many flood event questions remain

Many flood event questions remain

As Bow Valley residents continue the process of cleaning up, picking up pieces and putting lives back together after the disastrous flood in June, many questions remain as to what happens next.
Council pay raises in Banff long overdue

Council pay raises in Banff long overdue

Finally, Banff’s mayor and councillors are in line for a well deserved future pay increase. Here at the Outlook, we’ve favoured such an increase, particularly for the mayor’s position, since the issue was raised some time ago.
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