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LETTER: Helping people with addictions important, but strict standards required

Editor: In regards to the article “NDP proposing family health teams clinic for Bow Valley” in the May 18 Outlook, it’s a good idea to help folks with addiction. But people will take advantage of us unless we maintain very strict standards for public

LETTER: Important to fact check political advertising

Editor: It's not just the forest fires blowing smoke in our faces. There is the blurring and blinding effect of the current political smoke screen that is causing some severely induced mental irritation. To clear our eyes and minds, it might be useful

LETTER: More public phones needed in Kananaskis Country for safety reasons

Editor: This is a letter that I had intended to write last fall, but procrastinated. However, recent events have made it very topical. Last fall, a group of friends and I were driving toward the Black Prince Trailhead when we saw smoke above us on Kent

LETTER: Impressed with Rosin's term as MLA

Editor: I’ve lived in the Bow Valley for almost all of my adult life, and have voted in every federal and provincial election. In provincial elections, I generally I vote for whichever candidate I feel will work the hardest to represent their

LETTER: Should privatization always be avoided at all costs?

Editor: I felt a need to respond to the May 11 letter to the Editor “What other public services and goods will Smith privatize?” If you are a taxpayer, you are paying for health care and other publicly provided services. If you are not a taxpayer, you

LETTER: Support for dealing with distress, vulnerability from wildfires

Editor: Our thoughts are with all Albertans impacted by the wildfires in Alberta, particularly with recent evacuations. Albertans – even if not directly affected by the wildfires, may experience a sense of distress or vulnerability. As a provincial

LETTER: Appreciation for help from local school

Editor: I am writing to share my very deep thanks and appreciation for the staff and students at Alpenglow School. As part of their Earth Day celebrations, these fabulous students collected pledges from friends and family then ran loops of a course

LETTER: Music association gives thanks

Editor: After a very successful concert by the Valley Winds Music Association members at The Malcolm Hotel on April 30, we pause to give some well-deserved praise to our many supporters and volunteers. As there are too many to list at this time, we

LETTER: Conditions that led to out of control prescribed burn concerning

Editor: After reading the article in the May 11 Outlook about Parks Canada launching an after-action review of the prescribed fire that got out of control near the Banff townsite on May 3, I wonder about the statement of Jane Park, the fire and

LETTER: Thank you for the good memories, Ticino's

Editor: Forty years ago, my family and I arrived as immigrants to Vancouver with the intention to travel and settle in the Rocky Mountains. We ended up in Banff. I had a lot of experience working in the hospitality industry globally, so I asked a