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Speeding steps needed

Speeding steps needed

Editor: In John Borrowman’s message from the mayor last week, he discussed the merits of photo radar in Canmore. I would like to add that the ever-increasing traffic through the Bow Valley has put our wildlife more at risk of injury.
Public participation fiasco

Public participation fiasco

Editor: Last Wednesday I attended “Let’s Talk: Invitation to Community Information Session on Obstetrics in the Bow Valley Corridor,” co-sponsored by Covenant Health and Alberta Health Services.
Elevation Place too much of a good thing

Elevation Place too much of a good thing

Editor: Gosh there’s been a lot of talk down at the pool lately about Elevation Place. People are not embracing the elevated prices and elevated customer service. We have grown to love the existing facility and its front end staff and lifeguards.
Maternity service change explained

Maternity service change explained

Editor, Recently, as part of a comprehensive planning process for the Bow Valley, Covenant Health and Alberta Health Services announced the decision to centralize obstetrical services within the Bow Valley Corridor to operate out of the Canmore Gener
Best care most important

Best care most important

Editor: I was disturbed by a quote from Dr. Michael Klein in last week’s Crag and Canyon regarding the closing of Obstetrical services at MSH.
Loss of obstetrics a loss for Banff

Loss of obstetrics a loss for Banff

Editor: It will be a tremendous loss for families if Banff Mineral Springs Hospital (BMSH) ceases obstetrical care. Women’s choices will be limited regarding their health and that of their baby with this decision.
Protect taxpayers

Protect taxpayers

Editor: In regard to the fees to be paid by PricewaterhouseCoopers, (the receiver of Three Sisters Mountain Village), to complete the area structure plan, land-use bylaw amendment and block subdivision application for the new Three Sisters developmen
The other side of the coin

The other side of the coin

Editor: Moving obstetrics to Canmore is not a decision made quickly or easily. No one wants to lose services, but this has been on the books for years. Not having obstetrics does not make us any less a community.
Make affordability a priority

Make affordability a priority

Editor: I appreciated the letter before Christmas from John Everts, as well as the last two editorials detailing concerns with the fiscal responsibility of our Town council and administration.
Is the Town listening?

Is the Town listening?

Editor: The Town of Banff will host a public hearing process in the Town Hall on Thursday (Jan. 31) at 2 p.m. in order to solicit opinions regarding the issue of chain stores.
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