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LETTER: What other public services and goods will Smith privatize?

Editor: Albertans need to be aware of how endangered our public services are to privatization by Danielle Smith as premier. Only this year, she and her government handed over 66 per cent of all Provincial Precision Laboratory (APL) testing, formerly

LETTER: Smith getting more focus than Notley in campaigns

Editor: Well, the writ was dropped May 1 and campaigning is in full swing. Although some entities have been in full swing for months. In one circulation in Calgary, Danielle Smith has been the nom de guerre for months. She appears almost daily on page

LETTER: Animal welfare vitally important to residents, tourists

Editor: In regards to the story “Banff wolves die in provincial traplines” in the April 20 edition of the Outlook. Thank you Cathy Ellis for your in-depth article reviewing the fate of the wolves whose only crime was to venture outside the national

LETTER: Repeal of Kananaskis Conservation Pass would help affordability

Editor: How can Banff-Kananaskis MLA Miranda Rosin claim to be making life “affordable for Albertans” while at the same time asking us to renew our Kananaskis passes? We will be using money to use a park of which we as Albertans already own apart. So

LETTER: Songs for Shelter another success

Editor: The sixth annual Songs for Shelter was a magical night. Gratitude to my talented friends Pat “Sully” Sullivan, Gord March, the Banff YWCA volunteers, the Canmore Golf and Curling Club, and all others who contributed. Locals helping locals,

LETTER: Last minute attempt at tourism bill too little, too late

Editor: In regards to the letter “special tourism designation bill vital to local economy” in the April 13 edition of the Outlook, Mr. Hancock wants Canmore residents to support UCP Banff-Kananaskis MLA Miranda Rosin in the upcoming election for a piece

LETTER: Special tourism designation bill could've been brought forward earlier

Editor: The April 13 edition of the Outlook had a letter “special tourism designation bill vital to local economy” from Hugh Hancock. He commented that “finally, after about 20 years of unsuccessful lobbying for a special tourism designation similar to

LETTER: Losing Lake Louise World Cup would be 'real shame'

Editor: It’s an absolute shame Lake Louise will likely lose the World Cup FIS races. This is a world class event with a storied history. It’s also an opportunity for Albertans and Bow Valley locals to get an up close and personal look at a sport with

LETTER: Mistakes, missteps, misdirection common in UCP government

Editor: When the mad lead the blind, they stumble badly on a path strewn with mistakes, missteps, misdirection, stumbles, ideological confusion and frequent falls. There is no other possibility for the emotionally driven directionless whose rhetoric is

LETTER: Quote mistakenly cited by wrong organization

Editor: In Bob Sandford’s commentary in the April 13 edition of the Outlook, “Cancer and Climate – A Multitude of Parallels,” he mistakenly quotes the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated the following in its most