New business recycles pesky propane bombs

Roughly 500,000 propane cylinders are sold in Alberta each year for various uses such as camping, but what happens to all those potentially explosive materials when they’re eventually discarded? While some municipalities offer services to collect these cylinders and other types of hazardous waste like paint and solvents, there remains a contingent of people, particularly… Continue reading New business recycles pesky propane bombs

Canmore firefighter/EMT recounts medical mission in Haiti

The night before Jacqueline Hutchison and a team of doctors and firefighters from across Alberta travelled to the earthquake-ravaged Republic of Haiti they received an important phone call from the organizer in charge of their trip. A gang shooting had just occurred in Cité Soleil, one of the poorest areas of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince,… Continue reading Canmore firefighter/EMT recounts medical mission in Haiti

Three Sisters residents rally for wildlife corridor

Public hearings regarding proposed development on Three Sisters lands are set to take place over the next few months and some residents from the area in question have joined together to ensure their voices and concerns are heard by both the receiver and members of Canmore council. Following a Feb. 11 meeting hosted by Three… Continue reading Three Sisters residents rally for wildlife corridor

Economists toy with sales tax idea for Alberta

Following an announcement by Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner that the Province’s projected deficit leading into the 2012/13 budget will be around $4 billion, the idea of implementing a sales tax as a way out has once again reared its way back into the conversation. During an economic summit a few weeks ago in Calgary,… Continue reading Economists toy with sales tax idea for Alberta

Winter in the Canmore mines

Every winter the old lamp house located beneath Three Sisters Parkway in Canmore groans with age. The windows have all been knocked out, the roof is in disrepair and the frost has taken its toll on the walls with those that are still in tact subjected to graffiti. It’s safe to say the building, which… Continue reading Winter in the Canmore mines

Telus makes claim for cell phone tower in Canmore

A temporary cellphone tower located a half block from Lawrence Grassi Middle School could become permanent, however, the company in charge says the town is in “really good shape” concerning the amount of radio frequency energy it emits. Two weeks ago, representatives from Telus, the cellphone company that owns the tower, conducted tests in and… Continue reading Telus makes claim for cell phone tower in Canmore

Mount Norquay lays out plan for summer operations

A plan to open one of the oldest ski resorts in the Canadian Rockies for the summer is now in the public consultation stage, with opponents voicing concerns about its effect on what they see as dwindling grizzly bear habitat in the Bow Valley. Last Thursday (Nov. 29), Mount Norquay owners rolled out a long-range… Continue reading Mount Norquay lays out plan for summer operations

Liberal leadership hopeful looking to re-engage Canadians

Supporters of the federal Liberal party are anxiously awaiting the announcement of potential candidates to lead them back into power for the first time since 2006, but one declared candidate is already on the move across the country promoting her policy of creating “one Canada for all Canadians.” Deborah Coyne, a lawyer, professor and author… Continue reading Liberal leadership hopeful looking to re-engage Canadians

Banff National Park caribou reintroduction in early stages

A plan to reintroduce caribou, now classified as threatened under the Species at Risk Act, in Banff National Park is still in its early stages, however, key figures behind the project are conducting research in hopes of bringing back this iconic animal that once thrived in the western mountains. Following an avalanche in 2009 that… Continue reading Banff National Park caribou reintroduction in early stages

Alberta Liberal candidate set to create political diversity

The Liberal Party is looking to bounce back from a dismal performance in last year's federal election and, according to local candidate Harvey Locke, that resurgence starts with a win in the newly vacant seat of Calgary-Centre. A well-known figure in the Bow Valley through his environmental efforts as well as having resided in Banff… Continue reading Alberta Liberal candidate set to create political diversity