Author: Gateway Gazette Contributor

  • Black Diamond and Turner Valley Agree to Take the Next Step in Amalgamation Process

    Black Diamond and Turner Valley Agree to Take the Next Step in Amalgamation Process

    July 23, 2020 Black Diamond and Turner Valley Councils agreed to take the next step in the Amalgamation process by agreeing to notify the Minister of Municipal Affairs of their joint intent to formally enter amalgamation negotiations. Adopted in 2012, the Friendship Agreement formalized a commitment between the two towns to collaborate toward expanded shared […]

  • Investing in Jobs, Innovation for Natural Gas Sector

    Investing in Jobs, Innovation for Natural Gas Sector

    Alberta’s government is investing in 20 new projects that will create more than 750 jobs while reducing emissions in the natural gas sector. In October 2019, Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) launched the Natural Gas Challenge and invited technology developers to share project concepts for innovation opportunities in Alberta’s natural gas industry. Alberta’s government is providing […]

  • Canmore RCMP Investigating Vehicle Break-ins

    Canmore RCMP Investigating Vehicle Break-ins

    Canmore, Alta. – On July 24, 2020 Canmore RCMP responded to several calls regarding vehicle break-ins at the Heart Creek Trail parking lot in Kananaskis Country. In the month of July police also responded to similar reports of break-ins to vehicles at the Yamnuska parking lot and various parking destinations along Highway 40. Police would like […]

  • AHS Weekly Wellness: The Importance of Reading to Your Child

    AHS Weekly Wellness: The Importance of Reading to Your Child

    Children are born with a love of language. They learn words by listening to you and mimicking what you say, right from their earliest days. With Alberta schools closed until the fall and many childcare services yet to re-open, reading is a reassuring daily ritual for children. And it can be a calming stress-reducer for […]

  • Drowning is Preventable

    Drowning is Preventable

    Drowning is preventable! Join the Lifesaving Society Canada in bringing awareness to the drowning problem. Over 400 people drown annually in Canada, making it the second leading cause of unintentional death for children and the third leading cause of unintentional death for adults with Indigenous, northern and new Canadians having a disproportionate mortality burden. Statistics […]

  • MLA RJ Sigurdson on Schools Re-opening

    MLA RJ Sigurdson on Schools Re-opening

    The suspension of in-person schooling in March has been hard for many students and their families.Kindergarten to Grade 12 education changed significantly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Students, parents, teachers, Foothills School Division and Christ The Redeemer did an excellent job toadapt to a different way of learning. However, we all know that students […]

  • Funding for Arts Facility Restoration

    Funding for Arts Facility Restoration

    The province is funding a $2.58-million project to replace building infrastructure systems in the theatre complex at the Banff Centre. The project includes replacing heating, ventilation and cooling systems in the Eric Harvey Theatre and support systems in the attached Margaret Greenham Theatre and Laszlo Funtek Teaching Wing. Performers, audience members, students and staff will […]

  • Temporary Bylaw Mandating Face Coverings in Public Indoor Spaces and Public Vehicles Passed by City Council

    Temporary Bylaw Mandating Face Coverings in Public Indoor Spaces and Public Vehicles Passed by City Council

    Calgary City Council voted to pass the temporary Face Coverings Bylaw (BYLAW NUMBER 26M2020) to require the wearing of face coverings in indoor public premises and public vehicles. The City of Calgary initiates these new regulations beginning August 1, 2020. The bylaw mandates that face coverings be worn on public transit and public vehicles (for […]

  • Faith Forum ~ Final Thots for Faith Forum

    Faith Forum ~ Final Thots for Faith Forum

    I’m sitting in one of the most beautiful spots in Kananaskis country in Alberta, Canada. Surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountain peaks still wearing remnants of their mantles of snow around the clear glacial waters of the lake, I can’t think of a better place to share my last thoughts with the readers of the […]

  • Safe Schools, Successful Students

    Safe Schools, Successful Students

    15 Recommendations for an Alternative Relaunch Plan for Alberta Schools This is an unprecedented situation and it requires unprecedented action. The alternative is to keep the schools closed indefinitely or reopen them in a manner that’s not safe, allow the virus to spread, and then shut down again. We do not believe the plan put […]

  • From My Bookshelf: The Art of Inheriting Secrets

    From My Bookshelf: The Art of Inheriting Secrets

    By Lynn Willoughby The Art of Inheriting Secrets ~ Barbara O’Neal Olivia Shaw is the editor for a food magazine. She lives in San Francisco and leads a full life, but when her mother dies she learns she has inherited a centuries old estate in England. Oh yes, and a title. She is now the Countess […]

  • Pandemic Housing: Finding a Safe, Sanitary New Home During COVID-19

    Pandemic Housing: Finding a Safe, Sanitary New Home During COVID-19

    Take steps like the following in tandem with your realtor to ensure that you find a safe home to purchase.

  • Alberta RCMP Integrated National Enforcement Team Lays Terrorism Charges

    Alberta RCMP Integrated National Enforcement Team Lays Terrorism Charges

    Calgary – As the result of an extensive and complex national security investigation spanning a 7-year period, the RCMP’s Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) in Alberta has laid charges in relation to terrorism-related offences. Hussein Sobhe Borhot (34) of Calgary has been charged with: ·         Participation in activity of terrorist group contrary to section 83.18 […]

  • Injury Single Motorcycle Collision HWY 22, Turner Valley, Alberta

    Injury Single Motorcycle Collision HWY 22, Turner Valley, Alberta

    On July 22, 2020 at approximately 2:45pm, Turner VAlley RCMP, Fire and EMS responded to a single motorcycle collision with a deer on Highway 22 just north of the town of Turner Valley.  Three motorcyclists were travelling south on Highway 22 just north of the town of Turner Valley, when a deer ran out of the […]

  • Waterton Lakes National Park Wildlife Statement: Black Bear Habituation

    Waterton Lakes National Park Wildlife Statement: Black Bear Habituation

    Keeping wildlife wild is a shared responsibility – we all have a role to play. On July 10, 2020, Parks Canada closed trails and backcountry campgrounds in the Bauerman Valley, accessed from Red Rock Canyon Day Use Area, after receiving reports of a food-conditioned black bear that bit unattended backpacks and made contact with a […]