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Greg Colgan

Greg Colgan

Greg joined the Outlook as the assistant editor and is now the interim editor. He comes from southwestern Ontario and has been a journalist for more than 10 years. He has previously covered sports, municipal and provincial politics, arts and entertainment and many other topics. He primarily covers Canmore and town council for the paper.

Recent Work by Greg

Dead Man's Flats wildfire contained, investigation continuing

Dead Man's Flats wildfire contained, investigation continuing

“The fire danger in the Calgary Forest Area, where this wildfire is located, is extreme. In these conditions, a wildfire can start easily and spread very quickly. We ask all Albertans to do their part to prevent wildfires. Last year, 88 per cent of wildfires were human-caused. There is currently a fire ban in place for the entire Calgary Forest Area, which means that outdoor camp fires are not allowed.”
Sorensen named to Canadian Senate, Banff council to select new mayor

Sorensen named to Canadian Senate, Banff council to select new mayor

“While I never intended to leave the role of mayor before this term was complete, I am confident in the abilities of our very thoughtful and diverse Council, and I am comforted knowing a municipal election is only a few months away. And while I will be spending part of my time in Ottawa, Banff has and will always have my heart."
Initiatives aim to help tourism businesses, visitors respect the land

Initiatives aim to help tourism businesses, visitors respect the land

“We want to ensure travellers feel safe, but we also want to encourage businesses to showcase what they are doing to keep everyone safe. Our businesses are very good at ensuring physical distancing. They’re continuously disinfecting high touch surfaces, they’re investing a lot of time and resources into keeping their travellers safe."
Study aims for feedback on outdoor recreation on Albertan Crown lands

Study aims for feedback on outdoor recreation on Albertan Crown lands

“When you look at the availability of landscape, it's not really this notion that we can build resorts in every corner of the province. It's about the idea that each area is geographically unique, the biodiversity within that region is worth conserving and celebrating and sharing. You enhance people's attitudes towards conservation when you experience these things.”
Rosin stands by opposing additional COVID-19 restrictions

Rosin stands by opposing additional COVID-19 restrictions

“My stance remains the same, but I do not believe we need to go back and close restaurants, or shutdown many of these businesses a third time. I do want to be very clear that every Albertan does need to follow those restrictions that are in place and hopefully we can have our best summer.”
Canmore council responds to MLA Miranda Rosin's opposition to new COVID-19 restriction

Canmore council responds to MLA Miranda Rosin's opposition to new COVID-19 restriction

"I ask that as our representative in Edmonton, you make a determined effort to reach out to hear all perspectives in our community before taking such actions as refuting the need for continued caution in containing the virus. This is not a political issue but one of public health."
Notley proposes bill to expand coal mining policy and begin public consultation

Notley proposes bill to expand coal mining policy and begin public consultation

“Albertans have been very clear. They want mountains, not mines. They want clean water."
Notley proposes provincial travel pass, diversifying economy and pushing renewable energy

Notley proposes provincial travel pass, diversifying economy and pushing renewable energy

“We know it won’t be a silver bullet, but I do believe it will be important in protecting jobs, keeping businesses open and making sure tourism not only drives our economy, but grows.”
Several bars, restaurants voluntarily suspend in-person dining as COVID-19 cases increase

Several bars, restaurants voluntarily suspend in-person dining as COVID-19 cases increase

At least seven restaurants and bars in Canmore took the precautionary measure to close, or stop in-person dining, to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Only a few reported a confirmed case, while others cited contact tracing as part of the reason for their decision.
Canmore RCMP investigating after air let out of emergency vehicle's tires

Canmore RCMP investigating after air let out of emergency vehicle's tires

Canmore RCMP are investigating after an Alberta Health Services vehicle had the air let out of two of its tires in an "intentional act to disable the emergency vehicle."