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Craig Baird

Craig Baird

Craig joined the Outlook in April 2022 as a reporter, focusing on the MD of Bighorn and other sectors of the Bow Valley news cycle. He comes from rural central Alberta, and has worked at newspapers in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Most recently, he was the city hall reporter at the Regina Leader-Post.

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587-807-0627
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Recent Work by Craig

Grizzly bear movements impacted by rec trails in MD of Bighorn

Grizzly bear movements impacted by rec trails in MD of Bighorn

“The Bow Valley is one of the most important areas for grizzly bears in the Y2Y region. If we fracture grizzly bear movement in this region, we hurt that chain. Helping grizzlies move through here is important.”
Name removed for mountain named for Nazi collaborator

Name removed for mountain named for Nazi collaborator

"Because of my dad’s persistence and dedication, the map of the country is a bit different and hopefully for the better.”
Abbot Pass Refuge Cabin officially removed

Abbot Pass Refuge Cabin officially removed

“It is heartbreaking. It is one of the best-known huts in Canada, you can even argue North America."
NDP pledges to remove K-country pass if elected

NDP pledges to remove K-country pass if elected

Rachel Notley says if the NDP is elected they will do away with 15 daily and $90 annual Kananaskis pass.
After 42 years, Bighorn fire chief ready to retire

After 42 years, Bighorn fire chief ready to retire

After more than four decades as firefighter, a retiring Southern Alberta fire chief recalls a lifetime of changes, including hanging off the back of a truck "hanging on for dear life" on the way to a call.
Town of Banff considers smoking, vaping restrictions

Town of Banff considers smoking, vaping restrictions

There could be fewer places to smoke/vape in Banff soon.
A dark chapter in Bow Valley's history

A dark chapter in Bow Valley's history

For two years during the First World War, Alberta was home to one of the harshest internment camps in Canada, where hundreds were held for simply being born in a country Canada was at war with.
AHS CEO firing could increase physician shortage: NDP

AHS CEO firing could increase physician shortage: NDP

David Shepherd, NDP Critic for Health says the firing of Dr. Verna Yiu as CEO of the AHS is going to cause more chaos.
Canmore Folk Festival announces its 2022 lineup

Canmore Folk Festival announces its 2022 lineup

The Canmore Folk Festival is returning after a two year hiatus with some big names in music.