To Whom It May Concern, I would like to submit a suggestion to help resolve some issues with the Pedestrian Zone in Banff. Could you please circulate this letter to Town Council, Mayor DiManno and any other relevant parties? Thanks. Without further ado, I would like to propose the creation of a regional government which … Continue reading Pedestrian Zone
M.G. McIntosh OPINION 04/14/2022 CONCEPT REPORT Voice in the Wind Magazine Inc. Introduction Why do towns and cities bring in paid parking? Why do they want to tax tourists? Money. Municipal governments have limited sources of income. Usually property taxes are key amongst them. Beyond that, they have some limited taxation powers. So how are … Continue reading Chuck E. Town
M.G. McIntosh OPINION 04/06/2022 CONCEPT REPORT (EXT.) Introduction I am writing this article in response to an article from the Rocky Mountain Outlook titled: “Propane Heaters Banned on Public Sidewalk Patios” by Cathy Ellis, published March 31, 2022. In this article it is mentioned that outdoor dining in Banff is a bit chilly during the … Continue reading Electric Bus Dining Tent
M.G. McIntosh OPINION 02/02/2022 CONCEPT REPORT Voice in the Wind Magazine Inc. INTRODUCTION Once again, I’ve the ‘Tourism Bug’. Here is an idea I got while doing some of my more creative writing. As you might've guessed I write more than I release on my blog. Some stuff is for later. Well, this one is … Continue reading Banff Book Hunt
M.G. McIntosh OPINION 01/12/2021 CONCEPT REPORT Voice in the Wind Magazine Inc. INTRODUCTION I’ve been thinking a lot about how we interact with our Municipal (City/Town) Governments. I realized that there isn’t really a quick easy way to submit items for the agenda in my little town. Perhaps this is true of your town too. … Continue reading Town E-Hub
M.G. McIntosh OPINION 01/04/2021 CONCEPT REPORT Voice in the Wind Magazine Inc. INTRODUCTION In the last article that I wrote, I talked about adding gift cards to the all inclusive package. I briefly noted that there could be a lot of gift cards circulating in the town. So, what are we going to do with … Continue reading Automated Gift Card Machine
M.G. McIntosh OPINION 12/29/2021 CONCEPT REPORT Voice in the Wind Magazine Inc. INTRODUCTION This is an idea I had in response to an article in the Rocky Mountain Outlook, which stated that the Town of Banff was looking at a tourism fee to cover the costs of services. One service that was floated was free … Continue reading Redefining the All Inclusive Package
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