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Tourism industry calls on Banff to lift municipal mandatory mask bylaw

Tourism industry calls on Banff to lift municipal mandatory mask bylaw

The Banff and Lake Louise Hospitality Association is looking to the Town of Banff to align its messaging and policies to provincial health restrictions.
Public hearing on Banff bylaw changes to encourage rental housing development extended

Public hearing on Banff bylaw changes to encourage rental housing development extended

“With the rising cost of construction and lack of easily developable land in Banff, the cost of constructing new affordable residential housing is becoming increasing difficult – not financially viable,” said Philip Tarchuk.
Cooler weather brings down rushing water levels in Bow River

Cooler weather brings down rushing water levels in Bow River

“We were actually very concerned because it did rise very quickly and it was even rising overnight,” said Silvio Adamo, the director of emergency management for the Town of Banff.
Banff National Park's vaccination rate more than 90 per cent

Banff National Park's vaccination rate more than 90 per cent

“We could be as high as 91 per cent first dose for people 12 and up and nine per cent fully vaccinated,” said Silvio Adamo, the Town of Banff’s director of emergency management.
Airshed region receives provincial recognition

Airshed region receives provincial recognition

The Calgary Region Airshed Zone – which includes Banff, Canmore and the MD of Bighorn – received an award from the Alberta Emeral Foundation recently for work it does to monitor and educate people about air quality in the region.
Bear Street businesses exempt from sidewalk seating fees

Bear Street businesses exempt from sidewalk seating fees

“Nobody had a great 2020, but Bear Street in particular, from my perspective, did not actually get to take full advantage of the opportunity to have no fees in 2020 based on their specific circumstances," said Mayor Karen Sorensen
Banff council deferring penalties on unpaid tax bills

Banff council deferring penalties on unpaid tax bills

The Town of Banff's tax bills will be mailed out before the end of June and are due by the end of July.
Conservationists say new Banff expert visitation panel lacks 'crucial expertise'

Conservationists say new Banff expert visitation panel lacks 'crucial expertise'

Bow Valley Naturalists and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society concerned that new expert visitation panel lacks representation from experienced ecologists and social scientists.
PHOTOS: A look at the past week in photography in the Bow Valley

PHOTOS: A look at the past week in photography in the Bow Valley

Here's a look at photos that were in the newspaper and website for the Rocky Mountain Outlook.
Alberta Environment declare flood watch near Town of Banff, Lake Louise

Alberta Environment declare flood watch near Town of Banff, Lake Louise

Alberta Environment declared a flood watch for the Bow River upstream of the Town of Banff and Pipestone River near Lake Louise.