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AHS ramping up testing at outbreak sites in Banff

AHS ramping up testing at outbreak sites in Banff

A COVID-19 testing site for the general public will open in the south parking lot at the provincial health building in Banff on Friday (Dec. 4), and an isolation centre is expected to open as early as Monday (Nov. 30)
New restaurants worth trying in Banff and Canmore's expansive culinary scene

New restaurants worth trying in Banff and Canmore's expansive culinary scene

The new tastes of the Bow Valley are here
Santa's Anonymous returns in Banff and Lake Louise amid COVID crisis

Santa's Anonymous returns in Banff and Lake Louise amid COVID crisis

In its 36th year, the volunteer-driven Santa's Anonymous will be distributing grocery cards for those who apply online
Parks Canada temporarily suspends some services in Banff National Park

Parks Canada temporarily suspends some services in Banff National Park

As part of the temporary suspensions, vehicle access on part of the Bow Valley Parkway is restricted
Canadian Rockies Public Schools confirms second COVID-19 positive case

Canadian Rockies Public Schools confirms second COVID-19 positive case

In addition to isolating students from classrooms that had a COVID-19 positive case, Canadian Rockies Public Schools are isolating classrooms with students that have been potentially exposed to the virus
Banff businesses forcing staff with COVID-19 risk to work 'unforgivable'

Banff businesses forcing staff with COVID-19 risk to work 'unforgivable'

“I know this is hard on all of us, but you are doing such a disservice to yourself and to this community and to our economy by asking your employees come in if there is any risk that they’re positive.”
UPDATE: Banff council considering limiting operating hours, occupancy for some businesses

UPDATE: Banff council considering limiting operating hours, occupancy for some businesses

The Town of Banff has declared a state of local emergency to help deal with the rapidly rising COVID-19 cases in the tourist town
Banff council considering limiting operating hours, occupancy for some businesses

Banff council considering limiting operating hours, occupancy for some businesses

“Certainly, it is not a municipality’s responsibility to suggest that businesses should close, or mandate them to close, but we do have the option to look at our own bylaws and our operations of businesses within our municipality,” said Mayor Karen Sorensen.
New tattoo studio in Banff gets stamp of approval

New tattoo studio in Banff gets stamp of approval

Approval of a new tattoo studio in Banff reignited discussion on what is an appropriate businesses for the national park townsite
Banff to get COVID-19 testing site to deal with escalating cases

Banff to get COVID-19 testing site to deal with escalating cases

The Town of Banff is also working on securing additional isolation rooms, as the ones available through the Banff YWCA are at or near capacity