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Banff's bird populations stable to increasing

Banff's bird populations stable to increasing

“We found that 91 per cent of the species were stable to increasing,” said park wildlife biologist Jesse Whittington. “To break it down, 53 per cent of species were increasing and 38 per cent were stable and nine per cent were decreasing.”
Banff council treads lightly with $2,000 crampon rebate program

Banff council treads lightly with $2,000 crampon rebate program

"It just sends a mixed message to the community that we’re not going to put dollars and money where our mouth is for enhancing the pedestrian experience, but here is $20. I hope you don’t break your neck.”
Bison unearth skull of their ancestors

Bison unearth skull of their ancestors

“It’s almost as if the bison are picking up ancient signs that aren’t readily visible to us.”
MPC recommends broad planning process for Banff industrial compound

MPC recommends broad planning process for Banff industrial compound

“Personally, I am a fan of density, but that being said, I think we need to be cautious when it comes to quantity over quality, as well as the look and feel of accommodation in our community,” said Coun. Corrie DiManno on a proposal for small, windowless sleeping rooms
Banff investing in heating system for buildings in industrial compound

Banff investing in heating system for buildings in industrial compound

“My calculations show that emissions from this boiler will be substantially less than a single campfire burning,” says Town of Banff's environment and sustainability manager on plans for a biomass district heating system for its operations buildings in the compound
Banff grappling with high visitation

Banff grappling with high visitation

“We have been trying to sound the alarm on ever increasing visitation and the accompanying lack of planning foresight for well over a decade. We suspect we are close to a tipping point.”
Study recommended for Calgary-Banff passenger rail

Study recommended for Calgary-Banff passenger rail

The provincial government is being lobbied to do a formal feasibility study on passenger rail from Calgary International Airport to Banff National Park.
Bold Banff coyotes approaching people

Bold Banff coyotes approaching people

“We have noticed an increase – or maybe it’s just that people are reporting it – but over the last couple of weeks we’ve had a few situations where people have been approached by a group of three coyotes,” said Blair Fyten, Parks Canada human-wildlife coexistence specialist
New restaurant embraces Canadiana experience

New restaurant embraces Canadiana experience

“We want them to come down and work their way through the history of the fur trade on the way in and enter into a warm inviting room that serves up braised meats in a sharing form and create charcuterie boards."
Province called to do study on passenger rail from Calgary to Banff

Province called to do study on passenger rail from Calgary to Banff

“The Town is not yet prepared to commit to rail service over bus transit until there’s a better understanding of environmental and financial impacts of both,” said Canmore Mayor John Borrowman in a letter to Banff-Kananaskis MLA Miranda Rosin