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Parks Canada approves cannabis use throughout Banff National Park

BANFF – The public consumption of pot is now legal throughout Banff National Park so long as it’s consumed outside of the Banff townsite.
Last of 10 bison calves born

Last of 10 bison calves born

BANFF – The last of 10 pregnant bison has given birth to a calf in Banff’s backcountry. Parks Canada officials say the new calf, which was spotted for the first time at the end of September, joins nine other calves.
Catastrophic wildfire – is this the new normal?

Catastrophic wildfire – is this the new normal?

“What if fixing fire really means fixing ourselves, fixing our relationships with each other, and the relationship we basically have with the earth?” That was the question Toddi Steelman asked a roomful of concerned Bow Valley residents gathered in S
Wildlife officers help deer entangled in hammock

Wildlife officers help deer entangled in hammock

BANFF – A buck entangled in a hammock and later found struggling and hanging in a tree is lucky to have survived its traumatic ordeal.
Banff council set to scrap long-held practice

Banff council set to scrap long-held practice

BANFF – One of two chances for the public to have their input heard at a council meeting looks set to be scrapped. On Thursday (Oct.
Banff to reconsider paid parking, residential parking permits

Banff to reconsider paid parking, residential parking permits

BANFF – Paid parking and a residential parking permit system are under consideration to ease parking pressures in the tourist town. On Thursday (Oct.
Banff slows down plans to change speed limits

Banff slows down plans to change speed limits

BANFF – Politicians have put the brakes on a proposal to lower the speed limit on residential streets in the tourist town to 30 kilometres per hour, preferring to get more public feedback before making a decision. At a meeting Tuesday (Oct.
Banff 'bursting at the seams' as tourism soars

Banff 'bursting at the seams' as tourism soars

BANFF – The soaring popularity of Banff National Park has reignited a decades-old debate over limits to the number of people at certain iconic tourist hot spots like Moraine Lake and Lake Louise.

Bow Valley rental prices continue to soar

BOW VALLEY – Banff’s average rental rates have increased by eight per cent while Canmore saw a five per jump in the cost of renting a home over the same period last year.

Early season backcountry avalanche warning

BOW VALLEY – With upwards of 60 centimetres of snow falling in Kananaskis Country last week during a major early season storm, public safety officials are warning of early season backcountry avalanche conditions throughout the Rocky Mountains.