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Penguins in the mountains

Penguins in the mountains

BANFF – Hundreds of cheering minor hockey players from Banff and Canmore turned out to watch the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday (Oct. 21) at the Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre arena for two team practice sessions in the resort town.
YWCA secures funding for affordable housing

YWCA secures funding for affordable housing

BANFF – Residents struggling to find affordable housing in Banff will get some much needed relief thanks to $3.95 million in federal and provincial funding for the YWCA’s Courtyard Project.
Banff accepting retail cannabis applications

Banff accepting retail cannabis applications

BANFF – Those interested in opening a retail cannabis store in the tourist town can send their applications to the Town of Banff beginning Nov. 1. With recreational cannabis legal across Canada since Oct.
Banff council axes public question period at end of meetings

Banff council axes public question period at end of meetings

BANFF – Town council has scrapped one of two opportunities for Banff residents to have their voices heard during council meetings.
Poole challenges committee member makeup

Poole challenges committee member makeup

BANFF – Appointments of public members with ties to real estate and development to two municipal committees have been publicly challenged.
Banff traffic volumes down, transit ridership up

Banff traffic volumes down, transit ridership up

BANFF – Transit ridership is up and vehicle volumes are down in the tourist town this year. With Banff now attracting about 4.2 million visitors a year, vehicle volumes were up 18 per cent over the last four years, but went down 2.

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.