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Banff council considers taking field trip to other mountain towns

Banff council considers taking field trip to other mountain towns

BANFF – Local politicians are floating an idea to take a taxpayer-funded trip to a similar resort community in a bid to help the national park townsite deal with challenges such as housing and transit.
Banff considers stricter rules for construction bins

Banff considers stricter rules for construction bins

BANFF – The national park townsite is considering legislation requiring construction waste bins be wildlife-proof at all times.

Community mourns death of Banff woman

BANFF – Known for her trademark smile, unwavering determination and a desire to help others, Clara Mentzelopoulos’ sudden death over the holidays has left the community of Banff in a state of disbelief and shock.
Banff woman dies in car crash

Banff woman dies in car crash

BANFF – A 28-year-old woman from Banff died and five others were sent to hospital after a four-vehicle collision on Thursday (Dec. 27) near Oyen, Alta, located approximately 300 kilometres east of Calgary.
Home heavily damaged in Banff house fire

Home heavily damaged in Banff house fire

BANFF – A fire heavily damaged a house on Grizzly Street shortly before midnight in Banff on Thursday night (Dec. 27). Eighteen firefighters and five fire trucks responded to the call at 10:30 p.m.
Banff won't tolerate off-leash dogs anymore

Banff won't tolerate off-leash dogs anymore

BANFF – People walking their dogs off leash in the national park townsite are more likely to get caught now that bylaw officers plan to start enforcement patrols.
The Year in Banff – 2018

The Year in Banff – 2018

JANUARY – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a break from his busy life over the holidays to hide away at a remote backcountry lodge in Banff National Park with friends and family.
Fruit tree legal opinion sought by Banff council

Fruit tree legal opinion sought by Banff council

BANFF – The Town Banff plans to get a legal opinion on whether it has authority to force residents to remove existing fruit trees that may draw bears to their properties in search of an easy meal.
Banff council votes in favour of live-streaming future meetings

Banff council votes in favour of live-streaming future meetings

BANFF – Banff council meetings will be recorded and live streamed in a bid to engage the community and increase access to public meetings. On Monday (Dec.
Rail crossing talks back on track

Rail crossing talks back on track

BANFF – A proposal to build a safe pedestrian crossing at the railway line near the industrial compound to prevent a resident being struck and killed by a train is back on track.