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Hunters fined more than $10k for bighorn sheep

Hunters fined more than $10k for bighorn sheep

BANFF – Two hunters were fined $10,500 each after pleading guilty for hunting two bighorn sheep last year by using trails in Banff National Park.
New holiday light policy for Banff

New holiday light policy for Banff

BANFF – Banff wants to avoid festive lights being strung willy-nilly on trees and poles during the winter season.
Illegal camping lower priority

Illegal camping lower priority

LAKE LOUISE – Parks Canada managers have told wardens in Lake Louise to make illegal camping a lower enforcement priority, but to put problems around illegal wildlife feeding higher up on the list.
Leave it to beavers

Leave it to beavers

BANFF – Beavers are nature’s engineers but have long been persecuted for the damage they do to human infrastructure.
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.