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Banff Marathon returns after year-and-a-half hiatus due to COVID-19

Banff Marathon returns after year-and-a-half hiatus due to COVID-19

“People want to get out, be active and do what they love,” he said. “One of our COVID plans was to move all of our activities outside. We had an expo to get their package at Fenlands (Recreation Centre) and there were speakers, so we had everything outside this year. … We found a way to make it safe and people are ecstatic to get back at the marathon.”
Canmore resident Aidan Blum running for Green Party in Banff-Airdrie riding

Canmore resident Aidan Blum running for Green Party in Banff-Airdrie riding

“The Green Party has always been a vessel advocating to change the political arena to be healthier and to be more democratic and not be afraid to work across party lines. When faced with disaster, when faced with crises or hardships as a riding, province or a country, I think being able to collaborate and cooperate is what drives economics and solutions.”
Mountain goat kills attacking grizzly bear

Mountain goat kills attacking grizzly bear

“Grizzly bear predation of mountain goats is relatively common, and I guess the mountain goat was successful in this instance and turned the tables on the grizzly. These mountain goats are big animals and those horns are very sharp.”
Banff council refuses to remove gondola terminus from train station ARP

Banff council refuses to remove gondola terminus from train station ARP

“Parks has said what their decisions have been on the two proposals already for gondolas and they said a new proposal is unlikely to arrive at a different conclusion,” said Coun. Poole.
NDP’s Sarah Zagoda running in Banff-Airdrie riding in upcoming election

NDP’s Sarah Zagoda running in Banff-Airdrie riding in upcoming election

With federal election voting day just a few weeks away, Sarah Zagoda has announced she is looking to secure the Banff-Airdrie riding for the New Democratic Party (NDP).
Independent candidate Derek Sloan looks for fresh start in Banff-Airdrie

Independent candidate Derek Sloan looks for fresh start in Banff-Airdrie

“The system is broken, there is certainly corruption in all major parties. The basic ability of an MP to represent his constituents is gone. Everybody kind of knows that if you don’t do the bidding of the leader of your party, your career is going to be a short one. The people who have been a long time are there because they’ve learned how to be quiet, how to keep their heads low and how to kind of play the Ottawa game. I think people are sick of it."
Federal election forum hears from local candidates

Federal election forum hears from local candidates

Voters in the Bow Valley had their chance to hear from local candidates in the lead-up to the Sept. 20 federal election.
Town of Banff investigating vaccine passport for municipal facilities, discretionary services

Town of Banff investigating vaccine passport for municipal facilities, discretionary services

“We’re getting to the point where the freedoms of the many are being compromised by the few,” Coun. Peter Poole said, referring to those who are vaccine hesitant or refusing to get immunized.
Independent candidate Caroline O’Driscoll looks to secure Banff-Airdrie riding

Independent candidate Caroline O’Driscoll looks to secure Banff-Airdrie riding

“I have worked with almost all of the major parties, both provincially and federally. What is concerning to me is the disconnect between the bureaucracies of government and the political platforms and policies people hear during election time.”
Female candidates join Banff election campaign, including two mayoral contenders

Female candidates join Banff election campaign, including two mayoral contenders

Incumbent Banff Mayor Corrie DiManno and long-time resident Karen Thomas have filed nomination papers to run against Brian Standish in the mayoral race, while second generation Banffite Kaylee Ram has declared her candidacy for a council seat.