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Collaborative exhibit highlights relationship with environment

Collaborative exhibit highlights relationship with environment

Coexist is a collaborative exhibit between a pair of Banff-based artists, Teenybotanist, Cecelia Leddy, and Nahanni McKay, which combines analog 35mm photography and digital drawings.
Town of Banff to explore options for paid parking expansion

Town of Banff to explore options for paid parking expansion

“We’ve seen visitors are more than willing to pay to park in our town. VPP has not deterred people from coming to Banff and I think it’s enhanced their experience in reducing time driving around looking for parking spots."
Banff, Canmore preparing for worst-case firefighter staffing shortages due to COVID-19

Banff, Canmore preparing for worst-case firefighter staffing shortages due to COVID-19

The municipalities of Banff and Canmore have been in conversations on the potential for support of each other for emergency fire response and other essential services, if required, due to staffing issues associated with COVID-19.
Banff council provides financial support for more vaccine clinics

Banff council provides financial support for more vaccine clinics

“I do think it’s a provincial responsibility in terms of these costs, but given that we won’t see it in the near future from the province I think we should move ahead ourselves and organize another vaccination clinic.”
Multi-purpose pavilion, skating rink moving ahead at Banff rec grounds

Multi-purpose pavilion, skating rink moving ahead at Banff rec grounds

“This 2022 bundle of projects is going to be a tipping point in terms of the look and feel of the rec grounds. The pavilion building and the skating rink are very exciting projects that are going to really transform the sense of use of that space.”
CRPS, municipal staffing shortages brought on by COVID-19

CRPS, municipal staffing shortages brought on by COVID-19

“Given the COVID-19 rates in the valley, we remain deeply concerned with the increasing numbers and our capacity to keep classes and schools open for your children, due to staffing shortages," said CRPS superintendent Chris MacPhee.
Rising Canmore rugby star recognized in national talent search

Rising Canmore rugby star recognized in national talent search

Canmore's Krissy Scurfield is one of 30 Canadian athletes selected for Future Olympian funding through the RBC Training Ground.
Banff's Upper Hot Springs to reopen following staff shortage due to COVID-19

Banff's Upper Hot Springs to reopen following staff shortage due to COVID-19

COVID-related absences exacerbated other staffing issues, resulting in the short-term closure this past weekend. Regular winter hours of operation resume on Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Last entry is at 5 p.m. daily.
Banff approves default 30-km/h speed limit

Banff approves default 30-km/h speed limit

“Slower is safer, and in a community with four square kilometres, I don’t understand the need for speed,” said Banff Mayor Corrie DiManno
Prime minister delivers mandate to new Parks Canada minister

Prime minister delivers mandate to new Parks Canada minister

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told the new minister responsible for Parks Canada, Steven Guilbeault, that he must invest in existing national parks and create new ones, and the new tourism minister, Randy Boissonault, to develop a national trails tourism strategy.