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Banff lifts state of local emergency as COVID-19 cases dramatically drop

Banff lifts state of local emergency as COVID-19 cases dramatically drop

“I’m so relieved and honestly just so proud of this community,” said Mayor Karen Sorensen.
Vaccinations for First Nations delayed due to supply

Vaccinations for First Nations delayed due to supply

The number of active COVID-19 cases was 209 at Stoney Nakoda First Nations in Morley on Monday.
Emaciated, injured cougar killed in Banff National Park

Emaciated, injured cougar killed in Banff National Park

“By hunting within the Town of Banff, and showing aggressive behaviour to a person with an on-leash dog, the cougar’s behaviour indicated it was becoming increasingly less wary of humans as its health deteriorated.”
Frustration over Bear Street construction project leads to review

Frustration over Bear Street construction project leads to review

Bear Street businesses voice numerous concerns about the construction project, including timelines, schedules, parking, working hours, financial impacts and communications from the Town of Banff.
MLA Rosin travelled to visit family in Saskatchewan over Christmas

MLA Rosin travelled to visit family in Saskatchewan over Christmas

Tim Gerwing, director of communications for the UCP Caucus, said Banff-Kananaskis MLA Miranda Rosin lives alone, so when she travelled to Saskatchewan to visit family over Christmas, she was following public health guidelines.
Banff restrictions on operating hours for alcohol and pot sales extended

Banff restrictions on operating hours for alcohol and pot sales extended

“I love where our case count is trending, but we’re not quite far enough along yet to be sure nothing’s happened from the holidays," said Coun. Chip Olver.
AHS scales back COVID-19 testing in Banff due to lower demand

AHS scales back COVID-19 testing in Banff due to lower demand

COVID testing at the provincial site at Lynx Street in Banff is now Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only, but AHS says testing can be ramped up quickly if case counts begin to rise dramatically.
Cause of death of wolf found near Banff townsite unknown

Cause of death of wolf found near Banff townsite unknown

Parks Canada is performing a necropsy on a dead male wolf found on Jan. 7 near the Bow River to determine the cause of its death.
UPDATED: Cougar following Banff resident and his dog came within two metres

UPDATED: Cougar following Banff resident and his dog came within two metres

Parks Canada has issued a widespread cougar warning for the Town of Banff and surrounding area following a spike in cougar sightings, and a cougar that killed a deer and followed a man and his dog to within two metres.
Cougar approaches dog walker in Banff

Cougar approaches dog walker in Banff

A public warning issued by Parks Canada on Monday (Jan. 11) stated that a cougar “displayed aggressive behaviour after approaching a dog walker at a close distance.”