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One of last commercial development allotments used for warehouse in Banff's industrial compound

One of last commercial development allotments used for warehouse in Banff's industrial compound

The Municipal Planning Commission and administration for the municipality are looking at an area redevelopment plan for Banff's industrial compound
Second endangered black swift nesting site discovered

Second endangered black swift nesting site discovered

“We had three breeding pairs and chicks that successfully fledged this year, as well as a fourth nest that we think was probably being used as a roost by a sub-adult."
Elk rescued from Bow River died more than six hours later

Elk rescued from Bow River died more than six hours later

“There was a little bit of movement in her body trying to move her legs, lifting her head and flicking her ears, and we thought she was coming around a bit, but after six-and-a-half-hours she passed.”
Alberta COVID-19 health measures extended to at least Jan. 21

Alberta COVID-19 health measures extended to at least Jan. 21

As of Wednesday (Jan. 6), there have been 1,002 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Bow Valley since the pandemic began. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has also announced the province's current public health measures will remain in place until at least Jan. 21; however, students will return to in-class learning Monday (Jan. 11).
New outdoor skating rink on Bear Street opens Friday at noon

New outdoor skating rink on Bear Street opens Friday at noon

Those wishing to skate on the Bear Street ice surface once it opens Friday (Jan. 8), or the one next to the high school on Banff Avenue, need to register in advance online.
Banff bison herd feeling right at home

Banff bison herd feeling right at home

“It’s been a tremendous privilege for all of us at Parks Canada to work on this on behalf of all Canadians, to bring North America’s largest land mammal back to Canada’s first national park.”
Banff, Canmore COVID-19 case counts remain relatively stable

Banff, Canmore COVID-19 case counts remain relatively stable

“I don’t want to jump the gun. The numbers from the holidays have some uncertainty in them because of the low number of tests, and there’s a real risk of an increase due to the holidays."
Annual pancake breakfast in Banff a big hit

Annual pancake breakfast in Banff a big hit

“We didn’t want to say no to anyone, so we didn’t make a deadline for ordering,” said Banff resident Amber Donald. “I was receiving phone calls, texts, emails and even Facebook messages up until, and on the day we were distributing as well.
2020: the year in pictures

2020: the year in pictures

A selection of photos published by the Rocky Mountain Outlook in 2020.
Year in review: headlines from Banff and Lake Louise in 2020

Year in review: headlines from Banff and Lake Louise in 2020

It was a year full of big news headlines for the town of Banff, the national park and the community of Lake Louise