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NOW Program welcomes immigrant youth to Bow Valley

NOW Program welcomes immigrant youth to Bow Valley

Newcomer students to the Bow Valley participated in the Newcomer Orientation Welcome (NOW) Program and on Friday (Aug. 23), they celebrated the program’s completion with a graduation ceremony.
Town of Banff voices support for wildlife overpass

Town of Banff voices support for wildlife overpass

Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen has written a letter to Alberta Transportation Minister Ric McIver adding its voice to a call for a wildlife crossing structure near Bow Valley Gap east of Canmore
Human-caused black bear deaths on rise

Human-caused black bear deaths on rise

A black bear struck and killed on the train tracks in Banff National Park was flung into the Bow River. Parks Canada retrieved the carcass further downstream
New Banff hotel to replace aging Swiss Village

New Banff hotel to replace aging Swiss Village

The Town of Banff has given Banff Caribou Properties the green light to demolish Swiss Village and replace it with 175-room hotel.
Banff close to reaching commercial build-out

Banff close to reaching commercial build-out

Approval of new hotel pushes Banff closer to reaching federal commercial development cap.
Banff cannabis store approved for the second time by Municipal Planning Commission

Banff cannabis store approved for the second time by Municipal Planning Commission

A slanted wall and a filled in window are among some of the creative ways Banff Cannabis Inc. were able to bypass previous violations of the land use bylaw and so-called variance test.
Black bear survives vehicle strike

Black bear survives vehicle strike

Parks Canada believes a black bear that was struck by a van on the Minnewanka Loop survived the impact. Several black bears are feeding roadside due to buffaloberries in the area
Task forces set up to advise on caribou recovery

Task forces set up to advise on caribou recovery

Task forces to provide recommendations to Alberta government on recovering threatened caribou.
Adam Waterous first local appointed as new Banff Centre board chair

Adam Waterous first local appointed as new Banff Centre board chair

Premier Jason Kenney officially appointed Waterous on Thursday (Aug. 15) after the previous board chair, David Weyant, was appointed as board chair of Alberta Health Services.
Banff council denies delay for Bear Street construction project

Banff council denies delay for Bear Street construction project

The motion put forward asked that the Town begin construction in April 2021 rather than 2020 to allow for more communication as well as planning to ensure businesses in the area aren’t negatively impacted.