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Banff Mineral Springs Hospital formally decreases acute care beds by 10

Banff Mineral Springs Hospital formally decreases acute care beds by 10

A memo from Covenant Health's Banff Mineral Springs Hospital stated that 10 acute care beds would be removed from that department and instead be used for post-operation recovery effective Nov. 12, 2019 – however officials with the hospital claimed this change has been in effect for several years already and the official communication of the change was a formality
Banff ready to respond to coronavirus

Banff ready to respond to coronavirus

“As a municipality, I believe we’re quite prepared to deal with this type of circumstance. If it gets into that larger scale, we have a comprehensive pandemic plan and business continuity plans to ensure that the community can provide its critical services to the community," Silvio Adamo, Banff's protective services director on preparation for coronavirus.
Regional landfill banks $1M surplus after ‘development-heavy’ year for the Bow Valley

Regional landfill banks $1M surplus after ‘development-heavy’ year for the Bow Valley

Several companies trash have turned into a valley treasure as the Bow Valley Waste Commission will be banking more than $1 million surplus for the 2019 fiscal year.
Gallery: Banff and Lake Louise SnowDays takes over the Bow Valley

Gallery: Banff and Lake Louise SnowDays takes over the Bow Valley

Banff and Lake Louise are hosting SnowDays events until Jan. 26 at various locations
Banff council votes to use 2019 surplus to lower property tax rates

Banff council votes to use 2019 surplus to lower property tax rates

"What administration would like to present is an option to use some of that anticipated surplus to offset the annual [property tax] increases in 2020 and 2021 especially."
Mount Norquay's gondola proposal isn't flying with Parks Canada

Mount Norquay's gondola proposal isn't flying with Parks Canada

“While we are obviously disappointed with Parks’ comments concerning our initial proposal, we also understand that we are engaged in a process that will likely take many iterations before agreement can be reached. As such, we will be resubmitting a different proposal for Parks’ consideration in the near term that addresses their specific concerns," said Liricon Capital's Jan Waterous
Banff wildlife experts help elk entangled in wire cage

Banff wildlife experts help elk entangled in wire cage

“The entanglement was kind of a plant wire similar to the type that people buy tomato plants in, and the elk likely had put its head through it or stepped through it and got entangled around its head and leg," said Banff National Park human-wildlife coexistence specialist Dan Rafla
Move to expand snow and ice clearing at intersections loses on close vote

Move to expand snow and ice clearing at intersections loses on close vote

"I feel horrible when we get complaints from people that we don’t care and that we’re doing a horrific job. But I don’t believe we do a horrible job. I think we do the very best we can under the circumstances," said Mayor Karen Sorensen of Banff's snow and ice removal
Parks Canada aquatic invasive species work finding success

Parks Canada aquatic invasive species work finding success

“Hopefully we’ve removed this place on the landscape and will stop or slow down the spread of this infection.”
Banff council turns down funds for 40-hour work week for bylaw

Banff council turns down funds for 40-hour work week for bylaw

“I don’t have much sympathy for people who get a ticket and them turn around and complain about it. For me, it’s very much taking responsibility for your actions – if you do the crime, you pay the fine. It’s really as simple as that," said Banff Councillor Grant Canning