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Banff seeks expert help to find new town manager

BANFF – The Town of Banff is hiring a headhunter to find a replacement for Town Manager Robert Earl. Last week, council approved up to $50,000 for an independent firm to provide executive recruitment services for the position.

Banff sets out consequences for breaches of privacy by elected officials

BANFF – Town council has tightened language around distribution of confidential documents, including a strong reminder that a breach of Alberta’s privacy laws by a councillor could lead to a conviction and carry a fine of up to $10,000.
Luxton foundation looking for financial viability to protect heritage properties

Luxton foundation looking for financial viability to protect heritage properties

BANFF – The Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation is coming up with ways to preserve and pay for the upkeep of its heritage properties along Beaver Street.
Banff black bear feasts on illegal camper’s food

Banff black bear feasts on illegal camper’s food

BANFF – A scared illegal camper huddled quietly inside his tent for about an hour as a black bear raided his unsecured food just a few metres away.
Banff seeking input on new paid parking plan

Banff seeking input on new paid parking plan

BANFF – The Town of Banff is seeking public input on a new comprehensive parking management plan for the busy resort town, which includes paid parking and a residential parking permit system.
Parks Canada employee union wants more supports for wardens

Parks Canada employee union wants more supports for wardens

BANFF – The union representing Parks Canada employees is pushing for an appropriate mental health support program for national park law enforcement wardens.
Boaters rescued from Lake Minnewanka

Boaters rescued from Lake Minnewanka

BANFF – A group of four people on a boat in Lake Minnewanka was rescued last Tuesday (June 4) after the motor on the boat quit and the weather turned.

Banff residents struggling to maintain quality of life with growing tourism economy

BANFF – Living where the world visits is taking a toll on residents.
Wardens enforcing off-trail closure for black swifts at Johnston Canyon

Wardens enforcing off-trail closure for black swifts at Johnston Canyon

BANFF – Banff law enforcement wardens are cracking down on people defying a closure set up to protect endangered black swifts nesting along cliffs at one of Banff National Park’s busiest tourist hotspots.
'Protective' elk mothers prompt public warning

'Protective' elk mothers prompt public warning

BANFF – An elk warning was issued to residents and visitors in Banff National Park after mother elk have "aggressively charged people in defence of their young" during calving season.