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Bus driver killed in Columbia Icefield parking lot

JASPER – A 52-year-old female bus driver was struck and killed by her bus in the parking lot of the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, Oct. 4. According to the RCMP, she was outside of her bus when it hit her around 1:15 p.m.
Banff seeks input on housing

Banff seeks input on housing

BANFF – Banff Housing Corporation is potentially interested in building price- restricted apartment style units on its lands on the 300 block of Banff Avenue close to the downtown core.
YWCA Banff shelter project consults community members

YWCA Banff shelter project consults community members

BOW VALLEY – Sometimes in order to reach higher ground you need to a little help from your friends.
Public school cannabis procedures opens door for medicinal use

Public school cannabis procedures opens door for medicinal use

BOW VALLEY – Cannabis legalization is a mere two weeks away and, as municipal governments grapple with the change, local school boards are also considering changes to their procedures.
Parks CEO changes posts

Parks CEO changes posts

BANFF – Parks Canada CEO Daniel Watson is moving on as part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s shuffle in the senior ranks of the civil service.
Boutique bed & breakfast to reopen

Boutique bed & breakfast to reopen

BANFF – The last of three bed and bed breakfast homes shut down earlier this year has been given a new permit to re-open.
Banff heritage fund hits decade low

Banff heritage fund hits decade low

BANFF – A municipal fund used to help preserve Banff’s heritage buildings is at a 10-year low.
Banff investigating smoke-free bylaw

Banff investigating smoke-free bylaw

BANFF – Local politicians are looking at a potential ban on public tobacco smoking in the tourist town. On Monday (Sept.
Parks yet to set cannabis for national park

Parks yet to set cannabis for national park

BANFF – Less than a month from the legalization of pot in Canada, Parks Canada remains hazy on plans for public cannabis use and retail sales in Banff National Park.
Banff speed limit may dip to 30 km/h

Banff speed limit may dip to 30 km/h

BANFF – Banff is considering lowering the townwide speed limit to 30 kilometres per hour. The proposal, to be debated by council at its next meeting on Oct. 9, would set the vehicle speed limit on all roadways at 30 km/h beginning in spring 2019.