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Banff’s planning commission approves five cannabis stores

Banff’s planning commission approves five cannabis stores

BANFF – Five cannabis retail stores have been given the green light in Banff. On Tuesday (Feb.
Banff budget process sees multiple conflicts of interest declarations by councillors

Banff budget process sees multiple conflicts of interest declarations by councillors

BANFF – Municipal politicians must be careful about conflicts of interest.
Mass transit viable option for Banff-Calgary route

Mass transit viable option for Banff-Calgary route

BANFF –Passenger rail, or bus-based mass transit, from Calgary to Banff to deal with congestion chaos in the Bow Valley is doable but expensive, according to a new study.
Banff RCMP investigate detonated pipe bomb

Banff RCMP investigate detonated pipe bomb

BANFF ­– Tuesday morning (Feb. 26) started with a bang in Banff after Parks Canada employees found a detonated improvised explosive device (IED) in a public garbage bin.
Suncor Energy giving $10 million to the Banff Centre

Suncor Energy giving $10 million to the Banff Centre

BANFF – The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity announced Tuesday (Feb. 26) it has received one of the largest gifts in its history – $10 million over five years from Suncor Energy Foundation.
Naturalists present genomics and the snail

Naturalists present genomics and the snail

BANFF – The Bow Valley Naturalists next talk will present an interesting perspective on a familiar creature – the Banff Springs snail. Endangered, the snail is the subject of study by University of Calgary PhD student Brenna Stratford.
From grizzly bears to jaguars

From grizzly bears to jaguars

Why did the grizzly bear cross the road? Perhaps to find a mate, but a recent WildSmart talk focused more on how the grizzly bears and other southern Alberta wildlife have been crossing the road for the last three decades thanks to wildlife crossing
Banff cemetery bylaw postponed

Banff cemetery bylaw postponed

BANFF – Concerns about how long someone can own a plot in Banff’s cemetery before they use it stopped a new bylaw dead in its tracks earlier this month. Under the proposed bylaw under consideration at Banff council’s Feb.
Parks seeks public input for new management plan

Parks seeks public input for new management plan

BANFF – All ideas were on the table during a two-day public forum designed to shape the future of Banff National Park. The aim of the public forum held on Feb.
Banff greenhouse society receives $45,000 grant

Banff greenhouse society receives $45,000 grant

BANFF – It might still be the dead of winter, but things are heating up for Banff Greenhouse Gardening Society.