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NOW program prepares students for school

NOW program prepares students for school

BANFF – While the thought of going back to school can conjure up a range of emotions for students, for those in the NOW, preparing to head back is a big deal.
Health group calls for public smoking, vaping cannabis ban

Health group calls for public smoking, vaping cannabis ban

BANFF – Bow Valley Addiction and Mental Health is calling on the Town of Canmore to follow Banff’s lead and ban public smoking and vaping of cannabis once recreational pot becomes legal in Canada Oct. 17.

Hoarding policy won’t require public art

BANFF – Banff has created a new policy to direct development on the type and quality of material used for construction site hoarding, but stopped short of requiring public art to be included.
Banff gardeners get additional funds to begin third greenhouse

Banff gardeners get additional funds to begin third greenhouse

BANFF – Those waiting to get their hands dirty gardening in Banff’s mountain soil received good news at council with the approval of extra funds to build the community’s third greenhouse this fall.

Potential pot lottery unpopular

BANFF – Some Banff businesses don’t want to see a lottery system for processing applications for pot retail stores once recreational cannabis becomes legal in Canada on Oct. 17. At a public hearing on Monday (Aug.
Banff bison bull killed, other relocated

Banff bison bull killed, other relocated

BANFF – The second of two bulls which wandered onto provincial lands from a bison relocation project in Banff National Park was captured and relocated to Waterton, Sunday (Aug. 19).
Parks kills bison bull

Parks kills bison bull

BANFF – One of the two bison bulls that wandered outside Banff National Park at the beginning of the month has been killed by Parks Canada. In an update from Parks Canada late Friday (Aug.
TSN requests fee waiver at Fenlands for Skins games

TSN requests fee waiver at Fenlands for Skins games

BANFF – TSN wants to bring the Curling Skins Game back to the Banff Fenlands curling rink from 2019-21, but is asking elected officials to consider waiving the fee for renting the venue.
Banff council considers wildfire response at in-camera meeting

Banff council considers wildfire response at in-camera meeting

BOW VALLEY – Elected officials in Banff met this week to be briefed on a strategic plan for how it would respond to a wildfire should one threaten the community, but the conversation was held behind closed doors.
Two bison bulls bolt from Banff park project

Two bison bulls bolt from Banff park project

PANTHER VALLEY – After just one week as truly wild animals, two bison bulls in Banff National Park’s reintroduction herd have headed for the hills. Parks Canada confirmed Tuesday (Aug.