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Home heavily damaged in Banff house fire

Home heavily damaged in Banff house fire

BANFF – A fire heavily damaged a house on Grizzly Street shortly before midnight in Banff on Thursday night (Dec. 27). Eighteen firefighters and five fire trucks responded to the call at 10:30 p.m.
Banff won't tolerate off-leash dogs anymore

Banff won't tolerate off-leash dogs anymore

BANFF – People walking their dogs off leash in the national park townsite are more likely to get caught now that bylaw officers plan to start enforcement patrols.
The Year in Banff – 2018

The Year in Banff – 2018

JANUARY – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a break from his busy life over the holidays to hide away at a remote backcountry lodge in Banff National Park with friends and family.
Fruit tree legal opinion sought by Banff council

Fruit tree legal opinion sought by Banff council

BANFF – The Town Banff plans to get a legal opinion on whether it has authority to force residents to remove existing fruit trees that may draw bears to their properties in search of an easy meal.
Banff council votes in favour of live-streaming future meetings

Banff council votes in favour of live-streaming future meetings

BANFF – Banff council meetings will be recorded and live streamed in a bid to engage the community and increase access to public meetings. On Monday (Dec.
Rail crossing talks back on track

Rail crossing talks back on track

BANFF – A proposal to build a safe pedestrian crossing at the railway line near the industrial compound to prevent a resident being struck and killed by a train is back on track.
Banff approves funding, environmental assessment for wildlife fencing

Banff approves funding, environmental assessment for wildlife fencing

BANFF – A proposal to fence the entire recreational grounds next year will undergo an environmental assessment to be sent to Parks Canada.
Banff considering second sprinkler trailer for wildfire defence

Banff considering second sprinkler trailer for wildfire defence

BANFF – Banff’s fire department is calling for a second sprinkler trailer to protect more homes should a wildfire threaten the community.
Banff moves into 2019 with interim budget

Banff moves into 2019 with interim budget

BANFF – Banff residents are looking at a 5.44 per cent municipal property tax increase as it stands right now, but that will likely change with final operating budget deliberations in January.
Banff bounces around idea to limit pet rabbits

Banff bounces around idea to limit pet rabbits

BANFF – A proposal to prevent a future feral rabbit infestation in Banff similar to the one plaguing neighbouring Canmore has hopped onto the discussion table.