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Town of Banff predicting significant budget surplus for 2019

Town of Banff predicting significant budget surplus for 2019

Banff's third-quarter financial statements predict a $984,620 unrestricted surplus. Town council will make final decision on what to do with unexpected funds.
Van Tighem to present at BVN

Van Tighem to present at BVN

Alberta author, naturalist and outdoorsman Kevin Van Tighem will present from his latest book, Change and Nature (Our Place) at a Bow Valley Naturalists' presentation on Tuesday (Nov. 26) at 7:30 pm at the Banff Senior Centre
Banff approves studded tire rebate program

Banff approves studded tire rebate program

Banff council voted 6-1 to approve $4,000 to fund the studded tire rebate program in a bid to promote and reward winter cycling by residents
Budget 2019 changes affecting Bow Valley municipal grant revenues

Budget 2019 changes affecting Bow Valley municipal grant revenues

“We have an infrastructure deficit in this province and it just continues to crumble. We will have to replace it and we need money to do that.”
Lottery introduced for day use bus seats at Lake O'Hara

Lottery introduced for day use bus seats at Lake O'Hara

Changes coming in 2020 for Parks Canada reservation system for day-use bus access and overnight camping at Lake O’Hara.
Banff, Canmore looking at paid parking for town centres

Banff, Canmore looking at paid parking for town centres

“I believe with four million visitors a year having an opportunity to collect some fees from those users in order to help support our parking infrastructure is a smart financial decision.”
Parks keeping tabs on aggressive elk

Parks keeping tabs on aggressive elk

Parks Canada rescued six elk that crashed through the ice on the Bow River earlier this month, but one calf succumbed to the cold waters
Provincial budget cuts 'shock to the system' for Banff

Provincial budget cuts 'shock to the system' for Banff

Important social programs in Banff are facing potential funding cuts as a result of the UCP's 2019 provincial budget
Valley Winds Music Association changed organization after visit to Cuba

Valley Winds Music Association changed organization after visit to Cuba

“Cuba is such a musical culture – it’s in their soul it’s in their hearts.”
Banff council slams brakes on Segway proposal

Banff council slams brakes on Segway proposal

“We absolutely can’t put these things on the roads with the vehicular traffic we have, let alone road conditions," said Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen of a proposal to run Segway tours in the busy tourist town.