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Banff RCMP 'struggling' with staffing numbers

Banff RCMP 'struggling' with staffing numbers

BANFF – Banff’s RCMP are struggling to keep up with the workload in the busy tourist town with the number of officers they have.
Banff’s development authority to consider five cannabis applications

Banff’s development authority to consider five cannabis applications

BANFF – Five applications for cannabis retail shops are being forwarded to Banff’s Municipal Planning Commission for decision. Banff Cannabis Inc. is asking for a variance for its proposed cannabis retail store in the basement of 117 Banff Ave.
Deer entangled in Christmas lights roaming Banff

Deer entangled in Christmas lights roaming Banff

BANFF – A deer entangled in Christmas lights has promoted Parks Canada to remind residents to take down their outdoor festive decorations. On Sunday (Jan.
Skier seriously injured after sliding off cliff at Sunshine

Skier seriously injured after sliding off cliff at Sunshine

BANFF – A skier who ducked under the ropes at Sunshine Village suffered a serious back injury after he fell over a 25-metre cliff in a permanently closed area.
Parks responds to grain spills on railway

Parks responds to grain spills on railway

BANFF – Parks Canada has responded to three significant grain spills along the train tracks in Banff National Park in as many months. The latest spill, which occurred Dec.
Banff budget proposes two new bylaw officers

Banff budget proposes two new bylaw officers

BANFF –The tourist town looks set to get two new bylaw officers who will focus primarily on traffic enforcement. Council has voted 6-1 to tentatively approve two new officers, bringing the bylaw department’s staffing levels from 6.
Banff council considers borrowing for Bear Street makeover

Banff council considers borrowing for Bear Street makeover

BANFF – Politicians are looking to go into short-term debt to fund the $6.4 million construction of a permanent woonerf on Bear Street in a bid to dig out of capital budget deficits over the next three years.
Details around pavilion needed for Banff's rec grounds plans

Details around pavilion needed for Banff's rec grounds plans

BANFF – A plan to build a replica of a pavilion designed by prominent American architect Frank Lloyd Wright appears a little up in the air.
Cougars hunting deer near Banff prompted closure

Cougars hunting deer near Banff prompted closure

BANFF – Two cougars hunting on the outskirts of Banff killed a young deer behind the Banff Springs Hotel staff accommodation last week, prompting a 72-hour closure of the area as a precaution.
Banff council considers taking field trip to other mountain towns

Banff council considers taking field trip to other mountain towns

BANFF – Local politicians are floating an idea to take a taxpayer-funded trip to a similar resort community in a bid to help the national park townsite deal with challenges such as housing and transit.