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Polling data from federal election shows mixed results for Bow Valley communities

Polling data from federal election shows mixed results for Bow Valley communities

Recently released poll by poll results revealed some municipalities in the Bow Valley stayed in line with the majority of the province, such as Bighorn, Exshaw and Canmore which all voted Conservative, while other communities such as Lake Louise, Banff and Morley had different results.
Banff increases Fortis franchise fee

Banff increases Fortis franchise fee

A 1.1 per cent increase to the franchise fee for a street light reserve is estimated to generate $74,000 per year, while an additional 0.9 per cent to fund burial of overhead power lines would raise about $60,000
Canmore and Banff high schools team up for music festival

Canmore and Banff high schools team up for music festival

Canmore Collegiate High School and Banff Community High School have teamed up in the spirit of collaboration for the 2019 Vic Lewis Festival at artsPlace Nov. 1-3
Banff to investigate alternative locations for popular Banff sign

Banff to investigate alternative locations for popular Banff sign

Banff council gave administration the go-ahead to refine the traffic calming trial at the west entrance to the townsite in 2020 with shorter planters and other possible changes to make sure the busy area is safe as people cross the road to snap photos by the Banff sign
Dispose of pumpkins quickly, urges Parks Canada

Dispose of pumpkins quickly, urges Parks Canada

“Pumpkins are a food attractant to wildlife; they will draw wildlife into the town,” said Greg Danchuk of Parks Canada, as he urges residents to dispose of jack-o-lanterns after Halloween
Peter Poole loses bid to serve on Banff's planning commission

Peter Poole loses bid to serve on Banff's planning commission

Councillor Peter Poole continues to see opposition to his appointment on Banff's Municipal Planning Commission. Councillors Corrie DiManno and Chip Olver will continue with their seats on the planning commission
Banff Centre provincial funding cut as part of Alberta budget

Banff Centre provincial funding cut as part of Alberta budget

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is one of several post-secondary institutions across the province to face cuts in the 2019 Alberta budget
Plans to close off public access through a Town owned lot creates 'conundrum'

Plans to close off public access through a Town owned lot creates 'conundrum'

“Today, the Town of Banff administration has not put forth a reasonable and alternate plan for the six owners for practical road access to and from their homes,” said Deer Street resident Tom O'Connor.
Conservative MP re-elected for a fourth term

Conservative MP re-elected for a fourth term

"Of course housing issues, labour shortages, all these things are critically important to the Bow Valley and these are issues that will certainly be on my radar screen."
Banff library braces for potential provincial funding cuts

Banff library braces for potential provincial funding cuts

“Although with our reserves we can absorb some of these variations in the amount of provincial funding we receive, we are cautiously looking forward to the new provincial budget on October 24 to determine if there are any cuts to larger funding," said Andrew Oosting, outgoing chairman of Banff Public Library board.