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Closure in place to protect denning grizzly bear in Banff National Park

Closure in place to protect denning grizzly bear in Banff National Park

“We’re optimistic that she might have another set of cubs this spring, given we observed her with a larger male during breeding season this last summer."
Christmas light guidelines aim to prevent entanglements with elk, deer

Christmas light guidelines aim to prevent entanglements with elk, deer

“We have issues with ungulates – deer and elk – sometimes getting their antlers entangled in these lights and creating a lot of issues for those animals,” said Dan Rafla, a human-wildlife management specialist.
UPDATE: Banff nearing COVID-19 watch list status

UPDATE: Banff nearing COVID-19 watch list status

“I am really concerned for our community, for the health of our health-care workers and school teachers," said Councillor Peter Poole. “I am really concerned for our businesses that try and eke out a living over the Christmas and New Year period."
Banff nearing COVID-19 watch status

Banff nearing COVID-19 watch status

“We have been made aware that there may be more positive cases identified in our community,” said Silvio Adamo, the Town of Banff’s director of emergency management.
Bow Valley Parkway reopening to vehicles Nov. 15

Bow Valley Parkway reopening to vehicles Nov. 15

Respondents to a CPAWS survey strongly support continuing Bow Valley Parkway closure to public vehicles next year
Banff mayor plans to bow out of local politics at 2021 election

Banff mayor plans to bow out of local politics at 2021 election

With the 2021 municipal election just a year away, Mayor Karen Sorensen has no plans to run again, having achieved the goals she set out in her 2017 campaign
Banff's Tiesmaki fought and died with famed 10th Mountain Division in Italy

Banff's Tiesmaki fought and died with famed 10th Mountain Division in Italy

Hannu Tiesmaki was awarded the Silver Star for single-handedly taking out a Nazi machine gun post in the Italian Apennine mountains on Feb. 4, 1945. Just over two weeks later, he was wounded and killed during the campaign to drive the Germans from Mount Belvedere and out of the country as part of the Allied offensive to end the Second World War.
Banff facing minor deficit this year

Banff facing minor deficit this year

The Town of Banff's third-quarter financial statements will be presented to council on Monday (Nov. 9)
YWCA Banff launches Thriving Futures campaign

YWCA Banff launches Thriving Futures campaign

The YWCA Banff launched a new fundraising campaign this week – Thriving Futures – to raise $500,000 to help support its operations, and much-needed programs and services
Poole loses bid for greater transparency on inter-governmental committee

Poole loses bid for greater transparency on inter-governmental committee

“Coun. Poole, with my utmost respect, I’ve only ever heard from two people that there’s concerns with the way the IGL has operated since incorporation. One is yourself, and one is the gentleman you mentioned earlier.”