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Defending Awesome simply awesome this holiday season

Defending Awesome simply awesome this holiday season

“I felt like the giveaway was a great hit considering the year we were in and with so many people going through hard times. A few small businesses in town have already reached out to me wanting to be a part of it for next year."
Siksika Nation offering hayrides, Indigenous history experience in Banff this weekend

Siksika Nation offering hayrides, Indigenous history experience in Banff this weekend

Those interested in learning more about the Indigenous history of Banff can sign up for a 45-minute guided hayride this weekend (Jan. 2-3) being offered by the Blackfoot Nation in conjunction with Many Guns Ranch and the Blackfoot Warrior Party Horsemanship and Film Society
COVID-19 case count dramatically dropping in Banff, Canmore

COVID-19 case count dramatically dropping in Banff, Canmore

“I am concerned, to be blunt, about what we might see coming out of Christmas,” said Premier Jason Kenney during a COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday (Dec. 29).
COVID-19 rapid test pilot program under consideration for Banff

COVID-19 rapid test pilot program under consideration for Banff

“With it being an extremely reliant tourist economy, that has put Banff in a unique situation compared to most other jurisdictions where tourists aren’t coming in,” said Sandy White, a former Banff resident and cofounder of Rapid Test and Trace Canada.
Ice Magic festival in Lake Louise cancelled due to COVID-19

Ice Magic festival in Lake Louise cancelled due to COVID-19

Banff and Lake Louise Tourism has scaled back SnowDays Jan. 20-31 based on advice from health officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Initial Banff budget proposes 4.67 per cent cut in taxes

Initial Banff budget proposes 4.67 per cent cut in taxes

“I think as we go into our budget season we have to ask ourselves what can we live without for a year," said Banff Councillor Peter Poole.
Banff postpones discussion on single-use plastic bans

Banff postpones discussion on single-use plastic bans

“I think it would be really appropriate for us to look at which single-use items are the most problematic in our jurisdiction and develop a tailored approach to either manage, or in a lot of cases eliminating them all together."
CPAWS calls for visitor use management plan for busy Banff

CPAWS calls for visitor use management plan for busy Banff

Parks Canada is reviewing a new report from CPAWS, which recommends a human use management strategy for busy Banff National Park.
Injured wolf pup keeping up with Bow Valley pack

Injured wolf pup keeping up with Bow Valley pack

“In terms of a full recovery, it’s unlikely, but the pack is looking after this wolf and as long as that continues to happen, this wolf will probably likely continue to live and exist.”
Special avalanche warning issued for backcountry and front-country recreational users

Special avalanche warning issued for backcountry and front-country recreational users

“People must be aware that even though the weather has settled, dangerous avalanche conditions remain throughout much of western Canada. There is a serious potential for large, human-triggered avalanches at this time.”