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Political landscape prior to 2019 election a tale of two-parties

Political landscape prior to 2019 election a tale of two-parties

CANMORE – Albertans have been locked into a year-long election campaign and as the province gets closer to a spring 2019 vote, it is increasingly clear there are only two parties worth paying attention to.
Sewer repairs to stop Spray spills

Sewer repairs to stop Spray spills

BANFF – Work is getting underway to upgrade the Banff Springs Hotel’s sanitary sewer lines in a bid to prevent further sewage spills into the Spray River.

Planning department staff extension considered

BANFF – The planning and development department is looking to extend the contract of one of its planners for another year to allow for critical long-range and strategic planning.
Banff to ante up $100K in wage adjustments

Banff to ante up $100K in wage adjustments

BANFF – Wages for Town of Banff employees lag behind other comparable municipalities, but are above other local publicly funded or private business organizations, according to an independent compensation review.
Cascade project a return to historic waterscape

Cascade project a return to historic waterscape

BANFF – A vision to restore and return native fish to Cascade Creek – a highly controlled and regulated creek below Lake Minnewanka dam – is a step closer to reality.
CRPS contract talks continue with teachers

CRPS contract talks continue with teachers

BOW VALLEY – Teachers with the Canadian Rockies Public School division (CRPS) are trying to hammer out a new contract with the local school board more than two years after their contract expired.
One-time warning for public pot smoking

One-time warning for public pot smoking

BANFF – Those caught smoking or vaping pot in public places within the Banff townsite will be given a first time warning before being hit with a $100 fine. Recreational cannabis use becomes legal in Canada on Oct.

Snowfall warning issued for Banff

BANFF – It might officially be summer, but Mother Nature has other plans. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Banff National Park on Sept. 13 warning the mountain community to expect between 10 to 15 centimetres of snow.

Dozen cannabis stores likely for Banff

BANFF ­– Banff could potentially see about 12 pot stores once recreational cannabis becomes legal in Canada on Oct. 17 – but there are caveats that go along with that. On Monday (Sept.
Hockey school looks for more access

Hockey school looks for more access

BANFF – Politicians have called a time out on the Banff Hockey Academy’s bid for use of additional space at the Fenlands recreation centre at no cost.