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Banff Canmore Community Foundation announces more grants for pandemic-related supports

Banff Canmore Community Foundation announces more grants for pandemic-related supports

“We recognize the pandemic will present unprecedented challenges to families, workers and frontline responders for months to come. So BCCF encourages those who are able to continue to donate generously to help Bow Valley communities to respond."
Nominations for 2021 municipal election opens Jan. 1

Nominations for 2021 municipal election opens Jan. 1

With changes in Alberta legislation governing municipal elections, nomination papers can be filed as early as Jan. 1 for candidates wanting to run in the October 2021 municipal election.
Banff looking at paid parking, intercept lots to help manage visitation next summer

Banff looking at paid parking, intercept lots to help manage visitation next summer

With the downtown pedestrian zone going ahead next summer, administration at the Town of Banff believes visitor paid parking coupled with free intercept parking will help deal with congestion.
Banff bylaw helping enforce provincial restrictions

Banff bylaw helping enforce provincial restrictions

“In a year filled with so many sacrifices, it seems unfair to ask for more – but as social gatherings are a leading cause of transmission, this is our only option,” said Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, in her Thursday afternoon COVID-19 update.
The Banff Centre sees light at the end of the COVID tunnel

The Banff Centre sees light at the end of the COVID tunnel

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity permanently laid off hundreds of staff this summer to weather the economic storm of the COVID-19 pandemic, but those tasked with leading the organization into the future are optimistic about its recovery.
UPDATE: Many businesses to close under new restrictions; ski hills remain open

UPDATE: Many businesses to close under new restrictions; ski hills remain open

“It is important that we remember spread of the virus can and will occur any time if we don’t continue to limit our close contacts with each other … 96 per cent of our total case count has occurred since the last week of October.”
Banff downtown pedestrian zone gets go-ahead for next summer

Banff downtown pedestrian zone gets go-ahead for next summer

In what is sure to be a controversial move, priority will be given to businesses like bars, restaurants and coffee shops over retailers to use outdoor public space, and if there are more tenants in one building than outdoor space available, there may be a lottery.
UPDATE: Bear Street getting skating rink as part of winter pedestrian zone

UPDATE: Bear Street getting skating rink as part of winter pedestrian zone

A winter pedestrian zone will see restaurants and bars allowed outdoor seating, and a skating rink built in the surface parking lot, to encourage more visitors to Bear Street this winter.
Alberta government closes some businesses; allows ski hills to remain open

Alberta government closes some businesses; allows ski hills to remain open

“Many restaurants and similar operations have told us because they cannot pay their own bills right now, that this will allow them to fully access the federal supports and provincial supports as we get through the difficult following weeks."
Mayor Sorensen calls on Alberta government to apply any new COVID-19 restrictions to all enhanced areas

Mayor Sorensen calls on Alberta government to apply any new COVID-19 restrictions to all enhanced areas

Mayor Karen Sorensen said that should the provincial government introduce new restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 that “consistency across the province, rather than a patchwork approach would be greatly appreciated.”