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Sighting of white grizzly bear in Banff 'exceedingly rare'

Sighting of white grizzly bear in Banff 'exceedingly rare'

“I have never in all my time working with grizzly bears – since the early 1980s – seen a white grizzly bear. I’ve seen a really, really blond grizzly, but never a white one," said Canmore-based grizzly bear expert Mike Gibeau.
Banff's push for CP pedestrian crossing still on track

Banff's push for CP pedestrian crossing still on track

The Town of Banff will continue discussions with Canadian Pacific for a safe train track crossing for pedestrians near the industrial compound
Tourism recovery task force to be launched in Banff

Tourism recovery task force to be launched in Banff

“Rather than recovering to what we were, it’s an opportunity for discussions and planning on what we want to be as a tourism destination,” said Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen.
COVID-19 testing now available in Bow Valley

COVID-19 testing now available in Bow Valley

“Not everyone will need a face-to-face consultation. For example, it may be more appropriate to have a phone appointment with a physician, or another health professional at the clinic."
Above average snowpack levels in front ranges of Rocky Mountains

Above average snowpack levels in front ranges of Rocky Mountains

"We had a pretty decent snow year in Canmore this year, not a lot of melting through chinooks and the snowpack has stayed with us." 
Easy Eats hits the Banff streets with success at launch

Easy Eats hits the Banff streets with success at launch

"The whole point of this thing is 100 per cent for community support, and it made us feel like we were supporting our community – so we are glad to hear what to hoped to achieve, we have been able to do."
Banff checkstops turned away 240 weekend day-trippers

Banff checkstops turned away 240 weekend day-trippers

“As we ask Calgarians to please not visit the Bow Valley right now, we also have to follow our own advice," said Mayor Karen Sorensen.
More than 400 people warned for violating public health orders in Banff

More than 400 people warned for violating public health orders in Banff

“I think it’s primarily young folks who have a lot of time on their hands, that aren't working, and on a nice sunny day like to gather outside."
Columbarium project on hold to help Town of Banff's cash flow

Columbarium project on hold to help Town of Banff's cash flow

“There is no pressing need to do this project at this time. It is designed to be debt financed with cost recovery, but at this time, we felt that this is one we could move out into the future for cash flow reasons.”
Funding uncertainty puts second Banff pedestrian bridge on hold

Funding uncertainty puts second Banff pedestrian bridge on hold

Construction of a second pedestrian bridge over the Bow River in Banff has been pushed back to 2021 while the municipality waits for the Alberta government to confirm that $2 million from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will be provided to the municipality for the project