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Tourism officials welcome change to provincial hotel levy

Tourism officials welcome change to provincial hotel levy

"Liquidity is important during this pandemic and this will certainly assist many hoteliers."
Canadian Rockies Public School board approves 2020-21 budget with $460K deficit

Canadian Rockies Public School board approves 2020-21 budget with $460K deficit

"We are still very fortunate the provincial budget came in at the rates that it did. If it didn't, we would be experiencing major challenges and dire straits." 
Town of Banff discloses council pay

Town of Banff discloses council pay

Salaries and benefits for Banff's elected officials are determined with the help of a review committee made up of public members that makes recommendations for changes in the year prior to an election
Wolf expert suspects pack will survive following death of breeding male

Wolf expert suspects pack will survive following death of breeding male

“Fortunately, it’s late enough in the year, and there are other wolves there, that I suspect that the pups will be OK,” said Canadian wolf expert Paul Paquet
Town of Banff waives fees for sidewalk seating

Town of Banff waives fees for sidewalk seating

“I support waiving the fees. It didn’t occur to me that we would be looking at revenue generation from this this summer based on the circumstances,” said Mayor Karen Sorensen.
Scientists call on Alberta government to lift ban on rehabilitating orphaned grizzly bear cubs

Scientists call on Alberta government to lift ban on rehabilitating orphaned grizzly bear cubs

“These three cubs are not being saved by being in a zoo. This is not a happy ending for wild animals. This is condemning these bears to a life in captivity where they do not belong."
National parks gradually reopening, focusing on education and safety

National parks gradually reopening, focusing on education and safety

Parks Canada will reopen Banff National Park on June 1 and while Albertans will be able to access some trails, day-use areas and green spaces, visitor services and facilities will remain closed
Food and Friends goes semi-weekly, province grants $200k to Bow Valley

Food and Friends goes semi-weekly, province grants $200k to Bow Valley

"I know some people look at this town and think everyone is [affluent], but there are serious pockets of need.” 
Banff to close downtown to vehicles this summer

Banff to close downtown to vehicles this summer

“First and foremost, this is about public safety and trying to ensure we don’t get a spread of COVID in our community. But we need to understand we have businesses that are hanging on by a thread and we need to do everything we can," said Mayor Karen Sorensen.
Banff's overall taxes drop by 7.6 per cent

Banff's overall taxes drop by 7.6 per cent

“This year we saw a significant increase in our Alberta school tax levy because our assessed values in town, based on the assessment from the middle of 2019, were relatively higher than the rest of the province."