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Parks Canada employee union wants more supports for wardens

Parks Canada employee union wants more supports for wardens

BANFF – The union representing Parks Canada employees is pushing for an appropriate mental health support program for national park law enforcement wardens.
Boaters rescued from Lake Minnewanka

Boaters rescued from Lake Minnewanka

BANFF – A group of four people on a boat in Lake Minnewanka was rescued last Tuesday (June 4) after the motor on the boat quit and the weather turned.

Banff residents struggling to maintain quality of life with growing tourism economy

BANFF – Living where the world visits is taking a toll on residents.
Wardens enforcing off-trail closure for black swifts at Johnston Canyon

Wardens enforcing off-trail closure for black swifts at Johnston Canyon

BANFF – Banff law enforcement wardens are cracking down on people defying a closure set up to protect endangered black swifts nesting along cliffs at one of Banff National Park’s busiest tourist hotspots.
'Protective' elk mothers prompt public warning

'Protective' elk mothers prompt public warning

BANFF – An elk warning was issued to residents and visitors in Banff National Park after mother elk have "aggressively charged people in defence of their young" during calving season.
Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for region

Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for region

BOW VALLEY – Environment Canada issued multiple snowfall warnings Thursday afternoon (June 6) for the Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore and Kananaskis region.
New location launched for Banff Food Rescue

New location launched for Banff Food Rescue

BANFF – The Banff Food Rescue has found a new home to help it redistribute food in the community. It started in Alanna Pettigrew’s kitchen, as a way to get involved in the community and support sustainability by “rescuing food.
Banff working group to tackle bed and breakfast regulations

Banff working group to tackle bed and breakfast regulations

BANFF – The Town of Banff is forming a working group to get feedback on clarifying and potentially tightening regulations for bed and breakfast homes and inns.
Facing closure, Banff Gymnastics Club looks for new board members

Facing closure, Banff Gymnastics Club looks for new board members

BANFF – The Banff Gymnastics Club is on the verge of closing unless parents and volunteers step up to save the 43-year-old organization.
Grizzly bear dead in ‘unfortunate accident’

Grizzly bear dead in ‘unfortunate accident’

BANFF – An adult male grizzly bear is dead after being hit by a semi-trailer earlier this week in Banff National Park – the first time a grizzly bear has died at the hands of humans in Canada’s premier national park in five years.