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Thief destroys store in attempted ATM theft

Thief destroys store in attempted ATM theft

BANFF – A brazen bandit tried to steal an ATM from the Banff Convenience store on Buffalo Street in the early morning hours of Monday (Sept. 4), leaving the shop completely trashed.

Town adds crime map to website

BANFF – For those wondering about whether the crime situation in Banff is improving or getting worse a new addition to the Town’s website will help clarify the issue.
Domestic bison in Banff project euthanized

Domestic bison in Banff project euthanized

BANFF – A sick domestic bison used to train horses and riders as part of a $6.4 million bison reintroduction program in Banff National Park has been put down.
Banff apartment parking bylaw changes approved

Banff apartment parking bylaw changes approved

BANFF – A new bus route in town means developers of apartment housing in the area don’t have to build as much required parking as in the past.

Grizzly bear, dog clash on Cave Avenue

BANFF – An off-leash dog chased a grizzly bear along a busy residential street into nearby woods in the tourist town before the bear turned on the dog and its owner.
Wolf warning issued for Bow Valley Parkway

Wolf warning issued for Bow Valley Parkway

BANFF – A typically wary wolf searching for food boldly ventured into a busy campground where she walked within a metre of two people sleeping under the stars. The incident at Castle Mountain Campground on Aug.
Banff borrows for new garbage contract

Banff borrows for new garbage contract

BANFF – The Town of Banff is borrowing $754,000 to buy equipment to extend its contract with Parks Canada to collect garbage and recycling in Lake Louise.
NOW program prepares students for school

NOW program prepares students for school

BANFF – While the thought of going back to school can conjure up a range of emotions for students, for those in the NOW, preparing to head back is a big deal.
Health group calls for public smoking, vaping cannabis ban

Health group calls for public smoking, vaping cannabis ban

BANFF – Bow Valley Addiction and Mental Health is calling on the Town of Canmore to follow Banff’s lead and ban public smoking and vaping of cannabis once recreational pot becomes legal in Canada Oct. 17.

Hoarding policy won’t require public art

BANFF – Banff has created a new policy to direct development on the type and quality of material used for construction site hoarding, but stopped short of requiring public art to be included.