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Town of Banff keeping state of local emergency in its 'back pocket'

Town of Banff keeping state of local emergency in its 'back pocket'

Banff to keep state of local emergency for now in case it needs extra powers if visitation becomes too high
Banff Centre permanently lays off 280 staff due to COVID-19 shutdown

Banff Centre permanently lays off 280 staff due to COVID-19 shutdown

"I know this will be a very tough day to be saying goodbye to friends and colleagues we have helped to build this institution over decades with their incredible skills and talents. We are very sorry to be wishing them farewell, and I want to thank those of you who will be staying on with the Banff Centre for your compassion and understanding."
Town of Banff delivering new emergency evacuation guide

Town of Banff delivering new emergency evacuation guide

“The evacuation guide is an important tool to help the people of Banff prepare,” said Silvio Adamo, the Town of Banff’s emergency management director.
Banff Farmers Market adapts to COVID-19

Banff Farmers Market adapts to COVID-19

“I think the town needed it. It’s a way to boost morale for everyone and the vendors needed it as a way to generate some income.”
Electric fence to keep Banff bears off Trans-Canada Highway

Electric fence to keep Banff bears off Trans-Canada Highway

A five-kilometre section of fencing along the Trans-Canada Highway inside Banff National Park has been hot wired to zap black bears that try to climb over it
UPDATED: Province partners with CIB to investigate Calgary-Banff passenger rail

UPDATED: Province partners with CIB to investigate Calgary-Banff passenger rail

Alberta government and Canada Infrastructure Bank are partnering to investigate the possibility of passenger rail from Calgary to Banff
Town of Banff encourages Black Lives Matter participants to get tested for COVID-19

Town of Banff encourages Black Lives Matter participants to get tested for COVID-19

“The more people in general in our province and in the country who get tested, whether asymptomatic or symptomatic, I think is a good thing because it provides our health authorities with the data they need.”
Parks Canada collecting entry fees at Banff National Park east gate

Parks Canada collecting entry fees at Banff National Park east gate

“Passes can also be purchased in-person at the Banff East Gate where we encourage contactless payment when possible,” said David Dunbar, a public relations and communications officer for Banff National Park.
Banff banking on safety, scenery to attract tourism back

Banff banking on safety, scenery to attract tourism back

“We want to welcome visitors back and make them feel welcome … we have what people are looking for. We have nature, open spaces, change of scenery and we are a safe place.”
MPC recommends against renting B&B rooms when owners away

MPC recommends against renting B&B rooms when owners away

“If you’re not at the property, MPC took the position then it shouldn’t be operated as B&B. You can go holiday, just book it in advance and don’t rent the rooms out was more their thoughts around that.”