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'Surreal' moment as Canmore rugby player wears Maple Leaf for first time

'Surreal' moment as Canmore rugby player wears Maple Leaf for first time

"That feeling of just stepping onto the field on my very first world series is just a feeling that I can't explain, it's incredible. It was a very special feeling to play with people that have inspired me forever."
Sentencing delayed for paraglider who delayed mountain rescue

Sentencing delayed for paraglider who delayed mountain rescue

An attempt to plead guilty by the paraglider who delayed an October rescue of a BASE jumper on a local peak will have to wait.
Transit increase, planning for affordable housing prioritized in Canmore budget

Transit increase, planning for affordable housing prioritized in Canmore budget

“Affordable housing is one of our number one priorities. I suspect it will be number one when we come out of strategic planning. In order to do that, we need to have the plans laid out for where housing can go and Palliser is one of the key areas. We can’t move ahead with any development until this is done. Putting it off for a year or two is a year or two too long.”
Lawsuit filed against guide, alpine school, ACMG claims negligence, breach of duty

Lawsuit filed against guide, alpine school, ACMG claims negligence, breach of duty

A British Columbia man is taking a guide, an alpine school and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides to court following a guided trip in July that he is claiming left him with multiple injuries.
Safe Park program likely to return for 2022

Safe Park program likely to return for 2022

“It’s difficult to predict what it’ll look like in the future. We had these great numbers out west and here our numbers actually declined from 2018 and 2019 based on our lot counts. There is some unpredictability around that, but the problem’s not going away of how we support people who are living in their vehicles. It’s always going to be a challenge until we have a program that works.”
Power line rebuild potentially to begin in 2023

Power line rebuild potentially to begin in 2023

“People like the idea of not seeing a line. We would consider burying lines, but if we’re going to do that the cost is significantly more than leaving them overhead. It’s generally in the range of 10 times more for the project, so those additional costs – since we’re doing this on behalf of the ratepayers – we would ask the stakeholder to put up their remaining portion of the cost to underground the line.”
UPDATED: Parks Canada closes park highways, warns of extreme avalanche danger

UPDATED: Parks Canada closes park highways, warns of extreme avalanche danger

RCMP advised motorists to expect delays with a temporary planned closure of a roughly 16-km stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho National Park near Field in both directions on Wednesday for avalanche control work.
Family Resource Network COVID-19 programming winding down

Family Resource Network COVID-19 programming winding down

“These programs were well used and have been impactful in our community. They supported families in these stressful times and provided a place for children to go and parents to have their questions answered. Children had opportunities to gain and maintain social skills in a time of isolation and parents had a safe space to drop off their child so they could manage some of the stress in their life. These services have been available to families when they have most needed it.”
Fall labour market review highlights worker shortage in Bow Valley

Fall labour market review highlights worker shortage in Bow Valley

“We have seen a big increase in people who worked in the service sector, be it hotels, restaurants, retail, who had time to reflect on their work and they’re calling us and saying they want to work with a career coach to look at their options."
Proposed capital budget hits $27 million in Canmore

Proposed capital budget hits $27 million in Canmore

With a series of infrastructure projects on the horizon, elected officials in Canmore are looking at a potential capital budget of $27 million in 2022.