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Ed and Jackie Latvala: ‘I was born in a mining community – It was in our blood’

Ed and Jackie Latvala: ‘I was born in a mining community – It was in our blood’

“When it happened, it was the end of an era, but it allowed everyone to get on with their lives.”
Nordic Centre loses world cup biathlon events

Nordic Centre loses world cup biathlon events

For more than two years, local organizers have been lobbying the provincial government to reinvest in the aging facility, or risk losing international sporting events that generate millions of dollars of economic activity in the Bow Valley.
Bob Kuzminski: ‘It holds a lot of us together still’

Bob Kuzminski: ‘It holds a lot of us together still’

"Well, I was there for a couple of days and all of a sudden my dad hands the phone to me. It was the mine boss. ‘Would you like a job for a week or two?’ He asked. Well, I stayed for about six years.”
No longer a mining town, but a town with a mine

No longer a mining town, but a town with a mine

In the 40 years since the coal mines shut down, Canmore has seen a dramatic change – but from Mineside to South Canmore and over to Teepee Town, a surprising amount of 1979 Canmore remains
Elli’s Hair West: The best little hair house in Canmore

Elli’s Hair West: The best little hair house in Canmore

If you’re a longtime Canmore resident, there is a good chance you have had your hair done at Elli’s Hair West. If not yourself, you definitely know someone who has.
Canmore’s history was built on coal

Canmore’s history was built on coal

Despite being founded as a railway town in the fall of 1883, Canmore came to be known for its coal mining and in particular for the fact the semi-anthracite coal found in the Cascade Coal Basin burned hot with little smoke – making it ideal for generating steam
Miners’ Day events commemorate 40th anniversary of closure

Miners’ Day events commemorate 40th anniversary of closure

Each year, those who worked for the mines, and their families, gather for the Miners' Day parade and reunion to celebrate Canmore's mining heritage and recognize that miners didn’t just dig coal – they built communities
Railway Avenue to be redesigned

Railway Avenue to be redesigned

CANMORE – Railway Avenue will eventually be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction as part of a new design plan to ease congestion and improve other modes of transportation such as walking and cycling.
Parking issues stall Canmore development plan

Parking issues stall Canmore development plan

CANMORE – The proponent of a new multi-storey commercial development project located beside Crossway Community Thrift store will need to find a way to provide more parking stalls before proceeding with any plans.
Town of Canmore tree settlement nets $27k

Town of Canmore tree settlement nets $27k

CANMORE – Following the illegal removal of trees last March from public lands, the Town of Canmore received a settlement of $27,826 in insurance funds to go towards future replanting and watering of new trees for the community.