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Expanded CT hours in Canmore having 'significant impact' on freeing up ambulances

Expanded CT hours in Canmore having 'significant impact' on freeing up ambulances

“When our local EMS is in the city dropping off a patient at one of the hospitals, the provincial dispatch system identifies them as an available resource and dispatches them to an emergency call in the city."
Canmore artist ventures down new artistic path

Canmore artist ventures down new artistic path

“I have yet to meet people who say they have seen something like that. It is successful from that point of view. The other types of comments are from other artists who talk to me about it is they haven’t seen it before either.”
Banff cancels Canada Day parade, opts for all-day entertainment

Banff cancels Canada Day parade, opts for all-day entertainment

“The full-day opportunity allows us to collaborate with the Town of Canmore and attracting performers for both towns,” said Jason Darrah, the director of communications and marketing for the Town of Banff.
School board approves deficit 2022-23 budget

School board approves deficit 2022-23 budget

“The prediction part of it was the difficult part because of the unknown of what the impact of COVID is. I don’t think we are out of the COVID element, and that impact will be on our international student program. We are unsure if borders will close again.”
May long weekend caused traffic chaos in Banff

May long weekend caused traffic chaos in Banff

“Every day – Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday – had more vehicles coming into Banff than in the pre-pandemic May long weekend,” said Jason Darrah, the communications director for the Town of Banff.
Banff residents invited to have say on tourism master plan

Banff residents invited to have say on tourism master plan

“The tourism master plan will become the guidepost for sustainable tourism here and we want community feedback.”
Limited Bighorn streaming could lead to less resident engagement

Limited Bighorn streaming could lead to less resident engagement

“This time around, I didn’t find our list of people wanting to sit on boards was very good. There were not so many new faces putting their names down. I think that if someone clicks on the MD YouTube page, and gets to watch these meetings, they may get more involved and more interested.”
Banff council passes second reading of tax rate bylaw

Banff council passes second reading of tax rate bylaw

“The overall non-residential assessments have seen a significant decrease from the previous year compared to residential assessments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Andrea Stuart, manager of finance for the Town of Banff.
Banff, Canmore: a tale of two COVID trends in wastewater testing

Banff, Canmore: a tale of two COVID trends in wastewater testing

“I’m not saying there isn’t COVID in Banff, but another relevant question is are people from Calgary going to the bathroom in Banff? If I were in Banff, I would still be careful.”
Roam transit to receive provincial, federal funding

Roam transit to receive provincial, federal funding

“We’re getting noticed for providing excellent transit service and our move towards electrification and zero emissions. … It was really good and we’ll continue to see growth as we move forward.”