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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.”
Town of Banff posts $802,000 surplus for 2021

Town of Banff posts $802,000 surplus for 2021

“Because this year is special due to the COVID pandemic and with ongoing international matters, we would recommend to actually allocate the full unrestricted surplus to budget stabilization,” said Dorothee Esquerre, the Town of Banff’s finance officer.
COVID-19: New data from province as Hinshaw takes stand in case challenging health orders

COVID-19: New data from province as Hinshaw takes stand in case challenging health orders

Dr. Deena Hinshaw was occupied with court testimony so Wednesday's regular update expected to take place Thursday.
Bow Valley Riptides Swim Club reels in medals, banner at provincials

Bow Valley Riptides Swim Club reels in medals, banner at provincials

"[As far as] real competition, this was the first event [in two years] that we actually had people to race."
Banff's sidewalk seating fees significantly up

Banff's sidewalk seating fees significantly up

"Now is not the time to raise fees that substantially, up to two times for full service,” said Banff Mayor Corrie DiManno
NDP warns AHS CEO firing could make physician shortage worse

NDP warns AHS CEO firing could make physician shortage worse

“This is going to create more chaos and it will make it more difficult to find more doctors and fill those staffing shortages,” said David Shepherd, NDP Critic for Health. “What health care worker wants to come to work in a province where they see the government views our health care workers as disposable.”
Canmore Folk Festival announces its 2022 lineup

Canmore Folk Festival announces its 2022 lineup

“We are a community minded festival. Our mission statement is to bring people together for a shared love of folk music. It feels that way. I think it is going to be that sense of getting back together and we will be enjoying wonderful music in a beautiful setting.”
Propane heaters banned on public sidewalk patios

Propane heaters banned on public sidewalk patios

“Either you believe in the ‘environmental’ agenda or you don’t. You have to be one or the other,” said resident Gary Doyle.
Physician shortage a new challenge for Bow Valley

Physician shortage a new challenge for Bow Valley

For the first time in at least two decades, the Bow Valley area is dealing with a physician shortage and housing appears to be the main culprit.
Creation of Indigenous framework underway in Banff

Creation of Indigenous framework underway in Banff

“The advice from our Indigenous partners is to adopt a ‘nothing about us without us’ approach.”