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Banff's hotel assessments dramatically down

Banff's hotel assessments dramatically down

“Because of the ongoing issues with COVID-19, there has been a definite reduction in hotels values."
Banff Housing Corp. sells 28 of 33 units in affordable housing development

Banff Housing Corp. sells 28 of 33 units in affordable housing development

“It’s really almost unachievable to buy because of the pricing and wages, so we’re so grateful this came along and that the Town of Banff is aware of the crisis that it is and makes these options for people.”
Canmore, Banff outpace provincial, national population rate

Canmore, Banff outpace provincial, national population rate

Canmore's population grew 14.3 per cent between 2016-21, while Banff's was up 5.8 per cent over the same period
Banff will not create own COVID-19 vaccine passport program

Banff will not create own COVID-19 vaccine passport program

“We’re in a very different time in this pandemic. A lot has changed, including vaccinations,” said Silvio Adamo, the director of emergency management for the Town of Banff.
Banff municipal measures to deal with COVID-19 'not off the table'

Banff municipal measures to deal with COVID-19 'not off the table'

"At this stage, it may be unwise to use municipal health measures that would deviate from provincial measures, but it’s not off the table," said Banff Mayor Corrie DiManno.
Sally Borden pool set to open March 1

Sally Borden pool set to open March 1

“Because of the challenges throughout the province in recruiting lifeguards, the pool will only be open for unguarded swims for our recreation centre members, for day pass holders, and Banff Centre guests in our residence this year."
Bow Valley Sports Hall of Fame resumes, seeks nominations

Bow Valley Sports Hall of Fame resumes, seeks nominations

The local sports hall of fame is back and looking for nominations for its 2022 inductees.
Banff Centre looking to create new events, festivals

Banff Centre looking to create new events, festivals

“We will continue to generate entrepreneurial revenue as part of our balanced funding model, but Banff Centre will remain a public post-secondary institution and registered charity.”
Local U20 skiers off to Europe for development races

Local U20 skiers off to Europe for development races

Alberta’s best up-and-comer cross-country skiers (finally) have a date with international competition.
Banff passes operating, capital budgets after 12 days of debate

Banff passes operating, capital budgets after 12 days of debate

“The vision for your town is truly found in your budget because you’re putting your money where your mouth is,” said Mayor Corrie DiManno during the final budget meeting on Wednesday (Jan. 26).