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Federal government loosening international COVID-19 travel restrictions

Federal government loosening international COVID-19 travel restrictions

“There is no other destination in Canada that is probably as dependent on tourism as Banff and Lake Louise. … The ability to welcome back international visitors is incredibly exciting, we’re ready to go and welcome the world.”
Province commissions economic impact study on Calgary-Banff passenger train proposal

Province commissions economic impact study on Calgary-Banff passenger train proposal

“It is an economic impact study that was commissioned in December. Further details will be available upon completion of the study,” said Rob Williams, press secretary for Alberta Transportation Minister Rajan Sawhney.
UPDATED: Canada's Brian McKeever wins historic 16th gold medal, Natalie Wilkie earns silver at Winter Paralympics

UPDATED: Canada's Brian McKeever wins historic 16th gold medal, Natalie Wilkie earns silver at Winter Paralympics

16 golds. 20 Paralympic medals overall. Canmore's Brian McKeever has always been on a different level.
Emergency shelter returns in Canmore, Bow Valley

Emergency shelter returns in Canmore, Bow Valley

“I think it surprised everyone that we had that sort of uptake. We’ve heard from our partners like hospitals and members of the community that there was nowhere to take people, especially in the dead of night in winter when it’s cold. This is a real need for us. Those are the kind of pieces that we found running the program last year.”
Tourism town hall looks to coming months, year of tourism

Tourism town hall looks to coming months, year of tourism

“Now Albertans are starting to get on planes and leave, so we have recovered as much as we're going to from the domestic market. … International travel is absolutely key to getting this industry back up on its feet. The restrictions are the biggest impediment. Planning a trip to Canada from the U.K. isn’t something you do in two weeks. You’re likely dreaming it up years in advance and planning six months to a year in advance.”
Canada's Brian McKeever, Natalie Wilkie speed to golds in sprint, Collin Cameron hustles to bronze in Beijing

Canada's Brian McKeever, Natalie Wilkie speed to golds in sprint, Collin Cameron hustles to bronze in Beijing

Canada’s Brian McKeever and Natalie Wilkie are lucky they didn’t get speeding tickets on Day 5 in Beijing.
Wildland firefighters gearing up for fire season

Wildland firefighters gearing up for fire season

“We’re ready for whatever this summer throws at us,” said Nate Horner, Alberta’s minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development.
'Recipe for restoration' developed for endangered whitebark pine trees

'Recipe for restoration' developed for endangered whitebark pine trees

Climate change is threatening endangered whitepark pine trees.
Councillor Foubert puts forward name for Banff-Kananaskis NDP candidate

Councillor Foubert puts forward name for Banff-Kananaskis NDP candidate

“In the past several months, I've come to really fully understand that the solutions to the problems that this community and this region face start at a provincial level. One of the keys to the success of us overcoming these challenges is having a partner in government and an MLA who works with other levels of government as partners and equals, and that's a relationship that's built on trust and mutual desires to make the lives of the people in our communities better.”
Kenney's plan to stop municipalities imposing COVID-19 health rules 'heavy-handed'

Kenney's plan to stop municipalities imposing COVID-19 health rules 'heavy-handed'

“It seems like a short-term political calculation that could influence long-term governance decisions at the municipal level. It is cause for concern, and we worry that it may set a dangerous precedent."