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Railway research ideas sought

Parks Canada and Canadian Pacific Railway Research are now accepting research ideas aimed at preventing grizzly bears from being struck and killed on the train tracks through Banff and Yoho national parks. On Tuesday (Oct.
Norquay exchanging land for summer use

Norquay exchanging land for summer use

Mount Norquay ski hill is prepared to give up 44 per cent of its current lease in exchange for Parks Canada allowing it to develop summer uses.

Banff farmer's market to return

CATHY ELLIS BANFF A popular farmer’s market will be back in Banff next year. Banff town council has unanimously endorsed the temporary use of the Central Park parking lot for 14 consecutive Wednesdays, from June 13 to Sept. 12.

Utility rate hikes to be phased in

Water and sewer rate hikes will be phased in over 20 years to make sure the Town of Banff can adequately fund its utility reserves to pay for necessary future repairs and maintenance. On Tuesday (Oct.

Local groups working to replace seniors' bus

In conjunction with the Bow Valley Health Care Foundation, several local groups are fundraising to purchase a new Handibus for local seniors.

Jail time for transporting drugs

A former Banff resident was sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty to four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime.

Neighbours concerned about neglected development

Balconies are falling down, windows are broken and fencing is in disrepair at what used to be the Bighorn Mountain Resort development site.

Wheeler cairn planned

A cairn to honour the legacy of A.O Wheeler will be set up in Banff following the demolition earlier this year of a near century-old home he once lived in.

Nighttime skateboard ban lifted

A nighttime ban on skateboarding as a mode of transportation in Banff has been lifted. On Tuesday (Oct. 11), council passed second and third reading of an amendment to the traffic bylaw, thereby lifting the long-time ban on skateboards between 11 p.
Night at the museum

Night at the museum

There’s something witty happening at the Banff Park Museum. In conjunction with Mountain WIT, a local theatre troupe, the museum will present History Comes Back To Haunt You, a theatrical tour running Oct. 25-29. A rehearsal of the tour was held Oct.