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Small business support process in works

A move to give small, local start-up businesses a bit of a break by deferring parking and housing payments is one step closer to reality.

Gadd completes epic Vernon to Canmore paraglider flight

Camping in a high alpine meadow 20 kilometres south of Revelstoke, B.C., Will Gadd was living his dream.

Legacy Trail safety plan to move ahead

A temporary plan to address safety concerns of those accessing the Legacy Trail at Banff National Park’s east gates will go ahead, but without support from the residents of Harvie Heights or its municipal government.

Town cracking down on signage

The Town of Banff will crack down on businesses using illegal signs to promote their stores, hotels and restaurants.

Calgary women rescued in K-Country

After spending three extra nights in the backcountry, three Calgary women were rescued by Kananaskis Public Safety specialists in Height of the Rockies Provincial Park after taking a wrong turn on the Turbine Canyon hike.

Mountaineers pulled from B.C. peak during historic heli rescue

Two stranded mountaineers were plucked from Mount Goodsir in what is believed to be the highest helicopter sling rescue in the history of the mountain national parks. The Alberta men, both in their 40s, spent Saturday night (Aug.

Ospreys interrupt town power

If you are one of the residents who couldn’t flip a switch, boil a kettle or tune in your favourite soap opera, Thursday afternoon (Aug. 11), take heart, it was Mother Nature at work.

Youth gets extension to supervision for crashing stolen car

A 16-year-old will spend the next 17 months under an intensive supervision order of the courts after pleading guilty to crashing a stolen car at a highway construction site last summer.
Saving wild trout in Banff National Park

Saving wild trout in Banff National Park

Parks Canada is hoping to save wild trout in Banff National Park by killing off destructive competition.

Jump in utilities proposed

Banffites can expect to see a big jump in their utility bills in the coming years in order for the municipality to adequately fund water and sewer reserves.