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Salaries of Banff politicians, manager disclosed

The salaries and benefits of Banff’s politicians and town manager have been disclosed in the Town of Banff’s recently-approved financial statements.
Boutique closes doors after 30 years

Boutique closes doors after 30 years

St. Paul’s boutique in Banff closed its doors for the last time last week. After three decades of providing used clothing and small household items at minimal cost to those working and living in Banff, a decision was made to close.

New Banff toad homes found

Although the climate and conditions are harsh in the Canadian Rockies, a handful of amphibian species somehow manage to survive in the mountain national parks.

TCK taking aim at regional visitors

For the first time, Tourism Canmore Kananaskis (TCK) will launch a marketing campaign directly aimed at regional tourists here in Alberta.

Bonnybooks makes a difference

Staff at the Exshaw-based Bighorn Library was recognized recently for making a difference.

Valley FCSS groups searching for mentors

If you’ve ever had someone show you the ropes at work, take you under their wing in a troubled time, or just be available to answer an important question, you know how important a mentor can be.


Banff Community High School (BCHS) music teacher Shane Nizinkevich leads bands from BCHS, Banff Elementary School, Lawrence Grassi Middle School and Canmore Collegiate High School Thursday (May 26).

Pictograph project seeks to better understand rock art

Ancient rock paintings in the Rocky Mountain region have been getting a new look over the past year-and-a-half as part of a project designed to discover more about the enigmatic rock art.


Paddlers Dave Fennell (L) from Cochrane and Ken Lane from Nova Scotia refuse to let Friday morning's (May 27) cold, wet weather stop their outing on the Bow River in Banff.

Rec Centre naming causes concern

Any name changes for Town of Banff programs, projects, departments or facilities will now have to get council’s official stamp of approval.