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Sewer rates likely to rise

Banff residents will likely see increases to their sewer utility bills as the Town prudently tries to save for the future replacement of the town’s water and sewer infrastructure.

Canmore does about face on seniors housing

TANYA FOUBERT CANMORE Canmore council has done an about face on seniors housing by voting on Tuesday (June 28) to support a grant application for a project a week after defeating the same motion on a tie vote.

Aboriginal awareness important at CCHS

The Canmore Collegiate High School rotunda filled with the sound of aboriginal hand drums and singing as a group of Stoney Nakoda students shared their music as part of National Aboriginal Day, June 21.

Fire damages Lake Louise Inn

An early morning fire caused damage to one of the hotel rooms at Lake Louise Inn this past weekend. Lake Louise RCMP and Fire Department responded on Saturday (June 25) after staff detected a fire in a guest room.


A sold-out crowd of 2,500 flocked to Parks Canada’s Banff Administration Grounds Saturday (June 25) as Great Big Sea brought their dynamic live show to the Bow Valley for this year’s installment of Concert In The Park.

Almost Home: The Last Poem of Robert Kroetsch

Author and poet Robert Kroetsch was a week away from his 84th birthday when he was killed in a car accident, June 21, on his way home to Leduc from a Migratory Words Writers’ Residency at the end of the Canmore artsPeak Arts Festival.

Wilkins to scale new heights for Parkinson's

Doon Wilkins is headed for Africa, to adventure for a good cause. The 64-year-old retired public speaker will take part in a climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in September to raise awareness and funds for a new Parkinson’s Disease research project.


Alexia Vazquez shows off puppies rescued by Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue with fellow Lawrence Grassi Middle School Grade 7 students and teacher Nancy Pollard.

Chief removed, election ordered for Morley

Although an appeal is said to be in the works, a federal court judge sided with members of the Bearspaw First Nation in their fight for an election. The verdict, which came down June 22, removes Chief David Bearspaw Jr.
Parks keeping close eye on curious cougars

Parks keeping close eye on curious cougars

CATHY ELLIS BANFF Two curious cougars have been caught and collared so wildlife officials can closely track them.