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AvaLung Recall

Black Diamond has recalled all of its AvaLung packs sold after January 2010. The company recently discovered the intake tubing on certain packs might crack in cold temperatures.

Special Avalanche Warning for B.C. Interior

The Canadian Avalanche Centre has issued a Special Public Avalanche Warning for areas of the South Coast, North and South Columbias and Kootenay-Boundary. In the B.C. Interior, it includes areas around Valemount south to the U.S. border.

Councillor says new utility will be costly

A Banff councillor believes the newly approved waste and recycling utility will do more harm than good for the community’s still-struggling businesses.

Fire thinning put back into budget

A lack of provincial grant funding has not stopped Canmore council from putting funds into tree thinning.

Drunk driver charges up this season

The number of drivers charged this holiday season saw a dramatic increase over the previous year. The Bow Valley RCMP Detachments and Integrated Traffic Unit is reporting a 120 per cent increase this past December over the same period in 2009.

Plan calls for better busing system, more washrooms

A new plan calls for more washrooms, dealing with summer parking woes and an even better bus system to help Banff remain a top tourist destination in a highly competitive market.

Trans-Canada closed for crash

The Trans-Canada Highway was closed near Field, B.C. for over 10 hours Wednesday morning (Jan. 5) as firefighters from Alberta and B.C. worked to douse the flames from two wrecked semi-trailers.

Banff council approves water plan

Banff council endorsed the terms of reference for phase two of the Bow River Basin Council’s Bow Basin Watershed Management Plan. Mark Bennet, executive director of the Calgary-based BRBC, told Banff council Wednesday (Dec.

Centennial Park over budget

Improvements to Canmore’s Centennial Park have come in over budget. The work, which includes installation of adult exercise equipment, has resulted in an extra $84,000 of work that needs to be paid for.

Study calls for STD clinics in Banff, Jasper

A new provincial report calls for small STD clinics to be set up in Banff and Jasper following an outbreak of syphilis across Alberta. The report, released last week by Dr.