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Habitat patch guidelines released

After three years, the review of wildlife corridor and habitat patch guidelines for the Bow Valley have been released.

Business owners oppose commercial space division

Banff’s business heavyweights are opposing a proposal to hand out the remaining commercial space based on a merit-based scheme intended to reward development excellence.

Parks concerned high flows harming fish

Unnaturally high and dirty water levels in Goat Creek and Spray River has Banff National Park authorities concerned about harm being caused to fish and their habitat.

Town eyes Fenlands as greater income source

The Town of Banff has come up with a plan to market and promote the tourist town’s $33 million redeveloped recreation centre in a bid to increase revenue.


String of B&Es cause for concern

A significant rise in break and enters in Canmore over the past six months have RCMP on the lookout and asking for the public’s help. The break ins have all occurred at local businesses and Const.

Banff working to improve traffic

Banff has come up with a series of short-term measures to ease the tourist town’s traffic troubles this summer – and they come with a $26,100 price tag.
Rescues keep Parks staff busy

Rescues keep Parks staff busy

Rescuers in Banff National Park are keeping busy now that summer has finally arrived, responding to calls concerning everything from broken ankles to overdue hikers and a dead kayaker. In the last two weeks, the number of calls has been ramping up.

Jaws of Life used to extricate motorists

Field’s fire department used new Jaws of Life equipment to extricate two people from mangled wreckage on the Trans-Canada Highway near Field Monday (July 4).

Canmore rabbits may see reprieve

A last minute proposal by bunny lovers in Canmore may see the cuddly creatures saved from a full out cull. Canmore council met Tuesday night to approve its feral rabbit management plan and faced both opposition and support from the public.