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Banff Housing fee increase drawing fire

A proposal to significantly boost Banff Housing Corporation administration fees to cover the cost of service levels to existing housing developments is being met with mixed reaction.

Guidelines prompt tax debate

Whether or not Canmore politicians should continue to redistribute tax increases between commercial and residential properties was a topic of debate last week when council was asked to pass the budget guidelines for next year.

Canmore to cull bunnies

Canmore is proposing to trap and kill its rampant rabbit population. Recent years have seen both the number of feral rabbits in the community explode and the pressure to deal with the critters increase.

Draft safety report for Spray Lakes Road under review

The draft safety report for Spray Lakes Road after three people lost their lives when their SUV flipped into the reservoir this past winter is currently under review by Alberta Transportation.

Banff agrees to fund seniors' housing

Banff residents and businesses will soon be on the hook for more money – but it’s all in the name of looking after the Bow Valley’s vulnerable seniors’ population.

Arts Centre task force formed

The group of community members tasked with determining the future of the current library building as an arts development centre have been chosen.

Banff on board with games bid

It’s official! Banff and Canmore are going after the 2014 Alberta Winter Games thanks to the generous financial support of municipalities in the Bow Valley.

Banff mum on franchise regulation

The Town of Banff has received legal advice on whether it is on solid legal footing should it decide to regulate franchise restaurants in the tourist town. That said, officials say they are not in a position to release that information.

Town settles BHC housing cap issue

One of the most controversial issues in the Banff Housing Corporation’s history has come to an end now that Banff council has backed up its earlier promise to never set price caps on existing homes.
TRAINING TRIO

TRAINING TRIO

Alberta World Cup Academy skiers Gerard Garnier, Kevin Sandau and Jesse Cockney enjoy a change of surroundings as they rollerski on the Lake Minnewanka loop road Friday (June 10).