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Continued work needed to mitigate wildfire threat

Canmore council has been given a brief look at how a wildfire threat is being mitigated in the community but there’s a lot more work to be done, including public education.

Three organizations see tax relief

Three Canmore non-profit organizations saw their municipal property taxes cut in June after council authorized the tax exemptions for 2011.
Researchers resume Columbia Icefield study

Researchers resume Columbia Icefield study

After living on the Columbia Icefield for nearly a month this spring, researchers with the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) are one step closer to answering the proverbial question, “how much does that glacier weigh?” The team, led by Dr.

Young cougars on move in valley

Two young curious cougar siblings are on the move in the valley, but have split up from each other.

Bunnies may live to hop another day

A last minute proposal by bunny lovers in Canmore may see the cuddly creatures saved from an all out cull. Canmore council met Tuesday (July 5) night to approve its feral rabbit management plan and faced both opposition and support from the public.

Trail restriction to protect bears, bikers

Mountain bikers and dogs will not be permitted along Lake Minnewanka’s shoreline this summer under new Parks Canada rules aimed at reducing serious bear encounters.

Banff supports 2012 cycling event

Banff town council is throwing its support behind a proposal for a new road cycling event in Banff National Park in 2012.

Banff caps increase to property taxes

Banff’s 2012 financial plan calls for next year’s property taxes to be limited to an increase of about 1.25 per cent based on Alberta’s projected annual inflation.

CP Rail blocking possible ring trail

Canadian Pacific Railway appears to be derailing a Town of Banff proposal to have a multi-use ring trail around the townsite.

Miners' Day parade set for Saturday

Canmore Miners’ Day will be held this weekend and interest in the event is growing.