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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.

Parks opens door for new activities

Parks Canada will allow a host of new thrill-seeking commercial and recreational activities that have been traditionally banned in Banff National Park.
GREAT GRADS

GREAT GRADS

Morley Community School valedictorian Lonnie Dixon addresses the audience at Thursday’s (June 23) Grade 12 graduation ceremony.

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.
GREAT BIG SEA OF PEOPLE

GREAT BIG SEA OF PEOPLE

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.