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CP Rail prefers multi-million dollar overpass to prevent illegal crossings

CP Rail prefers multi-million dollar overpass to prevent illegal crossings

“It’s going to become a destination, it’s going to be on Instagram. I really struggle with the thought of an overpass being a solution,” said Councillor Chip Olver.
Safe Park program likely to return for 2022

Safe Park program likely to return for 2022

“It’s difficult to predict what it’ll look like in the future. We had these great numbers out west and here our numbers actually declined from 2018 and 2019 based on our lot counts. There is some unpredictability around that, but the problem’s not going away of how we support people who are living in their vehicles. It’s always going to be a challenge until we have a program that works.”
Province closely monitoring new COVID Omicron variant

Province closely monitoring new COVID Omicron variant

The new COVID-19 variant was first detected in South Africa and has been declared a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization.
Power line rebuild potentially to begin in 2023

Power line rebuild potentially to begin in 2023

“People like the idea of not seeing a line. We would consider burying lines, but if we’re going to do that the cost is significantly more than leaving them overhead. It’s generally in the range of 10 times more for the project, so those additional costs – since we’re doing this on behalf of the ratepayers – we would ask the stakeholder to put up their remaining portion of the cost to underground the line.”
UPDATE: Town of Banff considering e-bike rebate program in budget talks

UPDATE: Town of Banff considering e-bike rebate program in budget talks

“First, we know Banffites love to go by bike. Secondly, it would be a great use of the environmental reserve because it supports residents lowering their daily carbon footprint,” said Mayor Corrie DiManno.
Rocky Mountain Adaptive receives $300k pledge to help adaptive sports

Rocky Mountain Adaptive receives $300k pledge to help adaptive sports

“This support from the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation means we can accelerate our programming and welcome more people to develop a love for mountain sports, no matter their abilities. It helps us significantly bring down socio-economic barriers as well as physical ones.”
UPDATED: Parks Canada closes park highways, warns of extreme avalanche danger

UPDATED: Parks Canada closes park highways, warns of extreme avalanche danger

RCMP advised motorists to expect delays with a temporary planned closure of a roughly 16-km stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho National Park near Field in both directions on Wednesday for avalanche control work.
Operating budget most challenging in Banff's history

Operating budget most challenging in Banff's history

“This will likely be the most challenging operating budget the municipality will have faced since incorporation.”
Parks Canada rescue dog, handler save senior in Banff's backcountry

Parks Canada rescue dog, handler save senior in Banff's backcountry

“She was happy to see us and I was so happy to see her,” said a relieved Logan Bennet, the handler of search and rescue dog Leroy.
Family Resource Network COVID-19 programming winding down

Family Resource Network COVID-19 programming winding down

“These programs were well used and have been impactful in our community. They supported families in these stressful times and provided a place for children to go and parents to have their questions answered. Children had opportunities to gain and maintain social skills in a time of isolation and parents had a safe space to drop off their child so they could manage some of the stress in their life. These services have been available to families when they have most needed it.”