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Banff restrictions on operating hours for alcohol and pot sales extended

Banff restrictions on operating hours for alcohol and pot sales extended

“I love where our case count is trending, but we’re not quite far enough along yet to be sure nothing’s happened from the holidays," said Coun. Chip Olver.
UPDATED: Man in his 90s dies as part of COVID-19 outbreak at Origin at Spring Creek

UPDATED: Man in his 90s dies as part of COVID-19 outbreak at Origin at Spring Creek

According to Alberta Health, there have been four cases linked to the outbreak at the facility of approximately 120 residents. Of these, one is active, two have recovered and sadly there has been one death.
AHS scales back COVID-19 testing in Banff due to lower demand

AHS scales back COVID-19 testing in Banff due to lower demand

COVID testing at the provincial site at Lynx Street in Banff is now Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only, but AHS says testing can be ramped up quickly if case counts begin to rise dramatically.
Cause of death of wolf found near Banff townsite unknown

Cause of death of wolf found near Banff townsite unknown

Parks Canada is performing a necropsy on a dead male wolf found on Jan. 7 near the Bow River to determine the cause of its death.
Bow Valley Christmas bird count sees increased participation

Bow Valley Christmas bird count sees increased participation

Putting their eagle eyes to good use in the blustery Chinook winds, the 105 participants, 41 in Canmore and 64 in Banff, were able count more than 2,000 individual birds during the Bow Valley Christmas bird count.
UPDATED: Cougar following Banff resident and his dog came within two metres

UPDATED: Cougar following Banff resident and his dog came within two metres

Parks Canada has issued a widespread cougar warning for the Town of Banff and surrounding area following a spike in cougar sightings, and a cougar that killed a deer and followed a man and his dog to within two metres.
Cougar approaches dog walker in Banff

Cougar approaches dog walker in Banff

A public warning issued by Parks Canada on Monday (Jan. 11) stated that a cougar “displayed aggressive behaviour after approaching a dog walker at a close distance.”
One of last commercial development allotments used for warehouse in Banff's industrial compound

One of last commercial development allotments used for warehouse in Banff's industrial compound

The Municipal Planning Commission and administration for the municipality are looking at an area redevelopment plan for Banff's industrial compound
Canada's first case of South African COVID-19 variant found in Alberta

Canada's first case of South African COVID-19 variant found in Alberta

Canada's first case of a new, more infectious variant of COVID-19 that surfaced in South Africa was found in Alberta on Friday, the same day two Atlantic provinces tightened their boundaries and Ontario warned tough new measures may be on the way if
Second endangered black swift nesting site discovered

Second endangered black swift nesting site discovered

“We had three breeding pairs and chicks that successfully fledged this year, as well as a fourth nest that we think was probably being used as a roost by a sub-adult."