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Nordic Centre loses world cup biathlon events

Nordic Centre loses world cup biathlon events

For more than two years, local organizers have been lobbying the provincial government to reinvest in the aging facility, or risk losing international sporting events that generate millions of dollars of economic activity in the Bow Valley.
Youth sports takes hit in Canmore Rec Centre renovation delays

Youth sports takes hit in Canmore Rec Centre renovation delays

Delays in renovating the Canmore Rec Centre (CRC) are concerning several user groups in the Bow Valley that rely on the facility for youth sports
Canmore’s coal mines come back to life with virtual reality

Canmore’s coal mines come back to life with virtual reality

“But I also like to think that once the mines closed down, the town persisted because of the quality of the people.”
Bob Kuzminski: ‘It holds a lot of us together still’

Bob Kuzminski: ‘It holds a lot of us together still’

"Well, I was there for a couple of days and all of a sudden my dad hands the phone to me. It was the mine boss. ‘Would you like a job for a week or two?’ He asked. Well, I stayed for about six years.”
No longer a mining town, but a town with a mine

No longer a mining town, but a town with a mine

In the 40 years since the coal mines shut down, Canmore has seen a dramatic change – but from Mineside to South Canmore and over to Teepee Town, a surprising amount of 1979 Canmore remains
Elli’s Hair West: The best little hair house in Canmore

Elli’s Hair West: The best little hair house in Canmore

If you’re a longtime Canmore resident, there is a good chance you have had your hair done at Elli’s Hair West. If not yourself, you definitely know someone who has.
Canmore’s history was built on coal

Canmore’s history was built on coal

Despite being founded as a railway town in the fall of 1883, Canmore came to be known for its coal mining and in particular for the fact the semi-anthracite coal found in the Cascade Coal Basin burned hot with little smoke – making it ideal for generating steam
40 Years after the mines closed – Current portraits of Canmore's past

40 Years after the mines closed – Current portraits of Canmore's past

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the mines closing in Canmore, a day known as Black Friday to the residents of the Bow Valley community. These portraits share some of the stories from residents who have remained in Canmore to this day after July, 1979.
Miners’ Day events commemorate 40th anniversary of closure

Miners’ Day events commemorate 40th anniversary of closure

Each year, those who worked for the mines, and their families, gather for the Miners' Day parade and reunion to celebrate Canmore's mining heritage and recognize that miners didn’t just dig coal – they built communities