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Melting Rockies' snowpack shows extreme variability

While much of southern Alberta has received streamflow advisories and flood warnings this spring – not to mention actual flooding – Bow Valley residents need not worry about massive spring snowmelt causing similar problems in Banff and Canmore.

New home needed for Parent Link

The Town of Banff is desperately trying to find a new space for the Bow Valley Parent Link program as the current space is simply too small for parents and kids.
Researchers working to solidify bear count

Researchers working to solidify bear count

With strong advances in DNA technology, researchers in Banff National Park are trying to get a better handle on the number of bears living in the Bow Valley and surrounding wilderness.

Rising waters prove rescue obstacle

Rising waters in Cougar Creek hampered the rescue of an injured climber last week and experts say backcountry users need to be wary of the situation. On Sunday (June 5), a climber in the Cougar Creek area suffered a short fall and injured a knee.
Wolf and bison coexistence subject of study

Wolf and bison coexistence subject of study

Wolves in Banff National Park would not likely find an easy meal on the hoof if Parks Canada does indeed reintroduce plains bison.

June 13 Banff census will dictate funding

Census takers will go door-to-door in Banff beginning June 13 in an attempt to collect information about people living in town and to get an accurate population number.

Canmore puts financial support behind Alberta Winter Games bid

Canmore’s elected officials voted unanimously to back an Alberta Winter Games bid with a $150,000 contribution over the next three years.

Multiplex sponsorship to be discussed at planning session

What the future name of the Multiplex could be and whether or not the Town would be open to corporate sponsorship is a subject of discussion for Canmore council at its upcoming planning session.
Orphaned grizzly cubs surviving on own

Orphaned grizzly cubs surviving on own

Two orphaned yearling grizzly bear cubs seem to be faring well – for now.

Banff looking for green space in budget

Trees that have died or are dying along Banff’s famed tourist strip could end up being replaced.