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Parks not replacing carnivore position

A renowned scientist at the centre of wildlife research and conservation in the mountain national parks is retiring after three decades with Parks Canada – and the federal agency has no plan to replace him. Dr.

Sunshine hires new mountain manager

A snow safety expert with roots in Sunshine Village that extend back to the 1980s is rejoining the organization as manager of mountain operations. Al Matheson will be rejoining the resort on Feb.

Banff considering regulating restaurant franchises

Ricky’s All Day Grill is the latest chain restaurant to set up shop in Banff, reigniting passionate debate over whether the municipality should play a greater role in controlling franchises to protect the town’s character.

Inspiring teacher remembered

One of the Bow Valley’s favourite teachers was remembered this week as a kind, compassionate man with a powerful love for his family, his students and community.

YYC expansion project benefits entire region

The $2 billion expansion of the Calgary Airport, expected to start this spring, will open the region to tourists from more parts of the world than ever before.
Canmore recognizes International Development Week

Canmore recognizes International Development Week

In an effort to recognize the difference Canadians are making around the world, the Town of Canmore proclaimed the week of Feb. 6-12 International Development Week (IDW).

Valley bidding for Alberta Winter Games

In 1994, John McIsaac was part of a group that attempted to climb Mount Everest without bottled oxygen. The group had to turn around 500 metres from the summit, and a complete team effort was required to perform a high altitude rescue.

Community Garden in design phase

If at first you don’t succeed, as they say, try again. That’s exactly what the Canmore Community Garden Society has done over the past year to find a plot of earth.

Youth pleads guilty to driving stolen car stoned

A Calgary youth pleaded guilty last week to driving a stolen vehicle to Canmore while he was under the influence of marijuana.

Parks losing over century of experience

Parks Canada has been hit with an onslaught of retirements of long-term employees in Banff National Park.