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Canmore changing downtown garbage handling system

In an effort to further clean up the downtown core, the Town of Canmore is changing the way garbage is stored and collected. Details of the downtown waste collection enhancement program were presented to council last week.

Taxpayers to pay for part of utility deficit

Canmore’s municipal property taxpayers will pay for part of the $1 million deficit in the utility rate model. Council voted Tuesday (Jan. 18) to direct administration to prepare the 2011 operating budget for a 2.5 per cent municipal tax increase.

More options wanted for Legacy Trail

Canmore’s elected officials think there are more viable options to extending the Legacy Trail outside the national park than building a new $3.1 million overpass.

Wheeler House demolished

The Wheeler House came crashing down earlier this week.
Mary Dumka to be honoured

Mary Dumka to be honoured

When it comes time to hang ‘em up, call it a day or walk off into the sunset, a person hopes to leave some kind of legacy behind.
Shooting demonstrates replica weapon dangers

Shooting demonstrates replica weapon dangers

When a series of armed robberies resulted in a man being shot and killed on a Canmore street, Jan. 10, the fact the suspect was wielding a replica weapon is an example of the difficulty police officers face in the line of duty.

Guidelines put Norquay summer use back on table

Proposed site guidelines unveiled by Parks Canada last week for Mount Norquay set the stage for the ski area to introduce a variety of summer uses.

Tourism on the rise in Canada

Spending on tourism is on the rise in Canada, according to Statistics Canada, giving hope to the industry that business is finally turning around following a slump caused by the recession.

Water summit identifies common challenges

Explosive urbanization – not unlike what has transpired in and around Calgary and Canmore in the past few decades – and its effects on local water supply dominated discussions at the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy in Buenos Aires, Arge

BREAKING NEWS: Two backcountry skiers dead in K-Country avalanche

Two people are dead after an avalanche swept through the Burstall Pass area of Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Kananaskis Country on Saturday (Jan. 15) afternoon.