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Bikinis for a good cause

For the fourth year in a row, the Victoria Day long weekend was marked by bikinis on the slopes of Sunshine, though this year with a new twist.
Catching ducks fits the bill

Catching ducks fits the bill

Parks Canada is concerned the number of harlequin ducks in Banff National Park is declining and as a result has embarked on a population estimate project this summer.

Advisory committee for climbing wall recommended

Establishing an advisory committee to liaise between the climbing community and the manager of the municipally-run climbing gym as part of the $39 million Multiplex facility has been recommended to council.

Town looks at LUB division

The Town of Banff is investigating if parts of the Land Use Bylaw can legally be stripped out and put into other bylaws and policies that don’t require federal government approval.

Wardens may extend expertise outside parks

Wardens with Parks Canada’s armed law enforcement branch may soon take on duties for Environment Canada in remote areas of the country as a cost-cutting measure in the face of federal government budget cuts.

Presentation to enhance link between scientists, interpreters

A presentation planned for Tuesday (May 29) will provide a chance for professional interpretive guides and interested members of the public to learn more about how science, particularly that which focuses on snow, ice, water and climate, can be share

Town to conduct social, rec assessment

The Town of Banff plans to conduct a social and recreational assessment to identify possible issues or problems in the community that may need addressing.

Nine candidates run for pair of vacancies

It is officially election time in the town of Canmore and nine candidates have thrown their hats into the ring to run for two vacant councillor positions in the upcoming June 19 byelection.

Parking policy sparks concerns

Banff hoteliers and landlords are voicing concerns over the Town of Banff’s cash-in-lieu parking policy – and argue the municipality needs to allow for more creative solutions.

Businesses angered by liquor store quota proposal

A proposal to introduce what they see as a quota system for liquor stores has Banff businesses bent out of shape.