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BHC action plan moves forward

An action plan to address housing issues for Banff Housing Corporation (BHC) homeowners and members of the public is moving along.

Full day kindergarten coming to Valley schools

Elizabeth Rummel and Banff Elementary Schools will have full day English language kindergarten programs starting in August. The Canadian Rockies Public Schools Board of Trustees made the announcement on Tuesday (Feb. 1).
Owls an important part of Alberta landscape

Owls an important part of Alberta landscape

In the second part of the MD of Bighorn’s Living in the Natural Environment Speaker Series, Gordon Court, Provincial Wildlife Status Biologist with Alberta Fish and Wildlife, brought his considerable knowledge of owls and their behaviour to the Cochr

Recreational vehicles can stay

One person’s desire for fewer recreational vehicles parked on streets and driveways was not enough to convince Canmore’s council to act.

Sustainability task force delayed

Canmore council approved appointments to a task force looking at its Sustainability Screening Report and then postponed the group’s work.

Public hearing set for Rafter Six cabin proposal

The MD of Bighorn council passed first reading of an amendment Tuesday (Feb. 8) to Rafter Six master plans to allow the ranch to increase its number of cabins. Council scheduled a public hearing at the MD office in Exshaw on March 28 at 7 p.m.

Police committee looking to engage community

It has been around for a year, but not much has been heard from Canmore’s newest public committee. However, that is something police committee chair Allan Vonkeman hopes to change soon.

Banff considers mandatory public art

The Town of Banff is investigating whether laws should be considered that would mandate developers to either help pay or contribute to public art.

Trains remain deadly for bruins - report

Trains continue to be the single biggest killer of grizzly bears in the mountain national parks, according to a recently-released Parks Canada report.

Banff saving for the future

Saving for the future is one of Banff town council’s key priorities this year. Under this priority, the plan is to determine and draft specific policies, for example the amount of contribution per year to capital reserves.