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This weekend marks second year of Canmore Trade Fair

The second year of the revamped Canmore Trade Fair will take place this weekend, with over 50 exhibitor booths, live music and a contest to determine who can type the fastest with their cellphone in the Bow Valley.

New bus route set for Cave and Basin

Residents and tourists will be able to ride a bus from downtown Banff to the front door of the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, thanks to a new bus route beginning this month.

Cougar attacks off-leash dog

Yet another off-leash dog incident has led to another cougar attack in Canmore. On Friday (May 3), a Canmore man was biking the Montane Traverse trail with friends, allowing his dog to run free.

Valley enjoys near-record temperatures

Bow Valley residents shivered in the cold and snow on Monday of last week, but exactly one week later basked in sunshine as the area enjoyed a near-record high of 25.6 C in Banff.

Canadian Rockies receives $200K grant from Province

The Canadian Rockies Public School division has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Province that will go toward helping build leadership capacity among all its workers, including principals, teachers and councillors.

School board stands firm on cell tower

Despite Telus claims the Town of Canmore is “running close to the limits in capacity,” the Canadian Rockies Public School division has reiterated its stance against placement of a permanent cellphone tower near a middle school.

TED event seeks speakers

Do you have something to say? Maybe have a good idea you’d like to share with others? Possibly you’ve invented a better mousetrap? If so, the inaugural TEDx Canmore event could provide a platform for you. TEDx Canmore will take place, Oct.

Grizzly shocks Lake Louise ski area

A grizzly bear is not something you expect to see while skiing the back slopes of Lake Louise – but that’s exactly what happened when a bruin wandered though the area on Sunday (May 5).

Homestead plans need bylaw change

Plans to redevelop the Homestead Inn in Banff would be on hold without the ability to transfer space previously secured in the commercial development lottery.

Residents gather for Three Sisters info ahead of public hearing

The debate surrounding a massive project for the remaining 80 per cent of developable land in Canmore has garnered increased attention since Town council unanimously delayed first reading of a new area structure plan (ASP) last week.