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New mayor set to tackle local issues, improve communication with residents

Since being elected last month, new Canmore mayor John Borrowman has met with Premier Redford, presided over two town council meetings and insists hearing concerns from individual constituents will be a priority throughout his term.
Canadian technology marks future of snow studies

Canadian technology marks future of snow studies

“Do you want to push the button?” The button is red, flat and a bit larger than a poker chip. Unremarkable visually, it’s what the button does that makes me feel honoured by the invitation.

Men walk free after massive drug bust

Two men caught carrying more than $1 millon worth of magic mushrooms are free to go after a judge ruled the RCMP violated their charter rights during a vehicle search.
Climber falls and breaks leg on Yamnuska

Climber falls and breaks leg on Yamnuska

Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation staff responded to eight rescue calls this past long weekend, with one incident resulting in Alpine Helicopters and STARS Air Ambulance evacuating a climber who fell on Mt. Yamnuska.

More rebates for environmental products

Banff politicians have expanded the types of environmental conservation programs to qualify for residential rebates.

Maniac motorists endanger Trans-Canada travellers

Drivers in the Bow Valley on the Canada Day weekend, it appears, were out to prove that the infamous Highway 63 near Fort McMurray is not the only stretch of highway in the province being abused.

Developer supports train land process

The owners of Banff Caribou Properties are voicing support for a public consultation process on their vision for the Banff train station lands – as long as it is not too onerous. “Hopefully, the process won’t be too onerous.

Choices offered for Banff parking requirements

Banff’s downtown businesses will be given a choice of paying the majority of their parking requirements as cash-in-lieu or making half the stalls they build available to the public.

Cougar Creek culvert work to cost extra

A change of scope and repairs due to flood damage have added $100,000 to a municipal project to rehabilitate the Cougar Creek culvert.

Budget cuts hit Parks Canada scientists

About 50 Parks Canada scientists across the country have either lost their jobs or their jobs are at risk under the Harper government’s cuts to Parks Canada’s budget.