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Council approves motion to work with partners for Elevation Place sponsorship

With the completion of Elevation Place expected later this year, the Town of Canmore stepped up its pursuit of attracting sponsorships by agreeing to move forward with a consultant in hopes of maximizing revenue. At a regular meeting on Aug.

New superintendent optimistic about improving local education

The Canadian Rockies Public Schools (CRPS) district offers a first class education in the Bow Valley and if everyone works together, it can be even better.

Death triggers safety review for bylaw officers

The death of a 62-year-old peace officer near High River earlier this month has triggered Alberta’s solicitor general to conduct a safety review to determine whether or not bylaw officers should carry firearms.

Caution urged with elk in rut in valley

Parks Canada is urging people to be on alert during the fall elk rut in Banff because male elk can be extremely unpredictable and dangerous at this time of year.

Trail reopened after sewage leak

Cathy Ellis BANFF A popular trail on Sulphur Mountain has been reopened three weeks after a blocked sanitary pipe forced raw sewage through a manhole cover onto the ground and into a tiny stream. On Tuesday (Sept.

Prescribed fire projects set to commence in K-Country

Four prescribed fire projects are set to commence in the Kananaskis area over the next few weeks, as long as weather and on-the-ground forest conditions provide the appropriate circumstances.

Waste commission eyes spring construction for transfer station

Construction is expected to begin on a regional garbage transfer facility at the Canmore wastewater treatment plant in the spring of 2013.
Bear killed in provincial park

Bear killed in provincial park

A food-conditioned black bear that tore apart a large garbage bag near a horse trailer and which nearly entered a house in Bow Valley Provincial Park was destroyed by conservation officers, Monday (Sept. 3).

Hefty pricetag for Cougar Creek repair

Town of Canmore council voted unanimously to approve a capital budget of $1.68 million for the restoration of banks and armouring along Cougar Creek, which will be funded from the general capital reserve, Tuesday (Sept. 4).

Wildlife managers urge bear caution

Black bears are roaming the outskirts of the Banff townsite, campgrounds and local picnic areas, prompting Parks Canada to urge residents and visitors to put away any attractants.