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Banff moving fast to remove rabbits

A spate of recent rabbit sightings in the Banff townsite has led Parks Canada to set live traps in a bid to avoid any chance of a population boom as seen in neighbouring Canmore over the past decade.
Buffalo Street mansion sells

Buffalo Street mansion sells

The Banff mansion has finally sold and the new owners of the 10,000-square-foot riverfront house are planning to turn it into a luxury bed and breakfast home. The six-bedroom, six-bathroom, three-car garage home at 301 Buffalo St.

Speed traps to continue in Bow Valley

A total of 434 motorists travelling in the Bow Valley were charged with speeding over the Labour Day weekend and police say they will continue to be aggressive in their enforcement over the next few weeks.
Stoney Nakoda park pass honours traditional connection to Banff

Stoney Nakoda park pass honours traditional connection to Banff

In recognition of the long-standing connection the people of the Stoney Nakoda First Nations have to the mountains and valleys of Banff National Park, Parks Canada has created a special entry pass specifically for the Stoney, ending what has been a l

Soroptimist season opens with party

The Soroptimists in the Bow Valley are opening their season this month with a wine and cheese evening, Tuesday (Sept. 18) at 7 p.m. at the Banff Park Lodge.

Indexperience on hold

The completion of Indexperience visitor surveys has been put on hold for a year. According to the Town of Banff’s second quarter financial statements, contracted services are forecast at $52,000 under budget in general government.

Rafters stranded on Lac des Arcs

A group of seven Calgarians are a little wiser as to what watercraft to use next time they venture out on a lake after being stranded on a Lac des Arcs island during last Sunday’s (Sept. 9) storm.

Bridge construction slated for October

Construction is set to begin on a pedestrian bridge across the Bow River next month.

Larch viewers cause road closures

Traffic jams and parking chaos caused by thousands of hikers wanting to admire golden larch trees near Moraine Lake have re-ignited calls for cash-strapped Parks Canada to fund public transportation to tourism hotspots in Banff National Park.

Blockages causing sewer backups

Repairs will be made to the Sulphur Mountain sanitary line following two significant sewage backups this year – but Town of Banff officials say the blockages were caused by grease, rags and disposable wipes.