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Fundraiser soggy but successful

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor hail, nor snow would stop Canmore’s Mountain Grannies from embarking on their third annual Stride to Turn the Tide fundraising walk.

Parks Canada allowed to appeal

Parks Canada has been given permission to appeal the Town of Banff’s planning decisions that make a lawyer’s officer in a public service district a permanent use.

CRPS cuts budget and positions again

The Canadian Rockies Public Schools board has voted to cut its budget, teaching jobs and education assistant positions for the second year in a row. While the $25.

Banff man killed in B.C. heli crash

A Banff man has been identified as one of three victims of a fatal helicopter crash near Terrace, B.C. on Friday (June 1). The B.C.

Parks cuts 49 vacant Banff jobs

Parks Canada has eliminated 49 vacant positions on top of other job losses in Banff National Park and employees are being warned not to publicly talk about the federal government’s budget cuts – or face disciplinary action.

Banff moves away from LUB dismantling

The Town of Banff appears to be backing away from stripping out parts of its Land Use Bylaw and putting them into other bylaws and policies that don’t require federal government approval.

Banff looks for more public parking

Banff politicians want developers who are legally required to provide parking to make sure some stalls are available to the general public on a day-to-day basis.

Scout group seeking volunteers

With many volunteer groups in the community, there often comes a time when change is needed. For First Canmore Scouts, that time is approaching, as Troop Leader Venita Sobering is looking to move on.

School board opposes cell phone tower placement

Canadian Rockies Public Schools does not like the idea of a permanent cellphone tower emitting radio frequency radiation a mere half block from Lawrence Grassi Middle School.


The Bow Valley remains under a flood watch due to extremely heavy rains over the past few days. According to the Town of Banff, there is localized flooding in low areas. A large portion of the Banff Rec Grounds and riverside trails are flooded.