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Canmore asked to pass bison motion

Canmore’s elected officials have been asked to pass a motion to show their support for efforts to reintroduce bison to Banff National Park.

Banff considers trade of commercial space

Businesses may be allowed to transfer commercial space from one property to another as a way to encourage reinvestment in the Town of Banff.

Banff looks to keep variety of businesses

The Town of Banff is going out to the community on proposals to control souvenir shops and fast-food outlets in a bid to improve experiences in the famed national park tourist town.

New building fees in effect

New and increased building fees are now in effect in Banff. Banff town council last week (Monday, March 14) passed second and final reading to an updated building permits fee schedule for 2011 and 2012.

Development industry criticizes LUB

Canmore’s Land Use Bylaw, which determines how the town develops into the future, was criticized by the development industry at a public hearing, Tuesday (March 22).

Canmore EMS transfers up in 2010

The number of patient transfers Canmore’s ambulances were involved in was up 38 per cent in 2010 compared to the year before.

Groups to join forces on tourism

Banff Lake Louise Tourism, Parks Canada and the Town of Banff are joining forces to come up with ways to lure more visitors to the park in the face of increasing competition globally.

Authors, wines paired for second annual Vino Novellus

As an author, Jerry Auld says he can appreciate – and relate to – the countless hours of solitary and little-recognized time spent sitting at a keyboard that are required to create every page of every book.

Girl fight at club ends in court

A fight over who was the prettiest girl at the bar wound up in court last week. Alexandra Corness pleaded guilty Wednesday (March 9) in Canmore Provincial Court to a single charge of assault.

Heavy snowfall marks budget change

Big dumps of snow this winter have forced the Town of Banff to set up a reserve fund to make sure they don’t go over budget for snow clearing.