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SPCA seeks Banff funding

Bow Valley SPCA has made a pitch to Banff town council for $5,000 in funding to help with operating costs for the no-kill adoption facility for dogs and cats. At its meeting Monday (Feb.

Council seeks input on permit fee hike

Development permit fees are set to go up significantly in Banff to cover the cost of review, approvals and enforcement. At its meeting Monday (Feb.

Energy from Waste Alliance moving forward

The Bow Valley is one step closer to seeing municipal waste thermally treated instead of going into the landfill. The Southern Alberta Energy from Waste Alliance (SAEWA) met last Friday (Feb.

Banff looks at winter games responsibility

Banff politicians want more details on how hosting the 2014 Alberta Winter Games will affect town coffers before throwing their support behind a joint bid with Canmore. The games are expected to cost about $1.
Canmore adventurer mourned following avalanche

Canmore adventurer mourned following avalanche

A Canmore man known for his adventurous spirit is being remembered this week. Ray Norman, 64, lost his life on the weekend when an avalanche swept him off Tom George Mountain near Smithers B.C.
New York firm wins wildlife crossing competition with modular design

New York firm wins wildlife crossing competition with modular design

A New York City design firm has won the first ARC International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design competition. HNTB with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.

Lack of plug-ins at The Hector concerning

The Hector, Canmore’s first municipally-owned affordable rental housing, is almost at capacity nearly two years after completion. But it isn’t all a success story.

WildSmart looking at trademark status

A local organization dedicated to educating residents and tourists about living safely with wildlife is looking into trademark status for its brand.
Pikas, marmots facing habitat loss

Pikas, marmots facing habitat loss

Little is known about pikas and marmots, but there is emerging evidence that climate change is going to make their survival even tougher as their high country habitat shrinks or disappears.
Valley cold a hardship for homeless man

Valley cold a hardship for homeless man

For many Valley residents, the past week’s cold snap has been a frigid reminder that winter is not yet ready to release its grasp.