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Drunk driver charges up this season

The number of drivers charged this holiday season saw a dramatic increase over the previous year. The Bow Valley RCMP Detachments and Integrated Traffic Unit is reporting a 120 per cent increase this past December over the same period in 2009.

Plan calls for better busing system, more washrooms

A new plan calls for more washrooms, dealing with summer parking woes and an even better bus system to help Banff remain a top tourist destination in a highly competitive market.

Trans-Canada closed for crash

The Trans-Canada Highway was closed near Field, B.C. for over 10 hours Wednesday morning (Jan. 5) as firefighters from Alberta and B.C. worked to douse the flames from two wrecked semi-trailers.

Banff council approves water plan

Banff council endorsed the terms of reference for phase two of the Bow River Basin Council’s Bow Basin Watershed Management Plan. Mark Bennet, executive director of the Calgary-based BRBC, told Banff council Wednesday (Dec.

Centennial Park over budget

Improvements to Canmore’s Centennial Park have come in over budget. The work, which includes installation of adult exercise equipment, has resulted in an extra $84,000 of work that needs to be paid for.

Study calls for STD clinics in Banff, Jasper

A new provincial report calls for small STD clinics to be set up in Banff and Jasper following an outbreak of syphilis across Alberta. The report, released last week by Dr.

Stiff fine for hunting in park

A St. Albert man received a stiff fine in provincial court on Dec. 16 for illegally hunting a whitetail deer this past October.

Spray crash site under safety review

A week after three people lost their lives when an SUV went off the road and ended up in Kananaskis Country resevoir officials have announced a full safety review will be conducted on the entire Spray Lakes Road. On Thursday, Dec.

Collision sends two to hospital

An incident potentially fueled by road rage sent two drivers to hospital Monday (Jan. 3) with one of those drivers possibly facing charges.

Banff slashes staff wages, positions

Banff council has cut $110,000 in staff wages from its 2011 operating budget and chopped two staff positions for 2012; one in planning, the other a recreation project planner.