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Seniors lodge expansion proposed

After a needs assessment showed the Bow Valley is desperately lacking certain levels of assisted living for seniors, the local housing authority is proposing to do something about it.

Town looking to defer housing, parking fees

The Town of Banff is proposing to defer required housing and parking fees to support existing small, local businesses and encourage new ventures.

Website connects lost pets, owners

Lassie would have come home a lot sooner if little Timmy had been able to register her with the Town of Banff’s new website service for lost pets.

Pair charged with trafficking

Two men have been charged with unlawfully possessing and trafficking in black bear parts. Kin Cheung of Hong Kong and Kwok Leung of Cranbrook B.C. entered pleas of not guilty to several charges in Canmore Provincial Court earlier this month.

Glacier research tallying losses of freshwater sources

With temperatures spiking 20 degrees over a three-hour time span and other La Nińa events having entertained Bow Valley residents all winter long, many people are likely wondering how the weather of the 2010/11 winter season might relate to climate c

Library could be forced into service cuts

Banff’s public library board may be forced to make cuts to programs and services next year unless it can find a way out of financial difficulties.

Chinook study yielding valuable information

In Argentina they’re called zonda; in Europe they’re known as foehn; New Zealanders call the phenomenon the Nor’west arch. In southern Alberta, the warm, dry wind that blows down the Rockies’ eastern slope is called chinook.

Serious about spelling

“When I was in Grade 1, I was already able to spell rhododendron, but I would have never imagined that in Grade 4 I would have qualified for the Regional Spelling Bee!” So said Elizabeth Rummel School Grade 4 student Valentina Pagetto.

Council axes underpass artwork

A proposal that would have seen artistic embellishments added to the new pedestrian underpass saw council split on the idea, with the majority of politicians voting against it. The $4.

Town to take on summer census

Census takers will go door to door in Banff in June in an attempt to collect information about every person living in the national park townsite.