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Aggressive grouse, nesting owls force trail closures

Two climbing routes and a mountain bike trail in Canmore have gone to the birds and are temporarily closed to protect sensitive nesting sites.

Roam route set for Banff Centre

Visitors, employees and residents will have an easier and more environmentally friendly way to reach The Banff Centre this summer. Roam, Banff’s public transit system, will service The Banff Centre with a new route starting June 1.

Hearing set on BHC fee increase

A public hearing has been set for June 13 on a proposal to significantly boost Banff Housing Corporation fees to cover the cost of administering the existing housing portfolio.

Fitness request gets mixed response at council

A private fitness facility’s request for council to examine how it will offer the same services in the future Mutliplex received a mixed response from council last week.
Soap run kicks off race season

Soap run kicks off race season

Two thousand women gathered at the Canmore Nordic Centre to kick off the Bow Valley race season with the Rocky Mountain Soap Company Women’s Run, last weekend (May 14-15).

Fire ban for Canmore, none in Banff Park

The Town of Canmore has instituted a community-wide fire ban after a province-wide ban was made effective, Tuesday (May 17), but Banff National Park has not taken the same step.


Cancer Crushers teammates (L to R) Erin Walkey, Ariel Hill, Toni Cirelli, Ben Archer and Chris Conway rustle up extra funds with a roadside spinathon at Banff's Bison Courtyard Saturday (May 14).

Research highlights predatory black bear behaviour

A predatory male black bear is far more dangerous and likely to kill people than a mother black bear protecting her cubs.

BHC plans future for affordable housing

Banff Housing Corporation is mapping out its future direction given there are no more big chunks of land inside town boundaries to develop for below-market housing.

Grizzly killed on Trans-Canada

A large male grizzly was killed on the Trans-Canada Highway near Lake Louise in the middle of the night, May 9-10.