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Banff on hook for more policing

The Town of Banff is in the red to the tune of $193,389 for the first three months of 2011, in large part because of a major cut in funding from the Alberta government for police services.

Restoration project eyed for Hall

A group seeking to restore the exterior of the Canmore Miners’ Union Hall (CMUH) to its original condition sought council’s approval and involvement, Tuesday (June 21).

Wildlife warnings issued in valley

Heightened bear activity has forced wildlife officials to issue several wildlife warnings in Banff National Park and on provincial park lands around Canmore.

Cougar warnings posted in Banff

Parks Canada has issued a wildlife warning for the lower Tunnel Mountain area after a local resident had a close encounter with two cougars on June 15.

Banff drafting leasing policy

The Town of Banff is drafting a policy that governs how to handle leasing and licensing municipal property in a bid to deal with all interested businesses fairly.

Canmore vote delays seniors housing proposal

A request for a letter of support backing a grant application to cover half the cost of a proposed $19.3 million redevelopment project at the Bow River Lodge was defeated when Canmore councillors reached a tie vote, Tuesday (June 21).


Artist Lucie Bause stands amongst her public art piece at the installation’s official unveiling near the Trans-Canada Highway underpass in Canmore, Thursday (June 17).

Illustrating novel dream come true for CCHS artist

Sitting down with 17-year-old Alexander Vincent and his publisher and mentor, Alexander Finbow of Canmore-based Renegade Arts Entertainment, you quickly realize Vincent is not only a talented and creative artist and illustrator; he has what many peop


Greg Golovach of Guenther's Landscaping assembles one of Banff's new signposts at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Spray Avenue Friday (June 10). The initiative is designed to assist visitors find the tourist town's major points of interest.

Town honours champs with parade

They know how to treat their heros in Banff.