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Town settles BHC housing cap issue

One of the most controversial issues in the Banff Housing Corporation’s history has come to an end now that Banff council has backed up its earlier promise to never set price caps on existing homes.
TRAINING TRIO

TRAINING TRIO

Alberta World Cup Academy skiers Gerard Garnier, Kevin Sandau and Jesse Cockney enjoy a change of surroundings as they rollerski on the Lake Minnewanka loop road Friday (June 10).

Tournament raises $96,000 for emergency room

The ninth annual Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation golf tournament has raised over $96,000 to go towards refurbishing the emergency room at the local hospital.

Town replacing avenue trees

Banff is spending close to $90,000 to replace a bunch of dead and dying trees along its famed tourist strip.

Wildlife photographers launch action campaign

Several Bow Valley wildlife photographers are mad as hell and they’re not going to just take pictures anymore.

Parks to remove trees for fire protection

Parks Canada proposes to cut trees and thin the forest along the southern edge of the Banff townsite to protect the tourist town from a potential runaway fire.
ON PARADE

ON PARADE

Lieutenant Colonel L.L. Brodeur enjoys the moment as he performs the review at Saturday's 878 Banff/Canmore air cadet squadron annual ceremonial review at Lawrence Grassi Middle School.

Hydro facility problems result in increased creek flows

A combination of mechanical failure and planned maintenance at the Spray hydroelectric facility has resulted in water being diverted into Goat Creek.
STAN THE MAN

STAN THE MAN

Yvonne Pellerin and Luc Beaulieu provide medical treatment to Stan - a human patient simulator - as part of their Bow Valley College practical nurse training Friday (June 3).

Melting Rockies' snowpack shows extreme variability

While much of southern Alberta has received streamflow advisories and flood warnings this spring – not to mention actual flooding – Bow Valley residents need not worry about massive spring snowmelt causing similar problems in Banff and Canmore.