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Council approves recruitment policy

After initially postponing a human resources recruitment policy, council has approved the document as a result of more detail being added to it. Manager of Human Resources Therese Rogers presented the updated policy to council last Tuesday (Jan. 4).

Plant kills fish

Fish found chopped up in a power plant in Banff National Park have Parks Canada demanding TransAlta come up with a better system to protect fish.
Suspect shot and killed in gunfire exchange

Suspect shot and killed in gunfire exchange

Canmore RCMP members shot and killed a suspect Monday (Jan. 10) afternoon to end a spree of daylight armed robberies. At about 4:20 p.m.

Suspect shot in gunfire exchange

A spree of daylight armed robberies ended in an exchange of gunfire on Railway Avenue, Monday (Jan. 10) afternoon. At about 4:20 p.m.

Future of Wild Bill's uncertain

The future of Wild Bill’s Legendary Saloon in Banff is uncertain. The current owners of the Banff Avenue bar are calling it quits, saying the cost of doing business in Banff is proving to be too high.

BREAKING NEWS - Calgary man dies after fall in Banff

A Calgary man has died after a fall from the third-floor balcony of a Banff hotel. Joshua Leonard Markham, 22, was found deceased by Banff RCMP on Friday (Jan. 7) at 10 a.m. when they were called to a local hotel.

BREAKING NEWS - Three charged in New Year's murder

Three people from Morley have been charged with second degree murder following the death of a local man during the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.

AvaLung Recall

Black Diamond has recalled all of its AvaLung packs sold after January 2010. The company recently discovered the intake tubing on certain packs might crack in cold temperatures.

Special Avalanche Warning for B.C. Interior

The Canadian Avalanche Centre has issued a Special Public Avalanche Warning for areas of the South Coast, North and South Columbias and Kootenay-Boundary. In the B.C. Interior, it includes areas around Valemount south to the U.S. border.

Councillor says new utility will be costly

A Banff councillor believes the newly approved waste and recycling utility will do more harm than good for the community’s still-struggling businesses.