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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.

Fire thinning put back into budget

A lack of provincial grant funding has not stopped Canmore council from putting funds into tree thinning.

Drunk driver charges up this season

The number of drivers charged this holiday season saw a dramatic increase over the previous year. The Bow Valley RCMP Detachments and Integrated Traffic Unit is reporting a 120 per cent increase this past December over the same period in 2009.

Plan calls for better busing system, more washrooms

A new plan calls for more washrooms, dealing with summer parking woes and an even better bus system to help Banff remain a top tourist destination in a highly competitive market.

Trans-Canada closed for crash

The Trans-Canada Highway was closed near Field, B.C. for over 10 hours Wednesday morning (Jan. 5) as firefighters from Alberta and B.C. worked to douse the flames from two wrecked semi-trailers.