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artsPeak names honorary chair

A pillar of the local arts community has been named honorary chair of the 2011 artsPeak arts festival last week.

Banff ponders profitable poop

The Town of Banff is in talks with a private company to turn its composted sewage sludge and organics into a new and more marketable product.

Industrial area may see rezoning

The Town of Banff is proposing to rezone government services in the industrial compound to free up commercial floor space for that district.

Tourist homes addressed in Canmore bylaw changes

Changes to Canmore’s Land Use Bylaw are being made to address the illegal use of residential dwelling units as tourist homes in the community.

Bow River water quality on upswing

The quality of water within Banff National Park has returned to near natural levels.
Male grizzlies emerge from dens

Male grizzlies emerge from dens

Male grizzly bears are emerging from dens despite massive snow dumps in the Canadian Rockies this spring.

Canmore tops Alberta cost of living list

A provincial report into the cost of living in Alberta has distinguished Canmore as the most expensive municipality, slightly edging out Fort McMurray for the top spot.

Economic recovery top priority for BLLT

Having stemmed the recession so far, looking to the future and being more competitive as global economies recover are top priorities for Banff Lake Louise Tourism.

National, international students drawn to Rockies water course

They came from Nelson, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Oslo, Norway and Graz, Austria.

Valley business, citizens support fundraisers

Organizers of a Banff fundraising effort to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan got a huge surprise during A Night for Japan held at Wild Bill’s, Tuesday, March 29 when the Banff Park Lodge stepped forward with a $100,000 donation.