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Railway fencing axed

In a tight split, Canmore council has voted down a proposed project to install fencing along the railway right of way between the high school and Bow Valley Trail.

Mayor wants Centennial playground reviewed

He has said it before and he will likely say it again; Mayor Ron Casey has serious concerns about the safety of the playground at Centennial Park.

Council axes Town's own gas station

A capital project to install a fuelling station for Town of Canmore vehicles was cut from the 2011 budget last week.

Mayor reallocates MSI funding for daycare

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).

Calgary man dies after fall from hotel in Banff

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

Banff cutting back on police presence

Banff’s RCMP detachment will have fewer members in place to serve the busy tourist town in the future.

Larsen honoured by Bighorn

The MD of Bighorn has bestowed a rare award on a long-time ally and former Canmore town councillor. Ross Larsen has been given a Friend of Bighorn award, an honour handed out just three times since it was conceived in 2004.

New arts collective hoping to find roots

In an effort to build on Canmore’s sense of community while allowing citizens a chance to turn their hand to the arts, The Purple Tree Arts Collective is hoping to take root.

Sunshine axes ski area staff

Four senior, long-time employees of Sunshine Village have been fired. Chris Chevalier, Rowan Harper, Chris Conway and Ben Chevalier have hired a lawyer. They were sent home in taxis on Wednesday, Dec. 29.

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).