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Banff after school program 'dependent on demand'

This October, the Caribou Room in Banff will once again offer its after school services to children entering kindergarten. However, if enrollment doesn’t pick up the program may be in jeopardy over the next few years.
Assiniboine Lodge restoration part of Rockies history

Assiniboine Lodge restoration part of Rockies history

A ride in a helicopter is an occasion for celebration, but a ride in a helicopter flying to Mount Assiniboine Lodge is one that soars into the history of the Canadian Rockies.

Victory Thrift still looking for back to school donations

With over 80 applicants for this year’s annual Backpack Project, Rocky Mountain Victory Church is looking for more donations to ensure families can provide their kids with the proper supplies when school resumes next month.

Police ticket 400 on weekend

Once again, drivers in the Bow Valley area proved highway speed limits have little meaning for them.

Revered climber and activist dies in climbing fall

After more than a half-century of climbing, Calgary’s Rick Collier remained continually engaged by the activity.

MLA Casey backs Redford on re-engaging Albertans

Less than four months has elapsed since the Alison Redford-led provincial Conservatives regained a majority government in Albert’s legislature, but Banff-Cochrane MLA Ron Casey is confident the party’s leader is moving the province in the right direc

Octopus fire holding at 352 hectares

Forest fire smoke which has been present in Bow Valley skies for days now may well continue as a fire on Octopus Mountain in Kootenay National Park, and others in the B.C. Interior and northern U.S., continue to burn.

Proposed Wild Rose boundary changes good for Tories, NDP

Proposed boundary changes to the Wild Rose federal constituency, which would be renamed Banff-Airdrie, could be beneficial to both the governing Conservatives and the opposing New Democrats, say local representatives.

Council releases $5,000 to Banff Volunteer Centre

Following a report outlining its baseline measures, the Town of Banff council provided the remaining $5,000 of a $20,000 grant to the Banff Volunteer Centre (BVC) to help support the cost of conducting its service review, which it plans to do on a ye

Banff Trade Fair seeks local businesses

Shop Local Banff is hosting the inaugural Banff Trade Fair on the last weekend of September and organizer Sondy Szymanis is hoping Banff businesses see value in this endeavour and sign up.