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Banff train station set for facelift

The dilapidated and historic Banff train station is about to get a multi-million dollar facelift.

YWCA women's shelter may close

Banff’s YWCA may close its shelter for abused women in the face of tough economic times and ongoing increases to the organization’s costs.

Spring stops flowing, snails die

A small population of endangered snails in Banff is dead after the thermal spring in which they live stopped flowing.

Banff homes hit $1 M mark

Eight homes in Banff sold for more than $1 million over the last year-and-a-half. According to Town of Banff assessor Frank Watson, 96 single-family homes and duplexes sold between July 2009 and the end of 2010.

Owner says Town decision trashed 13-year-old business

A small local company that has hauled Parks Canada’s garbage for the last 13 years says the Town of Banff has killed their business by agreeing to take over the job.
Avalanche sweeps down Norquay

Avalanche sweeps down Norquay

No one was injured in an avalanche that occurred at Mount Norquay at 2:35 p.m. when it swept from the upper Valley of Ten to the bottom of Gun Run, Friday (March 11).

No provincial property tax increases for Canmore, Banff

Commercial and residential taxpayers in Canmore and Banff will see the amount of provincial property taxes they pay go down or only slightly increase this year.

Canmore and Banff okay bid for Alberta Winter Games

A joint bid by Banff and Canmore to host the 2014 Alberta Winter Games is one step closer to reality.
Search dog hanging up collar

Search dog hanging up collar

One of Parks Canada’s most loyal employees is calling it quits. Atar, the search and rescue dog, is retiring at the end of this month after a storied five-year career with the federal agency.

Canmore's Multiplex ready to go

The biggest municipal project in the history of Canmore received its final approval this week. Canmore council voted unanimously on Tuesday (March 15) to award the contract for construction of the Multiplex to Calgary-based Graham Construction.