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Ripa raves about Banff

Business in Banff got a big boost with American celebrity Kelly Ripa filming four of her daytime talk shows here this week, showing off Banff National Park to her loyal viewers around North America.

Bears out of dens in Banff

The bears are out in Banff. The first reported bear sighting was of a black bear on Tunnel Mountain on Saturday (March 31), while the first grizzly bear was spotted on the train tracks by Muleshoe on Monday evening (April 2).

Banff, Canmore examining employee pay

Regional municipalities are examining their salaries and compensation packages for employees in a bid to pay fairly, stay competitive and retain employees.

Chase leads to two arrests

A harrowing chase through Harvie Heights, downtown Canmore and along the railway tracks into Banff National Park ended with the arrest of two suspects, one wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for almost a year, at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday (April 4).
Parks looking at new monitoring methods

Parks looking at new monitoring methods

Parks Canada is looking for non-invasive and inexpensive ways to monitor mountain goats – and goat poop analysis and remote cameras may just be the answer.

Election candidates field Bow Valley questions

The Outlook offered the following questions to Banff/Cochrane provincial election candidates: 1.
Pilot in helicopter crash identified

Pilot in helicopter crash identified

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed near Exshaw on Friday (March 30) that died of his injuries while being taken to hospital has been identified. Matthew Goodine, 28, from B.C.

Casey taking leave of absence

Tanya Foubert CANMORE With a provincial election now officially underway, Ron Casey has said he will officially take a leave of absence from municipal politics.

Banff looks at venue sponsorship

The Town of Banff is going after corporate sponsorship for The Fenlands Recreation Centre to help generate revenue – but Banff’s politicians say any deal must align with the national park townsite’s values.

New superintendent annouced for CRPS

Canadian Rockies Public Schools have announced that Christopher MacPhee has been appointed as the new superintendent of schools and chief executive officer for the school division.