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Banff targets shortfall in staff accommodation

Banff’s politicians and planners are trying to tackle a critical housing shortfall for employees who serve the businesses in the tourist town.
Fatal crash, slide result in weekend hwy closures

Fatal crash, slide result in weekend hwy closures

A fatal car crash and mudslide shut down two highways in the mountain national parks over the weekend.

Traffic campaign protects wolves

Parks Canada has launched an aggressive education and enforcement campaign to slow drivers down on the Bow Valley Parkway where seven wolf pups are hanging out.

Fine for taking trees from national park

A Chinese woman has been fined for digging up and taking two trees out of Banff National Park. Through a Cantonese interpreter, Shao Yi Pan pleaded guilty in Canmore Provincial Court to removing a natural object under the National Parks Act.
Massive blaze consumes landfill woodpile

Massive blaze consumes landfill woodpile

Minutes before 11 p.m. Saturday night (July 16), MD of Bighorn Reeve Dene Cooper sped down Highway 1A with his wife Jean to the Francis Cooke Landfill site five minutes east of Exshaw.

Banff pedestrian bridge a reality

Banff is one step closer to having a pedestrian bridge across the Bow River. On Monday (July 18) council unanimously voted to construct a pedestrian bridge from Muskrat Street to Spray Avenue and sling new sewer pipes underneath it.

Caf é closure difficult for property owner

Whyte Horse Café owners have given a new definition to the term dine ‘n dash.
Grizzly death pushes Parks past threshold

Grizzly death pushes Parks past threshold

The Bow Valley is proving to be a mortality sink for grizzly bears that continue to die at the hands of humans at an alarming rate.

Banff balks at gift shop regulation

A proposal to cap souvenir and gift shops in Banff has been scrapped, but a bid to regulate new franchise fast food joints in the tourist town is being investigated further.

Grizzly moved north of Grande Cache

A male grizzly bear has been moved to a more remote area of the province after breaking into a shed and killing a sheep dangerously close to where children were sleeping. The five-year-old grizzly, known as bear No.