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Prison for assault against eight-year-old

A Canmore man has been sentenced to two years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to confining and kissing an eight-year-old girl in a public washroom.
Micro hydro examined for Banff river

Micro hydro examined for Banff river

A micro hydro development is being investigated to increase flows into Banff National Park’s most manipulated and regulated river as part of an ambitious environmental restoration project.

Notre-Dame des Monts announces endowment fund

Canmore’s francophone school has a new way of fundraising to support its students into the future. École Notre Dame des Monts announced the beginning of an endowment fund in partnership with the Franco-Albertan Foundation earlier this month.

BOWDA critical of tourist home taxes, commercial mill rate

Canmore’s development industry lobby group believes tourist home tax rates are discriminating and the commercial to residential mill rate split puts too much burden on business.
Parks explores dive licence options

Parks explores dive licence options

Parks Canada is exploring options for the licensing of commercial dive companies in Banff National Park for the summer of 2013 – though what those options are is not yet known.

Tourists witness cougar attack

Visitors to Radium Hot Springs last weekend got a first-hand glimpse of one of the most powerful and impressive events in nature – a cougar attacking a bighorn sheep.
Minnewanka plan in works for Parks

Minnewanka plan in works for Parks

Cathy Ellis BANFF Parks Canada is working on a long-term plan to improve visitor experience and protect wildlife in the Minnewanka Loop region of Banff National Park.
CRPS considering starting sports school

CRPS considering starting sports school

Canadian Rockies Public Schools is moving forward with a proposal to create a sports school at Canmore Collegiate High School.

Cooper reduces CRAZ role

MD Reeve Dene Cooper announced Tuesday, March 13, he is stepping down as treasurer of the Calgary Regional Airshed Zone (CRAZ). Cooper said he was resigning his position as treasurer on March 21 given the high cost to the municipality.

Banff to be showcased on Live!

The economic spinoff and promotion for Banff National Park from TV personality Kelly Ripa filming her popular daytime talk show in Banff is said to be huge.