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Man fined for having illegal black bear parts

A B.C. man was fined $5,500 this week after pleading guilty to having two black bear paws while he was in Banff National Park. Kwok Kei Leung entered the plea Monday (March 19) in Canmore Provincial Court in front of Judge George Gaschler.

Parking issue arises at Sunshine

Sunshine Village officials are neither confirming nor outright denying claims that the Banff National Park ski hill wants to build a lift from its parking lot to the top of Wawa Ridge.
Burgess Shale worm a distant human relative

Burgess Shale worm a distant human relative

A new study looking at one of the enigmatic creatures of the 505-million-year-old Burgess Shale fossil beds has shown that one of our oldest relatives – albeit a distant one – is, in fact, a worm.

Town of Canmore not collecting recreation levies

The Town of Canmore has ceased collecting recreation levies from the development industry as result of a recent court decision.

CREB donates $25,000 to YWCA

The YWCA’s ability to offer sanctuary to women and children facing issues of domestic abuse received a boost from the Calgary Real Estate Board, Friday (March 9).

BHC takes another look at housing study

The Banff Housing Corporation is still keen on doing a housing needs study to help determine the future direction of below market housing in the tourist town – but it wants to find out the price tag first.

Canmore brand development gets financial boost

Development of Canmore’s brand received a financial boost earlier this month when council approved spending $30,000 from its economic development reserve for the next phase of the project.

BHC looking at Cave Avenue land again

Banff Housing Corporation’s long-term hope of developing lands on Cave Avenue is back on the discussion table again – two years after a stalemate with Parks Canada on land costs ended negotiations.

Biodiesel to fuel regional transit fleet

A regional public transit service is rolling ahead after Banff’s politicians were satisfied the purchase of biodiesel buses could meet their environmental goals for the national park townsite.

Cougar warning still in place

Following the attack of a dog by a cougar on March 2, a litany of cougar track sightings have been reported to Fish and Wildlife officers in the past week. However, only two sets have been confirmed as those of a cougar.