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Banff dealing with budget demands

Banff’s politicians have begun grappling with the Town’s 2012 capital budget, which calls for an off-leash dog park, a pedestrian bridge across the Bow River and completion of the Legacy Trail at the west entrance to town.

Banff challenges student videographers

Banff is a destination which attracts visitors from around the world and Grade 8 students from across Canada will soon put their videographer skills to the test to score a field trip in 2012.

Christmas Spirit revived in Bow Valley

Aimed at helping disadvantaged families throughout the Bow Valley make it through the holidays, the Christmas Spirit Campaign officially kicked off Nov. 21. The campaign is spearheaded by Canmorite Kris Hielema.

Ceci to speak at IDPD event

Everyone has heard of those who have fallen through the cracks when it comes to people requiring community or social support.

Hawk preferred spot for dogs

Banff council’s preferred location for an off-leash dog park is in the industrial compound on Hawk Avenue.

Police investigate language in rabbit letters

Escalating language in email correspondence to the Town of Canmore, mayor and council over the feral rabbit issue has resulted in a RCMP investigation.


Canmore’s planning department is looking to the public for feedback on the community’s trails and open spaces. Planner Alaric Fish said the survey, available at www.canmore.

Cave Avenue project on hold - again

A proposal to postpone yet again the long-awaited redevelopment of Cave Avenue has left some residents extremely disappointed. The draft 2012 capital budget identified no road projects moving ahead in 2012, although $2.

TransAlta replacing Spray bridge

Disruptions at one of TransAlta’s generators this summer has also affected winter use of a backcountry trail.

Kernick looking for housing support

Spring Creek Mountain Village developer Frank Kernick is hoping Canmore council will write a letter of support for his proposal to the province to get grant funding for seniors housing.