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Hazardous trees on chopping block

Parks Canada plans to chop down about 150 dead and hazardous trees surrounding Banff’s Middle Springs residential development.
Tarchuk announces end of MLA career

Tarchuk announces end of MLA career

After 15 years and four terms in the provincial political spotlight, Banff-Cochrane MLA Janis Tarchuk announced Saturday (Dec. 3) she will not seek re-election.

Use of tax stabilization reserve fund questioned

Canmore council is questioning whether or not to use its tax stabilization reserve to keep property taxes at a one per cent increase this year. Administration presented its $39.

Fire dept. budget skyrockets

The transition into a stand alone fire department in 2012 will see that department’s budget soar by 64 per cent.

Planning forum format questioned

For 14 years Parks Canada has held a planning forum to outline its progress in implementing its management plan for Banff National Park.

Town to run climbing wall

Canmore council has decided the municipality will manage the climbing wall in the new Multiplex after it did not receive satisfactory business proposals to contract out running the operation.

Reserve to be used for mayor's event

The next Mayor’s Spotlight on the Arts will use funding from the public art reserve to pay for video production services.

CRPS moves to protect sexual minorities

The Canadian Rockies Public Schools board took the first step towards establishing a sexual orientation and gender identity policy to protect sexual minorities in Bow Valley schools. Trustee Esmé Comfort made the motion Tuesday (Nov.

Train station re-fit in works

The Town of Banff has issued a permit for the multi-million dollar redevelopment of the historic Banff train station.
Watson shares experiences to foster acceptance

Watson shares experiences to foster acceptance

For Ross Watson, accepting his blindness was extremely empowering. It opened the way for him to understand he didn’t have to ascribe to someone else’s definition of ‘normal’ – he could set that for himself.