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Spray crash site under safety review

A week after three people lost their lives when an SUV went off the road and ended up in Kananaskis Country resevoir officials have announced a full safety review will be conducted on the entire Spray Lakes Road. On Thursday, Dec.

Collision sends two to hospital

An incident potentially fueled by road rage sent two drivers to hospital Monday (Jan. 3) with one of those drivers possibly facing charges.

Banff slashes staff wages, positions

Banff council has cut $110,000 in staff wages from its 2011 operating budget and chopped two staff positions for 2012; one in planning, the other a recreation project planner.

End of an era for historic Wheeler House in Banff

The 90-year-old Wheeler House will be demolished this month.

Rescuers brave bitter cold in rescue effort

Cameron Barnes and his mother Mary Jane Hammond watched in horror as an SUV lost control and flipped into the Spray Lakes Reservoir, trapping James Allan and Jennifer, Jaimie and Darrin Waugh of Calgary and Cochrane, on Dec. 30.

Banff looks to keep B&B licences active

The Town of Banff will consider a new policy that prevents bed and breakfast owners from sitting on a licence if they are not in operation.

Hydrant near middle school not up to snuff

The fire hydrant closest to Lawrence Grassi Middle School does not meet standards required by municipal guidelines for water flow.

Homeowners ask to be included in Canmore's urban growth boundary

A pair of homeowners whose houses sit just outside Canmore’s Urban Growth Boundary are asking council to include them within.

Banff municipal fees going up

Fees for most municipal services are going up in Banff, with recreation rates and fees for using streets and public places seeing the biggest jump.

Canmore police report

On Dec. 21, Canmore RCMP was dispatched to a broken down vehicle on the highway. On arrival, police discovered one occupant was highly intoxicated.