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Town replacing avenue trees

Banff is spending close to $90,000 to replace a bunch of dead and dying trees along its famed tourist strip.

Wildlife photographers launch action campaign

Several Bow Valley wildlife photographers are mad as hell and they’re not going to just take pictures anymore.

Parks to remove trees for fire protection

Parks Canada proposes to cut trees and thin the forest along the southern edge of the Banff townsite to protect the tourist town from a potential runaway fire.
ON PARADE

ON PARADE

Lieutenant Colonel L.L. Brodeur enjoys the moment as he performs the review at Saturday's 878 Banff/Canmore air cadet squadron annual ceremonial review at Lawrence Grassi Middle School.

Hydro facility problems result in increased creek flows

A combination of mechanical failure and planned maintenance at the Spray hydroelectric facility has resulted in water being diverted into Goat Creek.
STAN THE MAN

STAN THE MAN

Yvonne Pellerin and Luc Beaulieu provide medical treatment to Stan - a human patient simulator - as part of their Bow Valley College practical nurse training Friday (June 3).

Melting Rockies' snowpack shows extreme variability

While much of southern Alberta has received streamflow advisories and flood warnings this spring – not to mention actual flooding – Bow Valley residents need not worry about massive spring snowmelt causing similar problems in Banff and Canmore.

New home needed for Parent Link

The Town of Banff is desperately trying to find a new space for the Bow Valley Parent Link program as the current space is simply too small for parents and kids.
Researchers working to solidify bear count

Researchers working to solidify bear count

With strong advances in DNA technology, researchers in Banff National Park are trying to get a better handle on the number of bears living in the Bow Valley and surrounding wilderness.

Rising waters prove rescue obstacle

Rising waters in Cougar Creek hampered the rescue of an injured climber last week and experts say backcountry users need to be wary of the situation. On Sunday (June 5), a climber in the Cougar Creek area suffered a short fall and injured a knee.