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Canmore tops Alberta cost of living list

A provincial report into the cost of living in Alberta has distinguished Canmore as the most expensive municipality, slightly edging out Fort McMurray for the top spot.

Economic recovery top priority for BLLT

Having stemmed the recession so far, looking to the future and being more competitive as global economies recover are top priorities for Banff Lake Louise Tourism.

National, international students drawn to Rockies water course

They came from Nelson, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Oslo, Norway and Graz, Austria.

Valley business, citizens support fundraisers

Organizers of a Banff fundraising effort to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan got a huge surprise during A Night for Japan held at Wild Bill’s, Tuesday, March 29 when the Banff Park Lodge stepped forward with a $100,000 donation.
Future of mysterious ptarmigan unknown

Future of mysterious ptarmigan unknown

The white-tailed ptarmigan is a remarkable bird, living its entire life trying to thrive and survive in harsh alpine environments.

Call out for new winter tourist event

Banff’s hotel association is calling on local politicians and the tourism industry to work together to create a new carnival event to draw tourists to town in the dead of winter.

Climber rescued from Weeping Wall

An ice climber spent almost eight hours dangling from a rope on Weeping Wall Sunday night (March 27) after he and his partner were stranded while descending the 300-metre cliff face.

Food, gas a focus of Land Use Bylaw review

The Town of Banff is investigating ways to make sure Banff can keep its grocery stores and gas stations into the future amid fears escalating commercial rents may force out these crucial services.
Richards ready for round two

Richards ready for round two

Blake Richards is proof nice guys don’t always finish last. In the case of the Airdrie native, they actually win once in a while. Richards, 36, will defend his seat in the May 2 federal election in the Wild Rose electoral district.

Brothers survive avalanche

Two brothers narrowly escaped with their lives after one of them triggered an avalanche just outside the boundary of the Lake Louise ski hill Saturday (March 26). The skier who triggered the class 2.