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Banff Rose & Crown building dodges Parks wrecking ball

Parks Canada has flipped on a 1998 decision to demolish the Rose & Crown building, saying the two lots are no longer needed for their environmental education plans for the 200 block of Banff Avenue.

Judge dismisses rabbit injuction

Canmore’s feral rabbit population were denied one last reprieve from a full out cull after a Calgary judge dismissed a proposed injunction against the mountain town.

Essential services may need better definition

What should be considered an essential service for the town of Banff may need further review and definition following the work of the Land Use Bylaw working group.

Banff dog park survey online

A survey is out to gauge the community’s support for an off-leash dog park inside Town of Banff boundaries. The survey went up on the Town of Banff’s website at last week and ends Nov. 18.

Hoteliers offer council passing grades

Banff’s hoteliers are once again giving local politicians a favourable review for their performance – but they take issue with the Town of Banff spending $110,000 on new staff and equipment to deal with illegal dumping.

Parks launches new avalanche bulletin

Today, thanks to work spearheaded by Parks Canada and co-operation between Alberta and B.C. governing bodies, backcountry users have new, timely and better avalanche information at hand. As of Wednesday (Nov.
BREAKING NEWS - Canmore Eagle found dead

BREAKING NEWS - Canmore Eagle found dead

The local hockey community is in mourning after rookie Canmore Eagles forward Patrick Steel was found dead on Tuesday (Nov. 9). Eagles president Darryl Lockwood said the team was deeply saddened to hear about the loss. “This is a tragic loss.

Legion bringing bingo back - looking for volunteers

A weekly community staple since the ‘50s – bingo is returning to Canmore next week. But organizers at the Royal Canadian Legion Three Sisters Branch need volunteers to sign up to make sure the event continues into the future.

Callaghan retiring from CRPS

The superintendent of Canadian Rockies Public Schools is retiring after 22 years with the school district. Brian Callaghan announced his retirement, Tuesday (Nov. 8) at a special meeting of the CRPS board.
Artifact tells story of Ozada camp

Artifact tells story of Ozada camp

In 1942 on the windswept Morley Flats east of Seebe and northeast of the Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino, a camp sprang up at Ozada to house thousands of German prisoners of war.