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Lindhout delivers aid in Somalia over Christmas

Lindhout delivers aid in Somalia over Christmas

While many people spent their Christmas holiday surrounded by food, gifts and family, Canmore resident and humanitarian Amanda Lindhout spent it delivering aid to the people of Somalia who are suffering one of the worst droughts in 60 years.

Council turns down new staffer

Banff’s politicians have turned down a sales pitch by Town of Banff staff for a sales and marketing position to bring in business and revenue for Banff’s new multi-million dollar recreation centre.

Roaming wildlife face connection hurdles

Increased fencing and improved crossing structures in the Eastern Bow Corridor will help mitigate wildlife mortality and increase habitat connectivity for several species, according to Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation Park Ecologist John Paczkow

Future of Bear Street discussed

Turning Banff’s Bear Street into a more pedestrian friendly zone doesn’t mean getting rid of cars altogether.

Banff to consider parking fees

The Town of Banff plans to investigate paid parking in a bid to ease traffic and parking woes in the tourist town.

Parks to study income generation

Parks Canada is commissioning a $50,000 study to identify new revenue sources to support its existing operations and enhance visitor experience in Canada’s national parks and historic sites.
Hotz short a hit at Screamfest

Hotz short a hit at Screamfest

As a child, once you start crafting words into some kind of readable ramblings, you never know where writing might take you.

New RCMP complaints director appointed

Canmore council has appointed Linda Goddard as its new RCMP public complaints director. Council made the appointment at its final meeting of 2011 as recommended by its police committee.

Winter Games chair selected

With just over two years until the Bow Valley hosts the 2014 Alberta Winter Games, organizing for the event has begun with selection of a chairperson for the organizing committee.

Wardens investigate off-leash dog incidents

Off-leash dogs chased deer through the streets of Banff in two separate incidents over the holidays, landing a Banff woman in hospital in one case and chasing a deer into a moving car in the other.