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Commercial assessment down 20 per cent

The average value of homes in Banff has increased five per cent this past year, signaling what appears to be a turnaround in the national park townsite’s residential real estate market.

Ontario ski instructor killed

An experienced skier and ski instructor from Ontario was killed as the result of injuries he sustained at Lake Louise Ski Area this weekend. Christopher Lum was skiing his first run of the day on Sunday (Feb. 20) at approximately 9:30 a.m.
Canadian Tire under construction

Canadian Tire under construction

Four years after Canadian Tire began looking at Canmore as a franchise location, construction has begun on the retail giant’s store.

Canmore's Land Use Bylaw passes first reading

With two years of work behind it the rewrite of Canmore’s Land Use Bylaw almost didn’t make it past first reading this week.

Pedestrian hit in crosswalk

Canmore’s mayor is concerned about the safety of pedestrians in the Town’s crosswalks following a pedestrian being hit this week. On Monday (Feb. 21) at 9:20 a.m.

Stiffer penalties wanted for failure to clear snow

Failing to shovel snow has led one local resident to call on Banff town council to consider tougher penalties for those who don’t clear their sidewalks. At Banff town council Monday (Feb.
Bison good for Valley business, community

Bison good for Valley business, community

Restoring plains bison to its native landscapes is not only good for business, but it is also good for the community and its authenticity, an official from Jackson Hole, Wyoming told a group attending the Living with Bison presentation at the Whyte M

A mystery solved … of a life well-lived

How many of us, long after we’re gone, live on through our passion? For many, that pride takes the form of their children. For others, it may be found in their work.

Ghost watershed under threat: study

A natural area providing drinking water, recreation, timber, oil and gas resources could die the proverbial death by a thousand cuts if current trends are maintained, a researcher told a group of concerned residents and volunteers.

Canmore council to record meetings

The Town of Canmore is a few steps closer to recording council meetings for public consumption. Council passed a new procedural bylaw last Tuesday (Feb.