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Falling seniors costly to health care system

It happens in the blink of an eye but the effects of a simple slip or fall can last for months or years, especially for seniors.

Event symposium to be held this week

Canmore is about to begin examining events held in the community as major drivers for tourism and the local economy. Tomorrow (Feb.

Alpine species in a warming climate subject of BVN talk

The next meeting of the Bow Valley Naturalists will take place next Wednesday (Feb. 23) at 7:30 pm in the Banff Seniors’ Centre. It will feature a presentation by Dr. David Hik titled: Pikas, Marmots and Snow: Alpine Herbivores in a Warming Climate.
Fire, bison, humans all elements to habitat restoration

Fire, bison, humans all elements to habitat restoration

One of the goals of the current Banff National Park Management Plan is to bring Plains Bison back to the northeastern valleys of Banff National Park.

Charity wants out of recycling utility

Banff’s YWCA is calling on town council to exempt charities or not-for-profits from having to pay fees for garbage and recycling collection. At its meeting Monday (Feb.

Parks Act withdrawn by minister

After public outcry over the proposed Alberta Parks Act in the fall saw it delayed until the spring, the province has again postponed putting the bill before the Legislature.

Parks not replacing carnivore position

A renowned scientist at the centre of wildlife research and conservation in the mountain national parks is retiring after three decades with Parks Canada – and the federal agency has no plan to replace him. Dr.

Sunshine hires new mountain manager

A snow safety expert with roots in Sunshine Village that extend back to the 1980s is rejoining the organization as manager of mountain operations. Al Matheson will be rejoining the resort on Feb.

Banff considering regulating restaurant franchises

Ricky’s All Day Grill is the latest chain restaurant to set up shop in Banff, reigniting passionate debate over whether the municipality should play a greater role in controlling franchises to protect the town’s character.

Inspiring teacher remembered

One of the Bow Valley’s favourite teachers was remembered this week as a kind, compassionate man with a powerful love for his family, his students and community.