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Canmore RCMP issuing fines for illegal parking along 1A Highway

Canmore RCMP issuing fines for illegal parking along 1A Highway

"People are standing around their vehicles with doors and trunks open, walking on the highway in order to access the recreation areas, many appearing to forget or disregard that they are on a primary highway."
STARS air ambulance facing an uncertain financial future

STARS air ambulance facing an uncertain financial future

The 10-year funding agreement between STARS air ambulance and Alberta Health Services expired in 2019. However, before a new one can be finalized, a provincial review of helicopter emergency medical services must be completed first. The non-profit also has another $15 million to raise to complete its $135 million campaign to replace its nine BK117 helicopters in western Canada with the H145 model.
MD of Bighorn approves new emergency management plan, bylaw – evacuation plans still to be developed

MD of Bighorn approves new emergency management plan, bylaw – evacuation plans still to be developed

The MD of Bighorn has a new emergency management plan and bylaw, approved at council's December meeting. A sole-sourced $25,000 contract is being considered to develop a comprehensive evacuation plan.
Graymont denied request to waive $30K in penalties after not paying taxes on time

Graymont denied request to waive $30K in penalties after not paying taxes on time

In a letter to the MD of Bighorn requesting the penalties be waived, a representative from the company explained that 2020 tax bill was mailed to the Calgary office, which has been empty due to COVID-19.
MP Blake Richards hosts virtual town hall to discuss Canada's economic recovery

MP Blake Richards hosts virtual town hall to discuss Canada's economic recovery

“That means trying to push them to make changes for the better where we can, that means trying to criticize with the intent of seeing improvement to the programs that exist, that means pushing them to get our economy reopened, to have a vaccine plan. All of those things that I’ve talked about, that is the first and foremost job.”
MD of Bighorn council approves tax relief for homes affected by 2020 groundwater flooding

MD of Bighorn council approves tax relief for homes affected by 2020 groundwater flooding

Homeowners in east Exshaw who suffered a financial loss due to groundwater flooding in 2020 will have until March 9 to submit proof of those circumstances to the MD of Bighorn to receive a 50 per cent reduction on last year's municipal property taxes.
Exshaw residents given platform to ask about McElhanney report

Exshaw residents given platform to ask about McElhanney report

Coun. Lisa Rosvold put forward an unsuccessful motion to hold an online town hall for residents to put their questions directly to the consultant.
STARS responds for ice climber injured at Grotto Canyon

STARS responds for ice climber injured at Grotto Canyon

The female ice climber was transported to Foothills Medical Centre in stable, non-life-threatening condition.
MLA Rosin travelled to visit family in Saskatchewan over Christmas

MLA Rosin travelled to visit family in Saskatchewan over Christmas

Tim Gerwing, director of communications for the UCP Caucus, said Banff-Kananaskis MLA Miranda Rosin lives alone, so when she travelled to Saskatchewan to visit family over Christmas, she was following public health guidelines.
Alberta COVID-19 health measures extended to at least Jan. 21

Alberta COVID-19 health measures extended to at least Jan. 21

As of Wednesday (Jan. 6), there have been 1,002 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Bow Valley since the pandemic began. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has also announced the province's current public health measures will remain in place until at least Jan. 21; however, students will return to in-class learning Monday (Jan. 11).