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Bighorn groundwater flood report delayed, update expected at council meeting

Bighorn groundwater flood report delayed, update expected at council meeting

"The water report was anticipated earlier ... [but] part of the scope included the recommendations for mitigations, if possible, for affected houses and streets and, it is my understanding, that takes a little more to study than how we flooded."
Black Rock Mountain wildfire 'being held' by firefighting crews

Black Rock Mountain wildfire 'being held' by firefighting crews

With cooler weather and precipitation since Sunday evening (Sept. 6), the Black Rock Mountain wildfire is now considered "being held" by Alberta Wildfire
Out-of-control Black Rock Mountain wildfire grows to 346 hectares

Out-of-control Black Rock Mountain wildfire grows to 346 hectares

Information from Alberta Wildfire estimated the size of the Black Rock Mountain wildfire at 120 hectares as of Saturday evening (Sept. 5) and 346 hectares on Sunday morning (Sept. 6)
Wildfire burning near Black Rock Mountain along eastern border of Banff National Park

Wildfire burning near Black Rock Mountain along eastern border of Banff National Park

The wildfire is estimated at 10 hectares in size and is burning 25 kilometres west of the Hamlet of Benchlands in the MD of Bighorn
Stoney Nakoda makes second request for culture minister to reconsider McDougall Church historic status

Stoney Nakoda makes second request for culture minister to reconsider McDougall Church historic status

"At a time when monuments to subjugation all over the world are being destroyed or removed, the McDougall Stoney Mission Society, without consulting the Stoney Nakoda Nation’s leadership, and in the face of overwhelming opposition, has chosen to rebuild a monument – which to many of our community stands as a traumatic and painful reminder of the colonial legacy of cultural genocide and oppression."
Moving mountains: How Bow Valley is taking a stand against a peak with a racist name

Moving mountains: How Bow Valley is taking a stand against a peak with a racist name

“It’s misogynistic, crude, vulgar, etc. and it is a community thing. You know, like so many other things, people have to speak up, like when someone makes an [inappropriate joke] – say something for God’s sake."
Series of fire calls in and around Canmore prompt safety reminder

Series of fire calls in and around Canmore prompt safety reminder

Daily temperatures, fire hazards and illegal campfires are on the rise and Canmore Fire Rescue wants to remind residents how quickly a wildfire can start
Heat warnings issued for Canmore, K-Country

Heat warnings issued for Canmore, K-Country

Temperatures are rising this week.
Bighorn moves forward with Ghost gravel pit reclamation

Bighorn moves forward with Ghost gravel pit reclamation

The MD of Bighorn council approved an additional $123,000 to reclaim the Ghost Pit which has remained dormant since 2011
Bighorn extends and reallocates several approved grants

Bighorn extends and reallocates several approved grants

The Benchlands Community Association cancelled its pancake breakfast for the first time in several decades, the Ghost Waiparous Trails Association asked for an additional four months to finalize the purchase of a cross-country skiing track setter and the McDougall Stoney Mission Society requested the $1,200 set aside for 2020 event programming be reallocated to the fall grand opening