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Banff council talking staff wages for 2021

Banff council talking staff wages for 2021

“A cost of living increase has always been, in my mind, the least we can do in terms of our employees," said Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen.
Town of Canmore dealing with increased visitation at Quarry Lake

Town of Canmore dealing with increased visitation at Quarry Lake

“I’ve lived here a long time and anecdotally it seems busier at Quarry Lake than it has ever been,” said Greg Burt, the Town of Canmore’s manager of enforcement services. “If the parking lot is full, that means Quarry Lake is at capacity.”
Bumper berry crop draws bears to valley bottoms in Bow Valley, K-Country

Bumper berry crop draws bears to valley bottoms in Bow Valley, K-Country

A bluff bear charge has forced closure of a paved bike trail in K-Country. Several other warnings and closures are in place as bears feast on a near-bumper buffaloberry crop.
Teen in critical condition after glissading accident in K-Country

Teen in critical condition after glissading accident in K-Country

K-Country rescuers preparing for busy August long weekend; advise outdoor enthusiasts to be prepared and play safe
Teen in critical condition after glissading accident in K-Country

Teen in critical condition after glissading accident in K-Country

K-Country rescuers preparing for busy August long weekend; advise outdoor enthusiasts to be prepared and play safe
Town of Banff investigating separate off-leash area for small dogs

Town of Banff investigating separate off-leash area for small dogs

“The current dog park we have in Banff is great, but given the size of my dog, I don’t feel safe taking him there."
Banff passes mandatory mask bylaw to help prevent spread of COVID-19

Banff passes mandatory mask bylaw to help prevent spread of COVID-19

"Since Aurora’s birth we have always had to worry about one of us being exposed to a virus, but this pandemic has made it so much worse and I worry about her health and safety constantly."
Initial attack crews put out small fire near Banff

Initial attack crews put out small fire near Banff

Banff National Park has hit an extreme fire hazard rating for the first time this summer
Recent COVID-19 cases in Banff linked to one household

Recent COVID-19 cases in Banff linked to one household

“Recently, there was a small cluster related to a household group, so not a business or a facility, and the exposure was thought to have occurred at an event in Calgary."
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Banff on hold

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Banff on hold

“I believe that we do need one or could use one in our community, especially with the amount of visitation that we’re receiving and the amount of frontline workers that we have in our community,” said Silvio Adamo, Banff’s director of emergency management.