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Outdoor skating rink to be built at Fenlands following public outcry

Outdoor skating rink to be built at Fenlands following public outcry

Administration is also investigating other potential locations for outdoor skating rinks in town following widespread public criticism that council turned down a rink on Bear Street earlier this month.
Tourist town traffic ticking upwards

Tourist town traffic ticking upwards

“The road system is finite and it’s beyond capacity…Beyond capacity means we can choose where to have a traffic jam, but we can’t choose not to have a traffic jam.”
Municipalities advocating for federal financial help with retroactive RCMP pay

Municipalities advocating for federal financial help with retroactive RCMP pay

“That’s a potential million dollar shift that we’re going to face at some point. It’s like waiting for the shoe to drop. It’s there, but you don’t know when you’re going to get it.
Two Banff councillors take aim at tax-supported debt

Two Banff councillors take aim at tax-supported debt

“There has been a change in philosophy and, yes, it’s been council approved, but it’s also administration directed… I am concerned by ever increasing costs,” said Councillor Ted Christensen.
Provincial NDP nomination contest heating up in Banff-Kananaskis

Provincial NDP nomination contest heating up in Banff-Kananaskis

Mark Tkacz is the third Bow Valley resident seeking the provincial NDP nomination for the constituency of Banff-Kananaskis, joining Canmore residents Sarah Elmeligi and Gavin McCaffrey.
Parks Canada offers Christmas light guidelines to keep wildlife safe

Parks Canada offers Christmas light guidelines to keep wildlife safe

“We typically get at least a couple of entanglements each season with deer running around with lights on their head,” said Eric Knight, a human-wildlife coexistence specialist with Banff National Park.
PHOTOS: The past week in photography in the Bow Valley

PHOTOS: The past week in photography in the Bow Valley

PHOTOS: The past week in photography in the Bow Valley
Banff development permit revenue up $120K

Banff development permit revenue up $120K

The Town of Banff had budgeted $100,000 in development permit revenue for 2021, but will hit closer to $220,000 by the end of the year.
Banff visitors support human use restrictions to protect grizzly bears

Banff visitors support human use restrictions to protect grizzly bears

“I was really pleasantly surprised at how many people were very supportive of prioritizing grizzly bear needs over their own recreational needs.”
QR code now required to enter Bow Valley businesses under vaccine passport program

QR code now required to enter Bow Valley businesses under vaccine passport program

Banff has three active COVID-19 cases while Canmore has seven. In the MD of Bighorn, 15 people currently have COVID-19.
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