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As Canada's climate warms, forest fire intensity increases

As Canada's climate warms, forest fire intensity increases

“We’re entering a new territory with more fire activity in our future all over Canada… people who have been fighting fires for 30 to 40 years say they haven’t seen anything like it.”
Banff, Canmore set highest temperatures in their recorded history

Banff, Canmore set highest temperatures in their recorded history

“I don’t know if we’re going to see a heatwave of that magnitude and duration any time soon, but the expectation is as our climate changes, we are going to see more extreme heatwaves more often in summer time.”
PHOTOS: The past week in photography in the Bow Valley

PHOTOS: The past week in photography in the Bow Valley

A look at the past week in photography in the Bow Valley as it appeared in the pages of the Rocky Mountain Outlook.
Banff COVID cases climb to 20 as province announces plans to end quarantine rules

Banff COVID cases climb to 20 as province announces plans to end quarantine rules

“Just one patient of the 18 in the ICU right now was fully vaccinated – all the rest did not have the benefit that two doses of vaccine offer," said Dr. Deena Henshaw, Alberta's top medical officer of health.
Sorensen named to Canadian Senate, Banff council to select new mayor

Sorensen named to Canadian Senate, Banff council to select new mayor

“While I never intended to leave the role of mayor before this term was complete, I am confident in the abilities of our very thoughtful and diverse Council, and I am comforted knowing a municipal election is only a few months away. And while I will be spending part of my time in Ottawa, Banff has and will always have my heart."
Banff business licence bylaw revised with little change

Banff business licence bylaw revised with little change

“I think destination marketing is absolutely important, but I think the issue is one of magnitude and fairness and are there any other alternatives than the current way we’re doing this," said Councillor Peter Poole.
Weekend wildfire burns 4.4 hectares, now under control

Weekend wildfire burns 4.4 hectares, now under control

“We have been fortunate this year so far in the Calgary Forest Area that there haven't been wildfires threatening communities, but we always have to be on alert."
Orphaned yearling grizzly bear cub spotted earlier this month

Orphaned yearling grizzly bear cub spotted earlier this month

“Time will tell, but we think it has relatively good odds just because it was healthy and it’s not without precedent that yearling grizzly bears have survived in the past despite losing their mother.”
Liricon puts forward highlights of Banff railway lands redevelopment

Liricon puts forward highlights of Banff railway lands redevelopment

“The overarching vision is to reinvigorate the railway lands as an arrival destination centre,” said Randall McKay, the Town of Banff’s manager of strategic initiatives and special projects.
Art galleries, museums reopen as COVID-19 cases drop, vaccines increase

Art galleries, museums reopen as COVID-19 cases drop, vaccines increase

From Banff to Lake Louise and Canmore to Kananaskis, there are dozens of galleries and museums showcasing talented artists and history from across the country.
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