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Banff council may look to capital reserve contributions to further reduce taxes

Banff council may look to capital reserve contributions to further reduce taxes

“Many of us in businesses are forced to tighten our belts. While there may be arguments at higher-levels of government for fiscal spending to stimulate the economy, at our municipal level, by reducing taxes we help reduce the burdens on our residents," said Councillor Peter Poole.
Glass, metal posing hazards at Banff off-leash dog park

Glass, metal posing hazards at Banff off-leash dog park

The Town of Banff is looking for a long-term solution at the dog park in the industrial compound, where hazardous objects such as glass and metal are being dug up by dogs.
Cougars continue hunting, killing deer in Banff

Cougars continue hunting, killing deer in Banff

“They said there were potentially three more cougars in town, so we should watch out.”
Banff lifts state of local emergency as COVID-19 cases dramatically drop

Banff lifts state of local emergency as COVID-19 cases dramatically drop

“I’m so relieved and honestly just so proud of this community,” said Mayor Karen Sorensen.
Vaccinations for First Nations delayed due to supply

Vaccinations for First Nations delayed due to supply

The number of active COVID-19 cases was 209 at Stoney Nakoda First Nations in Morley on Monday.
Emaciated, injured cougar killed in Banff National Park

Emaciated, injured cougar killed in Banff National Park

“By hunting within the Town of Banff, and showing aggressive behaviour to a person with an on-leash dog, the cougar’s behaviour indicated it was becoming increasingly less wary of humans as its health deteriorated.”
Frustration over Bear Street construction project leads to review

Frustration over Bear Street construction project leads to review

Bear Street businesses voice numerous concerns about the construction project, including timelines, schedules, parking, working hours, financial impacts and communications from the Town of Banff.
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.
Banff restrictions on operating hours for alcohol and pot sales extended

Banff restrictions on operating hours for alcohol and pot sales extended

“I love where our case count is trending, but we’re not quite far enough along yet to be sure nothing’s happened from the holidays," said Coun. Chip Olver.
AHS scales back COVID-19 testing in Banff due to lower demand

AHS scales back COVID-19 testing in Banff due to lower demand

COVID testing at the provincial site at Lynx Street in Banff is now Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only, but AHS says testing can be ramped up quickly if case counts begin to rise dramatically.
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