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Banff preparing a support system for residents who have lost jobs

Banff preparing a support system for residents who have lost jobs

“This is a dire situation for so many people in Banff who are out of work and uncertain about housing, food and their future,” said Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen
Local artists scramble to make ends meet with cancellation of gigs

Local artists scramble to make ends meet with cancellation of gigs

“I am a full-time musician I have no other income,” said Alanna J. Brown. “It’s taken me a few years to get to this point, but unfortunately due to this virus, and understandably … all of my performances have been postponed or cancelled.”
Banff's overall property assessments up 4.75 per cent

Banff's overall property assessments up 4.75 per cent

“Basically the increase in land value is because we’re in a national park and the town has no way of growing."
Social distancing key to stopping spread of COVID-19

Social distancing key to stopping spread of COVID-19

“All it takes is about 15 episodes of transmission in a crowded area before you’ve reached into the millions of possible contact,” said medical director of the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital Dr. Matt McIsaac said. “You get this exponential curve of the spread that happens because it’s not just the one person who goes onto spread it.”
Parks Canada closes visitor services in national parks

Parks Canada closes visitor services in national parks

“What that means for our parks is that pretty much anything with a door will be closed,” said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a press conference Tuesday (March 17).
Province of Alberta declares state of public health emergency

Province of Alberta declares state of public health emergency

“The single greatest concern in the future is coping with the peak time in the pandemic."
Bow Valley RCMP encourages public to call instead of attending detachments during COVID-19 pandemic

Bow Valley RCMP encourages public to call instead of attending detachments during COVID-19 pandemic

“It is business as usual, but we are definitely taking precautions to ensure the safety of all of our employees."
Banff declares local state of emergency in response to COVID-19

Banff declares local state of emergency in response to COVID-19

“This is completely uncharted territory for us as a municipality, for Canada, for the world. In terms of being a tourism destination, we have not faced anything like this before.”
Community organizations rally to keep art alive in the Bow Valley

Community organizations rally to keep art alive in the Bow Valley

“The health and safety of the community is of paramount importance but I think whether it's here or in your personal life I think the arts are even more important in times of heightened circumstances.
Banff cancels all Town events

Banff cancels all Town events

Banff cancels all Town events and focuses to maintaining essential services and follow health expert advice
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