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BLLT's $2.5 million cash reserve to help weather COVID-19 pandemic

BLLT's $2.5 million cash reserve to help weather COVID-19 pandemic

“The funding model and the reserve that was built by these groups will protect us and is essential in our ability to protect the destination immediately,” said Leslie Bruce, Banff and Lake Louise Tourism president and CEO
New marketing efforts, financial relief to help struggling tourism industry

New marketing efforts, financial relief to help struggling tourism industry

"Many of our members are struggling and many businesses in our community make their money from June to September and that’s what they live on all year.”
High streamflow advisories remain in effect for Bow, Pipestone rivers

High streamflow advisories remain in effect for Bow, Pipestone rivers

“Don’t paddle in these areas unless you are very skilled and knowledgeable. When something goes wrong in the river it goes wrong fast and often with consequences.”
Black Lives Matter vigils planned for Canmore, Banff

Black Lives Matter vigils planned for Canmore, Banff

A Black Lives Matter Vigil is planned for Friday (June 5) in Canmore beginning at 1 p.m. at Riverside Park and the Banff Supports Black Lives Matter Vigil is planned for Saturday (June 6) beginning at noon in Central Park
Parks Canada patrolling for coyote den in Banff

Parks Canada patrolling for coyote den in Banff

“We haven’t located the den site yet. Staff are patrolling and we are certainly looking for feedback from residents on what they’re seeing in the area," said Bill Hunt, resource conservation manager for Banff National Park.
Closures in place to protect wildlife denning and nesting in unusual areas of Banff

Closures in place to protect wildlife denning and nesting in unusual areas of Banff

“Wildlife are incredibly sensitive to changes in the environment, and as as soon as we change our human use patterns, wildlife detect that right away. We are asking people to respect these closures, so we can protect wildlife.”
Parks Canada limiting people at tourist hot spots to prevent COVID-19 spread

Parks Canada limiting people at tourist hot spots to prevent COVID-19 spread

“Coming to Banff National Park and some of our iconic spots will still look the same – the mountains are still the mountains and the beautiful places are still the beautiful places – just the way that we visit them is changing.”
Parks Canada waiving rent for eligible national park businesses, Town of Banff

Parks Canada waiving rent for eligible national park businesses, Town of Banff

“Any measure that assists in providing more liquidity to local businesses will be helpful to supporting the destination’s economic recovery,” said Darren Reeder, executive director of the Banff Lake Louise Hospitality Association
Ten babies born brings bison population to 45

Ten babies born brings bison population to 45

“We started with 16, so the population has almost tripled, which is pretty neat,” said Karsten Heuer, project manager for the $6.4 million bison reintroduction project in Banff National Park
Tourism officials welcome change to provincial hotel levy

Tourism officials welcome change to provincial hotel levy

"Liquidity is important during this pandemic and this will certainly assist many hoteliers."
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