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Alberta hires more firefighters, implements fire ban

Alberta hires more firefighters, implements fire ban

“Unfortunately, COVID-19 has no regard for other disasters that may come our way this year - and the two that we are actively preparing for at this moment are the for the flood season and for the wildfire season.” – Banff fire chief Silvio Adamo
New report indicates 61,000 tourism business closures

New report indicates 61,000 tourism business closures

“Experts anticipate substantial business closures and employee terminations across the industry if businesses are not provided with financial support to stay open and retain staff this summer and beyond."
Canmore caller keeps bingo alive in the Bow Valley

Canmore caller keeps bingo alive in the Bow Valley

Missing your bingo fix? A former Canmore Legion bingo caller has the Sunday night solution for you
Businesses call on Banff council to cut budget, reduce property taxes in face of COVID-19 crisis

Businesses call on Banff council to cut budget, reduce property taxes in face of COVID-19 crisis

“As every day goes by, the risk of business failure increases exponentially as the challenge of trying to maintain overhead costs tests the liquidity of every business.”
Check stops deterred most visitors from Banff during COVID-19 crisis

Check stops deterred most visitors from Banff during COVID-19 crisis

While the vast majority of visitors stayed away, more than half the day-trippers intercepted at checkpoints in Banff chose to continue driving into the community despite recommendations against that.
The carbon cost of tourism and travel

The carbon cost of tourism and travel

Air travel prices have dived in this time of BC, what a New York Times columnist calls "Before Corona." But where would you fly? And besides, can you even afford to buy cheap airline tickets now? It’s a different world.
Calgary Zone opens COVID-19 testing for anyone showing symptoms

Calgary Zone opens COVID-19 testing for anyone showing symptoms

The new testing criteria allows people who are symptomatic and living in the Calgary region, which includes Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise and Exshaw, to get tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus
Educational check points at Town of Banff entrances to discourage non-essential travel

Educational check points at Town of Banff entrances to discourage non-essential travel

“We love our neighbours from Calgary but this long weekend, we continue to urge you to please stay at home where you’re safe."
Bow Valley wolf pack travelling throughout Banff National Park

Bow Valley wolf pack travelling throughout Banff National Park

“Historically, they’ve denned along the Bow Valley Parkway, but usually we have a Fairholme wolf pack that we haven’t for the last couple of years, so there’s good denning areas on the Fairholme.”
No charges in Banff yet for violating COVID-19 public health orders

No charges in Banff yet for violating COVID-19 public health orders

“There are still some people who may not know about the most recent restrictions, or are not taking the protocols seriously enough to stop the spread of COVID-19.”
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