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First sighting of white-faced ibis recorded in Banff

First sighting of white-faced ibis recorded in Banff

“It was just this beautiful bird with the biggest beak I’ve ever seen … it was just so magical and cool,” said 14-year-old Charly Garrow of a white-faced ibis she spotted in Banff National Park
Great West Newspapers Introduces a Community Marketing Fund

Great West Newspapers Introduces a Community Marketing Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted businesses across the province, but our Alberta-based newspaper group has established a community marketing fund to help small business owners get back on their feet again.
Canadian Rockies Public Schools receives $2.5M for repair and maintenance

Canadian Rockies Public Schools receives $2.5M for repair and maintenance

In April, Canadian Rockies Public Schools submitted a list of facility maintenance projects to the province to consider funding and on Wednesday (May 20), Alberta Education announced the division would receive $2.5 million in funding to complete the work
Banff reports 'very low' traffic volumes on May long weekend

Banff reports 'very low' traffic volumes on May long weekend

“We are very pleased that visitors from the Calgary region responded to our request to wait a little longer before visiting Banff.”
French immersion kindergarten at Banff Elementary ending in 2021-22 school year

French immersion kindergarten at Banff Elementary ending in 2021-22 school year

"We have been clear from day one, this would not continue into other grades [at Banff Elementary School]."
Town of Banff suspends visitor checkstops

Town of Banff suspends visitor checkstops

“We are ready to re-implement educational checkstops if traffic volume is too high, resulting in people not being able to maintain physical distancing when walking around town.”
Banff restaurants gearing up for safe reopening

Banff restaurants gearing up for safe reopening

“We’ve been waiting to hear when the national park is opening and when the Town of Banff will be welcoming people back in. Unlike Canmore, Banff is a ghost town right now, so the demand for dining is not high.”
Make In Tonite offers alternative to Bow Valley takeout

Make In Tonite offers alternative to Bow Valley takeout

“Yes, we get to promote people and support local businesses … but in the end this a community experience and however you get to enjoy community, amongst a bunch of people you are sheltering in place with, [or] people you love and care for, far away."
Some national parks will reopen at the beginning of June – Trudeau

Some national parks will reopen at the beginning of June – Trudeau

"We know that you cannot prevent Canadians from going outside when the weather is nice, you just have to help them do it safely."
Town of Banff encourages visitors to stay away until June

Town of Banff encourages visitors to stay away until June

“Calgarians will be the first people we will be able to welcome back. Our message will soon change from ‘stay home and stay safe’ to ‘help keep Banff safe.’ ”
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