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Banff putting up funds for homeowners to go green(er)

Banff putting up funds for homeowners to go green(er)

The program will help residents with upfront energy improvement costs and work toward advancing Banff’s climate goals.
Banff visitor paid parking rates to see another increase

Banff visitor paid parking rates to see another increase

“I believe all of those projects and budgets are completely worthwhile all the way from free local transit for residents to three hybrid electric buses, the Mountain Avenue transit lane, e-bike rebates and more frequency on our local and regional Canmore routes. … It’s going to help us continue to enhance and strengthening our sustainable transportation network.”
Half of Banff parkade added to visitor paid parking

Half of Banff parkade added to visitor paid parking

“I’m in a place where I’m now willing to take a leap of faith. I believe if we charge for the parkade, we’ll see more commuters use the train station and we’re going to see more folks wanting to park for longer at the train station,”
Record-breaking temperatures destroy Banff, Lake Louise ice sculptures

Record-breaking temperatures destroy Banff, Lake Louise ice sculptures

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism is removing ice sculptures that were recently carved for the Ice Magic festival in Lake Louise that have melted "beyond repair"
Extreme cold temperatures trap, kill fish in Canmore

Extreme cold temperatures trap, kill fish in Canmore

“Given the shallow, slow-moving water, the preceding cold snap and the stream conditions, the fish were most likely killed as a result of being trapped and isolated in pools during the rapid onset of extreme cold conditions."
Roam transit continuing to plan, prepare for expected busy summer

Roam transit continuing to plan, prepare for expected busy summer

“We’re being proactive in looking at any options to help with capacity and frequency,”
Banff breaks two temperature records

Banff breaks two temperature records

Western Canada's weather system this season is associated with a strong El Niño.
COMMENTARY: Overconsumption drives our environmental crises

COMMENTARY: Overconsumption drives our environmental crises

We live in a time of multiple environmental crises: global warming, natural resource depletion, pollution and biodiversity loss. Far from being unrelated, these environmental disasters share the same root cause.
Banff homeowners to get financing for clean energy upgrades

Banff homeowners to get financing for clean energy upgrades

Banff council has passed first reading of a bylaw to authorize the municipality to borrow $1.16 million from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for the Clean Energy Improvement Program.
Banff council switching gears, looking at intercept parking lot inside town boundary

Banff council switching gears, looking at intercept parking lot inside town boundary

The Town of Banff is looking at lands inside the Town of Banff for a park-and-ride lot on the east end of town
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