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Canmore council supports daycare request

During its last meeting before summer recess, Canmore council voted to financially support the Canmore Community Daycare Society.

RCMP identify suspect in indecent act incidents

Canmore RCMP have identified and processed a suspect that indecently exposed himself in front of teenage girls on two occasions. The first incident occurred last Friday (July 5) at Quarry Lake in the early afternoon.

Canmore goes to 100 per cent green power

Canmore council voted recently to purchase renewable energy certificates for 100 per cent of the Town’s electrical consumption.

Lighting adjusted on new pedestrian bridge

Lights on Banff’s new pedestrian bridge across the Bow River will be turned off at night. The Town of Banff installed a timing system last week, which means lights on the bridge will now shut off at 11 p.m. and turn back on at 5 a.m.
Staff housing destroyed in blaze

Staff housing destroyed in blaze

A Parks Canada staff accommodation building located near the east gate on the Trans-Canada Highway was destroyed by fire in the early hours of Wednesday (July 10).
Exshaw stuck in the mud

Exshaw stuck in the mud

It may have stopped raining and the state of emergency lifted, but many residents of the hamlet of Exshaw continue to deal with water in their homes and mud everywhere as a result of the June flood event.

Canmore changes rules for tourist homes

In an effort to remove what some on council considered a discriminatory tax practice, Canmore politicians voted to change how some tourist homes are assessed.

No assistance for second home owners, landlords

The Government of Alberta quickly launched its disaster recovery centre in Canmore last week, but available flood relief funds are only for those who had their primary residence damaged.
Scale of damage in K-Country yet to be determined

Scale of damage in K-Country yet to be determined

The Pocaterra trail is one of the most popular routes in Kananaskis Country. From it, hikers can access the Whiskeyjack trails, the fire lookout and beyond into the dense backcountry.

Commercial space hearing set

A public hearing has been set for Monday (July 8) on proposals to charge developers a fee to transfer commercial space.